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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Review

New 2021 Jeep Cherokee

2021 Jeep
Cherokee

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New 2021 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*
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$26,310 to $35,550
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$23,800 to $33,000
Invoice* $26,192 to $34,709 $23,776 to $31,482
MPG - City 18 - 22 25 - 26
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 30 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Jeep Cherokee offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Chevrolet Equinox, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Cherokee and the Chevrolet Equinox.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Cherokee as you will with the Chevrolet Equinox, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Jeep Cherokee is somewhat more expensive than the Chevrolet Equinox. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Cherokee is much higher than that for the Chevrolet Equinox.

Dimensions
The Jeep Cherokee is about the same width as the Chevrolet Equinox. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Cherokee takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Chevrolet Equinox.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Jeep Cherokee transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Cherokee is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Equinox for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Cherokee greatly out-muscles the Chevrolet Equinox.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Cherokee and the Chevrolet Equinox. The Jeep Cherokee has less cargo space than the Chevrolet Equinox, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Jeep Cherokee comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Equinox.