If you're looking for a crossover SUV, the Jeep Compass and the Toyota RAV4 are two appealing options. Although they have a lot in common, such as off-road capability and spacious interiors, there are several significant differences to consider when choosing between them.

Drivers throughout the areas of Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River can find out more about these crossover SUVs with our new Jeep Compass vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison that our team here at Stateline CJDR has put together.

Jeep Compass vs Toyota RAV4: Performance

Both the 2021 Compass and the 2021 RAV4 come with a 4-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. There are also two different transmissions you can choose between for the Jeep, including the available 9-speed automatic transmission.

All-wheel drive is available for both vehicles, though the systems are quite different. The RAV4 all-wheel drive system can split power between the front and rear axles at low speeds, but it's designed more for inclement weather than off-road trails. You can upgrade the RAV4 to something more off-road-friendly.

However, the Compass lives up to the Jeep name with an advanced all-wheel drive system, low-range gearing, and plenty of off-road upgrades to tackle the trails. The Compass even has the Trailhawk trim for people who can't stay away from off-roading trails.

Jeep Compass vs Toyota RAV4: Interior Comfort and Space

Both the Compass interior and the RAV4 interior offer spacious cabins with comfortable seating. The heavily padded seats provide plenty of long-distance comforts, and the high-quality upholstery options are soft and comfortable. The new Compass, however, has more headroom up front (39.2 inches) and legroom in both the front and rear rows (41.8 inches/38.3 inches), that allows adult passengers to ride comfortably in the rear seats. This is compared to the RAV4's headroom (37.7 inches) and front and rear legroom (41 inches/37.8 inches).

Both vehicles have large cargo bays that can easily haul your camping gear, golf clubs, or other sporting equipment, as well as low-load floors for convenient loading and unloading. In pure numbers, the Jeep Compass wins out with 59.8 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the RAV4's 40 cubic feet.

Jeep Compass vs Toyota RAV4: Technology

Both vehicles pack a lot of safety features, such as available Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection Forward-Collision Warning. These features work together to provide more awareness of the area around your vehicle, giving you alerts to other vehicles, obstructions, or pedestrians that may be in your path. Such features are helpful in avoiding collisions altogether or lessen their impact and severity.

The new Compass and the RAV4 also come with plenty of exciting technology features, such as sharp infotainment systems and Bluetooth® connectivity. Some other features both infotainment systems have in common are:

  • Apple CarPlay© and Android Auto™
  • 6 Speakers
  • 7-inch touchscreen display

The Jeep Compass goes one step further with standard integrated voice command. Change songs, call family or friends, and do more with the sound of your voice. Your hands don't have to come off the wheel.

Test Drive the New Jeep Compass

Though these SUVs are quite similar, this 2021 Jeep Compass vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison shows that the Jeep Compass has a greater amount of passenger space and user-friendly technology.

Drivers around the Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River, areas, can find out more about the Jeep Compass when they visit Stateline CJDR. Contact us or stop by today to browse our inventory of new Compass models and schedule your test drive!

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