2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Escape
2020 Jeep Cherokee 2020 Ford Escape
  9-speed shiftable automatic 8-speed automatic
Wheel Type
  Alloy Wheels Steel Wheels
Fuel Capacity
  15.8 gal 14.8 gal

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Escape

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If you are searching for an SUV that meets all your needs, the Jeep Cherokee is a good bet. The Cherokee has several salient features in 2020, including an assortment of engines that provide a perfect combination of power and decent ride quality. The Jeep is also equipped with an absorbent suspension system that creates a smooth and steady ride even over rough surfaces. The Cherokee’s performance credentials surpass those of the Ford Escape, one of the Jeep’s competitors. The Jeep offers more power than the Escape and more off-road capabilities. The Jeep Cherokee also has a luxe interior equipped with an 8.4-inch user-friendly infotainment system on most models. Many features are standard on the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, but it also has a range of options, including more add-on amenities than the Ford Escape, to provide just the precise ride that you want.

Performance & Handling

Performance and handling is one area where the 2020 Jeep Cherokee excels. The Cherokee comes standard with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine. This engine produces a maximum power output of 180 HP, and it produces slightly more than 171 LB-FT in torque. Several engines are available, including a more robust 3.2L V6 with a power capacity of 271 HP and a turbocharged engine that produces 270 HP. There is just one engine available for the Ford Escape, a three-cylinder that produces 181 HP max. The Jeep comes with a nine-speed transmission, while the Escape’s transmission has eight speeds.


The Jeep Cherokee is legendary for its performance attributes, and it has the appearance to match. From skid plates to tow hooks, large fender flares, and all-terrain tires, the Jeep Cherokee has an exterior appearance that is fitting for its off-road capabilities. The Jeep also has unique features such as removable doors and a removable windshield that are not available on the Ford Escape. The Jeep even comes in a unique trim called the Trailhawk that is made for the outdoors with wider wheels, an off-road suspension system, and advanced all-wheel drive.

Options & Amenities

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee comes stacked with amenities and offers many more as add-on possibilities. The Jeep has 17-inch wheels and LED lights as a standard feature. It also comes with many advanced safety aids. A larger 8.4-inch display screen, wood-trim accents, premium leather seats, and climate-controlled seating are added to the higher-end trims. The largest display screen you can get on the Escape is eight inches, and LED headlights are not standard. Leather seats and advanced safety aids aren’t added until you reach the top trim.