|250 - 335||Horsepower (HP)||180 - 271|
|280 - 380||Torque (lb-ft)||171 - 295|
|73.4||Cargo Volume (cu.ft.)||54.7|
A midsize SUV is a great choice for the tremendous amount of functionality and spacious interior it can provide, without going as big as a full-size or large model. With so many different midsize options out there, however, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you. Looking at the 2020 Ford Edge vs 2020 Jeep Cherokee, for example, you can see that these are both very good models with a lot to offer. As you look at the specific details of each vehicle, it becomes clear pretty quickly that the 2020 Ford Edge has the advantage.
While the Ford Edge has two engines to choose from compared to the three engines offered on the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, the second engine for the Edge is far more powerful than anything you can get in the Cherokee and provides an exhilarating ride. This is not just a powerful engine; it has been designed and tuned by the Ford Performance Team to create an SUV that absolutely commands the road. Combine this with the superior safety features that come standard on the 2020 Ford Edge compared to the Cherokee, and you get a responsive driving machine that can help keep you safe.
The 2020 Ford Edge also has more room inside, including significantly more cargo capacity both behind the rear seats and overall. That means you can load up the Edge with a lot more items, whether that means shopping bags, sports equipment, or camping supplies for a weekend getaway. Interior luxury and technology options are also better inside the 2020 Ford Edge, which simply brings it all together to create a more sophisticated and enjoyable driving experience. When you are ready to see the 2020 Ford Edge for yourself, come visit us at DePaula Ford, and we will help you find the perfect SUV.
The 2020 Ford Edge has two engines to choose from while the 2020 Jeep Cherokee has three. Normally, having more engines available would be a major plus for a vehicle, but considering just how powerful the available engine on the Edge is, the Cherokee really cannot keep up. Even with one more available engine, it still falls short.
The standard engine in the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is a 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir I-4 engine that delivers up to 180 hp and up to 171 lb-ft of torque. There is also an available 3.2L Pentastar V6 engine that offers up to 271 hp and up to 239 lb-ft of torque for much better performance. Finally, there is an available 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine that provides up to 270 hp and up to 295 lb-ft of torque. In most cases, that would be a clear winner for the best engine, but the 2020 Ford Edge blows it away.
The standard engine on the 2020 Ford Edge is a 2.0L EcoBoost beauty that gives you up to 250 hp and up to 280 lb-ft of torque. As you can see, that clearly beats the Jeep’s standard engine, by a large margin, and is pretty comparable to the available V6 in the Jeep. If you want truly incredible performance, however, then there is an available 2.7L EcoBoost V6 that delivers up to 335 hp and up to 380 lb-ft of torque. Just one glance shows how much more powerful the Edge can be than the Jeep, and it is no surprise since this engine has been tuned by the Ford Performance Team.
One of the biggest reasons to choose an SUV, even a midsize SUV, is for the great functionality it can provide. This often comes from being able to load up the vehicle with lots of stuff. Whether you need a model for your family and handling everything kids need to have, or you want an SUV for road trips or going camping, the interior size is essential.
The 2020 Ford Edge has a clear advantage here, thanks to its large and surprisingly spacious interior. You get nearly 40 cu.ft. of cargo space just behind the rear seats, giving you lots of room for whatever you need to take with you. Behind the front seats, you get more than 73 cu.ft. of total cargo capacity, which makes it easy to load up with tons of stuff.
By comparison, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee definitely falls short, with a significantly smaller interior. It has only about 25 cu.ft. of storage space behind its front seats and just over 54 cu.ft. of total cargo volume behind the front seats. That is a huge difference compared to the 2020 Ford Edge and can really matter if you want to take full advantage of your SUV. This is smaller even than the 2020 Ford Escape, a compact SUV with more than 60 cu.ft. of cargo space.
Because you are going to spend most of your time with your vehicle inside of it while driving, you want to choose one that has great features inside. This includes both technology and comfort features since you want a comfortable ride that is also highly functional. Let us take a look at both standard and available features for these two SUVs to see how they compare.
The 2020 Ford Edge has a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with available memory feature, and an available 6-way power front passenger seat, both of which can be heated. It has an 8-inch infotainment display standard, and an available 12-speaker B&O premium sound system. There is also available active noise cancellation, available blue ambient lighting, an available heated steering wheel, and an available wireless charging pad.
By comparison, though the 2020 Jeep Cherokee has some nice available features, it falls short overall. The standard driver’s seat on the Cherokee is 8-way power adjustable, with available heated front seats. The standard infotainment display is just 7-inches, with an 8-inch display available, but not standard, on higher trims, and there is an available 10-speaker Alpine sound system. A heated steering wheel is available as part of a cold-weather package on lower trims.
We could pretty easily argue that safety is the single most important factor when looking at any vehicle. Nothing else really matters if your SUV cannot help keep you safe on the road. In this respect, the 2020 Ford Edge really pushes ahead of the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and many other vehicles out there.
Standard safety features on the 2020 Ford Edge include pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and a blind spot information system with a cross-traffic alert. A lane-keeping system, rearview camera, and automatic high-beam headlamps are also all standard. Available features for the 2020 Edge include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane centering, evasive steering assist, and enhanced active park assist.
With the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, on the other hand, standard safety features include airbags, seatbelts, a rear backup camera, and hill start assist. Other safety features like forward collision warning with active braking, a lane departure warning with lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection are all available but not standard. Even on the highest trim, the Limited, features like the lane departure warning and lane keep assist are still only optional and not standard. Clearly, the 2020 Ford Edge gives you much more to help keep you safe without the need to opt for extra features.