The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Vs. The Toyota RAV4 and Chevy Equinox

The latest evolution of the Jeep Cherokee upholds its legendary reputation for class-defining performance and unrelenting capability. Since its inception in the early 1970s, and its invention of the "Sport Utility Vehicle" term in its 1974 brochure, the Jeep Cherokee has provided the versatility, capacity and capability adventurous families and adventurous off-road enthusiasts desire at an affordable price. Available in a variety of trim levels and uniquely equipped for both off-road confidence and on-road composure and featuring bold exterior styling and inviting interior design, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee surges ahead of the competition.

Frequently compared with both the Toyota RAV4 and Chevy Equinox, the Jeep Cherokee's extensive selection of unique trim levels, affordable price, advanced 4x4 systems and impeccable interior design ultimately suppress the attempts of its competition to overtake its position atop the segment. Closely competing in price yet miles apart in craftsmanship and capability, the Jeep Cherokee confidently outstrips both the Toyota RAV4 and Chevy Equinox in a variety of aspects.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Vs. The Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4, while closely compared to the 2019 Jeep Cherokee in price, provides limited capabilities and a simplistic interior that pales in comparison to the plush appointments, ergonomic design and advanced engineering featured within the Jeep Cherokee. Drivers from Batavia to Brockport seeking an adventurous SUV that's efficient yet robust, versatile yet comfortable will find their preferences exceeded with the 2019 Jeep Cherokee - relegating the Toyota RAV4 to its position well behind the trailblazing Jeep Cherokee.


Powertrain and Capabilities

The Toyota RAV4 features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as standard, producing 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet. Available with hybrid technology, the system nets 194 horsepower for an addition degree of power. Standard equipped as front-wheel drive and available in all-wheel drive, the RAV4 offers anticipated degrees of power and performance. The Jeep Cherokee, however, significantly outpaces the RAV4 by offering three unique engines: a 2.4-liter Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine with 180 horsepower and 170 pound-feet, a 3.2-liter Pentastar® V6 engine with 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet. Available in either two-wheel or four-wheel drive configuration, and fitted with your choice of three unique Jeep® Active Drive 4x4 systems controlled by the Jeep® Selec-Terrain® traction management system, the Jeep Cherokee significantly outperforms the Toyota RAV4 in both power and performance.


Interior Features and Technology

The Toyota RAV4 offers drivers heated and SofTex®-trimmed front seats for additional comfort, with supportive bolsters. With an available power moonroof and Entune™ premium audio with integrated navigation and app suite infotainment system, the Toyota RAV4 offers drivers an ample degree of both comfort and convenience. However, the Jeep Cherokee's ergonomic, advanced interior design features an array of amenities unmatched by the Toyota RAV4. Boasting the available Uconnect® 4C NAV system and accompanying 8.4-inch touchscreen alongside the plush Nappa leather-trimmed seats and an array of driver assistance systems, the Jeep Cherokee features the latest in Jeep innovation. Amended with SiriusXM Guardian™ technology for additional safety and security, the Jeep Cherokee stands atop the segment in comfort, convenience, and capacity.


Ultimately, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee upholds its extensive reputation as an exemplary SUV - outstripping comparable models in price, efficiency, power, capability and comfort, the Jeep Cherokee continually inspires drivers from Clarence to Albion, Le Roy and beyond with its various amenities and iconic style. Available in seven unique trim levels, drivers throughout Brockport and Batavia receive a Jeep Cherokee specially suited to their preferences - a convenience the Toyota RAV4 lacks within its smaller lineup.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Vs. The Chevy Equinox

The Chevy Equinox provides drivers with a bold exterior style and a variety of convenience amenities. With 63.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo and a diesel powertrain option, the Chevy Equinox appears a formidable opponent for the Jeep Cherokee. However, while a valiant attempt, its unique features fail to surpass the steadfast engineering, unrivaled capabilities and ergonomic craftsmanship featured within the 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

Powertrain and Capabilities

The Chevy Equinox offers Batavia and Brockport area drivers their selection of three engines: a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, or a 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine. With the standard 1.5-liter engine producing 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet, and the 2.0-liter engine boasting the most impressive specifications within the lineup at 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet, the Chevy Equinox offers drivers ample power specifications. Available in all-wheel drive, its all-weather and off-road capabilities are present, albeit uninspiring.


Conversely, the Jeep Cherokee offers Albion and Le Roy area drivers their selection of three engines - with the 3.2-liter Pentastar® engine exerting an impressive 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet, while the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine produces 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet. Available with three unique Jeep® Active Drive 4x4 systems on four-wheel drive models, drivers not only receive additional power within the Jeep Cherokee and its various iterations, but addition off-road capability unmatched by the Chevy Equinox in any way.

Interior Features and Technology

The Chevy Equinox offers drivers comfortable front bucket seats with optional leather upholstery, along with a sunroof for maximal interior comfort and plenty of natural light. With an available hands-free gesture liftgate, drivers can easily access the cargo area of the equinox. Additionally, a variety of driver assistance systems come within the Chevy Equinox, in conjunction with the various amenities featured alongside the Chevrolet MyLink™ display.

The Jeep Cherokee, however, significantly overshadows the Chevy Equinox with its various convenience features like a load floor, power liftgate, CommandView® dual-pane panoramic sunroof, personalized instrument cluster, array of Uconnect® infotainment systems and plush Natura leather upholstery options.


Ultimately, the Chevy Equinox pales in comparison to the Jeep Cherokee and its various trim levels. With seven unique models to select from and a variety of optional features to further personalize your Cherokee, the Chevy Equinox falls behind the Jeep Cherokee for drivers seeking an affordable, versatile, comfortable and advanced next SUV for their travels throughout Albion.

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