2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Chevy Equinox

There are plenty of midsize SUVs that can deliver anything from sporty handling to bland but practical utility. In this 2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Chevy Equinox comparison, we are going to see which of these crossovers may best suit the needs of drivers. Both seat five passengers and offer extremely comfortable on-road driving, which make them ideal for the daily commute into the city or around town. The 2017 Chevy Equinox has a slightly lower starting MSRP, while the 2017 Jeep Cherokee offers slightly more horsepower in its base engine.

While both of these vehicles can handle some limited driving challenges, when it comes to weekend adventures that might take you off the road, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee can step up to the plate with more confidence than the Chevy SUV. In addition to a bold attitude and attractive and unique Jeep exterior, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is available in every trim level with all-wheel drive, while the 2017 Chevy Equinox requires drivers to upgrade to upper trims for this driving advantage.

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2017 Jeep Cherokee VS 2017 Chevy Equinox
$23,595 Starting MSRP $23,100
2.4-liter 4-cylinder (184 hp) Base Engine 2.4-L 4-cylinder (182 hp)
8-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
4,500 Max. Towing 3,500 pounds

Engine Power of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee can offer more than confident off-road driving. While the 3.6-liter V6 option on the 2017 Chevy Equinox offers 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque, the 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque that comes with the available with the Cherokee's 3.2-liter V6 can tow up to 1,000 more pounds when properly equipped. That means significantly more cargo can be moved, whether you are towing a camper, a horse trailer, or a boat.

SUV shoppers looking for unstoppable off-roading prowess will also be able to choose the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk trim. With a responsive and elite all-wheel drive system, skid plates, tow hooks, and off-road optimized tires and suspension, the Trailhawk trim can bring adventurers to places that even the hardiest 2017 Chevy Equinox would fear to tread.

To learn more about this 2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Chevy Equionx comparison, or to test drive a 2017 Jeep Cherokee in St. Paul MN today, contact a member of the Fury Motors South St. Paul team.

front view of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee against a background of cliffs
interior dashboard view of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee
comfortable interior of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee
2017 Jeep Cherokee on the road

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