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The Jeep Compass has established itself as the premier compact SUV here in Canada, for both on-and-off-road performance. Against one of its main competitors, the Honda CR-V, the Compass performs admirably, but it remains a close call between evaluating each model's performance. Read on below to learn more about how each model compares, and find your Compass model here at Devon Chrysler, here serving Leduc, Edmonton, and surrounding area in Alberta.

Exterior Design & Features

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Jeep Compass Design

Igniting adventure through its provoking design, the 2021 Jeep Compass combines bold athletic curves, with rugged styling you’d come to expect from a Jeep. Ready to take on any road less travelled, the Compass features the Jeep classic 7-slot grille, and a luxurious LED lighting group to help light the darkest adventures on your itinerary. For those looking for even more, the special appearance packages on the Trailhawk, and Upland trim levels amp the experience of the Compass up to the next level.

Honda CR-V Design

The Honda CR-V is a staple on Canadian roads in its own right, with functionality and versatility that appeals to all drivers. Designed to perform well, just not excel at one particular thing, the CR-V has the body style to match with a less bold and robust style. Featuring more sleek lines and less ruggedness, we personally prefer the capable and strong body design of the Compass over the CR-V

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Fuel Economy

A close competition thus far, the CR-V does pull slightly ahead in terms of fuel economy. Drivers will receive 10.8 / 7.8 / 9.5 L (city/hwy/combined) behind the wheel of the 2021 Jeep Compass. The CR-V Trail does provide more efficient numbers with its 8.7 / 7.4 / 8.1 L (city/hwy/combined) rating.

Fuel Economy Specifications

Vehicle City Highway Combined
2021 Jeep Compass 10.8L /100km 7.8L /100km 9.5L /100km
2021 Honda CR-V 8.7L /100km 7.4L /100km 8.1L /100km

Performance

The Compass offers greater performance thanks to legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, allowing you to have a greater impact in off-road conditions. The 2.4L engine isn’t the largest from the Jeep lineup, but it works well in delivering excellent power to the Jeep’s 4x4 drivetrain and 9-speed automatic transmission.

Performance Specifications

Vehicle Engine Torque Horsepower Transmission
2021 Jeep Compass 2.4L 174lb-ft 180 9-speed automatic
2021 Honda CR-V 1.5L Turbocharged 179lb-ft 190 CVT

Technology & Safety

Both SUVs stay neck and neck with each other in the technology and safety category. There is no shortage of advanced safety features on either model as the Compass and CR-V are here to impress in this category. The CR-V is backed by a suite of safety features from Honda SafetySense 2.0, while the Compass proudly boasts over 80 standard and available safety features for the peace of mind that you demand. On the infotainment side of things, you’ll be able to keep connected to your mobile device with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility.

Technology Specifications

Vehicle Park Assist Blind Spot Monitoring Brake stability control Backup Camera Infotainment Audio
2021 Jeep Compass Standard Standard Standard Standard 8.4” touchscreen 6-speaker
2021 Honda CR-V Standard Standard Standard Standard 8.0” touchscreen 6-speaker

Verdict

Undoubtedly a close competition as both SUVs prove themselves as capable machines ready to have their limits pushed, the Compass edges out the CR-V thanks to legendary Jeep Capability, superior safety, and an overall more appealing visual design.

To learn more about the 2021 Compass, the rest of the Jeep model lineup, or any of FCA’s other impressive brands from Chrysler, Dodge and RAM, trust the folks at Devon Chrysler to lend a hand. Our team of professionals is here to help you along your automotive journey here in Alberta, and if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, or just need some solid service from trained technicians, we have your back. Contact us and get started with your test drive, or appointment, today.