Jeep Compass vs Chevy Equinox

Jeep Compass vs Chevy Equinox

Do you love hitting the off-road trails? Is thrift shopping for unique home decorations one of your favorite pastimes? Do you need a vehicle that’s capable of towing your motorcycle or pop-up camper? When it comes to the 2021 Jeep Compass and Chevy Equinox, every day is an adventure.

Our team at LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Saline near Saline, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor, MI, has put the 2021 Jeep Compass and Chevy Equinox head-to-head to see which crossover is perfect for your lifestyle. Keep reading below to learn about their performance, interior, and amenities.

2021 Jeep Compass vs Chevy Equinox: Battle of the Power and Reliability

Jeep Compass vs Chevy EquinoxWhen it comes to adventuring all year round, you need a vehicle that can take on any weather conditions and perform well across all terrain. Luckily, the new Compass and Chevy Equinox both offer impressive capabilities. Starting with their engines, check out how their power outputs compare.

2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Chevy Equinox


2.4L Tigershark® engine

1.5L Turbo engine


180 HP

170 HP


175 lb-ft

203 lb-ft

As you can see, the Jeep Compass offers a slightly greater horsepower compared to the Chevy Equinox. You’ll be able to experience a smoother acceleration in the Jeep, even on bumpy terrain. Their comparable powertrains also allow these rides to pull some serious cargo. When properly equipped, the Jeep can tow up to 2,000 pounds, while the Chevy falls short with 1,500 pounds.

All-Season Performers

Alongside their powertrains, these crossovers both equip standard front-wheel drive or an available 4×4 or all-wheel drive drivetrain. These drivetrains allow for great maneuverability when it comes to wet or slick surfaces. However, the Compass takes the upper hand when it comes to tackling weather conditions with these available features that the Equinox goes without:

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Windshield wiper de-icer

2021 Jeep Compass vs Chevy Equinox: Battle of the Versatility

Jeep Compass vs Chevy EquinoxWhen you put these two crossovers side-by-side, they are very similar in shape and size. Thanks to their comparable builds, they both offer similar interior dimensions. The 2021 Jeep Compass and Chevy Equinox can host up to five passengers and offer this much wiggle room:

2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Chevy Equinox

Headroom (front/rear)

39.2/38.5 inches

40/38.5 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

41.8/38.3 inches

40.9/39.9 inches

Shoulder room (front/rear)

56.7/55.1 inches

57.2/55.5 inches

Hip room (front/rear)

54.1/49.2 inches

54.2/51.7 inches

Both the Jeep Compass and Chevy Equinox offer plenty of space to stretch out and relax on long car rides. To make your travels extra comfortable, both crossovers also have access to heated seats and steering wheels for those chilly morning drives. Although both vehicles offer a dual-zone automatic temperature control system, the Jeep makes it standard, while it’s only an available feature in the Chevy.

Bring the Fun and Adventure Inside the Cabin

If you would like to enjoy a little extra sun entering the cabin, the 2021 Jeep Compass offers an available Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof.

The Jeep Compass also offers the available 9-speaker Alpine® Premium Audio System, so every listening experience will feel like a live concert. While the Chevy Equinox does offer the available Bose® premium audio system, it features two less speakers than the Compass.

Are You Driving the Jeep Compass or Chevy Equinox Home?

Both the 2021 Jeep Compass and Chevy Equinox offer many amenities and features that can make your every adventure worthwhile. However, thanks to its performance and manifold interior amenities, our team at LaFontaine CDJR of Saline believes the Jeep Compass is the right fit for you.

Want to see this Jeep crossover in person? Schedule a test drive today before your next trip around Saline, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor, Michigan.





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