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2020 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Jeep Cherokee Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Chevrolet
Equinox

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New 2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep
Cherokee

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MSRP*
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$23,800 to $35,700
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$25,840 to $34,845
Invoice* $23,776 to $34,058 $25,651 to $34,043
MPG - City 22 - 28 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 28 - 39 24 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Equinox offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Cherokee, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Equinox and the Jeep Cherokee.

Convenience
The Jeep Cherokee requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Chevrolet Equinox, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Equinox will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Jeep Cherokee. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Equinox carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Cherokee.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Equinox is about the same width as the Jeep Cherokee. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Equinox takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Jeep Cherokee.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Jeep Cherokee.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Chevrolet Equinox is clearly the choice over the Jeep Cherokee for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Equinox has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Cherokee.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Jeep Cherokee. The Chevrolet Equinox has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Jeep Cherokee.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Equinox comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Cherokee.