2021 Jeep Compass
Features & Specs
2021 Toyota RAV4
9-speed automatic
8-speed automatic
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Available on some trims
Passenger volume (in cubic feet)
40.3 inches
Second row legroom
37.8 inches

2021 Jeep Compass vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

There are a lot of compact SUVs on the market today, and with such a crowded segment, it can be hard to choose the perfect one for you. At Gengras Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we want to take the stress out of buying a car. This is why we've decided to take two of the best ones and put them head to head. The 2021 Jeep Compass can seem similar to the 2021 Toyota RAV4 at a quick glance, but when you take a closer look, you'll see that the clear choice is the 2021 Jeep Compass. Continue reading as we provide a side-by-side comparison of the 2021 Jeep Compass and Toyota RAV4.

2021 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

All 2021 Jeep Compass trims come with a 2.4L I-4 cylinder engine providing 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims, while four-wheel drive is an available option. The Trailhawk trim is the only Compass that comes standard with four-wheel drive. The front-wheel-drive variants come with a 6-speed automatic, while the 4WD system is mated to a 9-speed automatic.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Power & Handling

The 2021 RAV4 comes with one engine as well. The engine under the hood of the RAV4 is a 203 horsepower 2.5L I-4 with 184 lb-ft of torque. Similar to the Compass, front-wheel drive is standard while AWD is optional. The TRD and Adventure trims come standard with AWD. The RAV4 engine is only mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2021 RAV4 also offers a hybrid option.

2021 Jeep Compass Features & Design

The 2021 Compass comes in four incredible trim levels. The first of which is the Sport that includes features like dual-zone climate control, heated side mirrors, roof rails, and a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Stepping up to the Latitude trim, drivers are treated to keyless entry, push-button start, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Those in search of more luxury will be satisfied by the Limited trim. This offers heated leather seats, remote start, a power moonroof, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, 18-inch alloy wheels, and rain-sensing wipers. The ultra-capable Trailhawk tops off the Compass lineup. This adds off-road features like Selec-Terrain traction management system with Rock Mode, off-road-tuned suspension, all-terrain tires, underbody skid plates, and red tow hooks. Driver aids like adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, forward collision mitigation, and blindspot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts are available on the Compass lineup.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Features & Design

Six trim levels make up the 2021 RAV4 lineup, each with its own set of features. The LE trim starts things off with a 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, automatic high beams, and steel wheels. Next up is the XLE trim adding keyless entry/ignition, heated side mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The XLE Premium trim adds simulated leather, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a power moonroof. Other features available on higher-level trims include a powered tailgate, heated front seats, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless charging, and sport-tuned suspension.


Jeep has always prided itself on providing consumers with SUVs that match world-class comfort and convenience with unmatched capability. And while the 2021 Toyota RAV4 gives the Jeep Compass a run for its money, the Compass walks away on top with more luxury, capability, convenience, and technology. If you want to get behind the wheel of a new Jeep Compass, you can find our full inventory right here on our website. If you're more hands-on, come on down to Gengras Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to speak with any one of our sales professionals who will be happy to give you a tour of our inventory, show you all the features, and accompany you on a test drive. However you shop, we look forward to serving you!

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