2021 Jeep Compass vs. Its Competition

2021 Jeep Compass
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Hyundai Kona and Kia Seltos cousins are smaller, sporty-looking crossovers that steer clear of off-road ruggedness.

The Chevrolet Trailblazer offers compact proportions and nimble handling; the larger GMC Terrain has more practicality and style with a pricetag that’s not much different in lower trims.

The Subaru Crosstrek is closest to Jeep in terms of off-road character and offers standard all-wheel drive.

2021 Jeep Compass2021 Jeep Compass
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
2021 GMC Terrain2021 GMC Terrain
2021 Hyundai Kona2021 Hyundai Kona2021 Kia Seltos2021 Kia Seltos
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, left, and Sport, right2021 Subaru Crosstrek
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The 2021 Jeep Compass skimps on safety and seat comfort, but delivers crossover utility in a compact footprint.
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is a stylish but underpowered subcompact crossover.
The 2021 GMC Terrain tacks away from truck-like function toward urbane utility.
The 2021 Hyundai Kona wears like statement jewelry, and drives like a bargain.
The 2021 Kia Seltos combines the practicality of the hatchback Soul in a larger package with the automaker’s low price and superlative warranty.
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I3Turbocharged GasRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
Sport FWDFWD 4-Door LFWD 4-Door SLSE Automatic FWDLX IVT AWDManual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODContinuously Variable RatioAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 GMC Terrain2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Kia Seltos2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek