Compare the New Jeep Cherokee to the New Chevrolet Equinox


Compare the Jeep Cherokee to the Chevy Equinox near Chico, CA

When it comes to compact SUVs, few vehicles live up to the standards of the new Jeep Cherokee. With its mix of great off-roading capability and powerful engines, it is easy to see why. The new Chevy Equinox attempts to match the Cherokee, but it falls short. Compare the two side-by-side to see the differences for yourself.

Powertrain and Performance

The standard engine for the Cherokee is a naturally aspirated four-cylinder that pumps out 180 horsepower. Compare that to the base 170 horsepower engine of the Equinox. Already the Cherokee brings more horsepower to the table. If you upgrade the engines, you will find an available turbocharged engine that pumps out 270 horsepower in the Cherokee and a turbocharged engine that produces 252 horsepower in the Equinox. Once again, the Cherokee comes out on top.

Exterior Design and Features

When it comes to the exterior of both SUVs, the Cherokee once again pulls ahead. Both are bold vehicles with smooth lines and crisp color options. However, the Cherokee brings amenities that better enhance your drive. The available windshield wiper de-icer makes it easier to keep ice off your Cherokee. With the Tire Fill Alert, you will be given an audible alert when your Cherokee's tires are filled to the suggested pressure. The Equinox, by comparison, focuses more on looks rather than amenities.


For technology, the Cherokee and Equinox are neck and neck. Where the Cherokee pulls ahead is in its available features. It brings an 8.4-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker Alpine premium stereo system, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof. By contrast, the Equinox brings an 8-inch touch screen and only seven speakers.

Interior Features and Amenities

Once again, the Cherokee and Equinox are similar when it comes to the interior cabin and amenities. However, the new Jeep Cherokee gets ahead. For instance, both SUVs bring plenty of features. The Cherokee adds a Vehicle Anti-Theft System, a Trip Computer, Rain Sensing Wipers, standard smart device integration, and more. The Equinox brings an auxiliary power outlet, Keyless Start, Steering Wheel Controls, and more. Where the Cherokee shines is passenger room. While both SUVs can seat five people, the Cherokee allows for 128 cubic feet of passenger space. On the other side, the Equinox only allows 103.5 cubic feet.

Safety and Security

For safety technology, the Cherokee adds more than the Equinox. Brake Assist, Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Lane Keeping Assist are all standard on the Cherokee but not on the Equinox. Overall, the Cherokee offers more driver assistance features.

More Options and Trims

With the Cherokee comes more options overall. For instance, it features five trim levels. These levels include the Latitude, the Latitude Plus, the Latitude LUX, the Limited, and the Trailhawk. In comparison, the Equinox only brings four trims. The extra trim the Cherokee brings only adds to the number of choices you can make when purchasing your Cherokee.

Choose the Jeep Cherokee Every Time near Redding, CA

It is no secret that the new Jeep Cherokee rises above the competition. Whether that's through its performance, comfort amenities, innovative technology, design, or safety features, it shines. If you are interested in one of our dealership's new Jeep vehicles in Red Bluff, consider taking a new Jeep Cherokee for a test drive. A test drive will put you right behind the wheel. You will be able to see whether or not it fits your lifestyle. If you decide to purchase or lease one, you can start the auto finance process online. Our Chico area dealership regularly carries new Jeep Cherokee SUVs in our inventory of new cars, trucks, & SUVs.

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  1. Benny Brown's Red Bluff Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

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    Red Bluff, CA 96080-9623

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