2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Jeep Cherokee
2020 Ford Escape 2020 Jeep Cherokee
MPG (City/Highway) *
  27/33 22/31
Cargo Space
  65.4 cu. ft. 54.7 cu. ft.
Front Leg Room
  42.4 in. 41.1 in.

2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Jeep Cherokee

Serving Seneca, SC

The Ford Escape is redesigned in 2020, featuring a stylish new look, improved power, and a hybrid edition return. The Ford Escape has a roomy, spacious interior with comfortable seats. The Escape also has a smooth ride and a well-designed interior with user-friendly controls. The Escape competes with the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, but it outperforms the Jeep in several ways. Unlike the Escape, the Cherokee is not offered in a hybrid version. The Escape also has class-leading technology, safety amenities, and fuel economy. With many standard features onboard at all trim levels, the 2020 Ford Escape also offers better value overall than the Jeep Cherokee.


The 2020 Ford Escape has a variety of performance options under its hood. The base trim begins with a turbo three-cylinder engine that delivers 181 HP. This engine comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and it is offered with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The second engine, available for the SEL and Titanium trims, is a 2.0L four-cylinder. This engine creates up to 250 HP, and it comes with an all-wheel drive. A hybrid powertrain is also offered with up to 200 HP. The Jeep Cherokee has a slightly less powerful base engine that reaches 180 HP at most. The Cherokee is also not available with an electronic hybrid mechanical system.


The Ford Escape has a well-appointed and spacious interior, despite its small size. It has more room for people and cargo than the Jeep Cherokee, making the Escape an optimal choice for road trips or carting more people and belongings around. Moving up the line, you'll unlock additional features, including heated and leather-wrapped steering wheels, leather upholstery, and power-adjustable seats for the driver and front passenger. The Cherokee does not come with a panoramic sunroof or a power-adjustable front passenger's seat. The Jeep also has a smaller trunk area than the Ford Escape, making road trips more challenging.

Safety & Technology

The Ford Escape gets a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA, while the Jeep Cherokee receives four stars. The Escape has a more comprehensive safety package and more standard driver-assist aids. The Escape comes standard with an eight-inch infotainment system and onboard WiFi. It has a separate 4.2-inch driver's display screen. Dual USB ports are included, and the sound system has six speakers. The Jeep Cherokee has fewer safety features and only a seven-inch infotainment display screen to start. You also have to upgrade to get amenities standard on the Escape, such as a WiFi hotspot.

Which 2020 Ford Escape trim level is right for you? Our Seneca-area sales associates are passionate about providing individualized attention to each customer. We invite you to connect with our Lake Keowee Ford team today to get more familiar with the Escape trims and capabilities.

* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.