Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee | Corunna, MI


So, you want to buy a Jeep. You've learned that the Jeep lineup is full of great and capable options, you've seen the beautiful collection of SUVs on the Slingerland CDJR lot, and you're ready for a vehicle that can give you the best comfort and much in the way of off-roading options. So between two classic choices like the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Cherokee, which one is right for you?


For over a decade, the Jeep Compass has been a popular choice for family travel or adventure-loving individuals. Like all Jeeps, it offers above-average off-road handling paired with the levels of comfort and convenience one might find in a small family sedan. The Compass offers relatively simple styling on the inside and out. It's an elegant and understated option that still features signature Jeep looks like the seven-slotted grille.


The Compass comes in five trim levels, so that you can keep it as simple or make it as upscale as you'd like. The base engine is a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four cylinder and is paired with either a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is an option with the available 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which boasts 172 horsepower. The Jeep Compass is the more affordable of these two Jeep SUVs.

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However, if you're looking for some extra space and a slightly more luxurious feel, you can't go wrong with the ever-popular Jeep Cherokee. It's larger than the Compass, providing more space for five passengers inside, yet still compact enough to be practical and fit in your garage at the end of the day. The cabin of the Cherokee features more thoughtful standard features than the Compass, so you're getting your money's worth.


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But those few extra hundred dollars on the price tag of the Cherokee are also going towards performance, which is more powerful in the Cherokee. A 2.4-liter engine is the standard for this SUV, offering 184 horsepower. But an available 3.2-liter V6 can give you 271 horsepower, and can also tow up to 4,500 pounds when properly equipped. For that reason, if you're in need of something with towing capability and that extra push of strength, the Jeep Cherokee may be the right pick for you. 
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