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2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2021 Jeep Compass Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda
CX-5

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New 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep
Compass

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MSRP*
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$25,190 to $37,155
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$23,915 to $30,815
Invoice* $24,719 to $35,708 $23,703 to $30,139
MPG - City 22 - 25 22
MPG - Hwy 27 - 31 30 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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 Mazda CX-5 than in the Jeep Compass. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-5 and the Jeep Compass.

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). The Mazda CX-5 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 Mazda CX-5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Compass.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-5 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. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda CX-5, which is slightly longer than the Jeep Compass.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Jeep Compass.

Handling
The Mazda CX-5 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 Mazda CX-5 will do just as well as the Jeep Compass, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Mazda CX-5 has a little more horsepower than the Jeep Compass.

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

Warranty
The Mazda CX-5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Compass.