2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Escape

In the field of compact SUVs, the Jeep Cherokee sets itself apart from rivals with its cutting-edge features and real off-road capability. Does the redesigned Ford Escape pose a threat to our pedigreed Jeep crossover? See which model has the upper hand in our 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Escape comparison.

The Jeep Cherokee has more powerful engines when it comes down to the specs, starting with a standard 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine rated for 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. At the peak of the engine roster, an available 2.0-liter turbocharged inline engine churns out 270 horsepower, 295 lb-ft of torque and a max tow rating of 4,500 lbs. Check out the table below for more details on how the lineups compare.

2020 Jeep Cherokee


2020 Ford Escape

$27,395 Starting MSRP $24,885
3 Engine Options 2
270 horsepower, 295 lb-ft of torque Max Performance 250 horsepower, 280 lb-ft of torque
4,500 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs.

Off-Road Feature Highlights and Advantages of the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Compact SUV

The new 2020 Ford Escape ups its game with a number of new interior features, but the list is still pretty barren in the realm of capability. If you’re looking for something to take you down the beaten path, the Jeep Cherokee is the obvious choice. Even the most basic 4×4 model has enough power and ground clearance to manage common off-road conditions. The 2020 Ford Escape isn’t designed to handle off-road applications.

For more serious all-terrain prowess, the Cherokee Trailhawk model comes equipped to tackle tough conditions such as deep water, deep snow, rocks and loose sand. The Trailhawk also gains an advanced all-wheel-drive system, skidplate protection and excellent approach and departure angles.

Those interested can now test drive the 2020 Jeep Cherokee at the Fury Motors dealership in Saint Paul, MN. Twin Cities-area drivers looking for more information on the Jeep Cherokee compact SUV can ask the Fury Motors Team using the form below.

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