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Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass Comparison | Gurnee CJDR
2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

2018 Jeep Compass Sport

2018 Jeep Compass Sport

Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass

You’ve done your homework and read all the reviews, but now you have a big decision to make: the Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass. The two models offer exceptional performance, high-tech amenities, and incredible rugged style. But the fuel-efficient Jeep Compass specs suit certain drivers, while the tough Jeep Cherokee specs suit others. Let’s go through a comprehensive Jeep comparison, so you can drive away in the perfect new car!


While both models offer a terrific performance, the two have different personalities on the road. The Jeep Cherokee offers three engine options with up to 271 hp for a powerhouse performance. The Jeep Compass is more understated with a maximum of 180 hp, but it is the more efficient vehicle of the two. The Jeep Cherokee is a great companion to a weekend adventure, while the Jeep Compass might appeal to high-mileage commuters during the work week.

Between the Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass, which vehicle is more powerful? Well, that depends! The Cherokee and Compass share a 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir 2 Engine with a 2,000 pound towing capacity, but the available Jeep Cherokee specs include a 2.0L turbo engine with up to 4,000 pounds of towing capacity! Don’t forget that both models offer a Trailhawk trim, which includes the incredible Trail Rated 4×4 system.

2018 Jeep Compass Painted Roof

2018 Jeep Compass shown with available gloss black painted roof.

Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Compass

22 mpg

City Mileage

23 mpg
31 mpg

Highway Mileage

32 mpg
271 hp

Max Horsepower

180 hp
2,000 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds
4,500 pounds

Available Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds

Trail Rated 4x4


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