2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Jeep Cherokee

2021 Jeep Cherokee


2021 Jeep Compass
$26,535 MSRP

Starting Price

$23,895 MSRP

Trim Levels

Uconnect® with 7-inch touchscreen

Entertainment System

Uconnect® with 7-inch touchscreen
2 engines

Engine Options

1 engine
9-speed automatic

Standard Transmission

6-speed automatic
4,500 pounds

Maximum Towing

2,000 pounds with 4x4 (Towing not recommended with FWD)


The Jeep brand has built a reputation for producing vehicles that are capable of handling anything the Anderson roads can hurl its way. Two models that stand out among the Jeep family are the Jeep Compass and Jeep Cherokee. While both are excellent choices for off-road adventures, which model is right for you? Compare the Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee with SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep FIAT to see which of these SUVs are the perfect choice for you.

Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass: Performance

When comparing the Compass vs. Cherokee based on performance, you’ll find that both are pretty evenly matched given that they both are equipped with a standard 2.4L I-4 MultiAir® engine capable of 180 horsepower. The main difference is in the towing capacity of each vehicle. The Jeep Compass can tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. However, the Jeep Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds, more than twice that of the Compass. So, if you plan to do some hauling around Chico, the Cherokee may be the better option.

Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass: Interior Features

The exterior performance of both the Jeep Compass and Jeep Cherokee can help you take on the roughest Red Bluff terrains with ease. However, both of these vehicles sport an impressive set of interior features to keep you and your passengers comfortable and connected on every drive. Here are some of the features that are unique to both SUVs:

2021 Jeep Cherokee: 

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System Display
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®
  • Three 12-Volt Power Outlets
  • Media Center Electronics Storage
  • 1-Touch Up and Down for Front and Rear Windows
  • Stop-Start Multiple VSM System

2021 Jeep Compass: 

  • 1-Touch Up and Down Front Windows
  • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet
  • Two 12-Volt Power Outlets

To customize and upgrade both models even further, you can order the OEM parts and accessories you need at our parts store, which is all online.

Jeep Compass Trailhawk® vs. Cherokee Trailhawk®

When comparing these two powerhouse SUVs, you can’t help but talk about the Jeep Compass Trailhawk® and Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk®. Here are some of the highlight differences between these two unique trims:

2021 Jeep Compass Trailhawk®

  • Starting MSRP of $31,040
  • 2.4L Inline-4 MultiAir® engine

2021 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk®

  • Starting MSRP of $35,575
  • 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine

Whichever trim you choose, you can make the best buying or leasing decision when you visit our finance department.

Choose Your Jeep at SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep FIAT

Compare the Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass for yourself at SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep FIAT. Contact us online to explore our available inventory and even apply for financing.

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