2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Jeep Compass comparison image

Drivers looking for an attractive compact crossover that can (in certain trims) handle any terrain may be intrigued by one of these two models available from Jeep. Both the Jeep Cherokee (which got an update for 2019) and the Jeep Compass (which was full redesigned for 2018) offer five-passenger seating, classic Jeep good looks, and an available go-anywhere Trailhawk trim that can take on brutal trails or highway rush hours with equal aplomb. So which one is right for you? In this 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Jeep Compass comparison we will pit these two models against each other.

The 2019 Jeep Compass has a lower starting price and some spacing advantages. It offers 59.8 cubic feet of rear space with the rear seats folded down, while the 2019 Jeep Cherokee offers 54.9 cubic feet. However, when you start looking at the Cherokee’s powertrain options, it is clear that this crossover also has plenty to offer.

New Cherokee Inventory~*~New Compass Inventory

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Jeep Compass
$24,195 Starting MSRP $21,595
22/31 mpg Base Mileage (city/highway) 23/32 mpg
54.9 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Space 59.8 cubic feet
4,500 pounds Maximum Towing 2,000 pounds

Performance of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and Compass

The Compass in this 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Jeep Compass comparison may offer the most interior space, but if you start getting into engine options and power then the 2019 Jeep Cherokee certainly has the upper hand. While both of these models come standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 180 horsepower and either 175 pound-feet of torque (on the Compass) or 171 pound-feet of torque (on the Cherokee), the 2019 Jeep Cherokee offers two additional engine options.

Most trims of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee are available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, while a 3.2-liter V-6 available on lower trims and standard on upper ones delivers 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to these elite engine options, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds when properly equipped, while the 2019 Jeep Compass tops out at 2,000 ponds of towing potential.

So which one of these models is better? Honestly, that will depend on what you are looking for. Drivers craving an attractive commuting car with a little go-anywhere attitude can find plenty of space and value in the 2019 Jeep Compass. However, drivers with more towing and cargo hauling needs may appreciate the engine options and capability that the 2019 Jeep Cherokee brings to the road.

Want to learn more? Test drive either of these models at Fury Motors South St. Paul today.


2019 Cherokee Exterior

2019 Cherokee Exterior, silver, in the woods

2019 Compass Exterior

2019 Compass Exterior in the fall

2019 Cherokee Interior

2019 Jeep Cherokee front seats and dashboard

2019 Compass Interior

2019 Jeep Compass interior with sunroof


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