2021 Jeep Compass vs 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Compass vs Grand Cherokee Comparison Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

The 2021 Jeep Compass and the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee are definitely worthy of those Hamilton, Madison, and Smyrna, NY, roadways. If you’re looking at these two for your next SUV, you’re certainly on the right track. To give you a clear picture of what these vehicles bring to the table, the Friendly Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hamilton team has compiled a few key facts about each one.

Continue reading this to begin. If you come up with any questions along the way, feel free to call, email, or swing by.

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Entertainment Features for the Jeep Compass vs Grand Cherokee

Between the Compass and the Grand Cherokee, you have plenty of opportunity to fill the cabin with whichever music channel, audio book, or radio show you like to listen to when you’re behind the wheel. For starters, they both can be equipped with the 8.4-inch Uconnect® 4C NAV touchscreen with the ability to hook up your smartphone with either Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™.

2021 Jeep Compass Latitude

For impressive sound, the Compass offers the Alpine® Premium Audio System that features 9 speakers. Over in the Grand Cherokee, the available Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System supplies you with a speaker count of 19.

In the Grand Cherokee, amp up your entertainment with the available Blu-Ray Compatible Screen Video and Rear Video System for the back seat.

For everyone on board, add the 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, available in both vehicles. It connects a total of 8 devices, so your passengers can use it, too.

A Look at Space and Convenience

Within both cabins of the Compass and the Grand Cherokee, you’ll be able to personalize and make things to your liking. Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control comes standard while you can add a luxurious CommandView® Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof to span the ceiling. Upgrade to heated front seats in each vehicle, and available ventilation for the Grand Cherokee.

Outfit both cabins with sleek leather-trimmed seating and a matching leather-wrapped steering wheel. Each car includes an 8-way power driver seat option, but with the Grand Cherokee, both front seats come with this adjustability plus memory settings.

2021 Jeep Compass Sport Jazz Blue Pearl

The Jeep Compass and Jeep Grand Cherokee are filled with convenient touches that enhance your overall driving experience. For example, they both supply their occupants with an abundance of room inside the cabin no matter where they’re seated. This is demonstrated by the fact that the Compass contains 100 cubic feet of passenger interior volume, and the Grand Cherokee supplies 105 cubic feet.

Here’s more in the chart below about the differences in their dimensions.

Dimensions Compass Grand Cherokee
Headroom 39.2/38.5 inches 39.9/39.2 inches
Hip Room 54.1/49.2 inches 57/56.2 inches
Legroom 41.8/38.3 inches 40.3/38.6 inches
Shoulder Room 56.7/55.1 inches 58.7/58 inches

If you need to store camping equipment or grocery bags, the Compass supplies you with a maximum of 59.8 cubic feet of trunk space. With the Grand Cherokee, you can expect a maximum of 68.3 cubic feet.

The Grand Cherokee can take things even further in terms of convenience with the available power liftgate that lets you open your trunk with a simple touch of a button. This feature helps you access the vehicle if your hands are full of groceries or a child.

Safety on Board

2021 Jeep Compass Sport Redline PearlComparable safety systems can be found in both the Compass and the Grand Cherokee. Some of these include the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Path Detection. They each offer more advanced systems including Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go.

While both feature the ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System, only the Grand Cherokee gives it to you standard. If you want Advanced Brake Assist, you can choose it for this vehicle, so you get extra stopping power. For more advanced guidance, add the Parallel and Perpendicular Park-Assist with Stop—it makes navigating a parking space a breeze, whether you enter or exit it.

Performance Capabilities

These Jeeps have what it takes when it comes to muscle under the hood. No matter which one you choose, you know it will have you covered. The engine that you’ll find inside the Compass produces a maximum of 180 horsepower, while the Grand Cherokee has a lineup of four engines to provide you with a robust range of 295 to 707 horsepower.

2021 Jeep Compass Sport White Clear CoatCheck to see which towing capability meshes with your plans. The Compass tows up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. Looking for way more than that to accommodate a trailer chock-full of materials? At its award-winning best, the Grand Cherokee can tow a maximum of 7,200 pounds, a best-in-class feat.

If you aim to get the more gas-efficient vehicle, look toward the Compass. It achieves an EPA-estimated 22 city/31 highway MPG. With the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, the Grand Cherokee achieves an EPA-estimated 19 city/26 highway MPG.

4×4-Specific Systems for Rough Terrain

You’ll find 4×4 capability in the Compass to cover uneven terrain and your standard asphalt. The Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 system comes in the Trailhawk and gives you a 20:1 crawl ratio.

With the Grand Cherokee, you’ll be supplied with optional 4×4 systems like the class-exclusive Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension System and Quadra Drive II. This latter system provides all-weather capability by transferring torque to the wheel that needs it.

Both vehicles can take advantage of the Selec®-Terrain Traction Management System, which offers four different driving modes like Auto, Sand, Snow, and Mud. Plus, if you select the Trailhawk trim of either model, you’ll get Rock mode as well. This feature enhances your handling and performance in more trying conditions, especially if you embark on an off-roading expedition.

2021 Jeep Compass vs 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Take Each for a Spin

With their entertainment abilities, convenient features, and engine specs, the 2021 Jeep Compass and the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee have a lot to offer Hamilton, Madison, and Smyrna, New York, drivers. If you’re ready to get a firsthand example of what they can do, contact us here at Friendly CDJR of Hamilton. A sales team member will schedule your test drives.

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