Ford Escape vs. Jeep Cherokee

Cinnamon Glaze
VS
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,491 - $18,428
$18,918 - $21,965

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
168 hp
184 - 271 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L i
2.4L I4 MultiAir FlexFuel
2.4L I4 MULTIAIR
2.4L I4 ZERO EVAP M
3.2L V6 24V VVT W/ESS

Interior Features

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
41.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.8 in.
40.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 in.
38.5 in.

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.9 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 ft.
37.6 - 37.7 ft.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
73.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3542 .lbs
3655 - 4046 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
168 hp
184 - 271 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
171 - 239 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 .lbs
2000 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 .lbs
200 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.7 gal.
15.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 15 mpg
21 - 29 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
27 - 30 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

Safety Features

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Escape
Jeep Cherokee

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
98.1 ft³.
104.4 - 105.4 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3542 lbs.
3655 - 4046 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 mpg.
23 - 25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 mpg.
20 - 21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 mpg.
27 - 30 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
200 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
200 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
1500 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Regular Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/152
2.4 L/144 - 3.2 L/198

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58
4.70

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96
2.84

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91
1.91

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44
1.38

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94
3.81

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51
3.25 - 3.73

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3
7.1, 7.3, 7.7

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17
P225/55TR18, P225/60, P225/60TR17, P225/65TR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17
P225/55TR18, P225/60, P225/60TR17, P225/65TR17

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact - Full-Size

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in.
17 X 7 - 18 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in.
17 X 7 - 18 X 7 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact - Full-Size in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.8 ft.
37.6 - 37.7 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 in.
13 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in.
11 - 12.6 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.7 gal.
15.8 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
39.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
41.1 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56 in.
57.6 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.8 in.
53.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 in.
38.5 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
36.8 in.
40.3 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.3 in.
55.1 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
52.4 in.
49.9 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.9 in.
106.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.4 in.
73.2 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
66.3 in.
65.7 - 66.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.5 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.6 in.
61.9 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
7.9 in.
5.7 - 8.2 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
67.8 ft³.
54.9 - 58.9 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
34.3 ft³.
24.6 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
34.3 ft³.
24.6 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Escape
Cherokee

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact Sport Utility
Compact Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
2.4 - 3.2

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC - SOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4 - 6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4