2021 Jeep Compass vs 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

Compact SUVs like the 2021 Jeep Compass and Subaru Crosstrek pack a lot of power and amenities inside. Which gives Clinton, Adrian, and Tecumseh, Michigan drivers more of what they want?

LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Clinton ran down the features for a comparison, and here are the results.

Which SUV Provides More Space and Comfort?

Both space and comfort come into play when you compare these two vehicles. In the trunk, the Compass starts out offering 27.2 cubic feet, then expands to a total of 59.8 cubic feet. Much less can be found in the Crosstrek. With all seats in the upright position, it gives you 20.3 cubic feet. If you place the seats down, it grows to 55.3 cubic feet.

Your power driver’s seat in the Jeep lets you adjust it in 8 different configurations for the best position. With the Subaru, a similar power-adjustable driver’s seat only allows 6 settings. While both cars feature available heated front seats, only the Compass includes optional ventilated front seats.

For the temperature you want, you get Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control in the Jeep, but the Subaru stops at Automatic Climate Control. If you prefer the outdoor air, the Compass offers an available dual-pane panoramic sunroof. Only an available power moonroof can be found in the Crosstrek, which is nice but not as expansive as the Compass offering.

Which Provides Larger Screens?

Larger screens populate your SUVs although the Jeep displays offer more. The Jeep gives you an optional 7-inch Driver Information Display and an available 8.4-inch Uconnect® 4C NAV touchscreen display. With the Subaru, it provides an optional 6.3-inch color multifunction display and an available STARLINK® 8-inch Multimedia Navigation touchscreen. This may seem slight, but it does make a difference.

Can I Get Parking Support in My SUV?

To get a glimpse at harder-to-see areas, the Jeep offers Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection. The Subaru gives you comparable Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, but it’s not standard.

If you need extra support while parking, add on the ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System to your Jeep. Unfortunately, no specific parking systems surface in the Subaru.

How Does the Performance Compare?

Performance differs in the standard engines and capabilities of the Jeep and Subaru. Under the hood, the Jeep supplies a 2.4L Tigershark® engine that produces 180 horsepower with 175 lb-ft of torque. With this power, it can tow a maximum of 2,000 pounds.

When examining the Subaru standard 2.0L DOHC engine, it produces 152 horsepower with 145 lb-ft of torque. It can tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds.

To manage a range of terrain, the Compass offers standard front-wheel drive or optional 4×4 capability. If you do go with 4×4, it adds the Selec-Terrain® Management System with four driving modes including Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud. The Trailhawk® trim gives you the Rock Mode, too.

You’ll only have a standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-Mode® with an available Deep Sand/Mud mode in the Crosstrek. That doesn’t measure up to the Jeep.

Which SUV Packs in the Power? 2021 Jeep Compass vs 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

See how the 2021 Jeep Compass and the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek compare as far as power and amenities go. For Clinton, Adrian, and Tecumseh drivers, you’ll get more with the Compass.

To set up a test drive, contact LaFontaine CDJR of Clinton.

 

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