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2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Chevy Equinox | Denver Area

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2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Chevy Equinox | Denver Area

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Chevy Equinox

If you live in the Denver area and are considering financing or leasing a new two-row crossover, you have likely thought about both the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox. These are among the most popular options in what may be the most competitive automotive segment. Making a choice between these two excellent vehicles is what many consumers will do in the months ahead. In order to help with that decision, we present a comparison: the 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox. The goal here is to identify what makes each of these nameplates special as well as the areas where one of them may distinguish itself from the other.

Denver CO - 2019 Jeep Cherokee's Overview

Exterior – 2019 Jeep Cherokee

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has a rather streamlined trim lineup: Latitude, Limited, Trailhawk and Overland. An available Latitude Plus is a sublevel that adds many of the most popular options to the base Latitude without having to step up to the Limited. The Trailhawk is unique to the Cherokee in that it is an off-road focused trim, which is something that Chevy does not offer. The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox trim lineup features four tiers as well: L, LS, LT and Premier. However, this can be a bit deceiving. The L is actually a custom-order trim that seems great on paper but that you may not actually find on lots in Denver. As for comparing the Latitude Plus to the LS, both are well-equipped but the Jeep package is broader.

Denver CO - 2019 Jeep Cherokee's Exterior

Interior – 2019 Jeep Cherokee near Denver CO

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has a bigger interior volume. The rear seating in the Cherokee provides 40.3 inches of legroom whereas the Equinox provides only 39.7 inches. You may think that 0.6 inches is not a big deal, but it is when it comes to adults in the rear seating. On the surface, Chevrolet does a bit more in the cargo area offering 29.9 cubic feet behind the second row and 63.5 behind the driver. The Cherokee provides 25.8 cubic feet behind the second row and 54.7 behind the driver. However, it also has a hidden cargo compartment that brings it more along in line with the Equinox ratings.

Denver CO - 2019 Jeep Cherokee's Interior

Mechanical – Cherokee specs near Denver

Both the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and 2019 Chevrolet Equinox are available as either a front-wheel or all-wheel-drive crossover. The Equinox L is only available as FWD. The FWD Equinox LS does not offer the engine option that the AWD LS does. The Cherokee Overland is an AWD-focused trim. Both the Cherokee and the Equinox have three powertrains available. All Cherokee engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic. The base engine is a 2.4-liter four cylinder rated at 180 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. Your options include a 3.2-liter V6 rated at 271 hp and 239 lb.-ft. and a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder rated at 270 hp and 295 lb.-ft. The base engine for the Equinox is a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder with a six-speed auto that is rated at 170 hp and 203 lb.-ft. Your first option is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with a nine-speed auto that is rated for 252 hp and 260 lb.-ft. Your other option is a 1.6-liter diesel engine with a six-speed auto that is rated for 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft.

Denver CO - 2019 Jeep Cherokee's Mechanical

Safety – 2019 Jeep Cherokee dealer

Conducting a 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Chevrolet Equinox comparison makes it clear that both vehicles have excellent standard equipment when it comes to tech, but the manufacturers take different approaches when it comes to driver assistance features. The Latitude includes a 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, a USB port, Bluetooth capabilities and Android and Apple integration. The Equinox standard package is similar and even includes Teen Driver, which is a nice touch for parents. Chevrolet has opted to offer a Driver Convenience package. It is available at all trim levels and includes add-ons like a blind-spot monitor, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist. You can purchase this at any trim level. Jeep requires you to step up to the Limited to get these features, but they are included. This standard package includes some items that are only available separately on the Equinox, and the Limited includes an 8.4 screen, which requires another upgrade on the Equinox. It may seem like more choice with the Equinox, but the bottom line is often more favorable with the Jeep.

We hope that you have enjoyed our 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Chevrolet Equinox comparison and that it has piqued your interest in the Cherokee even more. If you would like to test-drive the 2019 Jeep Cherokee in Denver, we encourage you to visit us at your convenience or schedule an appointment. You can also call or contact us online for the latest on pricing, specials, auto loans, leasing and more!


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