Two compact SUVs that drivers shop for at our Union County, New Jersey dealership location are the Jeep Patriot and the Jeep Compass. We know you cross shop them, so let’s see which one is right for you in our dual pitting the Jeep Compass vs Jeep Patriot.
Let’s start with what’s similar. When properly equipped, both models are able to tow up to 2,000 lbs. Not to mention the over 30 available safety & security features onboard to give you peace of mind.
Both are also Jeeps, so you know they’re made for taking on most any driving condition. The two 4×4 systems that are available are the Freedom Drive I that’s made for inclement driving conditions like snow, ice & mud and the Trail Rated® Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group that’s also great on mud, but flourishes in deeper snow and sand as well.
Two engine options are offered for both vehicles: 158-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder engine & the optional 172-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder VVT engine. There are also some similar features inside, but let’s talk about what makes these 2 SUVs different.
2017 Jeep Compass vs Jeep Patriot
2017 Jeep Compass
The 2017 Jeep Compass is the superior choice if you want some upgrades and personalization options for the exterior. That’s because the Compass offers 4 grille choices depending on the trim you pick.
You can only enjoy other options in the Compass like a soft tonneau cover for keeping anything in your cargo area private and the Saddle Tan interior color choice that doesn’t absorb heat as much during the hot months, you can only get it in the Compass.
2017 Jeep Patriot
The 2017 Jeep Patriot is the ideal model for you if you’re looking for a capable SUV on a budget. That’s because the Patriot continues to be the best-priced SUV in America.
Here’s what the Patriot has to offer that’s unique compared to the Compass:
- Optional adjustable roof rail crossbars that adjust to your cargo needs
- Slightly more front headroom
- Slightly shorter length that makes it easier to parallel park
- Slightly larger cargo area when the rear seats are folded up
- Available Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat exterior color choice
If you’re shopping the Jeep Compass vs Jeep Patriot, you will find that a lot of the same trims and feature packages are available in both. You can see that the look of each model is different, so you can pick between the classic SUV appearance of the Patriot or the flowing lines that resemble a crossover that can be found in the Compass.
The only way to truly determine the winner of the 2017 Jeep Patriot and 2017 Jeep Compass duel is by stopping by Salerno Duane in Union County NJ to take these SUVs for a test drive! Contact us today to schedule one at our Summit dealership location on Broad Street.