2018 Jeep Compass vs 2018 Chevy Equinox

orange 2018 Jeep Compass on rocks and 2018 Chevy Equinox in the city

When it comes to finding the right compact crossover, there are plenty of factors to consider. Both of the models in this 2018 Jeep Compass vs 2018 Chevy Equinox comparison offer good looks, spacious interiors, and some of the latest technology, but what are the differences between these models?

The 2018 Chevy Equinox comes with a choice of three engines, but the single 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine on the 2018 Jeep Compass can hold its own, and even offer more horsepower than the base engine on the 2018 Chevy Equinox. The Jeep model also offers some attractive exclusive technology with its Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system (available with 5-inch, 7-inch, or 8.4-inch display options) and its exclusive off-roading capability. Both of these models support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility and offer attractive features that can help drivers get the most out of their daily commute.

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2018 Jeep Compass vs 2018 Chevy Equinox
$20,995 Starting MSRP $23,580
2.4-L 4-cylinder (180 hp) Base Engine 1.5-L 4-cylinder (170 hp)
Trailhawk Off-Road Trim N/A
8.4-inches Largest Infotainment Display 8-inches

Off-Roading and Practicality on the 2018 Jeep Compass

Both of the models in this 2018 Jeep Compass vs 2018 Chevy Equinox comparison offer plenty of value. The 2018 Chevy Equinox is available in L, LS, LT, and Premier trim levels, while the 2018 Jeep Compass is available in Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk models. While the elite Limited and Premier trims of these models offer attractive comfort features, the 2018 Jeep Compass has a one unique advantage thanks to the off-road optimized Trailhawk trim. While several models of the 2018 Chevy Equinox (with the exception of the base L trim) are available with all-wheel drive, the 2018 Compass is available with all-wheel drive even on the base Sport trim, and even offers an elite Jeep Active Drive Low system on the Trailhawk that offers a 20:1 crawl ratio.

Other highlights of the Trailhawk trim on the 2018 Jeep Compass for those who want to take their daily commuter off the road include skid plates, front and rear tow hooks in iconic Jeep red, up to 2,000 pounds of towing capability, an additional one inch of ride height (which results in attractive water fording numbers and approach and departure angles) and a selectable drive mode system that includes settings designed specifically for Rock climbing.

If you would like to learn more about the 2018 Jeep Compass in St. Paul MN, or specifically about current offers on the Trailhawk trim of this or other Jeep crossovers, contact a member of the Fury Motors sales team today.


front seats and sunroof of the 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk
rear view of an orange 2018 Jeep Compass in the woods
blue 2018 Jeep Compass trailhawk with a vague white-ish background
dashboard and Uconnect system in the 2018 Jeep Compass


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