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 Havelock, NC

Many of today’s car shoppers love the efficiency and affordability of a compact crossover. The completely redesigned 2020 Ford Escape is among the segment’s highest-rated models. Let’s find out how it stacks up against the 2020 Jeep Cherokee.

Fuel Economy

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee returns decent gas mileage. However, expect the 2020 Ford Escape to save you even more money at the pump. A newly available hybrid powertrain enables the Escape to deliver up to 44 mpg city/37 mpg highway. Even when equipped with its standard powertrain, the Escape has an impressive rating of 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway. Fuel economy for the Cherokee tops out at 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway.


Excellent crash scores enable the Escape to earn an NHTSA five-star overall safety rating, thus ranking it among the most secure SUVs in the class. The Jeep Cherokee’s four-star overall safety rating puts it a notch below the Escape. Both of these SUVs provide blind-spot monitoring at every trim level. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency, automatic high beams, and a lane keeping system are also standard on the Escape. To get these advanced driving aids on the Jeep Cherokee, buyers must spend extra money. Furthermore, Evasive Steering Assist is only offered on the Escape.


Like the 2020 Ford Escape, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee comes loaded with an impressive amount of standard equipment. However, a greater number of premium features are available for the Escape. For instance, only the Escape offers a head-up display.

With support from the Riverside Ford team, you can get familiar with the Ford Escape by taking it out for a test drive. Email or call the sales team today to make plans for your visit. We look forward to meeting you soon.

* 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.