Jeep Wrangler vs. Ford Escape in Benton Harbor, MI

Jeep Wrangler Vs Ford Escape

Are you in the market for a new SUV that will dramatically elevate your daily driving experience? Two popular options for drivers near the Benton Harbor, MI, area are the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and 2018 Ford Escape. Both offer great features and technology, but which one is best suited for your driving needs? The product experts at McFadden’s Friendly Motors have compiled this Jeep Wrangler vs. Ford Escape vehicle comparison guide to help make your decision easier.

For the purpose of this comparison, we’ll be taking a look at the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport (4-door), starting at $31,445 MSRP, and the 2018 Ford Escape SE, starting at $25,700 MSRP.

If your heart is already set on the Wrangler, browse our Jeep Wrangler inventory to view all available models on our lot. For additional in-depth information on the new Wrangler, head over to our Jeep Wrangler research page.. If you have any questions, please give our dealership a call at (877) 589-6292 for assistance.

2018 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2018 Ford Escape: Engine & Performance

The Jeep Wrangler Sport boasts a powerful engine with impressive horsepower, torque, and towing capabilities. The Ford Escape simply cannot compare to the exhilarating drive that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler provides. View engine and performance details below.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport


2018 Ford Escape SE

2.0L I4 Turbo


1.5L EcoBoost®

270 HP


179 HP

295 lb.-ft.


177 lb.-ft.

3,500 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs.

2018 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2018 Ford Escape: Interior and Technology

Wrangler Interior


After closely comparing both SUVs, our experts agree that the interior of the Jeep Wrangler Sport is far superior to that of the Escape SE. Features you’ll enjoy in the Wrangler include:

  • Leather Seats with Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Rear 60/40 Folding Seat
  • Reclining Front Seats
  • Driver Height Adjuster Seat
  • Low Back Bucket Seats
  • Full Length Floor Console
  • Illuminated cup holders
  • Base Interior Accents
Wrangler Technology


The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport includes the latest technology to keep all passengers connected and entertained every mile of the way.
Features include:

  • Uconnect® 3 with 5-in. Touchscreen Display
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices
  • Media Hub (USB, Aux)
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
  • 8-Speakers
  • Keyless Go™

2018 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2018 Ford Escape: Safety

Wrangler Park assist
Wrangler Park assist

Safety Features

Drivers everywhere demand the best safety features to be included in their SUV. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport comes standard with Hill Start Assist, whereas the Ford Escape SE does not. Top safety features of the Wrangler include:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera
  • Traction Control
  • Advanced Multistage Front Air Bags
  • Child Seat Upper Tether Anchorage
  • Front Passenger Seat Belt Alert
  • Headlamp Off Time Delay

Schedule a Test Drive Today!

Come experience the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler in person when you schedule a test drive at our dealership in South Haven, MI! Our product specialists will have your favorite model ready to go upon your arrival. If you have any questions, please give our team a call at (877) 589-6292 or reach out through our online contact form.