2015 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2015 Ford Escape

 

2015 Jeep Cherokee

2015 Jeep Cherokee

 

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Ford Escape

 

Many buyers in Shawnee, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa have been looking for a vehicle that has the attitude of a traditional SUV at the price of a crossover. Until now, it seems, there has been a dearth of such an option, but that all changes with the 2015 Jeep Cherokee, which comes through with competitive off-road capabilities and new features like a frontal-crash mitigation system and a stop-start engine system for increased fuel economy. Another model in this segment is the 2015 Ford Escape, but it pales in comparison to the 2015 Jeep Cherokee.

Standard Power

You’ll get better performance under the hood when you choose the 2015 Jeep Cherokee with more standard power from its base engine. The standard powertrain on the Jeep Cherokee is a 2.4L inline-four that pumps out 184 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the 2015 Ford Escape’s standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine only makes 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque.

Off-Road Capabilities

In the past ten years, many manufacturers have compromised on off-road performance from their SUVs. The 2015 Jeep Cherokee is an exception to the rule, coming through with impressive terrain capabilities.

  • 2015 Jeep Cherokee: When you opt for the Trailhawk trip, you’ll get your Cherokee fitted with a range of tools to help you achieve serious off-roading. This includes wider 17-inch wheels, low-range gear differentials, all-terrain tires, a specially tuned suspension, skid plates, and a rear locking differential. The Trailhawk also comes standard with four-wheel drive with a Selec-Terrain feature that lets you put the vehicle in different traction settings for Snow, Sport, and Sand/Mud.
  • 2015 Ford Escape: The Ford Escape doesn’t offer anything even remotely comparable to the Trailhawk off-road performance package, and while it is advertised as a 4WD model, it is actually all-wheel drive.

Starting Price

In spite of its better standard performance and superior off-road capabilities, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee is also more affordable than the 2015 Ford Escape:

  • 2015 Jeep Cherokee Price: MSRP from $23,095
  • 2015 Ford Escape Price: MSRP from $23,450

Enjoy the Adventurous Nature of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee

If you’re ready to take the next step toward making the 2015 Jeep Cherokee your own, then come see it for yourself at AutoMax Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM at 4141 N. Harrison Ave. in Shawnee, OK, serving Tulsa and Oklahoma City drivers. If you have any questions about the new Cherokee, don’t hesitate to contact our sales team.