2020 Jeep Cherokee


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Features & Specs

2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 GMC Terrain

Standard Engine Power

180 Horsepower

170 Horsepower

Fuel Economy

31 MPG Highway

30 MPG Highway

Fuel Capacity

15.8 gal.

14.9 gal.

Seating Capacity

5 Passengers

5 Passengers

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 GMC Terrain near Troy, MI

Have you been searching for an SUV that can handle your daily commute and weekend adventures but feeling overwhelmed by the number of options on the market? Worry no more, we have created this handy comparison review pitting two of the segment's most promising models against each other to help you find the one that best meets your needs. On the left, we have the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and to the right, we have the 2020 GMC Terrian. Keep reading to go learn more about their engine options and standard features and our recommendation!

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

There are three great engine options available to power the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. The first engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that generates 171 pound-feet of torque and 180 hp. Another engine option available is a 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 that creates 239 pound-feet of torque and 271 hp. The final engine option for the 2020 model year is a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder that produces 295 pound-feet of torque and 270 hp. Each of the three engine options is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and multiple drivetrain configurations are available including FWD, AWD, and 4x4 systems. Got large toys or materials to transport, the Cherokee can handle that with the 4,500-pound max towing capacity.

2020 GMC Terrain Power & Handling

There are just two engine options are available for the 2020 GMC Terrain. The first engine is a 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder that produces 203 pound-feet of torque and 170 hp. This engine can be configured with standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel-drive. The next engine option is a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder that generates 260 pound-feet of torque and 252 hp. This engine is only available with all-wheel-drive. Both of these engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

The Cherokee is available in five fantastic trim levels for the 2020 model year. The base Latitude model starts the lineup off with standard features like smartphone integration, a 7-inch touchscreen, LED automatic headlights, a backup camera, a folding rear seatback with 60/40 split, Bluetooth connectivity, 17" wheels, and two USB ports. The upper trim levels are outfitted with even more features like a power liftgate, additional USB ports, rear parking sensors, a power-adjustable driver's seat, leather upholstery, navigation, sound-deadening glass, a nine-speaker sound system, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, and more! The Trailhawk trim level is made for off-roading with features like tow hooks, a locking rear differential, all-terrain tires, unique upholstery, wider wheels, increased ground clearance, and off-road-oriented suspension tuning.

2020 GMC Terrain Features & Design

There are only four GMC Terrain trim levels to choose from in the 2020 model year. The base SL model comes outfitted with features like rear privacy glass, power-adjustable heated mirrors, a six-speaker sound system, smartphone integration, keyless entry and ignition, a 7-inch touchscreen, and safety features. The upper three trim levels add features to the SL model but most are locked away behind expensive packages. Some of those packages add features like an 8-inch touchscreen, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, different interior trim, and dual-zone climate control.


It is clear to see while both of these SUVs are great options, the 2020 Jeep Compass is the one to pick! Not only has it been named the most capable midsize SUV on the market, but there is an option for anyone! Come on down to the dealership to check out our Cherokee inventory in person with our sales team and take a test drive!

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