2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Pinckney MI

2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 Chevrolet Equinox
Heated Seats
Offered on Higher Trim Levels
180 Horsepower
Standard Engine Power
170 Horsepower
9-Speed Automatic
Standard Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
15.8 Gallons
Fuel Capacity
14.9 Gallons

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

Choosing the right SUV for your busy lifestyle can be an exciting activity but it can also be stressful when there are tons of options on the market to sort through. That is exactly why we, here at Holden Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, have created this comparison review. We took two of the most popular SUVs on the road, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox, and we are comparing all that they have to offer. Keep reading below to learn more about these models and which one we think you should bring home!

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

Under the hood of the Jeep Cherokee, drivers will find one of three engines. The standard engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 171 lb-ft of torque and 180 hp. The first of the two optional engines is a 3.2-liter V6 that generates 239 lb-ft of torque and 271 hp. The last engine offered for the 2020 model year is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that kicks out 295 lb-ft of torque and 270 hp. All engines are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. However four-wheel drive is offered for all trim levels except the Trailhawk trim where it is standard.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Power & Handling

There are only two engines offered to power the Chevrolet Equinox. The standard engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that generates 203 lb-ft of torque and 170 hp. This engine is mated to an automatic 6-speed transmission. The second is a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that creates 260 lb-ft of torque and 252 hp. This engine is paired with an automatic 9-speed transmission. The standard drivetrain configuration is front-wheel but all-wheel drive is available for all but the base L trim.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

The Cherokee is offered in five trim levels. The base model is called the Latitude and it starts the lineup off with standard features like automatic LED headlights, Apple and Android smartphone integration, Bluetooth connectivity, 17” wheels, a 6-speaker sound system, a 7” touchscreen, two USB ports, a folding rear seat with 60/40-split, and a rearview camera. The upper trims build on the Latitude with dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, a nine-speaker sound system, ventilated front seats, navigation, driver-seat memory functions, heated rear seats, and sound-deadening glass. The Trailhawk trim is outfitted with more off-roading oriented features like all-terrain tires on wider wheels, increased ground clearance, tow hooks, a locking rear differential, and skid plates.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Features & Design

Drivers have four Chevrolet Equinox trim levels to choose from in the 2020 model year. The base trim is the L and it comes with LED daytime running lights, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, Apple and Android smartphone integration, height-adjustable front seats, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, a 6-speaker sound system, 7-inch touchscreen, and a rearview camera. The upper trim levels satellite radio, heated front seats, a power liftgate, LED headlights and taillights, and wireless device charging.


Now that we have taken a deep dive into what both of these models have to offer, we think it is pretty clear that the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is the one to drive home! The Equinox does have a lot to offer but it just can’t compete with the Cherokee’s engine power or Trailhawk trim level. We love the Jeep Cherokee and we know that you are going to as well, so come on down to Pinckney Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today to take a Cherokee out for a test drive!