2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Jeep Compass

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2019 Jeep Cherokee

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2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Jeep Cherokee


2019 Jeep Compass
$24,195 MSRP

Starting Price

$21,845 MSRP
3 Engines

Available Engine Options

1 Engine
9-Speed Automatic


6-Speed Automatic

Available Trim Levels

4,500 Pounds

Maximum Towing

2,000 Pounds with 4x4 (Towing not recommended with FWD)
Uconnect® With 7-Inch Touchscreen

Entertainment System

Uconnect® With 7-Inch Touchscreen

When you’re looking for a new Jeep SUV, think about the 2019 Jeep Cherokee or 2019 Jeep Compass. Both of these vehicles are available at Outten CDJR, and can be the perfect fit for you and your family. Through our comparison of the two, you can discover the interior features, performance specs, and prices that set these two popular SUVs apart from each other. Once you’ve made your choice, come to our showroom near Schuylkill Haven to test drive the one you like best!

Compass vs. Cherokee: Starting Prices & Trims

2019 Jeep Cherokee: The base-level trim of the new Cherokee starts at $24,195 MSRP. This vehicle is available in seven different trims: Latitude, Latitude Plus, Altitude, Trailhawk®, Limited, High Altitude, and Overland.

2019 Jeep Compass: The Compass is a more affordable option that comes in at just $21,845 MSRP. This model and is also available in seven trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Upland, Altitude, Limited, Trailhawk®, and High Altitude.

FWD is the standard drivetrain included in each of these SUVs, but 4×4 systems (Jeep Active Drive I for the Cherokee and Selec-Terrain® for the Compass) are available in upgraded trims.

Compass vs. Cherokee: Towing & Engines

The ability to tow at a higher capacity can surely be a deciding factor when it comes to which SUV Pottsville drivers want to buy. With the Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee, towing capability is a major difference between the two models, as is their performance of their available engines:

2019 Jeep Cherokee: If you buy a new Jeep Cherokee, you’ll get an SUV capable of towing a maximum of 4,500 pounds. You will also have the option of three engines, including the base-level 2.4L I4 MultiAir® engine.

Jeep Compass: In terms of towing capability for the Jeep Compass, its max capacity caps off at 2,000 pounds, although the manufacturer recommends you do not tow with the FWD system. The only available engine option for the Compass is the same as the Cherokee’s base engine, a 2.4L I4 MultiAir®.

Compass vs. Cherokee: Interior Features

In terms of interior features, both of these Jeep models come stocked with high-tech features sure to make your drive time more comfortable. Both the Compass and Cherokee come stock with a 7-inch display with Uconnect® 4, as well as integrated voice command with Bluetooth® capabilities. However, there are some separate features that set each model apart, including:

2019 Jeep Cherokee:

  • Media Center Electronics Storage
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®
  • Stop-Star Multiple VSM System, which stops fuel flow and shuts off the vehicle’s engine when fully stopped
  • 1-Touch Up and Down for Front & Rear Windows
  • Three 12-Volt Power Outlets

2019 Jeep Compass:

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

Jeep Compass Trailhawk® vs. Cherokee Trailhawk®

We’ve found that a lot of car buyers specifically looking at these two models have been very intrigued by their special Trailhawk® versions, which come with their own unique traits, so let’s take a brief look at those configurations:

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk®: Engines for the Cherokee Trailhawk® include a 2.0L 270-hp I-4 or 3.2L 271-hp V6 engine, and this model starts at $33,945 MSRP.

Jeep Compass Trailhawk®: With a starting MSRP of $29,195, the Compass Trailhawk® comes stock with a singularly available 2.4L 180-hp I-4 engine

Test Drive the Compass and Cherokee at Outten CDJR Today!

Did our in-depth look at each of these Jeep SUVs spark your interest? If so, come to Outten CDJR for the chance to take a test drive with the model of your choice. Or, if you’re uncertain which you like best at this stage, you can even give both a spin to see which you really like best. Each option has its better qualities, but you really can’t go wrong with either. You’re also welcome to research our midsize SUVs in case you’re not completely sold on compact crossovers. For more information, contact us. You can also compare other CDJR models, like the Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150, and also learn about the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s towing capacity. Before you go, check out our full lineup of new and used vehicles on sale at our Hamburg dealership!

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