Key Differences Between the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Compass


Both the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Compass are classified as small crossover SUVs, but when it comes to overall size, the Jeep Cherokee has the edge over the Jeep Compass. At roughly 9-inches longer and a little over an inch taller, the Jeep Cherokee is markedly larger than the Jeep Compass. This makes the Jeep Cherokee a better fit for growing families around Baldwin, as it has 28 more inches of overall passenger volume than the Jeep Compass, including more front and rear headroom and more legroom for rear seat passengers to stretch out on longer trips.

However, the compact size of the Jeep Compass can also be a benefit for Liverpool drivers who frequently commute to and from Syracuse for work. because of its shorter overall length, the Jeep Compass makes it easier to squeeze into street-side parking than it would be with the Jeep Cherokee. And even though it doesn't have as much passenger volume as the Jeep Cherokee, the Jeep Compass boasts almost 5 cubic-feet more cargo space overall, making it great for folks who love to take road trips.

As a result of the difference in size, the Jeep Compass gets a bit better standard city fuel economy than the Jeep Cherokee. However, if you're looking for extra power to take on tough terrain, you'll be happy to learn that the Jeep Cherokee boasts a lot more available horsepower than the Jeep Compass. However, it terms of overall cost, the Jeep Compass has a lower starting MSRP than the Jeep Cherokee, make it the best-fit for budget-conscious drivers.

Ultimately though, whether you choose the Jeep Compass or the Jeep Cherokee, you can rest assured that you're behind the wheel of a rugged, capable and eminently attractive small crossover SUV. The Jeep Compass may be a more appealing option for daily drivers in Syracuse who lead active lifestyles, while the Jeep Cherokee may be a more compelling option to growing families in Fulton, Baldwin, and Liverpool, NY who appreciates some extra space and creature comforts, both feature well-appointed interiors and the ability to take on slippery surface conditions and off-road driving unlike any of their competitors.

So, if you're interested in either the Jeep Cherokee or the Jeep Compass, feel free to swing by Par-K Enterprises to experience the differences between these compact crossover SUVs for yourself with a test drive.

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