So, you're in the market for a new SUV? Well, the competition is fierce around Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Stroudsburg, and East Stroudsburg. With so many options, Ray Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) has taken time to develop some comparisons that may prove insightful.

This particular comparison is a doozy--pitting the 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. the Chevy Equinox vs. the Ford Escape. These are three strong players in their respective segment. How will it turn out? You'll have to keep reading to see whether the Cherokee, Equinox, or Escape is right for you!

Engine Specifications

There's a lot of engines to consider when you look at the various options between the Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, and Jeep Cherokee. While outputs like horsepower and torque range from one engine to the next, the most powerful of the three SUVs is the Jeep Cherokee.

If you decide to opt for the 2.0L Turbo engine in the Cherokee, your SUV will churn out 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the strongest option inside the Equinox is the 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder that registers just 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

The Escape has its own 2.0L 4-cylinder set-up under the hood. While being the strongest motor in the Escape lineup, this 2.0L still falls short of the Cherokee, as it offers just 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

Which SUV has the Edge in Towing Capacity?

When it comes time to put your engine to work by towing a large trailer or the family boat, each SUV does an admirable job. As you might have guessed after seeing the engine outputs, though, the Jeep Cherokee is a step ahead in terms of towing capacity when compared to the Escape and Equinox.

With the Jeep, you can tow around 4,500 pounds. That's an impressive number for a two-row SUV, and one that easily tops the Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox--which offer just 3,500 pounds each.

Off-Roading Chops

If you often answer the call to adventure, then your SUV has to be ready to tackle rugged trails and slippery slopes. When the tires leave the pavement, the Cherokee sees a noticeable uptick in ability over the Escape and Equinox.

First, Jeep provides three available 4X4 systems that alter how your vehicle responds to differing terrain. Neither the Escape nor Equinox offer the same type of versatility when crafting their models' performance.

That's just the beginning. The Jeep Cherokee can be optioned with Active Drive Lock and the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, which allows you to select from specific drive modes.

Clear Winner: The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Takes the Crown

With a comparison featuring the Jeep Cherokee vs. Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape, you have the chance to consider some top options in the segment.

After a look at each SUV's traits, it's clear the Cherokee is the proper choice near Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Stroudsburg, and East Stroudsburg.

To get a feel for the winner in person, schedule a test drive with Ray Price CDJR!

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