2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 Chevrolet Equinox
180 hp
Standard Horsepower
170 hp
9-speed shiftable automatic
6-speed shiftable automatic
Off-Road-Oriented Model
Seating Capacity

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

The competition is stiff in the small crossover SUV segment, which means each manufacturer  is trying extra hard to create the best possible vehicle. With so many great options out there the only question is, which model is right for you? Well to help you decide we've compared the 2020 Jeep Cherokee against the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. Below we're going to take a look at the design and capability of each vehicle so keep reading down below as we dive right in.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

With the Jeep Cherokee you know you're going to get an impressive four-wheel-drive system that can handle dirt roads just as well as bad weather. The Cherokee Trailhawk is specifically built to handle off-road trails and comes with an off-road suspension, hill ascent/descent control, and all-terrain tires. The standard engine for the Cherokee lineup is a 180 horsepower 2.4L four-cylinder engine that makes 171 lb-ft of torque. The optional engine for the Cherokee is a 270 horsepower 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 295 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic engine comes paired to all engine options.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Power & Handling

Chevrolet offers two engine options for the Equinox. The standard engine for the lineup is a 170 horsepower turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 203 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. If you upgrade to the 252 horsepower turbocharged 2.0L engine that produces 260 lb-ft of torque, however, you'll get a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is standard for the lineup and is the only option for the base L model. All the higher trim levels can be paired with the available all-wheel-drive system.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

Automatic LED headlights, Bluetooth, smartphone integration, a backup camera, and USB ports al come standard with the base model Cherokee Latitude. The Latitude Plus adds to the above features list with rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Limited adds even more features including heated front seats, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a nine-speaker sound system, and a heated steering wheel. On the Overland you'll find heated rear seats, navigation, wood insert, ventilated front seats, and driver-seat memory functions.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Features & Design

The Equinox is interesting since the base model is only available as a special order. If you were to special order the base L model, you'd get Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, a 7-inch touchscreen, and LED daytime running lights. The LS, which is readily available and more expensive, adds the option to get all-wheel-drive and is available in more exterior paint options. The LS is also available with the LS Convenience package that adds rear privacy glass and a power-adjustable driver's seat. The LT adds xenon headlights, satellite radio, and an upgraded information display. Last in the lineup is the Premier, which adds a hands-free liftgate, LED headlights, and driver-seat memory functions.


The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox really doesn't stand a chance against the lengthy features list and capability that the 2020 Jeep Cherokee has to offer. If you're interested in learning more about the new Jeep Cherokee and are interested in taking the SUV out for a test drive, we hope you will come and see us here at Pearson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

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