Are you considering a new crossover SUV from Martin's Garage in Union Grove, WI to get you through your commute and weekend adventures? Consider two popular models available to you: the 2017 Jeep Cherokee and the 2017 Chevy Equinox. Both models offer advanced entertainment features, comprehensive safety systems, and performance capabilities to help you through your daily routine, but which model is better? Continue reading to find out which model is superior when compared head to head.

In this comparison, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, starting at $25,545 MSRP, and 2017 Chevy Equinox LS, starting at $25,510 MSRP are compared.

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox in Union Grove, wI

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox: Interior & Design

Is a high-quality audio system crucial for your family's adventures? Were the controls on your last crossover SUV hard to reach or confusing? Check out how the 2017 Jeep Cherokee, available at Martin's Garage in Union Grove, WI, solves all of these problems, while the Chevy Equinox could use improvement for each.

  • The cabin of the Jeep Cherokee is neatly organized and clearly labeled, making it effortless to navigate controls. The new Equinox doesn't provide as smooth a user experience.
  • The Uconnect® infotainment system included with the new Jeep Cherokee has Bluetooth® streaming audio and a touchscreen display with bigger virtual buttons, offering seamless connectivity, unlike the entertainment features on the Equinox.
  • Thanks to their 60/40-splitting rear seats, seating configurations in either model will easily fit your passengers and their cargo.

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox: Safety & Technology

Both the 2017 Cherokee and Equinox received high ratings from the IIHS and the NHTSA, but once again, the new Cherokee offers the protection you need in comparison to the new Equinox.

  • The 2017 Cherokee is equipped with a 10-airbag system, while the 2016 Equinox includes only six.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and automatic parking assist are available for the new Jeep Cherokee, but not at all for the Chevy crossover SUV.
  • Both SUVs are built with a high-strength steel frame to help protect you and your passengers should a collision occur.
2017 Jeep Cherokee Interior and Cargo Design in Union Grove, WI

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox: Engine Specs

Since the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is more off-road capable thanks to the Jeep Active Drive 4x4 system, you'll appreciate it more than the Equinox on dirt roads and in snowy weather conditions. Even if you stick with front-wheel drive, its independent suspension system absorbs bumps in the road, giving you a smoother ride experience than the 2017 Chevy Equinox. Learn more about the specs of the available Cherokee engine options by viewing the table below.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Latitude




2.4L Tigershark® I-4


3.2L Pentastar® V6

184 HP


271 HP

171 lb.-ft.


239 lb.-ft.

2,000 lbs.

Max Towing

4,500 lbs.*

*When properly equipped

Schedule a Test Drive at Martin's Garage!

Does the 2017 Jeep Cherokee offer the capability and intuitive design you need? Find your favorite 2017 Cherokee in our inventory, and then get up close and personal by scheduling a test drive. Simply contact the product specialists at our Jeep dealership in Union Grove, WI by calling (888)611-0227.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Exterior and Performance in Union Grove, WI

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