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2020 Ford Escape vs. 2021 Jeep Cherokee Review

New 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford
Escape

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New 2021 Jeep Cherokee

2021 Jeep
Cherokee

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MSRP*
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$24,885 to $36,835
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$26,310 to $35,550
Invoice* $24,138 to $35,362 $26,192 to $34,709
MPG - City 23 - 44 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 24 - 31
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Escape offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Cherokee, with comparable 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.

Convenience
The Ford Escape requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Cherokee, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Escape will have less of an impact on your bank account 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.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is a little wider than the Jeep Cherokee, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Ford Escape takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Jeep Cherokee.

Drivetrain
The Ford Escape has much lower torque than the Jeep Cherokee, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Cherokee is clearly the choice over the Ford Escape for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Escape has a lot less horsepower than the Jeep Cherokee.

Utility
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.

Warranty
The Ford Escape comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Cherokee.