The 2015 Jeep Cherokee is a fully modern crossover SUV, but it can still go off-road and get dirty unlike a lot of its competition. Take one for a test drive at US 1 Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Sanford, NC and discover how good the new breed of Jeep handles on the daily adventure.
The Ford Edge has been updated for 2015, but it is still the same old crossover with no off-road abilities.
You may not go off-roading in your SUV, but it is better to have the capability and not need it than need it and not have it, right? Both of these vehicles are great on the pavement, but only Jeep gives all of their SUVs real off-road features like low-range gearing. The Cherokee Trailhawk model is even Trail Rated by Jeep, which means it can handle rough off-road use with just the press of a button.
Seeing as how it is built tougher, for off-road use, you may be surprised to find the base Cherokee is EPA rated at 22 city/31 highway mpg with front wheel drive. The best the Edge can manage is 20/30. With their optional V6 motors, the Cherokee gets 21 city/29 highway compared to the Edge at 18 city/26 highway with FWD. All-wheel drive versions are rated a little bit lower, but the Cherokee still edges out the Edge.
Both of these on-road biased crossovers can tow small trailer with their factory tow packages. Ford rates the Edge at 3,500lbs, no matter which engine is in it. With the right option boxes checked the Jeep Cherokee can tow up to 4,500lbs when equipped with the V6 motor. That may not seem like much, but it means the difference between a Class II and a Class III hitch, and most real towing requires a Class III or higher.
For an attractive crossover that is great as a daily driver, and doesn’t get lost the second the pavement ends, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee should be at the top of your list. If you live in Raleigh, NC or the surrounding area US 1 CDJ in Sanford should be the first place you stop when you are shopping for a new car.View Inventory