2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Jeep Compass
2020 Jeep Cherokee 2020 Jeep Compass


2.4L 2.4L


180hp 180hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/31 * 23/32 *

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Jeep Compass

Serving Geneva, NY

When Jeep released the Cherokee more than 45 years ago, it was a full-size SUV. The Cherokee's body style and features have changed dramatically over the years, and it is now a compact crossover SUV. The Jeep Compass is one of the newer additions to the line, and it is also a compact crossover SUV. With this in mind, you may be eager to learn about their differentiating characteristics and features. At D'Amico CDJR, we want to help you pick out a crossover SUV that rises to meet all of your expectations and needs, and this begins when we assist with your model comparison.


The Compass is offered with two powertrain options across its seven trims. The base powertrain is a 2.4-liter, I4 Multiair engine with a manual transmission. The next-level powertrain is a 2.4-liter, Zero Evaporation M-Air I4 engine with ESS. It is paired with an automatic transmission.

In comparison, the Cherokee is available in six trims with three engine options. The entry-level powertrain is a 2.4-liter, I4 Multiair engine that is similar to what you will find in the Compass. The mid-range powertrain is a 2.0-liter Turbo, DI engine with ESS. You can also choose the 3.2-liter, V6 VVT engine for more power. All three Cherokee powertrains are available with an automatic transmission. The Compass and Cherokee are both available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, stability control, traction management, and numerous other performance-boosting items.


From the exterior, the Compass and the Cherokee have similar features with essential differences. They both come with roof rails and the bar-style Jeep grille that is found on most models today. The Cherokee is a slightly larger vehicle, so its profile is extended. The Compass's hood is shorter with somewhat more definition. The front and rear fascia, as well as the headlight designs for these two compact crossover SUVs, differ as well. On the lower Cherokee trims, you will find chrome window accents and black body molding that carries from front to rear. The Compass has black window accents and body molding.


The entry-level Compass trim is slightly more affordable than the entry-level Cherokee, so you may not be surprised to learn that the base Cherokee trim has a few additional standard features than what you will find in the Compass. However, all trims are well-equipped with desired tech and comfort features that will elevate your time on the road. Equipment that could be optional or included in these models are leather interior, a Beats sound system, USB ports, voice commands, a GPS navigation system, smartphone integration, a multi-zone auto climate control system and numerous other items.

Are you ready to learn more about the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Compass? The most effective way to gather facts about these models and their many trims is through an in-person comparison and test drive. At D'Amico CDJR, our focus is on customer satisfaction, so you can count on us to answer all of your questions. Stop by our showroom today for personal assistance.

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