Sheridan Showdown: 2018 Ford Escape vs. Jeep Cherokee

June 28th, 2018 by


Compare the 2018 Ford Escape to the Jeep Cherokee and you see there’s really no comparison. The new Ford Escape is clearly the best value and America’s #1 small SUV.



With standard FWD or the enhanced grip of Intelligent 4WD,2 Escape instills confidence in changing road and weather conditions. The Intelligent 4WD system assesses those conditions about 20 times faster than the blink of an eye, readjusting as needed to deliver the optimal balance of handling and traction.


Standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™) 2 enhances vehicle stability in a wide range of conditions. By selectively applying individual brakes and modifying engine power, the system helps keep all 4 wheels firmly planted. In addition, Curve Control2 helps slow you down if you’re heading into a curve too quickly. A suite of 7 standard airbags also helps maintain your peace of mind.


Imagine controlling calls, music and more with just a touch and your voice. SYNC® 3,4,5,2 lets you keep your hands on the wheel while it quickly responds to your spoken requests. Or use the responsive touch screen in the center of your instrument panel to access its many helpful features. Bring the power of Siri® into Escape with Siri Eyes Free and your paired iPhone.® The system also features 2 smart-charging USB ports to help keep your devices powered up and ready to go.6


And then some. Escape SE and SEL can tow up to 2,000 lbs.1 Escape Titanium up to 3,500 lbs.1 With power and capability, you can tow ATVs, dirt bikes, personal watercraft or whatever your passions are. And with trailer sway control2,3 monitoring vehicle motions, do it with confidence.


Thanks to its hands-free foot activated liftgate,1 accessing up to 68.0 cu. ft. of cargo space is easy. With your Intelligent Access key fob1 located in a pocket or purse, just kick your foot under the bumper and the liftgate automatically opens or closes. Plus, the fully opened height can be programmed to a position that works best for you.


With refined materials and finishes. Calming noise isolation. Plus easy entry and start-up, courtesy of Intelligent Access with push-button start.2 Find your favorite color among the 7 hues of ambient lighting.2 Or discover the perfect anthem for the acoustically exceptional 10-speaker Audio System from Sony.®2 You’ll be glad you did.


Whatever your needs, Escape is the perfect partner for spur-of-the-moment adventuring. Behind its solar-tinted glass, a spacious, well-appointed interior awaits. Keep cloth or leather-trimmed seats1 up for people. Or fold the rear seat down for gear. The choice is yours.


Fold the 60/40 split-fold rear seat down for up to 68.0 cu. ft. of cargo space. Or, fold one side down to carry longer items and leave the other side up for a passenger or two.


To store phones, as well as other items you want to keep hidden, utilize the large storage bin underneath the padded center console armrest. In the rear, an interior cargo cover1 helps keep items out of sight.


Front-seat occupants can recharge mobile phones and tablets with up to 2 smart charging USB ports.2 Larger items such as laptops, portable coolers and other small electronics can be powered by a covered 110-volt power outlet2 on the rear of the center console. It conveniently accepts a household-style plug.


Choose from four unique models, including the new SEL. Then add options and packages that enhance functionality and express your personal sense of style.


Dress to impress with this available package, exclusive to SE. Outside, gloss black-painted accents complement 19″ Ebony Black-painted aluminum wheels and front LED signature lighting for a look that will get noticed. Underneath, front and rear skid plates help protect underbody components. Inside, partial leather-trimmed sport seats are paired with a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel. Any way you look at it, this Escape delivers standout style.


LED signature lighting enhances the look of the headlamps on the new Ford Escape SEL. Inside, sit down in leather trimmed seats. Take control of SYNC® 3, with Apple CarPlay™ compatibility and Android Auto™ compatibility. Utilize SYNC Connect, and the additional functionality it provides through the FordPass™ smartphone app. Even load items easily with a power liftgate.


After using FordPass™2 to remotely start Titanium and precondition the cabin, this well-appointed Escape reveals its uniqueness upon approach. With your Intelligent Access key fob near, just grab the handle and you’re in. Recline in 10-way power, heated, leather-trimmed driver and front passenger seats. Adjust the ambient lighting. Then let the voice-activated Navigation System guide you to your destination. When you arrive, enhanced active park assist2 will help identify a parking spot, and even guide you in. It’s hard to improve on Escape Titanium.


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1 When properly equipped.  2 Available feature.  3 Remember than even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions.  4 Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.  5 Requires phone with active data service and compatible software. SYNC does not control 3rd-party products while in use. 3rd parties are solely responsible for their respective functionality.  6 Available via download and compatible with select smartphone platforms. Learn more at Message and data rates may apply. Certain restrictions, 3rd-party terms, or message and data rates may apply. See footnote 1 in “Build Your Escape” section of Specifications, and your Ford Dealer for details. Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software.
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