2016 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2016 Ford Edge

In the world of sport utility vehicles, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Edge are two of the top vehicles for drivers in Merrimack, Nashua, and Manchester because they're capable, powerful, and fun to drive. But with so many great aspects to them, it can be difficult choosing between the two.

Fortunately, Allen Mello Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram can help. We've provided our comparison of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs. the 2016 Ford Edge to help you see which SUV is best for you.

Engine Performance

Both the 2016 Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Edge offer two great engine options. For the Cherokee, you can choose between the standard 2.4-liter I-4 engine that gets up to 184 horsepower and the available 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine for 271 horsepower.

The Ford Edge comes with a standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that gives 245 horsepower. It also offers a 3.5-liter engine that gets up to 280 horsepower and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine that gets 315 horsepower.

Though the Ford Edge offers more horsepower, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee is the vehicle to choose if you're looking for a more economic ride. Its base engine gets an EPA-estimated 31 highway mpg, and its V6 option gets up to an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg. The Ford Edge only provides a standard EPA-estimated 30 highway mpg and an EPA-estimated 26 and 27 highway mpg, respectively, for the two EcoBoost engine options.


In terms of overall performance, the Jeep Cherokee has an advantage over the Ford Edge because of its exceptional off-road performance.  It features two drivetrain systems to cater to a variety of adverse road conditions. One is the Active Drive I that has the features and technologies to help you get through slippery and wintery roads. The other is Active Drive II. With this, you'll get the stability needed for your off-road adventures.

The Ford Edge also has an available all-wheel drive system. With this, you get additional control and stability when driving through rough terrain. Unfortunately, this vehicle doesn't offer multiple drivetrain systems nor is it made to go off-roading.

Technologies and Features

Both the 2016 Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Edge are greatly innovative for your entertainment and convenience. In the Edge, you'll find the SYNC with MyFord system that can pull up everything from music to navigation to create a more enjoyable ride. The only downside to this feature is that it's harder to operate. With button touch controls, drivers won't be able to access the feature they want on the first try, and you'll have to give the screen your full attention to operate it properly.

The Uconnect infotainment system in the 2016 Jeep Cherokee offers the same features. However, many have found that it's the easier system to use. Upgrades have allowed it to better understand voice commands to minimize distractions so you can focus on the road ahead.

Though the 2016 Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Edge are similar, the comparison above shows that the Cherokee stands higher thanks to its capable yet efficient performance and easy-to-use technologies.

Interested in learning more about the 2016 Jeep Cherokee? Then stop by Allen Mello Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Nashua, NH, and schedule your test drive today! 


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