Both the 2020 Compass and 2020 Cherokee are small Jeep SUVs that pack a lot of adventurous punch. Which should you choose? Take a look at this Jeep Compass review and Jeep Cherokee review our team at Martin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Union Grove, WI, compiled for you to compare side by side. Learn about the features, styling, and performance, then search our new inventory to find your favorite model and trim. Make sure you claim a finance or lease offer for a great deal from Martin CDJR. Contact us online or call us at (262) 558-8051 if you have any questions.

2020 Jeep Compass vs. 2020 Jeep Cherokee
Exterior Features

Both the 2020 Compass and 2020 Cherokee offer sleek, contemporary styling along with unmistakable, classic Jeep good looks. Ready for fun yet dependable for everyday driving, you'll find they both offer a power liftgate, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and remote keyless entry. The Jeep Cherokee also features a signature, seven-slot grille.

Customize your Compass with up to five wheel designs and high-intensity discharge headlamps. On the Cherokee, you can get premium LED headlamps, daytime running lamps, and tail lamps.

2020 Jeep Cherokee rearview exterior view

2020 Jeep Compass vs. 2020 Jeep Cherokee
Interior Features

These two SUVs offer similar interior features like dual-zone temperature control, a premium Alpine® audio with nine speakers, and versatile seating ― thanks to 60/40 split-folding seats to help you configure the cargo area when you need to carry more or stow longer or bulkier items. Refined fabrics and leather-trimmed seating options are also available on both the 2020 Compass and 2020 Cherokee, as are heated and ventilated front seats and a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel. 

The Compass also offers an adjustable cargo floor, while the Cherokee offers a sliding rear seat. Both SUVs come with ample cargo space.

2020 Jeep Compass vs. 2020 Jeep Cherokee
Performance Features Available

All trims offered on the 2020 Jeep Compass come equipped with a capable 2.4L MultiAir® four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed manual transmission ― six-speed automatic transmission on the highest trim level. Generate power of up to 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque and get an EPA-rated fuel economy of 23 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway.

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee features three engine options that are all paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission:: a 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir 2 engine, 3.2L Pentastar V6 engine, and 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Performance ranges between 180 to 271 horsepower and 171 to 295 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is similar with each of these engines ― from 22 city to 31 hwy MPG on the 2.4L engine, to 20 city and 29 hwy MPG on the V6, to 23 city and 31 hwy MPG with the turbo engine.

2020 Jeep Compass vs. 2020 Jeep Cherokee
Technology & Safety Features

You'll find these modern-day Jeep SUVs are well equipped to protect, connect, and entertain you while you're running errands or heading out on new adventures across the USA. Both the 2020 Compass and 2020 Cherokee offer a Uconnect® infotainment system (including one with navigation), a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, Bluetooth® connectivity, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, plus the SiriusXM® Guardian suite of connected services.

2020 Jeep Compass driving on sand

2020 Jeep Compass vs. 2020 Jeep Cherokee
Price Differences & Offers Available

The base level trim on the 2020 Jeep Compass ― the Compass Sport ― starts at $22,280 MSRP, with the top-of-the-line High Altitude trim starting at $31,145 MSRP. Nine trim levels are offered on the 2020 Compass. The base level trim on the 2020 Jeep Cherokee ― the Cherokee Latitude ― starts at $26,085 MSRP, with the premier Trailhawk® Elite trim starting at $38,195 MSRP. Ten trim levels are available on the Jeep Cherokee.

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