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Interested in Driving a New Jeep Cherokee in Gastonia?

If you'd like a crossover that's as great for cruising in Gastonia, NC as it is for tackling tough trails in the woods, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is for you. This little SUV has ample power for towing and a state-of-the-art infotainment system to keep you engaged on long trips. It also has cozy seats and a versatile cargo hold for putting your camping supplies in.


2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Ford Escape

Many people like compact SUVs because they're easy to maneuver and have plenty of cargo space. Both the new Jeep Cherokee and Ford Escape are easy to navigate in the city. But drivers in Charlotte, NC who also want an SUV that can handle safely on snow or ice and crawl through canyons will want the Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee has unrivaled off-road and all-weather skills. It also has three strong available engines and a roomy cabin. Keep reading to see how the Cherokee outdoes the Escape.

Power and Capability

The New Cherokee Has More Available Horsepower: If you want your SUV to be able to pass others easily in Lincolnton, NC, you'll want it to have a powerful engine. Both the new Jeep Cherokee and the new Ford Escape come standard with 180-horsepower motors, but the Cherokee two other engines that put out 271 horsepower and 270 horsepower. The Escape's lone optional motor only produces 250 horsepower.

The New Cherokee Has Better All-Weather Capability:

If you want an SUV that can get around well on snow-covered roads or drive up steep hills in Gastonia, the Jeep Cherokee is the obvious choice. This crossover has some of the best all-weather skills in its class, with 8.6 inches of ground clearance, an optional off-road suspension, and several available four-wheel drive systems. The Escape has less than eight inches of ground clearance and its optional all-wheel drive can't compare with the Cherokee's four-wheel drive systems for getting around in hazardous conditions.

The Cherokee Can Tow More: Drivers in Charlotte, NC who want to tow boats or campers on excursions will want the Jeep Cherokee. When properly equipped, it has a towing capacity of 4,500 pounds. The Escape can only tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Interior and Technology

The Cherokee Has a Better Infotainment System: People in Lincolnton, NC who enjoy playing their favorite music or accessing the apps they like on the road will prefer the Jeep Cherokee's Uconnect infotainment system to the Ford Escape's Sync system. The Cherokee's Uconnect unit has a 7.0-inch touch screen and standard support for Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The Escape's Sync system only comes with a 4.2-inch touch screen. You have to pay more for a higher trim to get Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility in the Escape.

The Cherokee Has a Nicer Interior: Both SUVs have nice cabins with well-cushioned seats, but the Cherokee's is better. The Cherokee's interior is awash in attractive soft-touch materials. The Escape also has some nice materials, but there are more hard plastics in its cabin than there are in the Cherokee's.

Experience the New Jeep Cherokee Up Close at Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

The new Jeep Cherokee and Ford Escape are both good compact crossovers. But Drivers in Gastonia who want to also be able to go four-wheeling in their SUV will want the Cherokee. It has the four-wheel drive, high ground clearance, and engine power you need for fun in the rough. Visit Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to see for yourself.