January 13

Car Comparison: 2022 Chevy Equinox vs. 2022 Jeep Cherokee


Are you in the market for a new vehicle and think you’d like to get an SUV? If so, two options to consider are the 2022 Chevy Equinox and the 2022 Jeep Cherokee. These are two of the more popular options on the market for those looking to get an SUV. However, they are also more likely to appeal to two different audiences. To help you decide which one is a better fit for your needs, here is what you need to know about these two vehicles.

Performance and Efficiency

Chevy Equinox Front End Exterior

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First, let’s look at some of the performance specs for these two vehicles. Inside the 2022 Chevy Equinox, you’ll find a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that produces 170 horsepower. With this engine, you can get either front-wheel drive (which is standard) or upgrade to an all-wheel-drive system. This amount of power allows the 2022 Chevy Equinox to tow up to 3500 pounds. In terms of fuel efficiency, expect to get around 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg for highway driving.

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with several different powertrain options. The first is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 293 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The other option is a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 357 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive is the standard option when you get the V6 engine, but all-wheel drive is the standard option with the V8 engine. Similarly, fuel efficiency changes based on the engine. Expect around 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with the V6 engine and 14 mpg in this city, and 22 mpg on the highway for the V8 engine.

Interior Comfort and Cargo Space

The next thing to know about these two SUVs is that they are both comfortable to drive. The 2022 Chevy Equinox comes with comfortable front seats and a spacious enough cabin for those sitting in the back. Everything is made from a durable and stylish material, providing a solid yet luxurious interior. As for cargo volume, there are 30 cubic feet of space in the trunk.

The cabin becomes more luxurious for the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee as you move up the trim levels. For example, you can expect quilted-leather upholstery and digital display clusters if you choose either the Summit or Overland trims. In most models of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, there are only two rows of seats, but if you wish for a third, look at the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. As for cargo volume, there are around 38 cubic feet of space.

Entertainment Technology

Each 2022 Chevy Equinox comes with a 7-inch touch screen infotainment center, with the option to update to an 8-inch display. Through this display, you can access Chevrolet’s MyLink interface or connect to either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Some other standard entertainment features include USB ports, onboard Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth audio streaming.

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee also comes with an infotainment display, either an 8.4-inch or a 10.1-inch touch screen. As with the Equinox, this display is also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Optional tech upgrades include monitoring real-time traffic and receiving weather updates. You can also add a heads-up display and an additional display for the front-seat passenger. Finally, you also have the option of upgrading from the standard six-speaker option to either a nine-speaker audio setup or one with 19 high-end speakers.

Safety Features

The safety features in these two SUVs are very similar. Some standard features you can expect to find in both models include:

  • Pedestrian detection.
  • Automated emergency braking.
  • Lane-keeping assist.
  • Lane-departure warning.
  • Adaptive cruise control.

Due to its numerous safety features, the 2022 Chevy Equinox received an overall five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, its top available score.

Trim Levels and Price

Both the 2022 Chevy Equinox and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee come with a few trim options. More features become available for each vehicle as you move up the trim levels. Below are the available trim levels for each vehicle, along with the corresponding starting MSRP values:

  • 2022 Chevy Equinox LS: $25,800.
  • 2022 Chevy Equinox Lt: $26,900.
  • 2022 Chevy Equinox Premiere: $31,000.
  • 2022 Chevy Equinox RS: $31,700.

As for the 2022 Jeep Cherokee, the options are:

  • 2022 Jeep Cherokee Laredo: $39,185.
  • 2022 Jeep Cherokee Limited: $45,505.
  • 2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: $53,070.
  • 2022 Jeep Cherokee Overland: $55,100.
  • 2022 Jeep Cherokee Summit: $59,160.

As you can see, the Jeep Cherokee has more options available, but it is also the more expensive of the two vehicles.

Choosing Between the 2022 Chevy Equinox and the 2022 Jeep Cherokee

The 2022 Chevy Equinox and the 2022 Jeep Cherokee have a lot of similarities, but they are two very different vehicles. Therefore, one option is probably better for you over the other, depending on what you’re looking for. If you’re in the marketing for an affordable SUV that’s perfect for everyday use, then you’ll likely prefer the 2022 Chevy Equinox. 

For more help deciding between these two vehicles, turn to Huffines Chevrolet Plano. Our expert staff can answer your questions and help you determine which one of these vehicles better suits your needs. We can also set you up with a test drive of the 2022 Chevy Equinox so that you can better determine if it’s the SUV for you.

Simply contact us today to schedule an appointment at our dealership to get started. You can also browse our current new inventory online or look at our current new car specials for even more ways to save. Our goal is to make your vehicle buying process as smooth as possible so that you have the perfect vehicle in no time at all.


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