Jeep Compass vs Jeep Grand Cherokee
If you need an adventurous SUV for your drives around the Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton areas, you may be considering popular models like the 2019 Jeep Compass and 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While both are great options, it’s important to choose the one that’s best suited to your lifestyle.
To help you out with this, our team at Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24 compared the Jeep Compass and Grand Cherokee. Still have questions? Contact us!
Jeep Compass vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Powertrain
The new Grand Cherokee and Jeep Compass have very different powertrain options, however they’re both very powerful and versatile.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a good go-to if you want maximum power. It gives you four different engine options:
- 3.6L Pentastar® V6: 295 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque
- 5.7L V8: 360 horsepower, 390 lb-ft of torque
- 6.4L V8: 475 horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque
- 6.2L supercharged V8: 707 horsepower, 645 lb-ft of torque
Depending on the engine you chose, the Grand Cherokee has the capability to tow 6,200-7,200 pounds when properly equipped. These engines are also paired with an efficient 8-speed automatic transmission.
The new Jeep Compass, on the other hand, only gives you one engine option, the 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir®2 I4 that delivers 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.
This engine can tow a maximum of 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. While it may offer less power than the Grand Cherokee, it gives you more variety in your transmission options:
- 6-speed manual transmission
- 6-speed automatic transmission
- 9-speed automatic transmission
With these three different options, you can decide how you want to drive your Compass. You can have complete control over your shift schedules with the manual transmission, enjoy the added upper gears of the 9-speed automatic, or sit somewhere in the middle with the 6-speed automatic.
Handling in the Compass and Grand Cherokee
One area where the two SUVs don’t differ, however, is in their drivetrains. They both let you choose to ride with efficient front-wheel drive or to maximize handling and capability with one of the 4-wheel drive (4X4) systems.
If you opt for a 4X4 system you’ll also get the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, which allows you to choose up to five different drive modes to suit your conditions:
Interior Dimensions and Cargo Space: 2019 Compass vs 2019 Grand Cherokee
Another big difference between the 2019 Jeep Compass and 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is found inside the cabin. While both SUVs have versatile interiors and enough seats for five passengers, they have different cargo area measurements.
The Jeep Compass has the following cargo capacities:
- Cargo area behind second row: 27.2 cubic feet
- Cargo area behind first row: 59.8 cubic feet
The Jeep Grand Cherokee, on the other hand, has the following dimensions:
- Cargo area behind second row: 36.3 cubic feet
- Cargo area behind first row: 68.3 cubic feet
So, if you have a lot of cargo to carry, you may prefer the Grand Cherokee.
However, the Compass makes the most of its cabin space with the adjustable cargo floor. If you have small or fragile items to tote, you can store them safely in the compartment under the cargo area floor, while piling heavier or bigger items on top.
2019 Jeep Compass or 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Your Choice
Whether you’ll drive the 2019 Compass or 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee around Randolph, Brockton, or Stoughton completely depends on your needs and lifestyle. If you need help deciding which one to call your own, come to Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24 and we’ll get you behind the wheel to give them a try for yourself.
Contact us to schedule your test drive!