Jeep Compass vs Chevy Equinox

Jeep Compass


A part of any car search involves narrowing down prospects, like the 2022 Jeep Compass and the 2022 Chevy Equinox. Before you venture from the Brighton, Howell, and Swartz Creek, Michigan, areas to try one, though, you’ll want to eliminate one of these vehicles from your list.

LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Fenton can help with that task by stacking the features of these two models against each other.


Jeep Compass vs Chevy Equinox: Space

Jeep Compass When you want to stretch out in your SUV, you’ll need plenty of legroom, which you’ll find in the Jeep Compass. The front legroom in this spacious model reaches 41.8 inches. You get less in the Chevy Equinox, with 40.9 inches of front legroom.

Jeep Compass vs Chevy Equinox: Technology

A brighter set of screens lights up your Jeep Compass. Behind the steering wheel, the available Driver Information Display spans 10.25 inches, while the Chevy offers an optional 4.2-inch diagonal multi-color driver information screen.

As for dashboard screens, the Compass gives you an available 10.1-inch Uconnect® 5 NAV touchscreen display. The Equinox comes two inches shy, with the optional 8-inch touchscreen in the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System.

With a 2-speaker difference, the Jeep bests the Chevy, with their 9-speaker Alpine® Premium Audio System upgrade. For Chevy drivers, move up to the available Bose® premium audio system that comes with seven speakers.

Jeep Compass vs Chevy Equinox: Safety

Jeep Compass If you’re looking for standard safety features that check out those unexpected corners, the Jeep Compass supplies you with Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection. To protect your car from theft or tampering, the available security alarm and standard keyless entry with immobilizer will stop anyone trying to enter your car through irregular means.

Although the Chevy Equinox lists the Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert on their safety menu, neither feature comes standard in every trim. As for theft prevention, you may need to investigate whether you can add this type of armor to your vehicle as an aftermarket upgrade. It is not offered in this SUV.

Jeep Compass vs Chevy Equinox: Performance

With the Jeep’s standard 2.4L Tigershark® 4-cylinder engine’s 177 horsepower, you can tow a maximum of 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. You can either stick with the standard front-wheel drive or upgrade to the 4-wheel drive system.

If you’re interested in trudging across unforgiving ground, with the multiple 4×4 packages, your Compass will slice through tough terrain like a hot knife through butter. The class-exclusive available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System uses up to five diverse driving modes to help it along.

In the Chevy, a 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower offers a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds when properly configured. Unfortunately, the Equinox offers no 4×4 systems or selectable driving modes. Instead, in addition to standard front-wheel drive, you can opt for an all-wheel drive system.


Which Passes the Test? 2022 Jeep Compass vs 2022 Chevy Equinox

While the 2022 Jeep Compass and the 2022 Chevy Equinox both can hold their own, you’ll need to consider how you’ll be using your SUV. Will you be forging new paths in rural areas far from Brighton and Howell or will you need some traction when it snows around Swartz Creek, MI?

Let a test drive at LaFontaine CDJR Fenton be one of the deciding factors as you choose your next SUV!


 

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