Jeep Compass vs Chevy Equinox: Space
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
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.