2020 Jeep Compass

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2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee

If you’re in the market for a compact SUV, then you should consider the Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass. These two compact SUVs offer amazing power and off-roading capability that will impress any driver, whether you plan to use your new vehicle to commute to work or go on your next off-roading adventure. Both vehicles are equipped with features and technology that Metairie will enjoy, so sit back and read on to learn more about the Compass vs. Cherokee! Contact us to learn more about our available models or to schedule a test drive in New Orleans!

2020 Jeep Cherokee


2020 Jeep Compass

Starting MSRP


Trim Levels

Uconnect® with 7-inch touchscreen

Standard Infotainment System

Uconnect® with 7-inch touchscreen

Engine Options

9-speed automatic


6-speed automatic
4,500 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

1,000 pounds

Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass Trim Levels.

The Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass both offer Slidell drivers impressive specs and towing capacity across their trim levels. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk vs. Cherokee Trailhawk is the best option for off-roaders, but which trim level is right for you? It depends on your budget and lifestyle. The Jeep Cherokee offers five trim levels while Jeep Compass offers four. Each trim level offers a 4×4 configuration for drivers who want better performance capabilities under the hood. Which is better? See below:

Jeep Compass

  • Sport: Starting at $22,280 MSRP
  • Latitude: Starting at $25,625 MSRP
  • Limited: Starting at $28,630 MSRP
  • Trailhawk®: Starting at $29,850

Jeep Cherokee

  • Latitude: Starting at $25,840 MSRP
  • Latitude Plus: Starting at $27,595 MSRP
  • Limited: Starting at $31,600 MSRP
  • Trailhawk®: Starting at $34,755 MSRP
  • Overland: Starting at $36,995 MSRP

Compass vs. Cherokee: Engines

If you like engine options and you’re trying to choose between the Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee, then the Jeep Cherokee may be the SUV for you. Both come standard with a 2.4L I-4 engine, but only the Jeep Cherokee has three engine options to choose from. See engine specs below of the Compass vs. Cherokee:

2020 Jeep Compass Engine

  • 2.4L Tigershark® Engine
  • 175 lb-ft of torque
  • 180 hp
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway EPA-estimated fuel economy (Sport w/ FWD)

2020 Jeep Cherokee Engines

2.0L Turbo Engine

  • 295 lb-ft of torque
  • 270 hp
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Earns up to 31 highway mpg

2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 Engine

  • 175 lb-ft of torque
  •  180 hp
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Earns up to 31 highway mpg

3.2L Pentastar® V6 Engine

  • 239 lb-ft of torque
  • 271 hp
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 29 highway mpg

Compass vs. Cherokee: Towing & Tech

The Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass is equipped with some of the best advancements in towing and technology available today. The Compass vs. Cherokee deviates most in their towing power, with 4,500 pounds towing capacity vs. the Compass with just 1,000 pounds. The Compass makes up for what it lacks in towing power with price, matching the Cherokee with connectivity features available in each model.

Both the Compass vs. Cherokee is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen UConnect® infotainment system, offering the latest connectivity features like Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™.

 Jeep Compass Trailhawk® vs. Cherokee Trailhawk®

The Jeep Compass and Cherokee Trailhawk® are great options if you like driving off the beaten path. Durable exterior and sturdy wheels make these two SUVs worth companions on off-roading adventures near Covington.

Jeep Compass Trailhawk®

  • 2.4L I-4 engine
  • 180-hp
  • Starting MSRP of $29,850*

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk®:

  • 3.2L V6 engine
  • Starting MSRP of $34,755*
  • 271 hp

Discover Your Next Jeep SUV at Premier Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT

Come over to New Orleans for a test drive of a Jeep Cherokee for Jeep Compass. Both vehicles are worthy additions to the Jeep lineup, and we offer incredible new vehicle specials for Covington drivers looking for the best deal available. Apply online today and speak with a member of our finance department to discuss leasing and financing options. Explore more comparisons such as the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Jeep Cherokee to see which Jeep SUV has the capabilities you need.

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.


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