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2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

New 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep
Compass

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New 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$23,915 to $30,815
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$22,245 to $27,995
Invoice* $23,703 to $30,139 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 22 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 29 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Compass than in the Subaru Crosstrek. The Subaru Crosstrek 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
With the Subaru Crosstrek, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Compass, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The Jeep Compass is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Crosstrek. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Compass is much higher than that for the Subaru Crosstrek.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Compass is much wider than the Subaru Crosstrek, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Jeep Compass is slightly shorter than the Subaru Crosstrek, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Jeep Compass and the Subaru Crosstrek are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Compass is clearly the choice over the Subaru Crosstrek for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Compass and the Subaru Crosstrek.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Compass and the Subaru Crosstrek. The Jeep Compass has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Crosstrek.

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