2021 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2021 Ford Escape
9-speed Automatic
Standard Transmission
8-speed Automatic
Offered on Higher Trim Levels
Ventilated Seats
Not Available
FWD and 4WD
Drivetrain Options
5 Passengers
Seating Capacity
5 Passengers

2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Ford Escape

There are a lot of SUVs on the market these days as the body style has become increasingly more popular year after year. If you are in the market for a new vehicle and are thinking about an SUV, we are sure this has made it difficult to narrow it down to even just a handful of models. We don't want you to start stressing about finding the vehicle that best suits your needs, which is why we had our team create this comparison review for you! They pulled two of the most popular SUVs on the market today, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and the 2021 Ford Escape, and had them compare all that they had to offer. Keep reading to learn more!

2021 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

The Cherokee can be powered by one of three engines in the 2021 model year. The base engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that creates 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. The second engine offered is a 3.2L V6 engine that pumps out 271 hp and 239 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can also choose the available 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that generates 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. All engines are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and drivers can choose from FWD and 4WD options.

2021 Ford Escape Power & Handling

Ford also offers three engines to power the Escape. The base engine is a 1.5L 3-cylinder that creates 181 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque and comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The second engine, a 2.5L hybrid, generates 200 hp and comes mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. The final engine is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered.

2021 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

Drivers have five Cherokee trim levels to choose from including a brand new Latitude Lux trim level. Standard features include a 7-inch touchscreen, roof rails, Apple and Android smartphone integration, roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 6-speaker sound system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a Selec-Terrain management system. There are also many standard driver aids including lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision mitigation. The upper trims add heated front seats, rear USB ports, remote engine start, keyless entry and ignition, all-terrain tires, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a power liftgate, a 9-speaker sound system, automatic dual-zone climate control, and a panoramic sunroof.

2021 Ford Escape Features & Design

There are only four Escape trim levels offered for the 2021 model year. The base trim comes equipped with a 6-speaker sound system, 17-inch steel wheels, a height-adjustable driver's seat, and a 4.2-inch central display screen. Standard safety features include forward collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure mitigation. The upper trims add keyless entry and ignition, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple and Android smartphone integration, two rear USB ports, roof rails, leather upholstery, LED headlights, ambient lighting, an automated parking system, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.


Now that we have taken a good look at what both of these models have to offer, we know you should be driving home a 2021 Jeep Cherokee! The Ford Escape put up a good fight with three engine options and a good list of features but it just can't compete with what the Cherokee has to offer in its five stellar trims including the off-roading Trailhawk trim! Our sales associates here at Gengras Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram would love to help find your ideal Cherokee trim on our lot and join you for a test drive so stop by today!

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