2020 Jeep Compass
Features & Specs
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport
5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Roadside Assistance
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
180 hp
Standard Engine Power
141 hp
27.2 cu. ft.
Cargo Space
22.9 cu. ft.
38.3 in.
Rear Leg Room
33.4 in.

2020 Jeep Compass vs 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

Picking out a new vehicle always seems like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. We here at Grogan's Towne CJDR want your car-buying experience to go as smoothly as possible, which is why we've gone ahead and compared two of the best small SUVs out on the road today, so you have an easier time deciding the model that is right for you. Below we're going to be taking a look at the 2020 Jeep Compass and the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport.

2020 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

The ever rugged Jeep Compass is ready to take you on new adventures with the Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 system that comes standard on the Trailhawk model. The 4x4 system has low range and a 20:1 crawl ratio for exceptional off-road capability. The Trailhawk also comes with hill descent control and the Select-Terrain Traction Management System with Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, and Rock drive modes. All Compass models are powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine that makes 180 horsepower and can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Power & Handling

There are only three trim levels in the Rogue Sport model lineup, and all of those models are powered by the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine outputs 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque, which feels severely lacking when you are trying to accelerate onto the highway or from a dead stop. A continuously variable automatic transmission comes standard with the engine along with front-wheel-drive. You can upgrade to an all-wheel-drive system.

2020 Jeep Compass Features & Design

The four models in the Compass lineup consists of the Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. The Sport starts things off with heated mirrors, smartphone integration, automatic dual-zone climate control, and a six-speaker sound system. The Latitude then adds keyless entry, roof rails, upgraded cloth and simulated leather upholstery, and satellite radio. With the Compass Limited, you get an 8.4-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and more. The Trailhawk starts off with the Latitude models features and adds off-road-oriented tires, red tow hooks, a raised suspension, and skid plates.

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Features & Design

The first model in the Rogue Sport lineup is the S with a 7-inch touchscreen, 16-inch steel wheels, smartphone integration, and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat. The mid SV trim adds dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker sound system, roof rails, and heated mirrors. With the top-tier SL model, you also get heated front seats, leather upholstery, navigation, remote start, and 19-inch wheels. The SL is available with the SL Premium Package, which adds a sunroof, a Bose sound system, and LED headlights.


The engine in the Nissan Rogue Sport left us wildly underwhelmed, and the features list in each of the models didn't impress us either. All of which made for an easy win for the 2020 Jeep Compass. The Compass has the power and capability to get you to any destination and comes with features you're sure to enjoy along the way. Test-drive a Jeep Compass today by coming on down to Grogan's Towne CDJR.

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