2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 MazdaCX-5
271 hp
Engine Power
187 hp
239 lb-ft
Engine Torque
186 lb-ft
Standard
Satellite Radio
Available on Higher Trims
Standard
Parking Assistance
Optional

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Mazda CX-5

If you have a big family, you're going to need an SUV. The problem is that with so many different models out there, it can be hard to know which one is best. Fortunately, the good folks at Jeep and Mazda look to make your decision a little more comfortable with the release of their latest Cherokee and CX-5 models. Both of these SUVs come with powerful engines and a ton of features, but only one can claim victory. Which one is best for you and your family? Continue reading to find out!

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

Three terrific engine options are available for the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Standard is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that comes with 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Optional is either a 3.2-liter V6 with 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Each engine pairs with a smooth nine-speed automatic transmission. While the Trailhawk comes standard with four-wheel-drive, all other trims have the option of four-wheel-drive if you choose. When adequately equipped, the Cherokee can haul an impressive 4,500 pounds.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Power & Handling

Only one engine is available for the Mazda CX-5, and how much power you get is tied to the trim level. Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trims come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that has 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims get the same engine but up the horsepower to 227 and the torque to 310 lb-ft. All-wheel-drive comes standard, and the engine pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission. These power numbers are adequate, back are lacking when you compare them to the Cherokee.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

Five trim levels are available for the Jeep Cherokee, and each comes with a ton of amazing features. Kicking things off is the Latitude, which comes with 17-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moving up to the Latitude Plus adds simulated-leather inserts in the upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. You also get premium safety features such as a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and passive keyless entry with push-button starting. Higher-level trims of the Cherokee include more luxury features such as leather upholstery, an upgraded driver display in the gauge cluster, heated front seats, driver-seat memory functions, and sound-deadening windshield and front windows. The highest trim level, the Trailhawk, gets you some off-road features such as an advanced all-wheel-drive system, all-terrain tires,off-road-oriented suspension tuning, skid plates, and tow hooks.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Features & Design

The Mazda CX-5 comes with five trim levels as well, and some excellent features go along with them. The base level is the Sport, which comes with LED headlights, push-button ignition, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a four-speaker sound system. Mazda also gives the CX-5 with an advanced set of safety features at the base level. Moving up to the Touring adds on to this with keyless entry, a power-adjustable driver's seat, simulated-leather upholstery, heated front seats, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Touring Preferred Package adds on a sunroof, a power liftgate, and a 10-speaker Bose sound system. With the Grand Touring, you get all of the above plus leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, driver-seat memory functions, and an upgraded driver information display.The top two trims, the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature, round out the features list with an eight-inch touchscreen, premium leather upholstery, a surround-view camera, and front and rear parking sensors.

Conclusion:

For us, this one is a no brainier. We are going to give the victory to the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. The engines are more powerful, and there are more features and options available on the Cherokee than the CX-5. Want to know more about the Jeep Cherokee? Head down to Rossi Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and schedule a test drive with one of our terrific sales representatives. We can't wait to get you behind the wheel of this fantastic SUV, so if you can't make it down to the dealership, check out our full inventory here on our website.


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