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2022 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5 Review

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2022 Jeep
Compass

MSRP*: $26,390 to $33,210
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Picture of the 2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Mazda
CX-5

MSRP*: $25,370 to $37,505
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MPG - City 22 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 27 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.8 ft3 59.6 ft3
Engine
  • 177-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, 9-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 hp 187 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 173.4 in 179.1 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Head Room Front 38.6 - 39.2 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 39.3 - 39.7 in
Rear 39.0 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in the Jeep Compass, 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 Jeep Compass and the Mazda CX-5.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Compass, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Jeep Compass or the Mazda CX-5, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Jeep Compass is a little wider than the Mazda CX-5, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Jeep Compass is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-5, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Jeep Compass has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-5, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Jeep Compass will do just as well as the Mazda CX-5, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Jeep Compass has a little less horsepower than the Mazda CX-5.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Compass doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Compass and the Mazda CX-5. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Jeep Compass as you will in the Mazda CX-5.