Want to upgrade your drives around Emmaus, Easton, Bethlehem, and Allentown with a powerful, new SUV? Two great options to consider are the 2017 Jeep Cherokee and the 2017 Ford Edge. Still, how do you know which of these two vehicles is the best option for your particular needs? This comparison of the Jeep Cherokee vs. Ford Edge from the team at Kelly Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram will provide you with all the information you need to answer that question. We'll break down the features of each vehicle, so you can easily compare them side by side and make a well-informed decision. 

To learn more about the 2017 Jeep Cherokee, read our vehicle review here.

Performance: Jeep Cherokee vs Ford Edge

Both the Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Edge offer seating for five occupants. The vehicles have almost identical gas mileage, with the Cherokee receiving an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 21 city/30 highway MPG and the Edge receiving a rating of 21 city/29 highway MPG. Both come with front-wheel drive, and can be upgraded to available all-wheel drive for improved traction and control in icy winter weather conditions.

Both SUVs offer two engines to choose from, so you can get the power that's appropriate for your needs. The Cherokee's engines are mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission that provides ultra-smooth and responsive shifts, while the Edge has a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Riding Off-Road

If you plan to take your SUV on an off-road adventure, the power of the Jeep brand name is no joke-the 2017 Cherokee delivers. You'll have the option of three different 4-wheel drive systems to choose from based on your needs. You'll be able to get features on your Cherokee such as low-range gearing and a locking rear differential, so you'll be able to easily handle even the rockiest roads.

With any of Jeep's off-road systems, you'll get the Selec-Terrain® system, which features up to five different driving modes, so you can customize the vehicle's suspension to handle any terrain, including Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud, and Rock. The Ford Edge doesn't offer any special equipment to help you tackle off-road driving.

Interior Features: Cherokee vs Edge

Both SUVs come with standard cloth upholstery and folding back seats that make more space for cargo in the vehicle. Available features on either model include leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats, and more. The Jeep Cherokee offers a luxurious leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel to warm your icy fingers on a winter morning commute. 

Both the Cherokee and the Edge come standard with an infotainment system to make your drives more enjoyable and entertaining. You'll have Bluetooth® connectivity and a USB port for charging your devices. The 2017 Cherokee's standard Uconnect® system comes with a touchscreen display, but you'll have to pay more to upgrade to a touchscreen on the Ford Edge.

Take a Test Drive

Our team at Kelly Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram believes that customers will appreciate the Jeep Cherokee's smooth transmission, powerful off-roading capability, and modern tech features for your drives around Emmaus, Easton, Bethlehem, and Allentown. If you'd like to get behind the wheel for yourself, contact us today to schedule a test drive.

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