2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 ChevroletEquinox

Parking Assistance
Available on Higher Trims
271 hp
Engine Power
170 hp

239 lb-ft
Engine Torque
203 lb-ft

15.8 gal
Fuel Capacity
14.9 gal

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

Seeing as how there are so many different SUVs on the market, it can be hard to know which one is best for you and your family. We here at Waynesboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM are here to help, and in this article, we are going to cover two of the best out there. On the left is the powerful and off-road-ready Jeep Cherokee, and on the right is the feature-heavy Chevrolet Equinox. We are going to put these two models head to head, so keep reading to see which one comes out on top.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

Starting off the Cherokee’s engine lineup is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. If you need more power, the Cherokee offers you either a 3.2-liter V6 that pumps out 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. All engines come standard with nine-speed automatic transmission. While the Trialhawk comes standard with all-wheel-drive, on other trims, you get the option of front-wheel or all-wheel-drive. Best of all, the Cherokee can haul up to 4,500 pounds, which is a class-leading number.

2020 ChevroletEquinoxPower & Handling

Two engines are available for the 2020 Equinox, with the first being a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, which is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. It drives nice, but feels a little bit underpowered. If you’re looking for more power, the Equinox also has the option of a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that pumps out 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and connects to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but you do get the option of all-wheel-drive on every trim but the L trim.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

Five main trim levels are available for the Jeep Cherokee, and there are some terrific features on each. Kicking things off is the Latitude, which comes with 17-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, two USB ports, and a 7-inch touchscreen with a six-speaker audio system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Next up is the Latitude Plus, which adds simulated-leather inserts in the upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. You also get satellite radio, an extra USB port, and passive keyless entry with push-button starting. There are tons of safety systems, including a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors. There are a ton of options available for the Latitude Plus including an auxiliary household power outlet, dual-zone climate control, a power liftgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and remote start. Up next is the Limited, which adds to the extensive list with leather upholstery, an upgraded driver display in the gauge cluster, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. You also get all of the Latitude Plus options as standard. Topping the Range is the Overland, which adds unique body-colored exterior trim, sound-deadening windshield and front windows, driver-seat memory functions, wood inserts, upgraded leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats. The most off-road features can be found on the Trailhawk with its advanced all-wheel-drive system, wider wheels and all-terrain tires, increased ground clearance, off-road-oriented suspension tuning, a locking rear differential, hill ascent and descent control, skid plates, and tow hooks.

2020 ChevroletEquinoxFeatures & Design

Only four trim levels are available for the Chevy Equinox, but there are some exciting features available. The base L comes with automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, height-adjustable front seats, and Bluetooth. You also get and OnStar system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker audio system. There are quite a few safety systems available for the L, which including automatic high-beam control, a rearview camera, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning and mitigation. Next up is the LS, which comes with an expanded range of exterior colors. Optional is a Convenience Package with a power-adjustable driver’s seat and rear privacy glass. The LT ups its game with xenon headlights, an upgraded information display, auxiliary rear-seat release levers, satellite radio, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. Optional is a power liftgate, heated front seats, and blind-spot monitoring. The top of the trim ladder is the Premier, which hasLED headlights and taillights, a hands-free liftgate, driver-seat memory functions, and wireless device charging. Optional features for the Premier include a 360-degree parking camera and a premium Bose sound system.


Consumers always want more, and they will get it with the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee has more engine options and more features than the Equinox, which put it squarely in the winner’s circle. Be sure to check out our full review of the 2020 Cherokee on our website and then head down to the dealership and take a test drive. Don’t miss out on the all-new Jeep Cherokee!