2019 Jeep Cherokee vs Chevy Equinox Differences near Nixa, MO

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2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Chevy Equinox

If you're shopping around for a new compact SUV to add to your daily routine, you've likely looked into both the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Chevy Equinox. Both are reliable options, and deciding between the two can be tough. To help, the team at Youngblood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Nixa, MO has compared the Cherokee and Equinox across four categories.

In this comparison, we'll look at the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited, which starts at $30,750 MSRP, and the 2019 Chevy Equinox LT 2.0L Turbo, starting at $30,795 MSRP. If you want to learn more about the Cherokee, check out our model hub. To get in touch with our dealership in Ozark, MO, use our contact form or call (866) 927-8082.


Before we look at the features and refinements included in the Jeep Cherokee and Chevy Equinox, it's important to understand what is powering these vehicles. The available 2.0L turbocharged engine under the hood of the Cherokee outpaces the Equinox's configuration across the board, providing higher towing capacity and better fuel efficiency. See specs for both of these capable SUVs below.

Jeep Cherokee Limited


Chevy Equinox LT 2.0L Turbo

2.0L Turbo


2.0L Turbo I4

270 HP


252 HP

295 lb.-ft.


260 lb.-ft.

Up to 4,000 lbs.

Towing Capacity

Up to 3,500 lbs.

23 city / 31 highway

Fuel Economy

22 city / 29 highway


Both of these compact SUVs provide a comfortable ride and comfort features like heated front seats. However, the 2019 Cherokee takes it a step further than the Equinox, with upgrades that both drivers and passengers will appreciate. The refined interior of the Jeep Cherokee includes:

  • Premium leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • Standard dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

2019 Jeep Cherokee and Chevy Equinox Interior


You expect the latest tech to be equipped with your new vehicle, and the technology suite included in the Cherokee is second to none. While the 2019 Equinox matches features like Bluetooth® technology and SiriusXM® radio, it doesn't provide the following technology features that are included with the Jeep Cherokee.

  • Uconnect® 4 with 8.4-in. touchscreen display
  • 7-in. configurable TFT color cluster display


Go forth with confidence behind the wheel of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Its responsive safety features will help deliver you and your passengers to your destination quickly and safely. The 2019 Equinox LT provides the essentials, but you'll only find the following features in the Jeep Cherokee:

  • Standard blind spot and cross path detection
  • Standard ParkView® rear back up camera
  • Available full speed collision warning with crash mitigation
  • Available LaneSense® lane departure warning

2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

2019 Jeep Cherokee Models near Nixa, MO

After reading about the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and Chevy Equinox differences, it's clear to see that the Cherokee is the superior SUV. You can see all the Cherokee models available at Youngblood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in our online inventory. We welcome drivers in Nixa, MO to take the short trip to our dealership in Ozark, MO to find the 2019 Cherokee they're looking for. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (866) 927-8082.

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox | Ozark, MO

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Chevy Equinox in Ozark, MO

Compact crossovers are all the rage in Ozark, MO. It's not hard to see why; crossovers are as easy to drive as a sedan but as spacious as an SUV. If you are getting ready to purchase a new SUV, our comparison will help you narrow down the list.

For the purposes of this review, we will compare new Jeep Cherokee and Chevy Equinox differences. Specifically, between the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4, which starts at $27,795 MSRP, and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LS 1.5L Turbo AWD, which starts at $28,295 MSRP.

To learn more about the 2018 Jeep Cherokee on its own, visit our Jeep research center or head directly to the new Cherokee inventory at Youngblood Jeep.

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. Chevy Equinox: Engine Specs & Capabilities

When it comes to performance, the victor is obvious. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is more powerful, infinitely more capable off pavement, and has a smoother, more balanced driving dynamic. Key specs of both models are found in the table below.

2018 Jeep Cherokee


2018 Chevy Equinox

2.4L I4


1.5L Turbo I4

184 HP


170 HP

2,000 lbs.


1,500 lbs.

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. Chevy Equinox: Interior & Exterior

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee and Chevrolet Equinox have similar dimensions, but the Jeep Cherokee has slightly more overall passenger space than the Equinox. When you add up all the thoughtful design details of the new Jeep Cherokee, you see how it's a more enjoyable place to spend your time than the Equinox.

  • The Jeep comes with standard fog lights and LED daytime running lights, and the interior has both LED ambient lighting and illuminated cup holders
  • The Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus has an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, while the Chevy Equinox LS only has a 4-way manual-adjustable driver's seat
  • The Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Rear heating and air ducts keep every passenger happy in the Jeep Cherokee
  • The Jeep comes with roof rails but the Equinox does not
  • The Cherokee Latitude Plus is available with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Chevy Equinox Interior Comparison in Ozark, MO

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. Chevy Equinox: Safety & Technology

The newest Jeep Cherokee has plenty of advanced technology features. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the 2018 Cherokee's crash avoidance system "superior", while the Equinox's system was rated "basic". Entertainment and convenience tech is also abundant in the Cherokee. 

  • The Chevrolet MyLink® infotainment system has a 7-in. color touchscreen, but the Jeep Uconnect® 3C infotainment system has an 8.4-in. color touchscreen
  • The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is available with blind spot and cross path detection
  • Your Jeep Cherokee comes with one free year of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, but the Chevy Equinox does not
  • The Jeep Cherokee comes with a household-style 115-V power outlet so you can charge larger items like laptops
  • The new Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus is available with a universal garage opener, but the Chevy Equinox LS isn't

Test Drive a New Compact SUV at Youngblood Jeep in Ozark, MO

When you compare the 2018 Jeep Cherokee against the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, it becomes quite clear that the Cherokee has numerous advantages over the Equinox. If you are ready to get behind the wheel for a test drive, call (866) 927-8082 and one of our product specialists will be happy to set up your appointment.  

2018 Jeep Cherokee in Ozark, MO

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