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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Jeep Compass Review

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2021 Honda
CR-V

MSRP*: $25,350 to $35,150
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2021 Jeep
Compass

MSRP*: $24,495 to $31,395
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Invoice* $24,169 to $32,407 $24,258 to $30,691
MPG - City 27 - 28 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.8 ft3 59.8 ft3
Engine 190-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 180-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T, 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 190 hp 180 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 182.1 in 173.0 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 73.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 38.3 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 - 39.2 in
Front 39.2 in
Rear 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda CR-V than in the Jeep Compass. The Jeep Compass will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda CR-V 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). The Honda CR-V is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Compass. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda CR-V carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Compass.

Dimensions
The Honda CR-V is a little narrower than the Jeep Compass, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Honda CR-V, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Jeep Compass.

Handling
The Honda CR-V has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Compass, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Compass is clearly the choice over the Honda CR-V for pulling heavy loads. The Honda CR-V has a little more horsepower than the Jeep Compass.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Honda CR-V and the Jeep Compass are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Jeep Compass. With the Honda CR-V, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Compass.

Warranty
The Honda CR-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Compass.