Face-Off: Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass

These small SUVs are similar in size and capabilities, but one is the clear choice

Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Compass

Jeep has so many subcompact and compact SUVs that buyers may struggle when choosing among them, especially between the compact Cherokee and Compass. Both are two-row models that sell well.


The Cherokee and Compass match up closely in features, performance, and price. In many ways, they’re almost carbon copies of each other, separated by a few thousand dollars in price and a few inches here and there.

Which Jeep is roomier? Is one of them more reliable than the other? Which one’s quicker? We take an in-depth look at these two small SUVs to compare how they fare in Consumer Reports' testing and surveys, and let you know which one comes out on top.

The Case for the Jeep Cherokee