2018 Chevy Equinox vs. 2018 Jeep Cherokee | Festus, MO

2018 chevy equinox vs jeep cherokee

If you're looking for an SUV with exceptional capability, a spacious cabin, and plentiful convenience features, surely you've come across two popular vehicles: the 2018 Chevy Equinox and 2018 Jeep Cherokee. While both of these SUVs have plenty to offer, one may serve your daily drive better than the other. To help you decide which model is best for you, the team at Lucas-Smith Jeep has put together this detailed comparison.

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.

Are you already sure the 2018 Jeep Cherokee has everything you've been searching for? Explore the new 2018 Jeep Cherokee inventory at our Jeep dealership in Festus, MO for trim package availability. Don't forget to also visit our incentives page to see our latest finance and lease deals.

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

The 2018 Chevy Equinox delivers a good amount of power for daily tasks using its 1.5L engine, but if you're looking for a more robust performance, the 2.4L I4 Tigershark® MultiAir® engine of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee produces substantially more towing capacity and horsepower. Weekend warriors will enjoy the enhanced off-road capability of the new Cherokee thanks to three available, fantastic 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

2018 chevy equinox vs jeep cherokee

Your ideal SUV is one that fits your lifestyle universally: from long, daily commutes to road trips with the family. The Chevy Equinox and Jeep Cherokee share some comfort, convenience, and design amenities, such as 17-in. aluminum wheels, LED daytime running lights, and front bucket seats; but our experts prefer the Cherokee because of its upgraded convenience features and premium materials, 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

2018 jeep cherokee technology and safety

Reliable safety systems and entertainment technology are must-haves in any modern SUV. Both the 2018 Equinox and 2018 Cherokee have plenty of both, including advanced multi-stage airbags and infotainment systems; but if you're looking for extra peace of mind and comfort, only the new Cherokee can deliver 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 system
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with one-year subscription
  • Optional nine amplified speakers with subwoofer

Schedule a Test Drive in Festus, MO!

test drive the new jeep cherokee

Experience the ultimate way to take on the open road in an all-new 2018 Jeep Cherokee! Schedule a test drive at our Jeep dealership in Festus, MO to try it first-hand. If you have any questions, get in touch with the Lucas-Smith team through our contact form or by calling (636) 725-0810.

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