The Jeep Compass and the Mazda CX-5 are both very strong competitors in the compact crossover segment. Both the SUVs offer practicality and convenience making them one of the top choices for those looking for a reliable and comfortable compact SUV. That said, both of them are stiff competitors in the segment. In this article, we are going to tap into what makes the Jeep Compass a more preferable choice over the Mazda CX-5.
The Jeep Compass is currently in its second generation and receives some interesting updates for 2021 such as the addition of a new 80th Anniversary Edition based on the Latitude trim, and the addition of standard active safety features for the Limited and Trailhawk trims such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, to name some of them. Planning to purchase the 2021Jeep Compass? Contact us to schedule a test drive.
2021 Jeep Compass
2021 Mazda CX-5
|2.4-liter Inline-four Cylinder
||2.5-liter Inline-four Cylinder|
|180 hp / 175 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||187 hp / 186 ft-lbs.|
||Ground Clearance (inches)
|22 / 31 / 25
||25 / 31 / 28|
Both the SUVs are pretty similar in performance figures, with the Mazda CX-5 taking a slight advantage over the Jeep Compass in overall power output. However, the Jeep Compass has a power-to-weight ratio advantage over the Mazda CX-5 making it a better overall performer. Sure, the CX-5 offers another powerful engine as an option. But if you are looking for an everyday-use compact SUV with enough power to get your work done while also putting a smile on your face, the Jeep Compass will get the work done.
The Jeep Compass has numerous standard features on offer such as cloth upholstered seats, six-manually adjustable front seats, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, a six-speaker sound system, and a rearview camera as standard features. Optional features like vinyl and cloth upholstered seats, eight-way power-adjustable heated & ventilated front seats, driver’s seat memory setting, leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift-knob, an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, a panoramic sunroof, HD Radio, and a nine-speaker Alpine premium audio system, to name some of them. The Mazda CX-5 does offer a similar list of features. But it is the user-friendly nature of the 2021 Jeep Compass that makes it a more interesting and preferable option of the two.