2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 Ford Escape
Standard Engine Displacement
9-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Standard Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
5 Passengers
Seating Capacity
5 Passengers
4WD Drivetrain
Not Offered

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Escape

When searching for a new mid-size SUV model, there are quite a few models to weed through until you find the one that best meets the needs of your lifestyle. Here at Pearson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we understand that it can be frustrating. That is why we have created this comparison review, pitting two of the most popular models in the segment against each other to see how they stack up. On the left, we have the formidable 2020 Jeep Cherokee and to the right, we have the redesigned 2020 Ford Escape. Keep reading to find out which model we recommend you drive home!

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

There are three engine options offered for the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. The standard engine is a 2.4-liter inline 4 that produces 180 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. The second engine offered is a 3.2-liter V6 that pumps out 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. The third engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that delivers 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. All engines are outfitted with standard FWD while 4WD is available on all models except for the Trailhawk where it is standard. Jeep mates all three engine options to a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Ford Escape Power & Handling

There are just two engines powering the Escape lineup in the 2020 model year. The standard engine is a 1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-4 that deploys 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. The second and final engine offered is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-4 that delivers 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are outfitted with standard front-wheel drive while all-wheel-drive is available. Ford mates both engine options with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

Five Cherokee trim levels are offered in the 2020 model year. The base Latitude model comes outfitted with standard features like heated exterior mirrors, 17-inch wheels, smartphone Apple and Android integration, cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen, and blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection. The upper trim levels add keyless entry and ignition, an 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar adjustment, ParkSense rear park assist with stop, dual-zone climate control, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, heated seats and a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, a power liftgate, and more! The Trailhawk trim level expands on the Cherokee's features with off-roading equipment like all-terrain tires, underbody skid plates, a unique 4WD system, off-roading suspension adjustments, and a locking rear axle.

2020 Ford Escape Features & Design

The Ford Escape is also offered in five trim levels for the 2020 model year. The base model adds second-row sliding seats, a 4.5-inch central display screen, Ford Co-Pilo360 safety features, and keyless entry. The upper trim levels expand on that with features like an 8-inch touchscreen interface with smartphone integration, keyless entry, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, a hands-free power liftgate, remote engine start, ambient lighting with floor lights, dual-zone climate control, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.


After breaking down these two models, we think that it is pretty clear to see that you should be driving home in the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and we can make that happen! Not only does the Cherokee offer a more substantial feature list it also offers an off-roading trim level and a more powerful and capable powertrain lineup! If you are ready to find your ideal 2020 Jeep Cherokee trim level come on down to Pearson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today!

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