What Are the Differences Between the 2019 Jeep Compass vs. Cherokee?

2019 Jeep Compass vs Cherokee

Quench Your Thirst for Adventure

Quench your thirst for adventure with a new Jeep SUV! Jeep vehicles are well-loved and known for their unmistakable design and legendary performance. Two popular SUV options for drivers in the Burnsville, MN, area are the 2019 Jeep Compass and 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Both boast unrelenting dependability, refined interiors, and advanced technology, but which one is best suited for your family's needs? To simplify the research process, the team at Park Chrysler Jeep crafted this Compass vs. Cherokee comparison guide highlighting key specs and features of each vehicle.

For the purpose of this comparison, we'll be looking at the base model of each vehicle: the 2019 Jeep Compass Sport, starting at $21,595 MSRP, and the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, starting at $25,240 MSRP.

Browse our new Cherokee inventory and new Compass inventory to view all models for sale at our dealership in Burnsville, MN. If you have any unanswered questions after reading this review, contact us online or give our team a call at (952) 373-4666 and we'll be happy to help!

Power & Efficiency

Both the 2019 Jeep Compass and Cherokee base models are powered by the same engine. This engine boasts a powerful ride with plenty of towing power to ignite your adventurous side. The Compass does have slightly better fuel economy, as you'll see below. Engine and performance details for each vehicle are as follows.

2019 Compass Sport

Jeep SUV

2019 Cherokee Latitude

2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2


2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2

180 HP


180 HP

175 lb.-ft.


170 lb.-ft.

2,000 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs.


MPG (city/hwy)


2019 Jeep Compass vs Cherokee power and efficiency

Size & Space

You deserve a spacious SUV that comfortably fits your family. The Jeep Compass Sport includes five-passenger seating, and when it comes to cargo space, you'll receive 27.2 cu.-ft. behind the second row, and 59.8 cu.-ft. when the seats are folded down. The Jeep Cherokee Latitude also has a five-passenger seating capacity. The Cherokee boasts 25.8 cu.-ft. of cargo space behind the second-row, and 54.7 cu.-ft. with the seats down. The Compass Sport offers about 3 more inches of rear cargo space compared to the Cherokee despite having a shorter overall length.

Technology Features

Regardless of which Jeep SUV you choose, you'll be connected and entertained every mile of the way! Advanced technology features equipped on the Compass Sport and Cherokee Altitude include:

2019 Compass Sport

2019 Cherokee Latitude

  • Uconnect® 4 with 7-in. display
  • 6 speaker sound system
  • Bluetooth® streaming audio
  • Integrated center stack radio
  • Integrated voice command with Bluetooth®
  • Media hub (USB, Aux)
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Push button start
  • Uconnect® 4 with 7-in. display
  • Media center
  • Auxiliary input
  • Three USB ports
  • Integrated voice command with Bluetooth®
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio


Nothing is more important than the safety of you, your passengers, and everyone else on the road. When behind the wheel of a Jeep SUV, you'll have peace of mind on every drive. Key safety features of each SUV include:

2019 Compass Sport

2019 Cherokee Latitude

  • All Speed Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lamp System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Rear Door Child Protection Locks
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • LED taillamps
  • LED fog lamps
  • Blind spot monitoring system
  • Rear cross path detection
  • Electronic stability control
  • ParkSense® rear park assist


View the table below for trim and pricing information regarding each Jeep SUV model.

2019 Compass Trims

2019 Cherokee Trims

  • Sport - Starting at $21,595 MSRP
  • Latitude- Starting at $24,845 MSRP
  • Upland- Starting at $26,040 MSRP
  • Altitude- Starting at $26,265 MSRP
  • Limited- Starting at $27,945 MSRP
  • Trailhawk®- Starting at $28,945 MSRP
  • High Altitude - Starting at $30,440 MSRP
  • Latitude - Starting at $25,240 MSRP
  • Latitude Plus- Starting at $27,395 MSRP
  • Upland - Starting at $29,725 MSRP
  • Altitude - Starting at $28,390 MSRP
  • Limited - Starting at $31,450 MSRP
  • High Altitude - Starting at $34,990 MSRP
  • Trailhawk® - Starting at $34,195 MSRP
  • Overland - Starting at $36,995 MSRP
  • Trailhawk® Elite - Starting at $37,390 MSRP
2019 Jeep Compass vs Cherokee exterior

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