|2016 Chevy Equinox||2016 Jeep Cherokee|
|182 HP / 172 lb-ft.||Power Ratings||184 HP / 171 lb-ft.|
|7.4 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||7.6 l/100km|
|31.5 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||24.8 cu. ft.|
|130.5 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||130.3 cu. ft.|
2016 Chevy Equinox vs 2016 Jeep Cherokee
It may or may not surprise you, but the Equinox is quickly becoming one of the most popular Chevy models on the road. It seems as though I see at least three whenever I’m driving anywhere, which is a testament both to the midsize crossover segment as a whole and, of course, to Chevy crossovers in particular. But there are plenty of other great midsize crossovers out there on the market, which is why we thought we’d take a look at how it stacks up against one of its biggest competitors by comparing the 2016 Chevy Equinox vs 2016 Jeep Cherokee.
The Chevy Equinox wasn’t completely overhauls or anything, but it did receive a pretty significant facelift for the 2016 model year that we’re very excited about. A new front fascia, chrome-accented dual-port grille, projector-beam headlamps and a restyled rear fascia are just some of the most exciting updates. Plenty of other things inside and out were updated for 2016 that we think you’ll love.
Advantages of the 2016 Chevy Equinox
Those new design cues and features will certainly come into play with this comparison as well, because the two crossovers are much more comparable than we might’ve imagined. The two cars almost identical in terms of power ratings, but the Cherokee actually has a bit of an edge thanks to a couple of extra horsepower. Two hp isn’t going to be very noticeable though, so in terms of power we feel confident saying neither vehicle gets the edge.
Similarly, the Equinox only has a very slight advantage in terms of fuel efficiency. They are identical through city streets, and on the highway it only utilizes 0.2 l/100km less, which might save you some very small change in the long run but isn’t super noticeable. Even the cabins are almost identical, with the Equinox only offering 0.2 extra cubic feet of space for your passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in.
But unfortunately for the Cherokee, the Chevy crossover has a much bigger cargo area, providing an extra 6.7 cu. ft. to accommodate even more of your stuff, or your passengers’. If you would like to come get in the driver’s seat of an Equinox for yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website and we’ll get you behind the wheel at your earliest convenience!