2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Escape Indianapolis IN

2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 Ford Escape
Standard Engine Displacement
9-Speed Automatic
Standard Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Type
Steel Wheels
5 Passengers
Seating Capacity
5 Passengers

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Escape

Have you been thinking about purchasing a new SUV but stressing about how many options there are to sift through? We are here to help relieve some of that stress by quickly narrowing down the options and pitting two of the most popular models against each other to help you decide. To the left, we have the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and to the right, the 2020 Ford Edge. Both of these two-row, five-passenger SUVs have a lot to offer so read on as we compare their engine and feature options and share which one we think is the best of the best!

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

The Cherokee’s powertrain lineup consists of three engines. The base, a 2.4-liter inline-4 delivers up to 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can opt for the available Pentastar 3.2-liter V6 that pumps out 271 hp and 239 lb-ft of torque or the 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 that generates 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. All three engines come mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel-drive. Multiple four-wheel drive configurations are available for all trim levels no matter except the Trailhawk where it is standard.

2020 Ford Escape Power & Handling

There are just two engines offered for the Ford Escape. The base engine is a 1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-3 that pumps out 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. This engine is configured with standard front-wheel drive while all-wheel drive is available. The second and final engine offered is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-4 that delivers up to 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive comes standard with this engine. Ford mates both engines with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

There are five Cherokee trim levels to choose from. The base model,called the Latitude, is outfitted with standard features like Apple and Android smartphone integration, two USB ports, automatic LED headlights, 17-inch wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and a folding rear seat with 60/40 split-folding. The higher trim levels, the Latitude Plus, Limited, and Overland expand on the Latitude with more tech and comfort features. Drivers will find a power liftgate, rear parking sensors, more USB ports, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, and sound-deadening glass. The final trim, the Trailhawk, is ready for off-roading with skid plates, all-terrain tires wrapped around wider wheels, increased ground clearance, and more!

2020 Ford Escape Features & Design

In the 2020 model year, there are also five Escape trim levels to choose from. The entry-level S model is pretty bare, only outfitted with features like second-row sliding seats, a 4.5-inch center display screen (that’s right, it doesn’t even have a touchscreen), and selectable drive modes. The upper trims expand on the S with an 8-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, black mirror caps, a hands-free power liftgate, remote engine start, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and dual-zone climate control.


It is pretty easy to see, after comparing what both of these SUVs have to offer, that the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is the one that you should be driving! The Ford Escape really tried its best to keep up but the serious lack of features throughout the entire lineup just doesn’t impress us. If you are interested in getting behind the wheel of a 2020 Jeep Cherokee, then now is the time to take a trip down to Kahlo CDJR! We look forward to working with you!