2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep Cherokee


2021 Jeep Compass

$26,555 MSRP

Starting Price

$23,915 MSRP

Trim Levels

Uconnect® with 7-inch touchscreen

Entertainment System

Uconnect® with 7-inch touchscreen
2 engines

Engine Options

1 engine
9-speed automatic

Standard Transmission

6-speed automatic
4,500 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds with 4x4 (Towing not recommended with FWD)

If you’re shopping around Sacramento for a rugged SUV that handles everything from off-roading adventures to running errands around the city, you will likely encounter both the 2021 Jeep Compass and 2021 Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep brand is known for creating incredible vehicles with best-in-class features and performance capabilities, making both of these new Jeep SUVs excellent options. Sacramento Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram compares the new Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass to help you learn the difference between the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and 2021 Jeep Compass.

2021 Jeep Cherokee or Compass: Performance

Both Jeep SUVs come with the standard 2.4L Inline-4 MultiAir® powertrain that produces 180 hp, but the Cherokee and Compass have different performance options and towing capabilities. Compare the 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass in terms of performance:

  • 2021 Jeep Compass Engine Specs: The new Compass only has the standard inline-4 engine and provides a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds when properly equipped.
  • 2021 Jeep Cherokee Engine Specs: The Cherokee also offers the optional powerful 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine, which yields a stronger maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds.

2021 Jeep Cherokee or Compass: Interior Features

When comparing the 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass, the interior amenities and standard features are just as important as the performance specs when it comes to enhancing your Roseville drives. Both come with the Cluster 3.5-Inch Black/White Driver Info Display, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, and Uconnect® 4 with 7-Inch Display to upgrade your travels, but they also have their own unique standard features:

2021 Jeep Cherokee Interior Features

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®
  • Three 12-Volt Power Outlets
  • Media Center Electronics Storage
  • 1-Touch Up and Down for Front and Rear Windows
  • Stop-Start Multiple VSM System (cuts fuel flow and shuts off the engine when at a full stop)

2021 Jeep Compass Interior Features

  • 1-Touch Up and Down Front Windows
  • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet
  • Two 12-Volt Power Outlets

2021 Jeep Cherokee or Compass: Interior Dimensions

Which is bigger: the 2021 Jeep Cherokee or Compass? When it comes to legroom and cargo space, let’s take a look at which Jeep SUV provides more space for you, your passengers, and your belongings:

2021 Jeep Cherokee Interior Dimensions

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.4/38.5 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.1/40.3 inches
  • Passenger Volume:128 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 54.7 cubic feet

2021 Jeep Compass Interior Dimensions

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.2/38.5 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.8/38.3 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 100 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 59.8 cubic feet

2021 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk® vs. Compass Trailhawk®

How do the 2021 Cherokee Trailhawk® and 2021 Compass Trailhawk® compare? We’re comparing these two exciting Jeep trim levels to see which is the right option for your Folsom adventures: 

2021 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk®

  • $35,595 starting MSRP
  • Standard 3.2L Pentastar® V6 Engine

2021 Jeep Compass Trailhawk®

  • $31,060 starting MSRP
  • Standard 2.4L Inline-4 MultiAir® Engine

Find Your New Jeep SUV in Sacramento

SUV shoppers can further compare the 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass when they visit our Sacramento Jeep dealership for a test drive! We want you to experience both vehicles firsthand to see how they can enhance your commute. Contact us if you have any questions or to schedule your test drive of either the Jeep Cherokee or Compass.

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