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2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Jeep Compass

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Jeep Compass

2020 Jeep Cherokee


2020 Jeep Compass
$27,595 MSRP

Starting Price

$22,280 MSRP

Engine Options

9-speed automatic


6-speed automatic
31 highway mpg

Fuel Economy

32 hwy mpg
5 passengers

Seating Capacity

5 passengers
54.7 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

59.8 cubic feet

If you want a tough vehicle that can handle the off-road trails of Rice Lake just as well as errands in Hayward, the Jeep lineup is one of the best options on the market today! But if you’re stuck between the 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass, we’re here to help. We’ll compare the Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee on key categories like price, components, space, and more. Take a look and start shopping!



Compass vs. Cherokee: Price

If you’re on a budget, should you choose the Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass? Between the two, the Jeep Compass has a lower price point at just $22,280 MSRP for the entry-level Sport. However, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee price isn’t far off at $26,085 MSRP for its Latitude. Comparing the Jeep Compass Trailhawk vs. Cherokee Trailhawk, the price difference is still around $5,000.

Compass vs. Cherokee: Performance

Both models start off with standard 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engines with 180 hp, but the Compass has a 6-speed automatic transmission and the Cherokee has a smoother 9-speed automatic transmission.

  • 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 Engine: Standard on the Compass and Cherokee, this 180-hp engine generates up to 31 mpg on the highway. 
  • Available 2.0L Turbo Engine: Available on the Cherokee, this turbocharged engine cranks out 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
  • Available 3.2L Pentastar® V6 Engine: Available on the Cherokee, this powerhouse generates a best-in-class maximum towing capacity 4,500 pounds.

Compass vs. Cherokee: Space

Finally, between the Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee, which model can haul more cargo around Cumberland? Both models have space for 5 total passengers to kick back and relax, but the Jeep Compass offers 5 cubic feet of extra cargo space for your bags and gear. So whether you need more space for those camping trips or shopping, the Compass is the more spacious of the two.

Find Your Jeep at Don Johnson Motors

We’ve been through the basics of the 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass, but what if you’re still not sure which Jeep to choose? Feel free to contact us at Don Johnson Motors for personalized recommendations. While we have an extensive inventory at our Rice Lake headquarters, we also offer plenty of online shopping resources to browse from home – including free VIP delivery!

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