2021 Jeep Compass
Features & Specs
2021 Toyota RAV4
Keyless Ignition
Available on High Trims
41.8 in
Front Leg Room
41.0 in
38.3 in
Rear Leg Room
37.8 in
Folding Rear Seats

2021 Jeep Compass vs Toyota RAV4

Having a hard time deciding what SUV is best for you and your family? We know it can be not easy with so many different models on the market, but that's why we're here! Two of the best SUVs on the market are the 2021 Jeep Compass and the Toyota RAV4. It seems like Jeep and Toyota have been battling for decades. With the latest versions of the Compass and the RAV4, consumers can expect terrific engines and a ton of fun and technologically advanced features. While there are a lot of similarities between these two SUVs, there are plenty of differences. In this article, we will compare these two legendary SUV and see which one comes out on top.

2021 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

All versions of the 2021 Compass come with a terrific 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 180 horsepower and a commanding 175 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel-drive comes standard, but all-wheel-drive is an available option on all trims except the Trailhawk as it comes standard on that trim. If you select the Compass with front-wheel-drive, you will get a six-speed automatic transmission, while a nine-speed automatic comes standard on all Compasses with all-wheel-drive. Both of these transmissions offer you a smooth and capable ride, which makes driving the Compass a breeze.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Power & Handling

The RAV4 also comes with one engine, and it's a four-cylinder engine that comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which unfortunately is the only transmission option. Like the Compass, front-wheel-drive comes standard, but you do get an all-wheel-drive option if you choose. If you decide to go with the TRD off-road or the Adventure trim, you will get standard all-wheel-drive.

2021 Jeep Compass Features & Design

Four trims are available for the 2021 Jeep Compass and each comes with features that are sure to impress and inspire. Kicking things off is the Sport which comes with automatic dual-zone climate control, steel wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen with USB ports, a six-speaker sound system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Up next is the Latitude which adds to this with alloy wheels, roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, and foglights. Are you looking for a lot of luxury items? Look no further than the Limited as it comes with a remote engine start, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The most off-road features can be found with the Trailhawk trims as it gets off-road specific features such as off-road-oriented tires, a raised suspension, underbody skid plates, and tow hooks.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Features & Design

Throughout the six trims of the Toyota RAV4, there are some interesting features. For instance, the LE comes with LED headlights, a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moving up to the XLE adds to this with keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and additional USB charging ports. A Premium XLE trim gets you larger wheels, a slightly raised suspension, a sunroof, and a power liftgate. The next two trims, the Adventure and the TRD Off-Road, are dedicated to off-roading as they come with features such as fender flairs, hill descent control, trailer roof rails, all-terrain tires, and an off-road-tuned suspension. The trim at the top of the lineup is the Limited, which rounds out the features lineup with a chrome exterior trim, heated front seats, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a navigation system.


While there are merits to both of these SUVs, we will give the victory to the 2021 Jeep Compass. The Compass has more off-road prowess and features than the Toyota RAV4. Are you interested in the 2021 Jeep Compass? Head down to Grogan's Towne Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and schedule a test drive with our knowledgeable and friendly sales team. We promise you won't be disappointed in this amazing SUV, but if you can't make it down to the dealership, be sure to check out our entire Compass inventory here on our website.

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