Subaru Crosstrek vs Jeep Compass Models Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

Jeep is a brand that enjoys a reputation for all-terrain ability and toughness -- but these days the latest Jeep models are built for families and aren't engineered for true off-road toughness. Instead, choose Subaru and get the right combination of rugged ability and everyday practicality! We'll help you out by comparing the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek and 2020 Jeep Compass side-by-side on the page below.

Subaru Crosstrek Alloy Wheels

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2020 Jeep Compass: Size & Style

For passengers, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is the more comfortable choice. It provides 100.9 cubic feet of passenger space compared to just 99.6 cubic feet in the 2020 Jeep Compass. That might not sound like a lot, but the result is the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek provides 43.1" of legroom in the front seats. Just 41.8" of legroom in the front of the 2020 Jeep Compass and less hip room throughout the cabin mean that it's just not as spacious as the Subaru Crosstrek.

On the exterior, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek comes with superior styling and features, as well. Standard 17" alloy wheels are better looking and more durable than the 16" steel wheels that come standard on the 2020 Jeep Compass. And, unlike the 2020 Jeep Compass, the Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with roof rails and generous ground clearance so it's more capable of outdoor adventuring at the entry level.


Subaru Crosstrek Navigation

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2020 Jeep Compass: Technology

Both these compact crossovers come standard with touchscreen multimedia systems, including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ for smartphone pairing. But, you can control the system in the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek with just your voice. A voice-activated navigation system is also available. Voice-responsive multimedia isn't standard on the 2020 Jeep Compass.

Furthermore, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek has some technology options you can't get on the 2020 Jeep Compass. LED Steering responsive headlights swivel as you steer for better nighttime visibility. And when backing out of a tight parking spot, available reverse automatic braking can help keep you from a fender-bender with unseen traffic behind you. Reverse automatic braking and steering-responsive headlights aren't available on the 2020 Jeep Compass at all.

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2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2020 Jeep Compass: Performance

While four-wheel drive is a $1,500 option on the 2020 Jeep Compass, you get Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for all-terrain confidence as standard on the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek. That means you get improved grip and control in the rain and snow, on gravel or sand. Optional Hill Descent Control and X-MODE® low-friction surface optimization further prepare the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek for off-road travel -- and for less than the cost of a similarly capable 2020 Jeep Compass.

Furthermore, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is noticeably more efficient, particularly in the city! For everyday errands, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is the more practical choice. Yet it's still got tried-and-true Subaru toughness when you need it.


Subaru Crosstrek Daytime Running Lights

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2020 Jeep Compass:

While both models received excellent crash test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, only the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek received a 2020 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. The 2020 Top Safety Pick distinction tells you that the Subaru Crosstrek is one of the safest compact crossovers on the road, with vivid headlights and advanced pre-collision braking features. The 2020 Jeep Compass's standard headlights were rated "Poor" by the IIHS, and even the available upgraded headlights received a rating of "Marginal."


Subaru Crosstrek Cargo Area

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2020 Jeep Compass:

Subaru EyeSigh® is a cutting-edge suite of advanced driver assistance features that you can add to any 2020 Subaru Crosstrek. These features include forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance. Similar features can also be equipped to the 2020 Jeep Compass as well. Both these vehicles have the crucial technology to keep you and your loved ones from getting in an accident in the first place.

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Why Subaru Is The Best Value!

The Jeep Compass is comparable in price to the Subaru Crosstrek, but a closer look at the features and capability you get as standard reveals one important fact: the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is a much better investment. It simply gives you more than its Jeep rival. And since the difference in starting MSRPs between these vehicles is only $135, it makes sense to choose the one with the style, features & versatility that are right for you.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek2020 Jeep Compass
$22,145Starting MSRP*$22,280
Symmetrical All-Wheel DriveStandard DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive (4WD Available)
StandardRoof RailsAvailable
8.7 InchesGround Clearance7.8 Inches
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Space99.6 Cubic Feet
1,500 lbsStandard Towing CapacityNot Recommended for FWD
17" AlloyStandard Wheels16" Steel
5 StarsNHTSA Overall Safety Rating4 Stars
33 Highway - 27 City (MPG)Fuel Economy (Automatic Transmission)32 Highway - 23 City (MPG)
Available FeatureReverse Automatic BrakingNot Available

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.