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2020 Jeep Cherokee

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2020 Jeep Compass

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs Jeep Compass

2020 Jeep Cherokee


2020 Jeep Compass
$25,740 MSRP


$22,105 MSRP

Trim Levels

Uconnect® with 7-inch touchscreen

Entertainment System

Uconnect® with 7-inch touchscreen
3 engines

Engine Options

1 engine
9-speed automatic

Standard Transmission

6-speed automatic
4,500 pounds

Maximum Towing

2,000 pounds with 4x4, Towing not recommended with FWD

The new Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Compass are great options for your next Jeep SUV, as each offers plenty of interior space, comfort and convenience–but only one can be driven home to Charleston. At Tony T Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg, we’ve created an easy comparison guide for the Cherokee vs. Compass to see which model can provide the power, efficiency, and technology you need on your daily Lexington-area drives and weekend camping adventures.

Compass vs. Cherokee: Configurations & Pricing

With both the Compass and Cherokee, the multiple, varied trim levels allow a wide range of flexibility, and our finance center would love to help you find the right leasing plan or loan to bring your SUV of choice home. That range of options begins with a standard FWD drivetrain in both the Compass and Cherokee, but there’s always the option to upgrade to a Jeep 4×4 system to help you breeze through that wide range of Columbia weather. Just remember that each system offers something a little different for each model. For example, Jeep Active Drive I is available with the Cherokee while Selec-Terrain® can be had with a new Compass.

  • The 2020 Jeep Cherokee configurations start at $25,740 MSRP and is available in seven trims: Latitude, Latitude Plus, Altitude, Upland, Limited, Trailhawk®, and High Altitude.
  • The 2020 Compass has a starting MSRP of $22,105 and is also available in seven trims: Sport, Latitude, Altitude, Limited, Trailhawk®, and High Altitude.

Compass vs. Cherokee: Towing & Engines

If having a high towing capacity is at the top of your list, then you’ll want to make sure you compare the Jeep Compass vs. Cherokee to see which allows you to load up more for your adventures. Explore their differences below:

  • Jeep Cherokee: With a new Jeep Cherokee, you’ll get a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds. Your engine options include the 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine, a 2.0L Turbo engine with 270 horsepower, and the sophisticated 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine.
  • Jeep Compass: The Jeep Compass has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, and it is not recommended to tow when equipped with a FWD system. There is one engine available across all six configurations, the powerful and efficient 2.4L I4 MultiAir® Tigershark® engine with up to 180 horsepower. Learn more about the Jeep Compass towing capacity and features in our blog!

Compass vs. Cherokee: Interior Features

Between these two Jeep SUVs, you’ll be more than impressed with their array of high-end technologies. Each comes with a Cluster 3.5-Inch Black/White Driver Info Display, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, and Uconnect® 4 with 7-Inch Display. While they have their similarities, they have a few differences. Take a look at each vehicle’s feature highlights below:

Jeep Compass:

  • 2 First Row LCD Monitors
  • Voice-Activated Audio Control
  • Two 12-Volt Power Outlets
  • 1-Touch Up and Down Front Windows
  • Wireless Phone Connectivity


Jeep Cherokee:

  • Three 12-Volt Power Outlets
  • 1-Touch Up and Down for Front & Rear Windows
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • ParkView Back-Up Camera
  • Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay® with Uconnect

Jeep Compass Trailhawk® vs. Cherokee Trailhawk®

Many Jeep drivers are interested in the Trailhawk® configuration that’s available on many models, so we’ll briefly compare this specific trim in terms of engines and MSRP below:

  • Jeep Compass Trailhawk®: 180-hp 2.4L I-4 engine, starting MSRP of $29,675
  • Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk®: 271-hp 3.2L V6 engine, starting MSRP of $34,505

Compare the Compass vs. Cherokee at Tony T Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg Today!

Get behind the wheel of the new Compass or Cherokee at Tony T Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg today to fully experience the performances of these models for yourself. Also, check out our available new vehicle specials to and our Jeep lease deals help you save more! Have questions in the meantime? Contact us to learn more, explore various Jeep accessories to amp up your ride, or find a used Jeep Compass!

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