2019 Jeep Cherokee

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2019 Ford Escape


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Features & Specs

2019 Jeep Cherokee

2019 Ford Escape

Drivetrain

FWD / AWD

FWD / AWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Fuel Economy

22 / 31 / 25 mpg

21 / 29 / 24 mpg

Range

348 / 490 miles

330 / 455 miles

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Escape  near Gastonia, NC

With so many SUV's out there choosing a new one can be rather overwhelming. So to make the choice a little easier for you've we've compared the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Ford Escape. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has a new exterior look, an updated interior, along with a new engine option. The Ford Escape, on the other hand, doesn't have any significant changes for the 2019 model year besides standard keyless start and ignition. Keep reading to learn which SUV is best suited for you. 

2019 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

Jeep offers drivers three different engines with the 2019 Cherokee. The standard engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder producing 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. If you want more horsepower the 3.2-liter V6 engine makes 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque and comes standard on the Overland and Trailhawk models. If you're looking for the added kick a turbo offers and more torque the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine pushes 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. All engines are paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard with the option of all-wheel-drive on all models expect the Trailhawk that comes standard with all-wheel-drive. 

2019 Ford Escape  Power & Handling

The 2019 Ford Escape has three different 6-speed automatic 4-cylinder engines all tied to specific trim levels. The base model is only available in front-wheel-drive and comes equipped with a 2.5-liter engine making 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The SE and SEL trim come with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine making 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The top tier Titanium model has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine making 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Both turbocharged engines come standard with front-wheel-drive while all-wheel-drive is optional. 

2019 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

To ensure there is a 2019 Cherokee build to suit your needs Jeep offers five different trim levels; Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland. The base Latitude model comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, folding front passenger seat with a storage compartment inside the seat cushion, heated side mirrors, and a backup camera. The Overland trim comes with keyless entry, remote start, heated and ventilated seats, wood steering-wheel inserts, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, sunroof, navigation, sound-deadening windshield, and front windows, along with a nine-speaker sound system. The Trailhawk boasts off-road capability with skid plates, tow hooks, off-road-oriented suspension tuning, all-terrain tires, and a locking rear differential. 

2019 Ford Escape  Features & Design

The 2019 Ford Escape offers four different trims the S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. The base model S trim features a 4.2-inch central display, rearview camera, Bluetooth, and automatic headlights. Next up the SE comes standard with sound-reducing window glass, an 8-inch touchscreen, a nine-speaker sound system, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and dual USB ports. The SEL trim adds heated side mirrors, premium cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power liftgate. The top tier Titanium model adds a 10-speaker Sony audio system, navigation, and heated front seats.

Conclusions

While both are excellent vehicles the 2019 Jeep Cherokee outperforms the 2019 Ford Escape in every way. With five different trim levels and a slew of optional packages and features, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee can be customized to fulfill your exact needs whatever they may be. We love the high-end features in the Overland trim like ventilated seats, leather-wrapped instrument panel, and wood steering-wheel inserts that you just won't find in the 2019 Ford Escape. Read our full model review down below and stop on by the dealership today to take home your brand new Jeep Cherokee.

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