The Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Escape are two efficient and compact SUVs. They both have plenty of space for your friends and innovative technology. The question is: Which vehicle can match your adventurous spirit in Lumberton, Cherry Hill, and Delran, NJ?

Our team at Lucas Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to help you decide which SUV is right for you with this 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. Ford Escape comparison. Let's see who comes out on top!

Jeep Cherokee vs Ford Escape: Adventurous Performance

Both SUVs can be outfitted with one of three available engines. If you're looking for the most power, you'll need the 3.2L Pentastar® V6 available with the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. It pumps out 271 horsepower. The 250 horsepower of the 2.0L EcoBoost® available with the Escape just can't compare.

The superior engine power of the Cherokee means you will also be able to tow more. Whether you're pulling your jet ski down to the shore or taking your camper out for a weekend in the woods, this SUV can tow up to 4,500 pounds. The Ford Escape can only manage 3,500 pounds.

The Ford Escape can be outfitted with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive that will give you more confidence on slick streets, but you'll want the Cherokee if your adventures take you onto both slippery roads and off-road trails. Its available Active Drive 4x4 system can automatically engage 4-wheel power, so you'll always have optimal traction on a variety of surfaces.

Interior and Infotainment

There's seating for five in both the 2020 Cherokee and the Escape, but if you're looking for the SUV that will give your fellow explorers more room to stretch out, the Cherokee is for you. It boasts up to 128 cubic feet of passenger volume. The Escape is topped out at just 104 cubic feet.

Both SUVs will bring you closer to nature. They can be outfitted with a panoramic sunroof that will let everyone catch some rays on a sunny day. You'll also have the best seat in the house for stargazing on a clear night.

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ give you the power to access your favorite smartphone apps and most popular playlists on the go, and they can be equipped in both SUVs. Both infotainment systems also come with a touchscreen and voice control for ultimate ease of use.

2020 Cherokee vs Ford Escape: Smart Safety Features

It's important to have an SUV that will inspire confidence, which is why both the Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Escape offer a slew of innovative safety features.

Both vehicles offer Blind Spot Monitoring that will alert you when another vehicle is traveling alongside you. That way, you can change lanes with ease. It works with Rear Cross Path Detection, which helps ensure the coast is clear before backing out of a tight spot.

These SUVs can even park themselves. Once their available park assist systems detect an open spot, they'll steer you right in. All you have to do is operate the accelerator and the brake.

Jeep Cherokee vs Ford Escape: We Have a Winner!

This SUV competition was close. They both offer confidence-inspiring safety features, but if you need more interior space and commanding all-terrain performance, choose the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Take it to the streets of Lumberton, Cherry Hill, and Delran, New Jersey, to see if it's right for you.

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