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2019 Jeep Cherokee

2019 Jeep Compass Comparison Image

2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Jeep Cherokee


2019 Jeep Compass

Trim Levels

Uconnect® with 7-inch touchscreen

Entertainment System

Uconnect® with 7-inch touchscreen
Two engines

Engine Options

Two engines
9-speed automatic transmission


6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission
4,500 pounds

Maximum Towing

2,000 pounds with 4x4, Towing not recommended with FWD
$25,740 starting MSRP


$22,095 starting MSRP

It’s easy to pick Jeep for your next SUV thanks to the versatility of the different models, but it can be harder to decide which Jeep SUV is for you: the Cherokee or Compass. Whether you’re chauffeuring your family around Madison or just need a personal vehicle with lots of space, both the Compass and Cherokee excel. To help you decide, we’ve created this Burtness Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram side-by-side 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass comparison. Explore their interiors of both, their performance specs, and more with Burtness Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Compass vs. Cherokee: Configurations & Pricing

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has a starting MSRP of $25,740 at the base trim level. In total, there are seven different configurations.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Trim Levels

  • Latitude
  • Latitude Plus
  • Altitude
  • Trailhawk®
  • Limited
  • High Altitude
  • Overland

The 2019 Jeep Compass has a starting MSRP of $22,095 at the base trim level. In total, there are seven different configurations.

2019 Jeep Compass Trim Levels

  • Sport
  • Latitude
  • Upland
  • Altitude
  • Limited
  • Trailhawk®
  • High Altitude

Though the models come standard with FWD, you can always upgrade to a Jeep 4×4 system for added capabilities against inclement weather on Janesville roads. For added control, drivers will appreciate Jeep Active Drive I, available on the Cherokee, and Selec-Terrain®, available on the new Compass.

Compass vs. Cherokee: Towing & Engines

If towing capabilities are a major concern to you, this is where you’ll see the biggest difference in this 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass comparison. Explore their capabilities below:

Jeep Cherokee: A new Jeep Cherokee has a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds. Your engine options include the base level 2.4L I4 MultiAir®, or the available 2.0L I4 DOHC DI Turbo and 3.2L V6 24-Valve VVT 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 are two engine options available across the trim levels: the 2.4-Liter I4 MultiAir® Engine at the base level and the 2.4L I4 Zero Evap M-Air Engine w / ESS at higher configuration levels.

Compass vs. Cherokee: Interior Features

You’ll definitely enjoy the interior technology offered in both SUVs as you travel down Milwaukee roads, but which is better? In this Jeep Cherokee vs. Compass interior comparison, you’ll see that both vehicles come equipped with a 3.5 inch digital display cluster, integrated voice command with Bluetooth®, and Uconnect® 4 with a 7-Inch display. With all this great tech, you might be asking what divides the Compass and Cherokee?

Jeep Compass Interior Features

  • 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet
  • Two 12-Volt Power Outlets
  • 1-Touch Up and Down Front Windows
  • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio

Jeep Cherokee Interior Features

  • Three 12-Volt Power Outlets
  • Media Center Electronics Storage
  • 1-Touch Up and Down for Front & Rear Windows
  • Stop-Start Multiple VSM System (cuts fuel flow and shuts off the engine when at a full stop)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®

Jeep Compass Trailhawk® vs. Cherokee Trailhawk®

When it comes to Trailhawk® configurations, we’re talking about an entirely different kind of monster. In this Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee comparison Trailhawk®-edition, you’ll see that both SUVs offer quite a bit of off-road capability. Compare their engines and MSRP below:

  • Jeep Compass Trailhawk®: 180-hp 2.4L I-4 engine, starting MSRP of $29,445
  • Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk®: 270-hp 2.0L I-4 or 271-hp 3.2L V6 engine, starting MSRP of $34,195

Compare the Compass vs. Cherokee at Burtness Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Today!

Explore more to find out what else these superb SUVs have to offer! From a comparison of the Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee to a breakdown of the full Jeep Cherokee performance specs, our expert guides can help you decide which vehicle will be your new Beloit ride. And when you’re finally ready to get behind the wheel of a Compass or Cherokee, reach out and schedule a test drive!

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