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Jeep Compass vs Chevy Equinox

There are few vehicles as stylish and versatile as midsize SUVs. Two great vehicles within that class are the Jeep Compass and Chevy Equinox. Both will provide Clinton, Adrian, and Tecumseh, Michigan, area drivers with a sporty and comfortable drive filled with great technological amenities.

Wondering which one of these SUVs will suit you best? Check out this Jeep Compass vs. Chevy Equinox review where our team at LaFontaine CDJR of Clinton compares the two side-by-side.


Jeep Compass vs Chevy EquinoxPowertrain

You’ll want to start by evaluating the powertrains on these two SUVs. The Chevy Equinox packs a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine under the hood, while the Compass comes with a larger 2.4L 4-cylinder Zero Evap MultiAir® engine. The Jeep engine, being a little larger, also has more oomph with 180 horsepower compared to the 170 horsepower found in the Chevy vehicle.

While the Jeep edges out the Chevy in terms of power, these vehicles still compare quite closely in terms of their powertrains. Similarly, they feature comparable fuel efficiency, both earning an EPA-estimated 31 highway MPG. These figures are due in part to each SUV’s respective transmission, both coming with 6-speed automatics.

The Compass does offer an two transmission options, though. The available 9-speed automatic transmission could stand to optimize performance further. The Equinox does not offer any additional transmission options.


Jeep Compass vs Chevy EquinoxInterior Amenities

You’ll also want to make a note of some of the interior amenities you’ll have at your disposal behind the wheel of these two SUVs. In terms of multimedia systems, the Compass features the Unconnect® 4 system, while the Equinox comes with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. Both will perform well, offering features such as:

  • 7-inch display
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • Voice command

These features will work to keep you connected on the go whether you’re driving the Jeep or the Chevy.

You will find a difference with some of the other interior features, though. A prominent difference falls within these two vehicles’ climate control systems. The Chevy Equinox comes with a single-zone system, while the Jeep Compass comes standard with a dual-zone system. The dual-zone system will give your front passenger the ability to set their own temperature on their side of the vehicle, contributing to a more comfortable ride.


Jeep Compass vs Chevy EquinoxSafety

Another important area to evaluate on these SUVs are their safety suites. Both Chevy and Jeep have prioritized safety, equipping both the Equinox and Compass with impressive driver-assistive amenities. One feature present on both rides, which will come in handy, is their respective rear-view cameras. This feature will help you successfully back in and out of those tight parking spots.

Additionally, both SUVs come with Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. These will monitor your tire pressure, ensuring there is the proper air within your tires to provide the best traction on the roadways.

The Compass does come with an additional Hill Start Assist system, though. This system holds your Compass in place while you’re transitioning your foot from the brake to the gas. This feature is particularly helpful on uneven terrain where your SUV would normally drift back while you transition from stopped to accelerating.


Time for a Tour

Ready to learn more after reading this Jeep Compass vs. Chevy Equinox comparison? Visit us at LaFontaine CDJR of Clinton to tour and test drive the Compass. We’ll get you out on the roads of Clinton, Adrian, and Tecumseh, MI, in no time!


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