If you’re shopping for a new crossover, Akins Ford is home to some of the most exhilarating entries in the segment this year. The Ford Escape and the Jeep Cherokee are two of those nameplates.
Both entries are immensely popular and iconic in their own right, but interestingly the 2021 Ford Escape and the 2021 Jeep Cherokee seem to mark opposite poles of the compact SUV market. In this comparison, we take a closer look at the main differences between the two entries as well as some of the advantages offered by each:
2021 Ford Escape
2021 Jeep Cherokee
|Up to 23 city/37 hwy mpg||Fuel Economy||Up to 22 city/31 hwy mpg|
|39.2 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||27.6 cubic feet|
|Up to 3,500 pounds||Towing Capacity||Up to 4,500 pounds|
Redesigned last year, the 2021 Ford Escape is best suited for those who want agile handling, a roomy cabin, and fuel-efficient performance. A standard Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assists includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a blind-spot detection system, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. The base turbocharged 3-cylinder makes 181 horsepower, but higher trim levels get a feisty 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo rated for 250 horsepower. Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid versions are also available.
On the other side of the spectrum, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee leans more SUV with towing abilities up to 4,500 pounds and natural off-road abilities unlike anything else in the segment. Three powerplants are available, ranging from a standard 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine to the more robust 271-horsepower, 3.2-liter V6.
Are you interested in a closer look? You can test drive both side-by-side when you visit the Akins Ford dealership near Atlanta, GA.