Comparing the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Cherokee

Here at Island Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we offer two of the more popular models, the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Cherokee. Both are crossover SUVs which means the vehicles have the footprint of a car, but features of an SUV. Let's check out the differences and similarities between the two in our latest blog.

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An easy first comparison is size, inside and outside. The Jeep Compass is 10 inches shorter than the Jeep Cherokee. Despite that, the Jeep Compass has slightly more legroom in the front, if the front seats are all the way back. Back seat room in the Jeep Cherokee is significantly greater, however than in the Jeep Compass. For cargo space, the Jeep Cherokee has more space with the back seats forward than the Jeep Compass, but less space with the seats all the way back. When the seats are folded, the Jeep Compass has almost 5 cubic feet more space than the Jeep Cherokee.

Engine & Drivetrain

For power, the Jeep Compass has a standard 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder engine offering 180 horsepower, paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Some Jeep Compass trims have a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The Jeep Cherokee provides the same size and power engine standard but offers an optional 3.2-liter V-6 with 271 horsepower, and a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower. All engines come with a nine-speed automatic transmission (all-wheel drive optional).

Other Features

Both the Compass and the Cherokee Trailhawk models can be used off-road. Fuel economy for the base 4-cylinder Compass is 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. For the base 4-cylinder Cherokee (manual transmission), fuel economy 23 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined. The Cherokee has standard LED headlights and 17-inch steel wheel, while the Compass does not.

Care to make the comparison yourself? Call Island CDJR at 877-844-2589, or visit at 1239 Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island. Take a spin in both SUVs and discover the best fit for you to take home this spring!

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