2017 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Jeep Cherokee | Burlington, NC

New Ford Escape vs. New Jeep Cherokee in Burlington NC

The 2017 Ford Escape Combines Style and Performance

The 2017 Ford Escape wrote the roadmap for today's compact crossover. In its latest iteration it continues its philosophy of being fun-to-drive while packing the latest technologies into crossover. It also bears the advantages of Ford's craftsmanship and reliability on the road. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is the latest model to wear the nameplate, but it can't overcome Jeep's quality issues.

Choosing a compact crossover means combining car-like driving characteristics with the utility of a larger SUV. The 2017 Ford Escape has always been the better-driving compact crossover as it is based off the sporty Ford Focus platform. By comparison, the Cherokee is harsh, stiff, and uncomfortable to drive. If you need a dependable car for city or country roads, know that you can count on the Escape.

Stay In Sync Behind the Wheel of a New Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape features the latest in Ford's infotainment technology, including Sync Connect. This feature allows smartphone connectivity even while you are away from your Escape. You can unlock and lock your vehicle, find its location, start it remotely, schedule when it starts, and check how much fuel is left all from your smartphone.

The 2017 Ford Escape also introduces Ford's Sync 3® infotainment system, which improves usability and functionality. Also introduced with the system is Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. Send texts, answer phone calls, navigate to your destination, and access your favorite music using an interface you're familiar with. Compared to everything the Escape has to offer, the Jeep Cherokee is sorely lacking in usability.

Visit Stearns Ford, in Burlington, North Carolina, today to test drive a 2017 Ford Escape.

2017 Ford Escape
2017 Jeep Cherokee
Range of MSRP*
$23,750 - $29,250* $23,595 - $34,895*
Trims S | SE | Titanium Sport | L Plus | Latitude | Limited | Trailhawk | Altitude | High Altitude | Overland

Power and Efficiency

EPA City 20 - 23 MPG** 15 - 21 MPG**
EPA Highway 27 - 30 MPG** 21 - 30 MPG**
Engine Type Inline 4-cylinder Inline 4-cylinder
EPA Combined 23 - 26 MPG** 17 - 25 MPG**


Transmission 6-speed manual

9-speed manual
Drivetrain FWD, AWD FWD, 4WD


  • Basic Limited: 3-year / 36,000-mile
  • Roadside Assistance: 5-year / 60,000-mile
  • Limited Powertrain: 5-year / 60,000-mile

  • Basic Limited: 3-year / 36,000-mile
  • Limited Powertrain: 5-year / 60,000-mile
  • Roadside Assistance: 5-year / 60,000-mile
  • Rust: 5 -year / 100,000-mile

Overall NHSTA Crash Test Rating

Overall NHSTA Crash Test Rating
5-Star Safety Rating

4-Star Safety Rating

*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the base model trim. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer chargers. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary.

**All MPG figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary among options, driving conditions, driving habits, and the vehicle's condition.

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Stearns Ford Inc

602 Alamance Road
Directions Burlington, NC 27215

  • Sales: (888) 789-8795
  • Service: (888) 593-7015
  • Parts: (888) 627-1964


  • Monday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed