Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Cherokee than in the Ford Escape, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Escape will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Cherokee.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Escape as you will with the Jeep Cherokee, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Escape is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Cherokee. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Escape carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Cherokee.
The Ford Escape is a little narrower than the Jeep Cherokee, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Ford Escape is slightly shorter than the Jeep Cherokee, which may make it easier to park.
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Escape transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Jeep Cherokee.
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Cherokee, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Escape will do just as well as the Jeep Cherokee, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Escape has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Cherokee.
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Jeep Cherokee. The Ford Escape has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Jeep Cherokee.
The Ford Escape comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Cherokee.
Compare the 2014 Ford Escape and the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.
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MSRP*: $23,100 - $30,850
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MSRP*: $22,995 - $29,995
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 5.63%||As low as 0.19%|
|City MPG:||22 - 23||19 - 22|
|Highway MPG:||30 - 32||25 - 31|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$21,772 - $28,769||$22,636 - $28,971|
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