Sporty drives are just around the corner. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. Chevrolet Equinox debate is a competitive one, which is why we're taking the time to break down these two vehicles and everything they have to offer.

Are you driving near Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, MD, every day? You'll want to own a vehicle that's capable, smart, and ready for the road ahead. We've got two great contenders on our hands-there's no question about that. Now, Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Harford County kicks off this debate by taking a closer look at something that matters quite a bit: performance.

Cherokee vs Equinox Performance Specs

The Jeep Cherokee offers three different engines, so you'll have the ability to pick the one that meets your needs. What will you have to choose from? We're glad you asked.

  • 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine: 180 horsepower/171 lb-ft torque
  • 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine: 271 horsepower/239 lb-ft torque
  • 2.0L Turbo engine: 270 horsepower/295 lb-ft torque

As you can see, you have some impressive options to select from. Whichever engine you land on, you'll be behind the wheel of a powerful SUV.

The 2020 Chevy Equinox comes with a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower, a bit off the pace of the 180 horsepower delivered by the entry-level Cherokee engine. Meanwhile, the available 252-horsepower Equinox engine can't match up to either of the other Cherokee choices.

Cherokee vs Equinox Capability

All-weather Jeep Cherokee off-road capability makes it easy to take this SUV off pavement. If you're ready to explore, then the Cherokee is the car you want by your side.

With the available Rock Mode on the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, and the Jeep Active Drive Lock functionality, you can bring your Cherokee into the woods, have it crawl over rocks, or tackle slick surfaces with ease. The Chevy Equinox, for all its great qualities, simply can't match the Cherokee when it comes to off-roading.

Plus, if you need to do some towing, you'll appreciate that the Jeep Cherokee offers a max towing capacity of 4,500 pounds. That's reason to bring your favorite toys:

  • Boats
  • Trailers
  • ATVs
  • Campers

The Chevy Equinox maxes out with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, just behind what the Cherokee is capable of.

Jeep Cherokee vs Chevy Equinox Tech Features

When it comes to technology, you can count the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and Chevy Equinox to provide it. After all, the Cherokee comes equipped with a large 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ functionality. Thanks to this capability, you'll be able to connect a smartphone to the touchscreen for access to apps, music, and more. You'll find similar capability in the Chevy Equinox, which also has a 7-inch screen.

Want to stay connected even if you're far away from home? The Cherokee and Equinox offer available Wi-Fi hotspot capability, so you can connect your devices.

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs Chevy Equinox: The Last Word

Now that you've read our 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. Chevy Equinox comparison, be sure to visit us at Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Harford County. We look forward to seeing you here for a Cherokee test drive near Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen.

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