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The 2017 Ford Escape

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The 2017 Jeep Cherokee

The 2017 Ford Escape and Jeep Cherokee are both great compact SUVs for the adventurer who is always on the go, whether that means toting extra passengers or gear. Choosing just one of these vehicles can be tough, but at Advantage Ford LINCOLN in Fremont, OH, we know that the Ford Escape is the best pick for our customers. Before you make a decision for yourself, let’s dig in deeper and compare the two.

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel Efficiency

The Ford Escape gets 23 city/30 highway MPG, while the Jeep Cherokee only gets 21 city/30 highway MPG. You might not think this is a big difference, but those miles can really add up at the gas pump. When every penny counts, the Ford Escape is the more financially friendly option.

Cargo Space

Cargo Space

If you’re purchasing a crossover, cargo room will of course be important to you! The Ford Escape definitely outdoes the Cherokee in terms of cargo space. The Escape gives you 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space when the seats are up, and 67.8 cubic feet when the seats are folded down. The Jeep Cherokee only gives you 24.6 cubic feet with seats upright, and 58.9 cubic feet when down. Both vehicles hold five passengers, but with the Escape your passengers will enjoy more head room and front-seat leg room.

Safety

Safety Features

The 2017 Ford Escape will keep both you and your family safe with its standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Personal Safety System™, and plenty of airbags for all passengers. The Jeep Cherokee comes standard with Anti-Lock Brakes, stability control, and other great features. Both vehicles also have good crash test ratings, but the Jeep Cherokee falls short in a few categories, coming out with four starts total compared to the Ford Escape’s five stars.

The Verdict is Out: Drive Away in the 2017 Ford Escape Today

As you can see, the 2017 Ford Escape is the best option all-around. These vehicles are almost identical in price, so you won’t feel like you’re not getting the best deal when it comes to that, either. Plus, when you purchase a Ford vehicle, you can expect a reliable car, truck, or SUV that will last for many years to come. Ford vehicles are constantly winning awards for their value, performance, and dependability.
 

Come out and visit Advantage Ford LINCOLN and test drive the 2017 Ford Escape today! Our friendly and professional sales staff is ready to assist you, and we’re proud to say that some of our employees have been with us for over 25 years. To schedule an appointment or a test drive, give us a call at 800-354-2220 or stop by today.