2020 Jeep Compass vs 2020 Jeep Cherokee
2020 Jeep Compass 2020 Jeep Cherokee

  Starting MSRP

$22,280 * $26,085 *


2.4L I-4 2.4L I-4


180 180

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/32 ** 22/31 **

  Cargo Space

59.8 cu. ft. 54.7 cu. ft.

2020 Jeep Compass vs 2020 Jeep Cherokee

Serving Grand Rapids, MN

The 2020 Compass gets modest changes for the year, which primarily entails some updates to its features. The Compass, an agile crossover and one of Jeep's smaller vehicles, packs plenty of power and personality. The Jeep Compass stands out for its excellent overall value, including some fluctuation and variability in features depending on the trim level. Although it's tech-savvy and loaded with features, the Jeep Compass still stands out most for its exceptional power, performance, and handling that helps it conquer dirt trails and uneven terrain easily. The Compass belongs to the same family as the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, which ranks among the top five small SUVs. The Jeep Cherokee does not receive many changes in 2020, but it also offers excellent handling, features, and power. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee also has class-leading towing capabilities.


All trims of the 2020 Compass have the same base engine. It is a 2.4L that has a horsepower capacity of 180. The engine generates 175 LB-FT in torque. The standard drivetrain on all trims is front-wheel drive, but you can select all-wheel drive, too. Three engines are available on the Cherokee. The first is a 2.4L with a four-cylinder layout and a horsepower of 180. The second option is a 3.2L V6 with power ratings of 271 HP and 239 LB-FT. The third engine, also optional, is a 2.0L turbo with four cylinders and a power capacity of 270 HP. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are both offered.


The Compass stands out for its sporty appearance, while the Cherokee is smooth, polished, and refined. The Jeep Compass offers standard LED lighting for safety and visibility. Alloy wheels and roof rails are added to the higher-level trims. The Trailhawk, which is the most off-road-oriented trim, gets special off-roading tires and skid plates. The Cherokee has standard LED lights and 17-inch wheels, with custom trim on the Overland and off-road tires added to the Trailhawk.


Both the Compass and Cherokee have several standard features. The Compass starts off with a seven-inch infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A leather steering wheel, upgraded upholstery, and advanced safety aids are added on the higher-end trims. The Jeep Cherokee begins with a seven-inch infotainment system, which is upgraded to an 8.4-inch display on higher-end trims. Leather seats and HD radio are amenities on the top trims, too.

In 2020, the Compass and Cherokee are both exceptional choices. Contact us today to learn more and test drive both.

* MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
** EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.