If you're in the market for an SUV, you've most likely considered either the 2019 Ford Escape or the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. After all, they're two of the best selling American made SUVs on the market. According to Kelley Blue Book, the Ford Escape is in the top five and the Jeep Cherokee comes in ninth out of a list of 25 best-selling SUVs. Our expert staff here at Ames Ford Lincoln located at 123 Airport Rd, Ames, IA has put together a comparison of the 2019 Ford Escape or the 2019 Jeep Cherokee so you can decide for yourself which one is right for you! Call 515-233-1913 to set up a test drive.


Both the 2019 Ford Escape or the 2019 Jeep Cherokee are well-designed, stylish, family-friendly SUVs. The 2019 Ford Escape has an MSRP of $24,105, whereas the 2019 Jeep Cherokee has an MSRP of $25,240; a savings of $1135 with the 2019 Escape. If you're considering financing, this lower price point also offers you a lower monthly payment of approximately $402/month instead of approximately $413/month with the 2019 Cherokee.

Both the 2019 Ford Escape or the 2019 Jeep Cherokee are compact two-row SUVs that can seat up to five people in a high-quality and stylish cabin. The 2019 Ford Escape has more headroom, hip room, shoulder room, and legroom than the 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

The 2019 Ford Escape has a very large cargo area, 34 cubic feet behind the back seat when in the upright position and 68 cubic feet when the back seat is folded flat, while the 2019 Jeep Cherokee only has 25.8 cubic feet and 54.9 cubic feet respectively.

The 2019 Ford Escape received a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). It's had zero recalls and zero complaints. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has not been rated yet by the NHTSA. It's had five recalls and 130 complaints so far.

The 2019 Ford Escape or the 2019 Jeep Cherokee both come standard with front-wheel-drive or available all-wheel-drive, with three engine choices. The 2019 Ford Escape's base engine is the 2.5-liter iVCT with flex-fuel capability, and the base engine for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is the 2.4-liter Tigershark Multiair 2.

Fuel economy is about the same for both SUVs. The 2019 Ford Escape has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, whereas the 2019 Jeep Cherokee can tow between 2,000 and 4,500 pounds depending on the engine.

Where the 2019 Ford Escape really shines is with standard driver assist features that cost extra in the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. These features include Ford MyKey, Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, Curve Control Torque Vectoring Control, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Belt-Minder, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, Traction Control, and more.


As you can see the 2019 Ford Escape gives you more bang for your buck. Not only is the base price less than the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, Ford includes a long list standard safety and driver assist features that are sold as available features in the Jeep Cherokee. Stop into Ames Ford Lincoln located at 123 Airport Rd, Ames, IA today to get behind the wheel of a 2019 Ford Escape. Call 515-233-1913 to set up a test drive. We're just a short drive from Kelley, Midvale, Shipley, Gilbert, and Nevada.