2020 Subaru Ascent vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2020 Subaru Ascent 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Starting MSRP *
  $31,995 $34,000
Seating Capacity
  8 passengers 5 passengers
All-Wheel Drive
  Standard Optional

2020 Subaru Ascent vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Serving Charlottesville, VA

The Subaru Ascent entered the market last year as a midsize crossover SUV. It directly competes against the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee has been immensely popular with local drivers over the years thanks to its ability to balance functionality, ruggedness, and style. The Ascent gives the Grand Cherokee a run for its money by integrating superior functionality with features and style. Which of these SUVs should you drive home in today? A detailed comparison of these models can be revealing.


Because the Subaru Ascent was released last year, its exterior is modern and appealing from front to rear. This SUV has 8.7 inches of ground clearance as well as thick body molding and LED lights at the front and rear. The Ascent's functionality is boosted by a power liftgate, remote entry, and raised roof rails. From a design perspective, the Ascent is equally appealing. It maintains confident flow that angles slightly up the hood and downward slightly across the roof. While the Ascent shows off crisp definition, the personality lines and contouring are masterfully blended. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a recognizable exterior because it has not changed dramatically within the last few years. This includes the well-known Jeep grille with vertical bars on the front end. Exterior equipment may consist of roof rails, powered and heated side mirrors, remote accessibility, and other gear that could vary dramatically by trim.


The 2020 Ascent gives you the functionality of the third row of seats, and you can easily fold down the second and third rows when you need more cargo space. This modern vehicle is loaded with technologies and features. Some or all of the Ascent's trims this year include USB ports, wireless internet connectivity, a rear entertainment center, Harman Kardon headphones, a premium sound system, and many other preferred items. The Grand Cherokee for 2020 is a two-row SUV with a fold-down feature in the second row. Across the trim line, the Grand Cherokee may have heated seats, a power sunroof, an auto climate control system, a rotary gear shifter, and other equipment.


Both of these midsize crossover SUVs have impressive performance capabilities and are ideal for city driving, road trips, and adventures that take you off the beaten path. The 2020 Ascent has been engineered to protect you across the miles with a smart rearview mirror, a 180-degree front-view monitor, responsive headlights, blind-spot detection, and many other features. The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a blind-spot monitor, a rearview monitor, airbags, and other equipment at the base trim level.

Our Umansky Subaru associates are enthusiastic about demonstrating the 2020 Ascent's capabilities and features to you. When you are available to continue your SUV research in person, please make arrangements to visit with our sales team for an Ascent test drive.

* Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.