2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Chevrolet Equinox

Jeep cherokee comparison photo

Crossover SUVs have become incredibly popular among car buyers in the recent past due to their abilities on paved roads along with those on off-roads. The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2021 Jeep Cherokee are two of the latest crossover SUVs that have intrigued prospective buyers. You’ve become familiar with the Jeep Cherokee, but how does it stack up against the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox? Read on to learn more!


The Cherokee’s 2.4 DOHC 4-cylinder produces greater horsepower than the Equinox’s 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder (180 vs. 170). As tested by Motor Trend the Jeep Cherokee turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the Chevy Equinox:

Cherokee Equinox
Zero to 60 MPH 6.6 sec 9.2 sec
Quarter Mile 15.2 sec 16.9 sec
Speed in 1/4 Mile 90.3 MPH 81.2 MPH

Fuel Economy

  • 2021 Jeep Cherokee: 23 MPG City, 31 MPG Highway
  • 2021 Chevrolet Equinox: 26 City, 30 MPG Highway


The seating is spacious and both front and rear-seat passengers should have no problems in terms of comfort, even when undertaking long-distance journeys. Although Jeep Cherokee’s front power windows can open or close with a touch of the switches, a feature not available in the Equinox. This feature allows for convenient drive-through stops as well as talking with others outside of the car.


Infotainment in the Cherokee and Equinox are very similar only differing from Equinox’s MyLink infotainment system. If the standard 7” touchscreen isn’t big enough for you, you can go for the optional 8” touchscreen. Standard infotainment features on the 2021 Equinox include Bluetooth streaming of audio and phone, an aux input, USB connectivity, Wi-Fi and Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay integration.

Driver Assistance and Safety Features

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave both the 2021 Cherokee and the 2021 Equinox five out of five stars in its crash-test rating. This makes both vehicles some of the safest crossover SUVs that money can buy today. Read below for further comparison safety stats:

(Passenger) Cherokee Equinox
NHTSA Safety Rating 5 Stars 5 Stars
HIC 166 376
Chest Compression .5 inches .6 inches
Neck Compression 26 lbs. 51 lbs.
Leg Forces (l/r) 241/259 lbs. 264/236 lbs.

Both vehicles have several great qualities. But we think the choice is clear at Empire CJDR. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee offers more engine options, more standard driver assists, and a greater number of standard features. To see this vehicle first hand stop by our Jeep dealer in West Islip, NY today!