2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Jeep Compass

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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
22 mpg city/31 mpg highway

EPA-Estimated MPG

22 mpg city/31 mpg highway
180 hp


180 hp

Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass – Price

Any Compass vs. Cherokee comparison has to talk about price. The Cherokee base model MSRP comes in at a little more than the Compass. That’s to be expected. While both SUVs are impressive, you can expect a little more from the Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass. But make sure to check out our specials for some of the best deals in the Dunlap area.

Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee by MSRP:

  • 2021 Cherokee – $26,535
  • 2021 Compass – $23,895

Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass – Power and Performance

What’s a Compass vs. Cherokee comparison without talking about power? The base models for both SUVs deliver around 180 hp. They both get the same gas mileage (EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway). But the Cherokee outperforms the Compass when it comes to towing.

Compass vs. Cherokee by Towing Capacity

  • 2021 Cherokee – up to 4,500 pounds
  • 2021 Compass – up to 2,000 pounds with 4×4 (Towing not recommended with FWD)

Jeep Compass Trailhawk vs. Cherokee Trailhawk

The Trailhawk has been a popular trim for both the Compass and Cherokee, judging from how many of them we see rolling around Bartonville. But the differences between the Cherokee and Compass become more pronounced when comparing the Trailhawk versions. Here’s a detailed Jeep Compass Trailhawk vs. Cherokee Trailhawk comparison:


  • 2021 Cherokee Trailhawk – $35,350
  • 2021 Compass Trailhawk – $30,8152

EPA-Estimated Gas Mileage

  • 2021 Cherokee Trailhawk – 21 mpg (combined)
  • 2021 Compass Trailhawk – 25 mpg (combined)


  • 2021 Cherokee Trailhawk – 271 hp
  • 2021 Compass Trailhawk – 180 hp

Check Out the Cherokee and Compass at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Peoria

We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing online. Our dealership is conveniently located near Galesburg, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! So, contact us today!


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