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2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Jeep Cherokee in Carol Stream, IL

From interior technology, to an abundance of safety systems, the Ford Escape is truly your reliable getaway when you slide behind the wheel. If you need more convincing, take a look at this detailed comparison between the 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Jeep Cherokee in Carol Stream, IL, and decide for youself! We at Joe Cotton Ford think you’ll love the former compact crossover for the way the Escape keeps you focused and secure on every drive. Visit us for a test drive today!

Technology overflows in both crossovers, but the Escape simply offers just a bit more in terms of leisure amenities. The Ford Escape integrates the standard SYNC® Enhanced Voice Recognition Communication and Entertainment System1, which features a slew of technology that is designed to keep you connected on every commute. From standard Pandora® internet radio2 to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio3, the Escape has all of the entertainment you need to make sure you're engaged during your morning drives down North Gary Avenue. When you opt for the Cherokee, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio3 is merely an available feature, and all internet radio is lacking from its list of entertainment options. When you’re reversing the Cherokee, you’ll have to cough up a little extra to integrate the available ParkView™ Rear Back-Up Camera4. The Escape exceeds your expectations by offering a standard Rear View Camera5 for your ultimate convenience.

Though the Cherokee offers a front passenger seat belt alert, the Escape ensures that both the driver and front passenger benefit from the standard Belt-Minder® feature. With the AdvanceTrac® system with integrated Roll Stability Control6, the Escape is prepared to keep your wheels grounded on every curve of the road. Though the Cherokee does offer all-speed traction control, it simply doesn’t have the same capability that the Escape boasts. This head-to-head competition of the 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Jeep Cherokee in Carol Stream, IL, shows how the Escape pulls ahead with all kinds of technology.

Even the cabin spaces in each of these crossovers have vastly different standards for what should be equipped as standard features. Though ambient interior lighting is an optional feature for the Cherokee, the Escape already comes with standard theatre dimming and front and rear center dome lights that offer an ethereal glow to set the mood. The Escape integrates a driver’s footrest that is lacking from the Cherokee. When you find 54.9 cubic ft. of space7 behind the front row of the Cherokee when you fold down the back seats, you’ll be sorely disappointed that it doesn’t match up to the Escape’s enormous 68 cubic ft. of room8 with the back row folded flat. The Escape offers a roomy 43.1 inches of front legroom, so you can stretch out on those long commutes along North Avenue, but the Cherokee falls behind with only 41.1 inches of front legroom.

There’s no real discussion here. The 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Jeep Cherokee in Carol Stream, IL, comparison puts the former as the potential leader of the compact crossover segment. All you have to do now is visit Joe Cotton Ford for a test drive today!

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Facebook - 5 Stars

The car is great, the service was prompt, friendly, and they were very helpful with the process as I

April 5, 2017

Joe Cotton Ford sold me my first electric vehicle, a 2013 Ford Focus Electric! The car is great, the service was prompt, friendly, and they were very helpful with the process as I was a first time car buyer. Would buy from there again.

Ford Direct Surrey - 5 Stars

...genuinely felt respected and appreciated as a valued customer and more importantly, as a

April 5, 2017

We have had my wife's Excursion serviced at Joe Cotton since we purchased it from your dealership and of course my wife is the one that brings it in when needed. The service has always been very good and the advisors are helpful and friendly. However, on this particular visit my wife was raving about her experience working with a new advisor that she had not previously met, Max G. She commented how friendly and warm his personality his, how comfortable she was speaking with him and genuinely felt respected and appreciated as a valued customer and more importantly, as a person. Again, all of the advisors we have worked with over the years have been wonderful but Max is just one of those people you want to know. She will most likely be asking for him by name on her future visits. - 5 Stars

From the start Joe Cotton Ford was very responsive, accommodating, not pushy, seem upfront and honest

March 6, 2017

Like everyone else who orders new from Ford's website. You build your car, Ford sends it out to roughly 5 local dealerships in an area. From the start Joe Cotton Ford was very responsive, accommodating, not pushy, seem upfront and honest. Also gave me the most value for my trade. I dealt with Bob Driver. A real pleasure to work with. One of the top two car transactions I've had the pleasure to conduct in my auto buying career. Overall transaction was painless, timely, and not stressful. Would buy here again for sure.

Google - 5 Stars

If your looking to by a car and wanted a world class experience, check out Joe Cotton Ford!

February 27, 2017

I stopped in to Joe Cotton Ford. I was interested in the 2017 Explorer. From the start, the experience was a pleasure ! There was a good selection of vehicles to choose from. Tom (manager) was great. He provided us with three different vehicles to drive. The experience demonstrated the difference in the three explorer packages we were interested in. The product knowledge of each vehicle model was impressive. Time was taken, with no pressure, as we drove each vehicle. We decided to purchase the 2017 Explorer Platinum. The choice was an easy and enjoyable experience. I have owned mostly European cars most of my driving life. (Mercedes, BMW, etc.) I was looking at a new Mercedes SUV. After many years of owning that brand, it was time to make a change. The new 2017 Explorer Platinum is a very impressive vehicle. It's features are very driver oriented. It's style is eye catching on the road, and a pleasure to drive. If your looking to by a car and wanted a world class experience, check out Joe Cotton Ford ! Thanks again Tom and crew! Mark Cymbolisty

Facebook - 5 Stars

Always a smooth and easy transaction at Joe Cotton! Love them!

February 13, 2017

Great people to do business with. In and out quickly with a gently used vehicle in my price point! Roman is excellent as well as Mike in financing. Always a smooth and easy transaction at Joe Cotton! Love them!

Merchant Circle - 5 Stars

Just can't beat that for service!!

February 7, 2017

I use a walker to get around and have a hard time with stairs. When I pulled into the shop I told the service writer the problem I have and asked if he could put a chair in by him so I wouldn't have to go up the stairs. He said no problem and we went into the office and he brought out a chair for me. Everyone walking by said HI and was very friendly. When they were done with the car the writer came up and asked how I wanted to pay. I told him with a credit card and gave it to him. He said I will be right back, he was back in less tan 2 minutes with the paper for me to sign. Took care of that and thanked him. Just can't beat that for service!!

Customer Testimonial - Ford Direct Survey - 5 Stars

January 26, 2017

Good customer service, nice waiting room.

Customer Testimonial - Ford Direct Survey - 5 Stars

January 25, 2017

An extremely pleasant experience. This is my first time ever getting an oil change at a dealership. Wasn't all that I thought it was going to be but that was good and not good all in the same way. Thank you!

Customer Testimonial - Facebook - 5 Stars

January 24, 2017

Awesome staff! They really take time to find you the perfect vehicle. I didn't feel at all pressured to buy something I wasn't 100% interested in and that was really important to me. I purchased my very first vehicle last month. They were able to get me an awesome deal on a 2012 escape in nearly perfect condition and it even came with a warranty. They stuck to my price range and made everything super easy and efficient as possible. My family has been buying cars from them for years and I highly recommend their services. They go above and beyond for their customers!

Customer Testimonial - - 5 Stars

January 19, 2017

I have always had a great experience at Joe Cotton Ford. Fantastic management trickles down to all of their employees, providing excellent care, customer service, and truly a great product!

Customer Testimonial - Merchant Circle - 5 Stars

January 13, 2017

Part had to be ordered. Was notified by mail when part was in and called to set up an appointment. Zak told me it would be maybe a 2 hour job. 1 1/2 hours later it was done. When does that ever happen? Very pleased with Zak and the professional service. Have bought many cars in my lifetime, not just Fords but never received this kind of service. Keep up the good work guys, I change cars often!!

Customer Testimonial - Ford Direct Survey - 5 Stars

January 13, 2017

Joe Cotton Ford is a dealership that I would return to in the future to purchase another vehicle! The sales reps are awesome and so the vehicle maintenance guys! Thank you!

Customer Testimonial - Facebook

January 5, 2017

I bought a new Ford Explorer sport Dec. 29th from Larry Roncoli and he did a great job. He was very nice, personable and not pushy at all. The people were great to my family and I. If your looking for a Ford, I would recommend doing business there.

Customer Testimonial - Facebook

January 1, 2017

After going to a Ford dealer on Friday and having a not so fun experience I went to Joe Cotton Ford on Saturday, 1 hour and 15 minutes later I was the owner of a new Ford! This was the most pleasant experience we have ever had buying a car! If you are in the market for a car and want to deal with honest, competent people go to Joe Cotton.

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December 20, 2016

Always excellent service. Also love the changes you've made to the waiting area. Very nice and very comfortable.

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December 20, 2016

Scheduled an oil/air filter change appointment online and the whole experience went off without a hitch. Will definitely schedule future appointments online! BTW, my bonus reward points paid for the new air filter.

Customer Testimonial

December 20, 2016

Great service!!! Everything went smooth and fast. Everyone was so nice and made the process so much easier. Thank you Ryan and Bob.

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1 SYNC Services varies by trim level and model year and may require a subscription. Traffic alerts and turn-by-turn directions available in select markets. Message and data rates may apply. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to change or discontinue this product service at any time without prior notification or incurring any future obligation.

2 PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. iHeartAuto is a registered trademark of Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. Slacker® is a registered trademark of Slacker®, Inc. Stitcher Smart Radio is a registered trademark of Stitcher, Inc. NPR and the NPR logo are registered trademarks of National Public Radio, Inc. Used with permission. Gracenote is a registered trademark of Gracenote, Inc.

3 Available Feature. SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at All fees and programming subject to change. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

4 Always check entire surroundings visually before backing up.

5 Driver Assist Features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.

6 Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It's always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions.

7 Properly secure all cargo.

8 Cargo must be properly secured.