If you’re in the market for a midsize SUV that pulls out all the stops to make sure your time on the road is invigorating, than we certainly have a set of wheels with your name on it here at Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram—the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee! But, instead of simply going over the main aspects of this vehicle, we’d like to show you how it compares to the 2020 Forge Edge.
Which is More Powerful—the 2020 Grand Cherokee or 2020 Edge
We’ll start things off on the right foot by popping the hood of the Jeep and Ford to see which one offers the brawnier engine. It’s hard to make an argument in favor of the Edge, as its standard 2.0L EcoBoost® system only generates a less-than-thrilling 250 horsepower. If you take the wheel of the Grand Cherokee, you’ll fly down Interstate 465 behind 293 horsepower. The fun doesn’t stop there, since the SUV from Jeep can be equipped with a monstrous 6.2L supercharged V8 powertrain that puts 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque under your command. That equates to a staggering 7,200-lb. towing capacity1! On the other side of things, the Edge just doesn’t quite match up, as its available 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 powertrain can only rev out 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque for a maximum 3,500-lb. towing capacity1.
Whether you put a premium on comfort or convenience, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee can provide. When you examine its highest trim level, you’ll find such accommodations as standard heated and ventilated front seats and an automatic dual-zone climate control system that lets you and your copilot set different temperatures. While you’ll find the latter in the most upgraded version of the Ford Edge, you won’t be able to spring for ventilation in the front seats, which means your cabin might get a bit too stuffy in those hotter summer months. Another technology available with the Grand Cherokee you won’t be able to find in the Edge is Jeep® Skill for Amazon Alexa®2, a feature that lets start your vehicle, check fuel levels, and send navigation coordinates using your device at home.
Performance capabilities and interior amenities are just one part of the equation. One aspect you’ll certainly want to consider before choosing your next ride is safety. After all, if you’re not going to feel secure when you’re on Meridian Street, what’s the point? Thankfully, the 2020 Grand Cherokee brings a lot to the table, including standard Blind Spot Monitoring3 and an available Class-Exclusive4 Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension system. While the former will let you know when it’s a good time to merge by indicating when the coast is clear, the latter improves your handling so you can tackle corners without breaking a sweat. While the Edge does provide the first technology as standard, there’s no way to access the second system, which means you may not feel as confident when making a tight turn.
After putting these rides head-to-head, we can confidently say the SUV from Jeep is the winner in this battle between the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs the 2020 Ford Edge in Indianapolis, IN. Contact us at Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to learn more.
1. When properly equipped. See dealer for details.
2. Available on the Uconnect® smartphone app and on models equipped with the Uconnect 4C NAV system.
3. Always check visually for vehicles prior to changing lanes.
4. Excludes other FCA US LLC Vehicles.