2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Escape Shippensburg PA

2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 Ford Escape

Heated Seats
Offered on Higher Trims
Offered on Higher Trims
Not Offered

Engine Displacement

9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Escape

Finding an SUV that you love and meets all your needs can be difficult when there are so many options on the market. We are here to help you find your dream vehicle by quickly narrowing down the segment to two of the top models and then comparing all that they have to offer. We choose the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Ford Escape and we are breaking down their engine and feature options to help you make the best choice, so keep reading!

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

Jeep powers the Cherokee lineup with three engines. The base engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that generates 171 pound-feet of torque and 180 horsepower. The second engine is a 3.2-liter V6 that produces up to 239 lb-ft of torque and 271 horsepower. The final engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that creates 295 lb-ft of torque and 270 horsepower. Jeep mates all engines with an automatic 9-speed transmission. Jeep equips every trim level except the Trailhawk with standard front-wheel drive but four-wheel drive is offered, standard for the Trailhawk.

2020 Ford Escape Power & Handling

In the 2020 model year, the Escape is powered by one of two engines. The base engine is a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder that produces 190 lb-ft of torque and 181 horsepower. This engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Trim levels can also be powered by the available 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that creates up to 280 lb-ft of torque and 250 horsepower.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

Drivers have five Cherokee trim levels to choose from in the 2020 model year. The base trim level is called the Latitude and it comes with Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a folding rear seat with 60/40-split, LED automatic headlights, two USB ports, 17-inch wheels, and a rearview camera. The Latitude Plus, Limited, and Overland trims add rear parking sensors, more USB ports, a power liftgate, heated front/rear seats, navigation, noise-canceling technology, and so much more. Jeep makes sure that the Trailhawk trim is ready for off-roading with hill ascent and descent control, all-terrain tires wrapped around wider wheels, additional ground clearance, tow hooks, skid plates, and a locking rear differential.

2020 Ford Escape Features & Design

Ford offers the Escape in five trim levels for the 2020 model year. The base model is known as the S and it comes with selectable driver models, a 4.5-inch display monitor, no touchscreen here, and second-row sliding seats. The upper trims add an 8-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, Apple and Android smartphone integration, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a hands-free power liftgate, remote engine start, dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting with floor lights, and memory front seats.


We have taken a good look at both of these SUVs model, and we can safely say the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is the model to choose! The Ford Escape put up a good fight but it just can’t compete with what the Cherokee has to offer. If you are ready to swap out your ride for a 2020 Jeep Cherokee, come on down to Shively Motors of Shippensburg soon, we cannot wait to work with you!