2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Chevy Equinox
2020 Jeep Cherokee 2020 Chevy Equinox
Horsepower
  180 170
Transmission
  9-speed shiftable automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Towing Capacity
  1,500 lbs. 2,000 lbs.

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Chevy Equinox

Serving Geneva, NY

As you research top options for your upcoming SUV purchase, your attention may naturally turn to the Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee was originally introduced as a full-size SUV in 1974. Across more than four decades, this popular model has evolved in size, style, capabilities, and more. Today's Cherokee is a fifth-generation version, and it is classified as a compact crossover SUV. The Chevy Equinox has had a similar yet shorter evolution since it was released in 2004. Which of these compact models is a good match for your lifestyle?

Exterior

From end to end, the 2020 Cherokee expresses its rugged performance abilities in beautiful combination with its urban style. It is immediately recognizable as a Jeep thanks to its prominent grille with vertical bars. The Cherokee's style is accentuated by a relatively level hood, a rounded nose, aggressive LED headlights, sharp foglamps, lower-body molding, and raised roof rails. In comparison, the 2020 Chevy Equinox has a sharper nose with a strong angle down the hood, a horizontal bar grille and body molding. However, the lower-body molding does not carry around the wheel wells as it does in the Cherokee.

Interior

Both of these models can accommodate up to five passengers, and they are available with fold-down rear seats, leather material in select trims, and heated seats in the front row. The 2020 Cherokee's interior has a pleasing style with smooth surfaces, metallic accents, and all of the essential technologies that you need within close reach. Its equipment could include a wireless hotspot, an 8.4-inch touch display screen, UConnect technology, a multi-zone auto climate management system, and other equipment. In the 2020 Equinox, the interior design has a tapered look throughout the dashboard. This creates a center stack that progressively narrows as it edges toward the center console. This model's equipment could include a heated steering wheel, a climate control system, a touch display screen, a sound system, and more.

Performance

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee is properly engineered to excel on city streets and far beyond. It has Trail-Rated badging that speaks to its capabilities for maneuverability, traction, articulation, and more. Three gas-powered engines are available, and the maximum horsepower rating is 270. This model is also available with your choice of four-wheel drive systems. In comparison, the primary powertrain for the 2020 Chevy Equinox is a 1.5-liter turbo engine that generates 170 horsepower. Across the Equinox trim line for 2020, you can appreciate equipment like anti-locking brakes, front-wheel drive, daytime running lights, an electronic parking brake, and other gear.

At D'Amico Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we will stand by you as you get more familiar with the Cherokee's exciting capabilities and features. To finalize your research, make plans to visit with our sales associates for a Cherokee test drive.