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Jeep Cherokee

2019 Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass

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2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Jeep Compass


Number of Engine Options

9-speed automatic

Standard Transmission

6-Speed Manual
4,500 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds (on 4x4)

Number of Trims

$25,740 Starting MSRP


$22,105 Starting MSRP

Of all the new vehicles in the Jeep lineup, Williston drivers interested in a sleek, powerful crossover SUV are often perplexed by one match-up: the new Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee. Below, Ryan Chrysler Jeep Dodge covers the details that drivers need to know to make an informed decision about these two attractive offerings. Compare the 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass to find out once and for all which is best for you!

Compass vs. Cherokee: Engine & Performance

Jeep crossovers are engineered to tackle rugged conditions you may encounter on Stanley roads or tough jobs in Watford City. Check out the engine options below.

  • 2.4L Inline-4 MultiAir® 4-cylinder engine comes standard on the Cherokee and Compass, giving you a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds when you choose a 4×4 configuration.
  • The Compass maxes out at this 2,000-pound towing capacity. On the Cherokee, you can choose many other engine options, including a 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo engine with 270 hp. Maximum power is achieved with the 3.2L Pentastar® V6, which has a top towing capacity of 4,500 pounds.

To get these kinds of engine specs, you’ll have to pay a bit more. The Jeep Compass has an attractive starting MSRP of $22,105. The Jeep Cherokee has a $25,740 starting MSRP. This difference also applies to the highest level of trims. Here’s what you get when you compare the two high-performance models, Jeep Compass Trailhawk® vs Cherokee Trailhawk®:

  • The  Jeep Compass Trailhawk® keeps the starter engine but adds more features for a  starting MSRP at $29,675.
  • The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk® gets you that powerful  3.2L Pentastar® V6 and has a starting MSRP at $34,505.

Compass vs. Cherokee: Interior Features

Either of these vehicles will take your Dickinson commute to the next level, thanks largely to the following features that’ll keep you connected:

  • Cluster 3.5-Inch Black/White Driver Info Display
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • Uconnect® 4 with 7-Inch Display

The 2020 Jeep Compass interior includes unique features like Rear Seat Heat Ducts and the following:

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

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee interior adds additional 12-volt power outlets, and front and rear windows with 1-Touch Up and Down. There’s also a Stop-Start Multiple VSM System, which cuts fuel flow and shuts off the engine when at a full stop. Other features include:

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®
  • Electronics Storage in a Media Center

Compare the Compass vs. Cherokee Further at Ryan Chrysler Jeep Dodge

The best way to compare these two offerings is to get behind the wheel yourself! For drivers from the Williston or Stanley areas, both of these vehicles are available at Ryan Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Whatever side you choose in the Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass comparison, you can find out more about the interior of these vehicles or research your financing options with us. Please contact us with any other questions or give us a call at ​701-577-1111!

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