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The compact SUV market is wide open with many choices, which can cause confusion and overwhelm. Fear not; the fine team at Watson’s Manistee Chrysler Inc. is here to help. We will compare two fine examples of compact American SUVs: the 2023 Jeep® Cherokee and the 2023 Ford Escape.
Both SUVs have advanced safety and technology equipment, modern convenience, and comfort amenities. There is, however, a clear leader of the pack – the 2023 Jeep® Cherokee. For one thing, the Cherokee has more than a 25-year head start over the Escape. Jeep® has been tweaking and perfecting the iconic Cherokee since 1974. This level of engineering commitment can be seen throughout the interior and exterior of the 2023 Jeep® Cherokee.
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The 2023 Jeep® Cherokee supplies a Best-in-Class towing capacity of up to 4,000 pounds. When we move on to power, the available engine also leaps ahead of the Escape with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission and will deliver up to 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft of torque. We also offer a 2.4-liter engine with 180 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft of torque.
These engines are better than what you can get on the base Ford Escape, a 1.5-liter three-cylinder that produces only 180 horsepower. The Cherokee comes standard with all-wheel-drive. It is optional on the Escape.
There is no way to compare the SUV interior of the Cherokee with the Escape. Jeep® offers two well-appointed trims, starting with the luxury-themed Altitude Lux. This comfortable SUV is tricked out with premium features, such as leather-trimmed upholstery and Uconnect® 4C NAV with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display that supports Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®.
The second trim is the Trailhawk, which delivers unsurpassed off-road capabilities with its standard Selec-Terrain® System, off-road suspension, underbody skid plates, and heavy-duty cooling system. The base level Escape is pretty bare bones with a smaller 8.0-inch touchscreen display, 17-inch wheels, and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. You must choose an expensive Escape trim to get anywhere close to the Jeep® Cherokee.
The 2023 Jeep® Cherokee gives you more bang for your buck over the 2023 Ford Escape. The Cherokee has the advantage on every front, which includes power, luxury, and off-road ability.
We are your local Jeep® dealership, with a large inventory of the 2023 Jeep® Cherokee for sale in Manistee, MI. If off-road adventure in the lap of luxury appeals to you, there is only one definitive choice in transportation – the legendary 2023 Jeep® Cherokee. Visit Watson’s Manistee Chrysler Inc. to shop for the Cherokee today. We are located near Thompsonville, Luther, Onekama, and Mesick.
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