2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 Chevy Equinox
180 hp
Engine power
170 hp
15.8 gal.
Fuel capacity
14.9 gal.
41.1 in.
Front leg room
40.9 in.
40.3 in.
Rear leg room
39.9 in.

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs Chevy Equinox

Finding your next SUV doesn't have to be a process that sends you into a stress spiral. At Banks Crossing CDJR, we want to be a part of the solution, never the problem. That is why we are working hard to simplify everything, including breaking down two of the top SUVs in the automotive world today, so you have a better idea of the vehicles out there for you to choose from. The two vehicles we are looking at today include the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Chevy Equinox. The Cherokee makes sure that you have real off-roading abilities, the best high-tech features around, additional availability of the Advanced Safety Group, and new exterior colors. The Equinox comes in either additional available packages, a user-friendly available infotainment system, and standard lane-departure warning. Keep reading to find out which of these SUVs we recommend most.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

No one should ever underestimate the kind of power that can be generated by the Jeep Cherokee. In the 2020 model year, you will find three different engines that you can choose from. All of the engines that we are discussing work with FWD or AWD, and a nine-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly. The base engine here is a 2.4-liter inline-4, which can generate 171 pound-feet of torque, and around 180 horsepower. Sitting in the middle of the lineup is a 3.2-liter V6 engine, which offers up to 271 hp and 239 pound-feet of torque. The final engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which offers around 295 lb-ft of torque and up to 270 horsepower.

2020 Chevy Equinox Power & Handling

Compared to the three engines that come with the Cherokee, only two engine options are offered with the 2020 Equinox. The base engine here is a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4, which can produce 170 horsepower and around 203 pound-feet of torque. The other available engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4, which can get around 260 pound-feet of torque and up to 252 horsepower. Front-wheel and all-wheel drive are available. The base engine gets a six-speed automatic transmission, while the more powerful engine gets a nine-speed automatic.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

Even if you aren't necessarily concerned about the power being generated, you are wondering what the Cherokee has to offer for trim levels and features. The base trim, Latitude, gives you 17-inch wheels, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, cruise control, heated mirrors, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Another trim to check out is Limited, which adds leather seating, a power liftgate, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, heated seats, and dual-zone climate control. Other available features include all-terrain tires, ParkSense rear park assist, keyless entry, Selec-Terrain AWD, an off-road suspension, and push-button start.

2020 Chevy Equinox Features & Design

When it comes to trim lineups, the Equinox is trying to keep up with what the Cherokee has in store. Standard features here include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 17-inch alloy wheels, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, automatic high-beam headlights, and a 7-inch touchscreen. Throughout the rest of the lineup, you'll find available features like a power driver's seat, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, a hands-free power liftgate, heated front seats, a leather-trimmed interior, and 18-inch wheels.


While the competition is fierce, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee has been able to easily take control. Whether you want an off-roading king, or something that is perfect for commuting, there is no better SUV on the market today! Stop by our dealership to check out all of the Cherokee models on our lot.

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