How Do the New Jeep Cherokee and the Chevrolet Equinox Compare?

Looking for a new SUV? There are countless great new SUV options these days, but two of the most popular choices are the new Jeep Cherokee and the Chevrolet Equinox. If you're wondering which SUV may be right for you and your driving style, see the Jeep Cherokee compared to the Chevy Equinox below:

Jeep Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee has been a beloved name in SUVs since it first hit the trails decades ago. This capable, stylish, and well-equipped SUV is well-known for its rugged durability and off-road capability. Though it's capable enough for trails, mud, mountains, and more, it's still got plenty of style, comfort, everyday utility, and refinement for the day-to-day or a night on the town.

  • Size - The Jeep Cherokee is sized well for utility, capability, and efficiency, with up to 54.9 cubic-feet of cargo space, 128 cubic-feet passenger volume, seating for five, 5,500 pounds weight rating, and a wheelbase of 106 inches. You'll have plenty of room for the family and all their gear, as well as compact maneuverability and a stable stance.
  • Off-Road Capability - The Jeep Cherokee is a professional off the pavement. It can be fully equipped to take on the trail with skid plates, front and rear tow hooks, your choice of several advanced 4x4 systems, massive ground-clearance, off-road tires mounted on high-strength 17-inch wheels, locking differential, off-road engineered suspension, transmission cooler, hill control, and more.
  • Features - Some might think that choosing such an off-road capable SUV would mean giving up some comfort or convenience. That's not the case with the Jeep Cherokee. You can enjoy all the latest safety, luxury, and tech features, like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, premium audio system, leather wrapped heated steering wheel, leather heated seats, Blind Spot Warning system, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Mitigation system, power liftgate, and a whole lot more.

Chevy Equinox

The Chevy Equinox is a newcomer on the small crossover SUV market, leaning more toward the crossover side and less toward the SUV side--though it's still a good choice for many drivers with its modern features, all-wheel-drive capability, crossover utility, and city styling.

  • Size - The Chevy Equinox is well-suited for the daily grind, with seating for five passengers, 103.2 cubic-feet of passenger space, 63.5 cubic-feet cargo capacity, a 107-inch wheelbase, and optional 3,500 pounds towing capacity. Most drivers will have enough room for a normal day.
  • Off-Road Capability - The Chevy Equinox is available with a selectable all-wheel-drive system. You can choose whether you drive in all-wheel-drive mode or in front-wheel-drive mode, but you can't select for different off-road environments. In fact, the Chevy's all-wheel-drive system is more suited to lower traction situations rather than off-roading, like wet weather, gravel roads, and snow and ice. No Chevy Equinox model comes equipped with proper off-roading equipment like tow-hooks, off-road shocks, all-terrain tires, or locking differentials.
  • Features - The Chevy Equinox offers you a full range of good quality features for additional costs, like all-wheel-drive, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, premium sound, compact spare tire, leather seats, power seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, power hands-free liftgate, and more. With the right trim-level, you'll have all the features you need.

Find the Best Crossover for You Today

Like what you've read about the new Jeep Cherokee? Schedule a test drive with us today, and we'll get you behind the wheel for some first-hand research. We're certain that once you've experienced what the Jeep Cherokee has to offer you, you'll love it right away!


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