2010 Jeep Compass vs. Its Competition

2010 Jeep Compass
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Nissan Rogue might be the closest rival to the the 2010 Jeep Compass; it also utilizes a four-cylinder engine and a CVT for its powertrain.

Even though Nissan uses the same CVT, it works better in the Rogue, while the Rogue's interior appointments don't feel nearly as cheap.

It's also easy to identify the popular Ford Escape as a reasonable competitor to the Jeep Compass.

If you have the opportunity to drive a 2010 Escape, you'll enjoy a much more substantial vehicle that offers V-6 and gas/electric hybrid power in addition to a four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic.

The Hyundai Tucson doesn't win friends with its styling, but it is a good package overall, and a V-6 is available.

The Toyota RAV4 also offers a V-6 and is a very spacious, agreeable vehicle, but most versions have the spare tire mounted in back like an old-style SUV.

The Honda CR-V reigns as the segment leader here for those who don't plan to go off-road; its interior is well appointed and nearly as spacious as a minivan.

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Quick Specs
6.6
Although the 2010 Jeep Compass strikes out on design, with an anonymous look that fails to be either sleek or rugged, it has decent performance, good safety, and some standout features.
7.4
Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
7.8
The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
7.0
The 2008 Hyundai Tucson no longer stands out in its class for performance or safety, but it’s still a great value.
7.8
With the 2009 Nissan Rogue, the crossover market gets another right-sized entry that’s just a little tighter inside than the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
7.6
The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
MSRP From     
$15,365$20,435$20,700$17,235$19,430$21,500
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport UtilityFWD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS *Ltd Avail*FWD 4-Door S w/CA EmissionsFWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door5 Door4 Door Sport Utility4 Door4 Door
Transmission     
ManualManual w/ODAutomaticManual w/ODContinuously VariableAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Jeep Compass vs. 2009 Ford Escape2010 Jeep Compass vs. 2008 Honda CR-V2010 Jeep Compass vs. 2008 Hyundai Tucson2010 Jeep Compass vs. 2008 Nissan Rogue2010 Jeep Compass vs. 2008 Toyota RAV4