2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Subaru Ascent

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Subaru Ascent

Not every automaker builds their mid-size SUV the same. For Jeep, there are two options, the Grand Cherokee or the 4-door version of the Jeep Wrangler. For Subaru, the Ascent is the only option, but it is a solid SUV in its own right. Due to how relentlessly rugged the Wrangler is, the Ascent is more aptly compared to the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Both the Grand Cherokee and the Ascent are designed to offer large interior space and off-road capability. The similarities end there, as the Grand Cherokee feels like a luxury SUV and fits a maximum of 5 passengers and the Ascent is more utilitarian with 7 or 8 seats depending on the trim level. The rest of this page continues this comparison, including the chart below, which refers to available features and specifications.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2020 Subaru Ascent

3.6L V6 and 6.2L V6 Supercharged Engine Options 2.4L 4-Cylinder Turbo
3979 L EPA Interior Volume 4851 L
3266 kg Maximum Towing Capacity 2268 kg
8-Speed Automatic Transmission CVT

Model Comparison Analysis

The contrast is stark between these two mid-size SUVs. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee not only as two engines but has one of the most powerful engines ever made for the public with the Supercharged 6.2L V6. Both engines exceed the power produced by the only engine in the 2020 Subaru Ascent. This advantage in power leads to greater towing capacity. The greater interior volume in the Ascent makes it more useful for carrying more people, but it also makes it bulky and harder to maneuver.

Other Features Available on the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Driver-Assisted Parking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rearview Camera
  • Rear DVD Entertainment System
  • 9-Speaker, 1-Subwoofer Alpine® Brand Speakers
  • Auxiliary and USB Audio Inputs
  • And More!

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