Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Edge: Vehicle Comparison
Comparing the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2020 Ford Edge
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2020 Ford Edge compete closely in their class as they are both American made, mid-size SUVs. If you’re trying to decide which is best for you based on how these vehicles compare, let’s take a look at the differences of these updated midsize SUV models.
Engine & Performance
Both of these vehicles offer at least a couple engine options. However, when it comes to off-roading power and engine prowess, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is relatively unrivaled in its class, with a robust engine and great off-road capabilities.
The 2020 Ford Edge has 250-335 horsepower and comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The Edge has two engine options: the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and the 2.7 L V6 engine. Towing capacity for the 2020 Ford Edge is 1,500 to 3,500 lbs.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee has 295-707 horsepower and comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine. If you’re looking for a variety of engine options, the Grand Cherokee is available with four engines: the 3.6L V6 engine, 5.7 L V8 engine, 6.2 L V8 engine, and the 6.4 L V8 engine. Towing capacity for the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is 3,500 to 7,200 lbs.
Fuel, Gas Mileage & Acceleration
The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Edge 2020 models are also similar in gasoline intake and acceleration. The 2020 Ford Edge gas mileage gets up to 21 city and 29 highway. The recommended gasoline intake for the Ford Edge is regular unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87. The 2020 Ford Edge goes from 0-60 in 7.5 seconds.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets up to 19 city and 26 highway, since more powerful engines tend to come with slightly lower gas mileage. The same as the Ford Edge, the recommended gasoline intake for the Jeep Grand Cherokee is regular unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87. The Grand Cherokee accelerates from 0-60 in 8 seconds with the Grand Cherokee V8 engine option accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
Both the 2020 Grand Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Ford Edge are rated 5 stars on crash safety ratings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Each vehicle rated 4 stars in their overall rollover crash rating with the NHTSA as well.
As both of these vehicles were highly rated in safety, each employs multiple features to keep you and your family protected on the road. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with blind-spot monitoring, hill-start assist, rear parking sensors, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, traction control, and stability control.
The 2020 Ford Edge comes standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic warning, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assistance.
These vehicles received close rankings on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Midsize SUVs for 2020, with the Grand Cherokee ranking slightly ahead. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee rated at #11 with a score of 7.9 on the list of Best Midsize SUVs and the 2020 Ford Edge rated #14 with a score of 7.7. Additionally, consumer reviews on Edmunds rated the 2020 Ford Edge 3.8 stars. Meanwhile Edmunds consumer reviews rated the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.8 stars.
These vehicles vary in their cargo space. They are close in general cargo space, but the main difference comes with the additional cargo space of the seat area. In this case, both vehicles have below average cargo space for their class.
- The 2020 Ford Edge has 39.2 ft³ cargo space and 73.4 ft³ with seat area.
- The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee has 36.3 ft³ and 68.3 ft³ with seat area.
These 2020 midsize SUVs each offer several very comparable technology features, wherein each model includes an infotainment system with many modern conveniences.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee UConnect infotainment system comes standard with a 7-inch display. Should you want a larger screen display, there is an 8.4 inch screen also available. The Cherokee’s UConnect infotainment system comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with SiriusXM®.
The 2020 Ford Edge technology infotainment features include the Sync 3 infotainment system with Apple Airplay and Android Auto with an 8-inch touch screen and satellite radio capabilities.
Price & Factory Warranty
The 2020 Grand Jeep Cherokee starts from $32,045 MSRP and the 2020 Ford Edge starts from $31,100 MSRP. Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee factory warranty program and the Ford Edge factory warranty programs come standard with:
- Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
In Comparison: Jeep Grand Cherokee Versus Ford Edge
Overall, both vehicles are a well rated, safe choice for a midsize SUV that offer multiple technology and safety features for yourself, family, and friends to get around. The 2020 Ford Edge offers a roomy feel in a midsize SUV, serving well to get around town day-to-day. If you’re looking for a five-passenger SUV that has off-road capabilities, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of your best choices.
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