2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Chevy Equinox

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Chevy Equinox

Setting eyes on the Jeep Cherokee, you’d suspect nothing out of the ordinary. The model carries itself like most compact SUVs, brandishing a handsome design that’s sleek with just a pinch of grit. Despite its charming exterior appeal, this wolf in sheep's clothing embraces its Jeep roots with real off-road ability that redefines the meaning of the term “sport utility vehicle.”

Today, we’ll put this peculiar Jeep favorite to the test by stacking it up against the competing 2019 Chevy Equinox. Read on to see just how these two models fair in a side-by-side analysis.

2019 Jeep Cherokee


2019 Chevy Equinox

$23,995  Starting MSRP
180 hp / 171 lb.-ft. Standard Horsepower / Torque
170 hp / 203 lb.-ft.
270 hp / 295 lb.-ft. Max. Horsepower / Torque 252 hp / 260 lb.-ft.
2,000 - 4,500 lbs. Tow Capacity 1,500 – 3,500 lbs.

Comparing the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox

With pricing for the Cherokee and the Equinox starting under $25,000, both models prove to be an affordable option for small to midsize families. But the scales start to tilt when you take a look at what you’re getting for your money. Despite its compact stature, Jeep excels in carving out an exceptionally spacious 128.0-cubic-foot interior from the Cherokee’s body. The Equinox’s interior treads on the other side of the spectrum with just 103.5 cubic feet of passenger space to offer.

Let’s revisit those engine specs as well. Whether we’re looking at the base level Cherokee Latitude and Equinox L or the top-level Cherokee Overland and Equinox Premier, the Cherokee outperforms the Equinox. From standard horsepower and towing to max horsepower, torque and towing — the only category in which the Equinox seems to win is in standard torque. It seems clear who the top dog is in this SUV showdown. Try as it might, but the 2019 Chevy Equinox can’t hold a light to the 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

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