2018 Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee | Barre, VT

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2018 Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee


You already know that Jeep SUVs offer the capability and performance you want for your daily adventures and weekend excursions alike. But which Jeep model has the creature comforts and advanced tech that best fits your active lifestyle? Two exceptional models worth considering are the 2018 Jeep Compass, starting at $21,095 MSRP, and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, starting at $25,895 MSRP. To help you determine the ideal model for you, the product specialists at Midstate Jeep have put together this comparison of the 2018 Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee.

Once you've finished learning about these two awe-inspiring Jeep SUVs, head over to our new Compass and new Cherokee inventories to see the models available at our Jeep dealership in Barre, VT. Don't forget to check out our incentives to see if you qualify for our latest finance and lease offers to help you save on your next Jeep purchase.

2018 Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee: Performance & Capability

The new Compass and new Cherokee both deliver reliable and exciting performances thanks to 2.4L MultiAir® engines. Both can come equipped with the coveted Selec-Terrain® 4x4 system to help you tackle treacherous terrain. Key performance and capability specs for these two Jeep SUVs are as follows:

2018 Jeep Compass

SUV

2018 Jeep Cherokee

2.4L I4 Tigershark® MultiAir® 2

Engine

2.4L I4 Tigershark® MultiAir® 2

180 HP

Horsepower

184 HP

175 lb.-ft.

Torque

171 lb.-ft.

Six-speed manual; optional nine-speed automatic

Transmission

Nine-speed automatic

Front-wheel drive or Selec-Terrain® 4x4 System

Drivetrain

Front-wheel drive or Selec-Terrain® 4x4 System

23/32 MPG (FWD)

22/31 MPG (4x4)

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

21/30 MPG (FWD)

21/28 MPG (4x4)

2,000 lbs.

Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs.

2018 Jeep Compass & Jeep Cherokee side by side interior image

2018 Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee: Interior & Exterior

Both of these modern SUVs provide comfy seating for up to five passengers and plenty of convenience features that make every drive one to remember; however, the 2018 Cherokee does offer slightly more cargo space than the 2018 Compass. The main differences between them are in regards to design details and styling. Check out the interior and exterior features of the new Jeep Compass and new Jeep Cherokee below.

Interior Features:

  • Cargo capacity: 59.8 cu. ft. (Compass), 54.9 cu. ft. (Cherokee)
  • Cloth bucket seats
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seats and flat folding front passenger seat
  • Rear cargo underfloor tray (Compass)
  • Jeep Cargo Management System (Cherokee)
  • Gun metal/black interior accents (Compass); gun metal/piano black interior accents (Cherokee)
  • 3.5-in. black/white driver info display
  • Illuminated front cup holders (Cherokee)
  • Illuminated entry

Exterior Features:

  • 16-in. steel wheels in low gloss black with all-season tires (Compass); 17-in. painted aluminum wheels (Cherokee)
  • Halogen quad headlamps with standard daytime running lights (Compass); Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge headlamps with LED daytime running lights (Cherokee)
  • Incandescent taillamps (Compass); LED taillamps (Cherokee)
  • Black grille with chrome rings (Compass); Active grille shutters and chrome grille surround (Cherokee)
  • Lower bodyside cladding
  • Exterior mirrors with heating element
  • Roof rails
  • Fog lamps (Cherokee)
2018 Jeep Compass driving through a dirt trail

2018 Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee: Safety & Technology

Whether you choose the new Cherokee or new Compass, you can rest assured you and your loved ones are protected no matter where your next adventure takes you. Both Jeep SUVs come with innovative infotainment tech, but the 2018 Cherokee does include a couple of extra features standard that the 2018 Compass doesn't. Take a look at safety and technology features of the Compass and Cherokee below.

Safety Features:

  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • All-speed traction control and Hill Start Assist
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation and Electronic Stability Control
  • Tire pressure monitoring display
  • ParkView® rear back up camera
  • Remote keyless entry and push button start (Compass)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System and Rear Cross Path Detection (Cherokee)

Technology Features:

  • Uconnect® 3 with 5-in. touchscreen
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ (Cherokee)
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (standard on Cherokee, optional on Compass)

Get behind the wheel of one of these supremely capable and dynamic Jeep SUVs today by scheduling a test drive at our Jeep dealership in Barre, VT. If you have any questions, get in touch with the team at Midstate Jeep using our contact form or by calling (802) 505-6331.

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