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2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Review

New 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep
Compass

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New 2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Jeep
Wrangler

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MSRP*
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$23,915 to $30,815
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$28,295 to $38,695
Invoice* $23,703 to $30,139 $27,796 to $36,902
MPG - City 22 17
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Jeep Compass offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Wrangler, with comparable head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Compass.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Compass as you will with the Jeep Wrangler, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Compass will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Jeep Wrangler. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Wrangler have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Jeep Compass is about the same width as the Jeep Wrangler. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Jeep Compass, which is slightly longer than the Jeep Wrangler.

Drivetrain
The Jeep Compass has much lower torque than the Jeep Wrangler, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Jeep Compass has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Wrangler, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Jeep Compass will do just as well as the Jeep Wrangler, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Compass has a lot less horsepower than the Jeep Wrangler.

Utility
The Jeep Compass offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Wrangler, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Jeep Compass, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Wrangler.

Warranty
The Jeep Compass comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Wrangler.