2018 Chevy Equinox vs. 2018 Jeep Cherokee | Barre, VT

2018 chevy equinox vs jeep cherokee

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Are you on the hunt for a highly capable SUV with plenty of amenities to upgrade your daily drive? With a multitude of options available, narrowing down your choices can prove difficult. That's why the experts at Midstate Jeep have taken two popular SUVs and compared them side-by-side: the 2018 Chevy Equinox and 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Read on to learn which one comes out on top.

In this comparison we'll be taking a look at the 2018 Chevy Equinox LS, starting at $26,505 MSRP, and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus, starting at $26,295 MSRP.

Do you already know the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is the perfect SUV to take on your adventures? Check out the new 2018 Cherokee inventory at our Jeep dealership in Barre, VT for trim package availability. Be sure to also check out our incentives page to see if you qualify for amazing savings!

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

While the 2018 Chevy Equinox provides sufficient power for everyday tasks with a 1.5L engine, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee and its 2.4L I4 Tigershark® MultiAir® engine deliver substantially more horsepower and towing capacity. You'll also appreciate the off-road prowess found on the new Cherokee thanks to three available, innovative 4x4 systems: Jeep® Active Drive I, Jeep® Active Drive II, and Jeep® Active Drive Lock. Key engine and performance specs of these two SUVs are as follows:

2018 Chevy Equinox


2018 Jeep Cherokee

1.5L Turbo


2.4L I4 Tigershark® MultiAir®

170 HP


184 HP

Six-speed automatic


Nine-speed automatic

1,500 lbs.

Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs.

2018 Chevy Equinox vs. 2018 Jeep Cherokee: Interior & Exterior

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From your daily commute to family vacations, when you spend so much time in your vehicle, you want to make sure it's comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Both the new Chevy Equinox and new Jeep Cherokee come equipped with 17-in. aluminum wheels, LED daytime running lights, and front bucket seats; however, our experts believe you'll appreciate the Cherokee more thanks to its premium materials and upgraded convenience features, which include:

  • Power eight-way driver seat
  • Jeep® Cargo Management System with utility hooks and bag kit
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel
  • Optional universal garage door opener
  • Ambient LED interior lighting
  • Tire Service Kit
  • Automatic Bi-Xenon HID headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Optional CommandView® dual-pane panoramic sunroof

2018 Chevy Equinox vs. 2018 Jeep Cherokee: Safety & Technology

Whether you're riding in the 2018 Equinox or 2018 Cherokee, you can rest assured your loved ones will stay protected and connected on every trip. While both of these SUVs have several safety and technology features, including advanced multi-stage airbags and infotainment systems, only the new Cherokee can boast the following features:

  • All speed traction control
  • Hill start assist
  • ParkViewTM rear back-up camera
  • Optional ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System
  • Keyless Enter-N-Go™
  • Optional Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection
  • 8.4-in. touchscreen display
  • Uconnect® 3C infotainment system
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with one-year subscription
  • Optional nine amplified speakers with subwoofer

Schedule a Test Drive in Barre, VT!

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There's no better way to trailblaze than in an all-new 2018 Jeep Cherokee! Schedule a test drive at our Jeep dealership in Barre, VT to experience it for yourself. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Midstate team through our contact form, or give us a call at (802) 461-4928 to speak with a product specialist directly.

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