2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Jeep Compass

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass

Whether you’re looking for comfort and practicality or adventure-seeking and premium performance, the 2020 Jeep Compass compact SUV and 2020 Jeep Cherokee small crossover SUV are ready to meet your idea of fun. Learn about these two Jeep SUVs to discover which model most appeals to you, then check out our inventory at Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Indianapolis, IN, to find the trim you love. Give us a call or contact us online to set up a test drive. We’ll have it ready for when you arrive.


You’ll find three engine options offered on the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, each paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. All trims offered with the 2020 Jeep Compass come equipped with the same engine but offer six-speed manual or automatic transmission or nine-speed automatic transmission on the highest-level trim option.


Engine Options & Specs

2020 Jeep Cherokee

 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2

  • 180 HP
  • 171 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 22 city/31 hwy MPG

 3.2L Pentastar® V6

  • 271 HP
  • 239 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 20 city/29 hwy MPG

 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder

  • 270 HP
  • 295 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 23 city/31 hwy MPG

2020 Jeep Compass

 2.4L MultiAir® I4

  • 180 HP
  • 175 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 23 city/32 hwy MPG

Exterior Features

With contemporary exterior styling, classic Jeep looks, and trail rated, four-wheel drive capability, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and 2020 Jeep Compass look the part when it comes to adventure. Both the Cherokee and Compass offer a power liftgate, remote keyless entry, and dual-pane panoramic sunroof.

The Cherokee features a signature seven-slot grille and premium LED headlamps, daytime running lamps, and tail lamps. The Compass offers high-intensity discharge headlamps and up to five wheel designs for you to customize the exterior style of your SUV.

2020 Jeep Cherokee exterior

Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep Compass exterior

Jeep Compass

Interior Comfort & Design

Both the Cherokee and Compass offer dual-zone automatic temperature control and a premium Alpine® audio system with nine speakers for your driving comfort and enjoyment. When it comes to seating versatility, you’ll find 60/40 split-folding seats for easy configuring when you need to carry more stuff, plus refined fabrics and leather-trimmed seating choices to suit your preferences and taste. Also available are heated and ventilated front seats and a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel. Cargo space is generous in both SUVs, too.

A sliding rear seat is available with the Cherokee, while the Compass offers an adjustable cargo floor.


Today’s Jeep SUVs are well equipped for connectivity to your world and access to the entertainment you love. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee and 2020 Jeep Compass offer Uconnect® infotainment systems, including Uconnect 4C NAV, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, Bluetooth® connectivity, SiriusXM Guardian™, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.

Safety Features

Both the 2020 Cherokee and 2020 Compass offer more than 70 standard and available safety and security features, including such advanced technologies as:

  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detention
  • ParkSense® rear park assist
  • LaneSense® lane departure warning with lane keep assist
  • Full speed forward collision warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

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