2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 Ford Escape
Up to 4,500 lbs
Towing Capacity
Up to 3,500 lbs
Up to 270 hp
Engine Horsepower
Up to 250 hp
Off-Road-Oriented Model
Seating Capacity

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Ford Escape

We have to say we love SUVs due to the fact that they offer an increased ride height, increased storage capacity, and come loaded with creature comfort features. If you're looking to update your current ride to a new SUV, we suggest you take a look at the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Ford Escape. The Cherokee is available with off-road-oriented features, loads of driver assistance features, and luxury features like ventilated front seats. The 2020 Ford Escape is available with several different engines, has several different models in its lineup, and comes with features like remote start. Learn which SUV is the right fit for you by continuing on down below.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

Each and every model of the Jeep Cherokee can be equipped with any of the three engines that make up the Cherokee powertrain lineup. The available 3.2L Pentastar V6 engine allows you to tow up to 4,500 pounds and comes with engine stop/start technology. The optional 2.0L turbocharged engine makes an impressive 270 horsepower, 295 lb-ft of torque, and up to 31 mpg on the highway. The standard engine for the Cherokee is a 180 horsepower 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir Engine.

2020 Ford Escape Power & Handling

If you're looking to tow with the 2020 Ford Escape you will only be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped with the available 2.0L EcoBoost engine and the Class II Trailer Tow Package. The standard engine for the Escape is a 1.5L three-cylinder engine that makes 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. The optional EcoBoost engine is available for only the SEL and Titanium trim levels and makes 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

The first model in the Jeep Cherokee lineup is the Latitude, which comes with features such as a 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, a six-speaker sound system, and automatic LED headlights. The Latitude Plus goes on to add blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, simulated-leather inserts in the upholstery, and rear parking sensors. A heated steering wheel, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, and more come with the Limited. You'll find more luxury features on the Overland, including heated rear seats, navigation, ventilated front seats, and leather upholstery. Last up is the off-road-ready Trailhawk with a special 4x4 system, hill ascent/descent control, tow hooks, and more!

2020 Ford Escape Features & Design

The base Ford Escape S is outfitted with cloth seats, a single-zone manual climate control system, a six-speaker sound system, and a rotary gear shift dial. The SE adds on some features but not many. With this model, you'll also get keyless entry/ignition, Sync3 infotainment system, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and a different set of wheels. The SE Sport comes with a different engine, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Then there is the SEL and Titanium, which come with features such as remote start, heated front seats, and a hands-free liftgate.


We hate to say it, but the 2020 Ford Escape left us feeling rather disappointed, especially when compared to the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee offers a bevy of powertrain options that can be paired with any trim level, impressive towing capability, loads of driver assistance features, off-road model, and creature comfort features. If you'd like to take the 2020 Jeep Cherokee out on a test drive, we hope you will do so here at Dave Smith Motors.

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