Jeep Cherokee vs Ford Edge

If you’re looking at affordable compact SUVs, you’re likely comparing the 2015 Jeep Cherokee with the Ford Edge. The 2015 Jeep Cherokee offers three engine options including a 2.4-Liter I4 MultiAir® engine, 2.4-Liter I4 PZEV M-Air engine, and a 3.2-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT engine with Stop/Start. These are paired with either the standard nine-speed automatic transmission or a nine-speed transmission with Jeep Active Drive II, which can be equipped on the Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited models. Anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes and an electric park brake are standard on the Jeep Cherokee.

All models of the 2015 Cherokee are offered in a 4×4 model, though you’ll get the best off-road experience with the Trailhawk which is specially equipped with off-road suspension. On the other hand, the Ford Edge doesn’t offer off-road capability, has a low towing capacity which makes it nearly impossible to do anything more than regular driving, and is only available in front wheel drive. While this might be okay for everyday driving around Sodus, it doesn’t give you the freedom to explore the off-road-only adventures available to you in the rest of Wayne County.

Though it’s meant to be used off-road regularly, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee is just as comfortable to ride around in as it is to tackle the wilderness in. With available heated front seats, spacious leather-trimmed bucket seats, premium leather-trimmed bucket seats, and rear seat heat ducts, you’ll be able to stay cozy even while you’re exploring the great outdoors.

The technology in the 2015 Jeep Cherokee pushes it even further ahead of the competition beginning with the intuitive and easy to use infotainment system. Unlike the system in the Ford Edge, the Cherokee’s Uconnect® 8.4AN AM / FM / SXM / HD / BT / NAV system is simple to use and the 5.0 inch touchscreen display is highly responsive. The Cherokee has two other available entertainment systems including the Uconnect® 5.0 AM / FM / BT and Uconnect® 8.4A AM / FM / SXM / BT syst. The standard audio system includes six speakers, but you can upgrade to nine amplified speakers with a subwoofer.

The Cherokee also features an audio jack input for mobile devices, GPS navigation, HD radio, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, a SD card slot, USB port, steering wheel mounted audio controls, SiriusXM satellite radio with an included 1 year radio subscription, SiriusXM Travel Link with 5 year subscription, and Uconnect access. The limited available features in the Ford Edge quite simply just don’t match up. The MyFord Touch system in the Edge isn’t very responsive, is complicated to use especially at first, and gets expensive as you add features.

In terms of safety features, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee is fully equipped for driving for the whole family. With ample high tech features including blind spot and cross path detection, brake stability control, all speed traction control, electronic roll mitigation, hill descent control and hill start assist, and LaneSense lane departure warning. That doesn’t even include the amazing upgrades available including keyless Enter – N – Go passive entry, the ParkView rear back-up camera, parallel and perpendicular park assist with stop, and a remote start system.

When you’re ready to take the 2015 Jeep Cherokee for a test drive, come in to Peake Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT. We’ve been serving Wayne County for over 20 years, located at 49 West Main Street in Sodus. Stop in today to see why the 2015 Jeep Cherokee is the perfect fit for your family.