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2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2021 Jeep Compass Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Mazda
CX-3

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New 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep
Compass

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MSRP*
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$20,640 to $22,040
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$23,915 to $30,815
Invoice* $20,050 to $21,409 $23,703 to $30,139
MPG - City 27 - 29 22
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 30 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Compass than in the Mazda CX-3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Jeep Compass offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-3, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-3 as you will with the Jeep Compass, 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). Clearly, the Mazda CX-3 is a better financial choice over the Jeep Compass, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda CX-3 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Compass.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-3 is much slimmer than the Jeep Compass, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mazda CX-3 is slightly shorter than the Jeep Compass, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mazda CX-3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Jeep Compass.

Handling
The Mazda CX-3 has a smaller turning radius than the Jeep Compass, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda CX-3 has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Compass.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-3 and the Jeep Compass. The Mazda CX-3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Jeep Compass.

Warranty
The Mazda CX-3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Compass.