The compact crossover SUV segment is brimming with the competition with a wide list of vehicles competing for the top spot. And representing Jeep in this segment is the Compass, which has been performing really well. The Jeep Compass can easily be considered as the best representation of the Jeep brand thanks to its impressive feature offerings paired with a peppy powertrain and overall build quality. However, competition is brutal in this segment, with the Mazda CX-5 being one of the most significant counterparts. In that case, let’s have a look at what sets aside the 2021 Jeep Compass from the Mazda CX-5.
The 2021 Jeep Compass can be configured in seven trims – Sport, Latitude, Freedom, Altitude, 80th Anniversary, Limited, and Trailhawk. For the 2021 model, the Compass receives the following updates - a new 80th Anniversary Edition based on the Latitude trim, 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 add the 2021 Jeep Compass to your collection? Contact us today 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.
|22 / 31 / 25
|25 / 31 / 28
Both the SUVs go head-to-head in the performance aspect. The Mazda CX-5 offers a slight power bump compared to the Jeep Compass. That said, the Jeep Compass weighs slightly lesser than the CX-5, giving the Compass a slight power-to-weight ratio push over the Mazda CX-5. The CX-5’s optional engine is a lot more powerful than what is offered for the Compass giving it a significant performance push. That said, the Compass’ power output is more grounded and is perfectly suitable for those looking for a subtle every-usage SUV.
The Compass offers an impressive list of standard features. This includes cloth upholstered seats, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, six-way manually adjustable front seats, two USB ports, a six-speaker sound system, and a rearview camera as standard features. Optional features like vinyl-cloth upholstered seats, driver’s seat memory setting, leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift-knob, eight-way power-adjustable heated & ventilated front seats, an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, a panoramic sunroof, HD Radio, and a nine-speaker Alpine premium audio system are some of the various features one can choose from giving it a significant advantage in the interior aspect. Even though the CX-5 also offers most of these features, the significant configuration options that Jeep offers for the Compass give it an unflustered advantage over the CX-5.