The 2015 Jeep Cherokee is no ordinary compact SUV; it's a real Jeep that can handle all sorts of off-road conditions. Kaneohe, Wahiawa, Hawaii Kai, HI residents looking to take one for a ride should visit Cutter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Honolulu today.
The 2015 Ford Escape is based on the bones of the Focus, which makes a great handling little wagon, but it's really not built for real off-road use like the Jeep Cherokee is.
Real Off-Road Ability
There was a time when people referred to any small 4x4 as a Jeep because Jeep invented the whole genre. The 2015 Cherokee carries on that tradition proudly. Though it is now built on a new front-wheel drive platform, the Cherokee Trailhawk, or any Cherokee with the optional Active Drive II all-wheel drive system can do real Jeep things that would make the originals proud. The Ford Escape just can't compete with the rock-crawling, trail-blazing abilities of the Jeep Cherokee. The Escape's AWD system is tuned toward dealing with slippery roads and the occasional muddy driveway, not hardcore off-roading.
Real Towing Ability
Drivers shopping for a small SUV that can tow a dirt bike or personal watercraft, either the Cherokee or the Escape will do it with the 2,000lb towing capacity of their base models. But, if you have a real boat or a camper to haul, the Cherokee should be your pick; it out pulls the Ford by a full 1,000lbs of towing capacity. With their larger optional motors and their respective towing packages, the Jeep Cherokee is rated to tow 4,500lbs while the Ford Escape can only manage 3,500lbs.
Even though these two small SUVs are nearly the same size in every dimension, Jeep manages to provide more room inside. In overall interior passenger volume, the Jeep beats the Ford by more than seven cubic feet. That extra room allows the Jeep Cherokee several extra inches of rear-seat legroom, which is always very important on smaller SUVs.
If you want more than a tall station wagon from your small SUV, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee is ready for whatever you ask of it. If you live near Honolulu, HI Cutter CDJR is the Jeep dealer ready to make you a deal on a new Cherokee.View Inventory