2019 Jeep Compass vs. Its Competition

2019 Jeep Compass
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2019 Jeep Compass competes in a growing subset of crossovers that defy classification—they’re not too big, not too small.

The Tucson is a little smaller than the Compass, but offers exceptional value in most of its trims.

The Kia Sportage is among the least fuel-efficient in the class because it’s the among the most spacious.

The Crosstrek is capable, but slow—not too far from the Jeep, really.

The GMC Terrain and related Chevy Equinox can be fitted with costly diesel powertrains that add thousands to the price tag.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Jeep Compass stays true to the brand’s off-road formula, but bends toward usability rather than capability.
There’s a lot to like about the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, even if the best configuration requires a careful hand on the order sheet.
The 2019 GMC Terrain is another contender for crossover shoppers’ consideration, but its high price and lack of active safety features keep it on the bench for now.
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson hot-swaps one of its 4-cylinder engines, and ups its safety game.
The handsome, capable 2019 Kia Sportage does many things well; gas mileage isn’t one of them.
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is as plucky as ever, but with more available safety gear this year.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas/E15 I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
Sport FWDFWD 4-Door L w/1SMFWD 4-Door SLSE FWDLX FWD2.0i Manual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 Chevrolet Equinox2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 GMC Terrain2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 Hyundai Tucson2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 Kia Sportage2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek