2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Jeep Cherokee

A red 2020 Mazda CX-5 compared to a blue 2020 Jeep Cherokee.

For years, the Mazda brand has honed-in on providing a classy and strong SUV for potential buyers. This year, they continued that tradition with the 2020 Mazda CX-5. Plus, it’s available right here in the Rochester, NY area.

As a five-seat midsize crossover, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 boasts optimal performance across its five trim levels. But when compared to a competitor such as the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, its standard features shine through on top of its impressive engine specs. Follow along with us at Marketplace Mazda as we provide a comprehensive comparison between the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Jeep Cherokee.

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Jeep Cherokee

2.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder
187 Horsepower 180
186 ft-lbs Torque 171 ft-lbs
25 City / 31 Highway MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 22 City / 31 Highway MPG

When comparing the standard engine options above, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers an impressive set of specifications. Next to the 2020 Jeep Cherokee model’s base engine, the 2.5L standard engine offers better performance across the board. It becomes further skewed in favor of the CX-5 when adding its 2.0L turbo engine to the mix, which provides up to 250 horsepower and 320 ft-lbs of torque with premium unleaded fuel.

Find a 2020 Mazda CX-5 in the Rochester, NY Area

Moving on from the engine specifications, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 also offers more features at its lower trim than the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. This includes the standard Mazda Radar Cruise Control option, which allows you to keep a certain distance away from a vehicle in front of you. For other safety features, the model also receives the now-standard i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of features such as:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Smart Brake Support
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • And More!

Lastly, the CX-5 offers more cargo space (30.9 cubic feet) compared to the Jeep Cherokee (25.8 cubic feet).

When it comes to all-around features and performance, it’s no wonder why the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is rated one of the stronger midsize SUVs on the market. Stop into Marketplace Mazda in the Rochester, NY area today and find one that fits your style.