2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 Ford Escape
Heated Seats
Offered on Higher Trims
Standard Engine Displacement
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
5 Passengers
Seating Capacity
5 Passengers

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Escape

Have you been searching for a new SUV but have been left feeling overwhelmed by the amount of choices on the market you need to sift through? We totally understand, which is why we created this comparison review, pitting two of the segment's most popular models against each other. On the left, we have the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and to the right, we have the 2020 Ford Escape. We will be breaking down what these two models have to offer from engine options to standard features and more to help you make the most informed decision, so keep reading!

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

Under the hood of the Jeep Cherokee, drivers can find one of three engines. The base engine, a 2.4-liter inline-4, generates up to 180 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. In need of more power? Opt for the available 3.2-liter V6 that produces up to 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. The final engine offered is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that delivers 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Jeep pairs all three engine options with a nine-speed automatic transmission and FWD. Multiple 4WD configurations are available for all engine options!

2020 Ford Escape Power & Handling

There are two engine options offered for the 2020 Ford Escape. The base engine, a 1.5-liter inline-4, delivers up to 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. The next option, a 2.0-liter inline-4, generates 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are configured with FWD while AWD is offered. Ford pairs both engines with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

There are five Cherokee trim levels to learn about. The base Latitude model is outfitted with features like heated mirrors, 17-inch wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, smartphone integration, cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection. The upper trim levels add parking assistance, keyless entry and ignition, cloth and vinyl upholstery, an 8-way power driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, heated seats and steering wheel, a power-passenger seat. The Trailhawk trim level is outfitted with more off-roading oriented features like a Selec-Terrain dial with crawl control and rock mode, all-terrain tires, a locking rear axle, and more.

2020 Ford Escape Features & Design

There are also five Ford Escape trim levels in the 2020 model year. The base S model comes equipped with a 4.5-inch display monitor, selectable drive modes, second-row sliding seats, and Ford Co-PIlot360. The upper trim levels add an 8-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, keyless entry, smartphone integration, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, hands-free power tailgate, remote engine start, dual-zone climate control, and ambient interior lighting with floor lights.


There is no doubt about it, you have to get yourself behind the wheel of a 2020 Jeep Cherokee model! This outstanding SUV not only offers three great engine options but it also comes packed with features from the get-go and offers a trim level dedicated to off-roading! If you are ready to swap out your current ride with a 2020 Jeep Cherokee, it's time to come on down to Cuero Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram! We look forward to seeing you around the dealership soon.

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