Should I Buy a Jeep Compass or a Jeep Cherokee?

 

Are you looking for a versatile, well-equipped and fun to drive new crossover SUV in Yorkville? Both the Jeep Compass and Jeep Cherokee are designed to provide you with all the things that drivers know and love about Jeep brand vehicles, for less, including off road ability, iconic styling inside and out, state of the art accommodations and a driving performance that's as engaging on the road as it is exciting off of it. While both vehicles offer many similarities that make them a great fit for any driver, they also offer a variety of differences that may make one model a better fit for you than the next. To help make your decision easier on you, we're going to compare the Compass and Cherokee and hopefully give you a clearer picture about which vehicle best fits your lifestyle and needs.

2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 Jeep Cherokee: Differences

Performance

At base model level, both the Compass and Cherokee come equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 180-horsepower. Even with the same horsepower output on similar engines, the Compass is smaller which allows it to achieve a higher estimated fuel economy of up to 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, compared to 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway in the Cherokee, making both great options for Utica, Rome and Oneida drivers. The Compass comes with just that one engine option while the Cherokee also offers an available 3.2-liter V6 engine that produces 271-horsepower and an available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 270-horsepower, giving you more power and more options to choose from on the Cherokee. When properly equipped, the Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds while the Compass offers up to 2,000 pounds of towing.

Interior

The new Cherokee is larger than the Compass is, offering a longer length and wheelbase and taller height. Inside the cabin, though, spaciousness is very similar, with the Cherokee offering slightly more overall interior space, but the Compass getting the nod in terms of available cargo space with up to 60 cubic feet of space compared to 54.9 cubic feet from the Cherokee. The rest of the interior is overall very similar in both the vehicles, offering comfortable seating for five, an available panoramic sunroof, easy to reach controls, and state of the art features throughout.

Similarities

Both the Compass and the Cherokee offer a choice of Jeep Active Drive 4x4 systems, including Active Drive I and Active Drive II, as well as the Selec-Terrain traction management system, giving you the ability to take your adventures off road and enjoy the versatility to go nearly anywhere. Both vehicles also offer an available Uconnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, with Bluetooth connection and voice activated control, allowing you to enjoy your mobile device on the go without taking your hands off the wheel. Both models also offer a variety of safety features, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, full-speed forward collision warning with active braking, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, and more!

Test Drive Both the New 2019 Jeep Compass and Cherokee at Carbone Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Today!

The only way to find out whether the Compass or the Cherokee is going to be the best fit for you is to make the short drive from Manlius, NY or Oneida and test drive both vehicles in person today! With such a wide selection of new Compass models and new Cherokee models, among even more new Jeep brand vehicles, we're sure that one model is going to stand out to you in minutes. We'll happily work with you to figure out financing options on both vehicles and help you make the most fitting and beneficial choice for your lifestyle and needs!

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