2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Escape

2017 Jeep Cherokee Silver

Jeep Cherokee

2017 Ford Escape Teal

Ford Escape

If you’re shopping for a compact SUV in the Sudbury area, chances are the 2017 Jeep Cherokee and the 2017 Ford Escape are on your radar. Thanks to its impressive towing capability and rugged performance, look no further than the Jeep Cherokee. Take a closer look at how the two compare, then check out the winning choice at Laurentian Chrysler!

Towing and Utility Capabilities

As far as capability is concerned, you certainly cannot go wrong with the 2017 Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee has a maximum towing capacity of 907kg, and a maximum payload of 454kg. The 2017 Ford Escape, however, has a towing capacity of only 680kg and lacks a maximum payload specification. For those wonderful weekend getaways, choose the Jeep Cherokee to haul all of your gear.

Out-Perform the Competition

In addition to the 2017 Jeep Cherokee’s impressive towing and utility capabilities, this vehicle is quite the powerhouse. The Cherokee features a segment-first 9-speed automatic transmission for both engine options, as compared to the Ford Escape’s 6-speed automatic transmission. On top of that, the Cherokee’s starter 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir I-4 engine produces a whopping 184 hp, and kicks things up even further in the 3.2L Pentastar VVT V6, which generates 271 hp. The Ford Escape, on the other hand, puts out up to 245 hp in its 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost option, which pales in comparison to the brute force of the Cherokee.

Finally, the Cherokee offers drivers the choice of three 4×4 drivetrains to suit any lifestyle: Jeep Active Drive I, Jeep Active Drive II, and Jeep Active Drive Lock. The Ford Escape comes with an available 4WD system on two out of the three trims in the lineup.

Experience the Impressive 2017 Jeep Cherokee

The choice is clear: the 2017 Jeep Cherokee offers North Bay and Elliott Lake drivers a more capable and powerful driving experience. Take a closer look at what this compact SUV can offer you at Laurentian Chrysler. Contact our team with any and all questions before your test drive.