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2021 FIAT 500X vs. 2022 Jeep Compass Review

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2021 FIAT
500X

MSRP*: $26,275 to $31,455
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2022 Jeep
Compass

MSRP*: $26,390 to $33,210
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MPG - City 24 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 39.8 ft3 59.8 ft3
Engine
  • 177-hp, 1.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 177-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T, 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 hp 177 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 167.2 - 168.2 in 173.4 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 73.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 38.3 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 38.6 - 39.2 in
Rear 38.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Compass than in the FIAT 500X, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the FIAT 500X and the Jeep Compass.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 500X as you will with the Jeep Compass, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the FIAT 500X will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Jeep Compass.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500X is much slimmer than the Jeep Compass, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The FIAT 500X is slightly shorter than the Jeep Compass, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The FIAT 500X has the same turning radius as the Jeep Compass, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the FIAT 500X will do just as well as the Jeep Compass, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the FIAT 500X and the Jeep Compass.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the FIAT 500X transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Jeep Compass.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the FIAT 500X and the Jeep Compass. The FIAT 500X has significantly less cargo capacity than the Jeep Compass.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500X than that of the Jeep Compass.