Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass
Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Compass
At a Glance: Cherokee vs. Compass

When you’re trying to decide which vehicle is right for you, a helping hand is appreciated. You love spending time in the great outdoors, so the obvious choice is for you to get behind the wheel of a Jeep. At Stateline CJDR, we know that it can be difficult to decide, especially when browsing Jeep models.

We’ve put together this 2022 Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass comparison to help our customers in and around Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River, MA, pick the Jeep model that’s right for them.



271 HP | 177 HP
Cherokee vs Compass


5 | 5
Cherokee vs Compass


54.7 cu. ft. | 59.8 cu. ft.
Cherokee vs Compass
Which is the Right SUV for You?
Select a category below to learn more about how the Jeep Cherokee compares to the Jeep Compass.
Jeep Cherokee
Power & Performance

Because you’re buying a Jeep, you’re clearly looking for a vehicle that’s as comfortable off the road as it is on the asphalt. For that, you’ll want to know the kind of power you’re looking at under the hood. The chart below goes over the different specifications of each powertrain available on the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Cherokee:

Engine 3.2L Pentastar® V6 2.4L Tigershark® I-4
Horsepower 271 HP 177 HP
Torque 239 lb-ft 172 lb-ft
EPA-Estimated MPG 20 city/29 highway 22 city/31 highway
Towing Capacity 4,500 lbs. 2,000 lbs.

When it comes to your drivetrain, where your transmission sends power from the engine to the wheels, both Jeep SUVs come standard with front-wheel drive and offer available 4-wheel drive. That means you can choose between power going to only the front axle or to all wheels individually; it all comes down to what you want out of your Jeep SUV.

Jeep Cherokee
Passenger Space

While having plenty of power is all well and good, you need room inside for the things you can’t pack in the trailer. Both the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Cherokee seat five riders—two in the front row and three in the rear row—and have plenty of space for all the people who want to come on your adventures.

The chart below outlines the interior dimensions of each SUV:

Cherokee (First Row/Second Row)
Compass (First Row/Second Row)
Headroom 39.4 in./38.5 in. 39.2 in./38.5 in.
Shoulder Room 57.6 in./55.1 in. 56.7 in./55.1 in.
Hip Room 53.8 in./49.9 in. 54.1 in./49.2 in.
Legroom 41.1 in./40.3 in. 41.8 in./38.3 in.

But what about suitcases, briefcases, and backpacks? If you go with the Jeep Cherokee, you’ll have 25.8 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk and 54.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. If you choose the Jeep Compass, you’ll have 27.2 cubic feet in the trunk and 59.8 cubic feet when you fold down the second row.

Depending on your needs, either the Compass or the Cherokee will be better suited for your rides.

Jeep Cherokee
Safety Features

The most important features you’ll investigate are the ones that can help keep you and your family safe on the road. Since both the Compass and the Cherokee are produced by Jeep, they have similar standard and available driver-assistive systems. Standard systems on both models include: !

  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection

If you find yourself in many busy parking lots, then consider upgrading your Jeep to a trim with ParkSense® Rear Park Assist with Stop. This system can give drivers an audible cue when the vehicle is too close to an obstacle and can even apply the brakes to stop the vehicle if you don’t respond.

There’s also the available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist with Full Stop system, which recognizes open parking spots and steers the vehicle into the spot while directing you to change gears, brake, and accelerate.

Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass: The Verdict
Jeep Cherokee

Now that you’ve read our Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass comparison, we think you’ll agree that either Jeep model would be great to take home. The best way for our customers in and around Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River, MA, to find their perfect Jeep is to contact us and schedule a test drive at Stateline CJDR! We’ll see you soon.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 Cherokee for yourself are conveniently available right here online.