2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 Chevrolet Equinox
Cruise control
180 hp
Engine power
170 hp
9-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
15.8 gal.
Fuel capacity
14.9 gal.

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs Chevy Equinox

The process of buying a vehicle has long come with a stigma of being stressful and unpleasant. Here at Rochester Hills CDJR, we want to completely turn that around. To start, we are helping you to narrow down the crossover SUV segment, so you know which vehicle to be on the lookout for. The two vehicles we are focusing on today include the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. Jeep is giving the Cherokee expanded availability of Advanced Safety Group, 17-inch aluminum wheels for the Latitude trim, and even Alexa Skills with the Uconnect 4 system. The Equinox comes into 2020 with the diesel engine having been dropped from the lineup, a new available Midnight Edition package, and a trailing fuel economy. Keep reading to learn more about these SUVs.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

Jeep has never disappointed with power, nor availability. It should come as no surprise that you have the option to choose between three unique engines. Each of these engines has their own strengths, and they all even come with a nine-speed automatic transmission and the ability to have either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The standard engine here is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, which outputs 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. Next in the lineup is a 3.2-liter V6, getting out 239 lb-ft of torque and 271 hp. The final engine option here is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, kicking out 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. There's something for everyone with the 2020 Cherokee!

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Power & Handling

Only two engines are offered with the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. The dropping of the diesel engine really gave the Cherokee an advantage here. The base engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, which can get up to 170 horsepower and around 203 pound-feet of torque. The other available engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which offers you 260 pound-feet of torque and 252 horsepower. Both engines get either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The base engine works with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0-liter gets a nine-speed automatic.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

Beyond the power of the Jeep Cherokee, you can also expect to find a great trim lineup that gets you the kind of features that you will always be able to enjoy. Some of the standard features here include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, rear cross-path detection, blind-spot monitoring, heated mirrors, cruise control, and 17-inch wheels. You might also consider getting the Latitude Plus trim, which adds an 8-way power driver's seat, cloth and vinyl seating, keyless entry, push-button start, and ParkSense rear park assist. An off-roading trim, Trailhawk, includes all-terrain tires, Active Drive II, and an off-road suspension.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Features & Design

To try and keep up, Chevy has their own trim lineup for the Equinox. Standard features here include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, automatic high-beam headlights, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a 7-inch touchscreen. Another available trim, LT, comes with available blind-spot warning, a power driver's seating, HID headlights, available rear cross-traffic alert, and an available leather-trimmed interior. The highest trim, Premier, includes a hands-free power liftgate, LED headlights, heated front seats, 18-inch wheels, and a leather-trimmed interior.


As you can tell, it's almost unfair to the competition when the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is around. This double threat makes sure that you are never bored, nor uncomfortable. From three great engines to a great interior, the Cherokee is ready for anything you throw at it. Stop by our dealership today to look at the options that we have on our lot.

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