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2023 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2023 Jeep Compass

1. Exterior Design

Jeep has always had uniquely styled wheels, and the Cherokee and Compass are no exception to that. Both models have options of 17, 18, and 19-inch wheels, albeit different ranges of designs for each wheel size. The Cherokee has its very own set of Trailhawk exclusive wheels. Consumers looking to stance their Jeep can use the dimension information to utilize different wheel and tire setups to make their Jeep look better. Wider wheels and tires will generally be better for the larger Cherokee, and a little less aggressive set of rims for the Compass.

Size and dimensions are something that consumers need to take into consideration. The Cherokee is simply bigger and heavier than the Compass. The Cherokee is 181 inches long, 73 inches wide, and 66 inches tall. The wheelbase is 107 inches, and the track is 61 inches. The dimensions are substantial compared to the Compass. It is also worth noting that the Cherokee uses the same Compact U.S. Wide platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. This is in contrast to the Compass, which is now using the Small U.S. Wide platform, which is slated for use for the Compass successor and the smaller baby Jeep being developed. The Compass is 173 inches long, 73 inches wide, and 63 inches tall. The wheelbase is 104 inches, and the track is 61 inches. The difference in size is pretty substantial, so there's something for everyone, whether they want a larger crossover or a smaller one.

The Cherokee, on the other hand, has a very unusual look. Many people saw it as downright ugly at first, but it is starting to grow on people. The front has the classic Jeep seven-slot grille, but the headlights are pushed to the edge of the front fascia, and the design forces the grille and headlights to follow the lines of the hood. It makes for a very aggressive look for a crossover, and as far as style and aesthetics, nothing currently matches it. The frame and shell construction of the hood is reminiscent of an old Cherokee XJ. The rear end of the Cherokee is rather plain, other than the large integrated spoiler in the rear of the roof. Both models look very unique from one another, and it should be easy for consumers to decide which model they like better based on looks.

The Cherokee and Compass have always had their own separate style, and the 2023 model does not change that. The Compass has an aerodynamic, flowing, and sleek look to it. It looks a little like a cross between a Chrysler Pacifica and a Jeep Liberty, which turned out to be a very nice blend. The front has a drooping hood that slopes up on the sides into the windshield. Sloping windshields are very much a Liberty thing, which makes the front look very Liberty-like. The front grille is more in line with the modern Jeep look, with the same seven holes as most Jeeps today, but still unique from the Cherokee. The Compass has its own grille design where the slots are pushed together, creating a honeycomb pattern, while the Cherokee retains the vertical slot grille. The headlamps are forgotten on many vehicles these days, but not the Compass. The rear of the Compass looks a bit like a cross between an old Grand Cherokee and a Liberty, with its squared-off look and large vertical cut line in the center of the hatch.

1.1. Styling and aesthetics

Comparison of the redesigned 2023 Jeep Compass and 2023 Jeep Cherokee. Both vehicles have a new modern design, making the Cherokee appear less rugged and the Compass more refined. When asked his opinion on the new designs, Tawainga Mudzvity, Sales Manager at North York Chrysler, says "The new design for the Compass is a big step forward. This will definitely get a lot of attention for people to consider it over the other vehicles it's up against. The new Cherokee has a more European look, but has still maintained its rugged capabilities." The new design for Jeep's compact SUV host a new residential front fascia, new front daylight running headlamps paired with (on the upper Limited and Trailhawk models), a new style grille which looks similar to the Cherokee's, new premium LED forward lighting group lights and new daylight running lamps which feature a slick looking LED light strip. The new headlights and front grille definitely give the Compass a look that resembles its big brother, the Cherokee. The new headlights on the Cherokee have similar shape to the Compass' and a sleeker more aerodynamic style than the previous model. The LED headlamps are now standard on all models. The Latitude Lux, Latitude, Trailhawk and Limited models all have a premium LED light strip for the daylight running lamps.

1.2. Size and dimensions

For the more particular aspects of size and dimension, the new Cherokee offers larger cargo and passenger space, though not by a significant margin. Maximum cargo space with rear seats folded for the Cherokee is 58.9 cubic feet. This is compared to 54.7 cubic feet for the Compass. Rear leg room in the Cherokee measures at 40.3 inches, and head room is at 38.5 inches. This is about an inch more in both categories compared to the Compass. A taller person sitting in the back seat of a Compass might also feel slightly cramped, as the head room measures at 38.3 inches. This should not be a concern in the Cherokee. Step-in height and door openings are slightly bigger for the Cherokee and the driver and passenger will notice easier access to seating. This is helpful for those with back or leg injuries, or small children who need help getting into a vehicle. Again, these are general improvements but don't provide a night and day difference between the two vehicles.

Starting with the basic outlook and layout, the 2023 Jeep Cherokee features a longer profile compared to the 2023 Compass. This gives it a more dignified presence on the road. As such, the wheelbase is longer as well. With a length of 189.7 inches, the Cherokee is about 8 inches longer than the 2023 Compass. It is also wider, measuring at 75.8 inches, which is compared to 73.2 inches for the Compass. From a height standpoint, the smallest Cherokee model, the Latitude, measures at 66.2 inches tall, which is comparable to the Compass. The next step up, the Cherokee Trailhawk is 68.8 inches tall, with the highest point on the roof shifting towards the rear of the vehicle. Step and ground clearance measurements are obviously favorable for the Cherokee. This gives the general idea that the size is skewed in favor of the Cherokee, but various parking and roadway scenarios will play into individual consumer preferences.

1.3. Wheel options

During a typical model year refresh, the only differences between one Jeep model to the next are purely cosmetic. This isn't the case for the upcoming 2023 Jeep Compass and Cherokee. In the case of the 2023 Compass, the first-rate Limited model is no more, but there is a new option called the Compass Latitude LUX which is primarily based off of the more basic Latitude model but includes leather seats/interior and 18" wheels. The Cherokee has cut down to just 3 trim levels in preparation for a 2024 redesign for the 2025 model year. The Latitude trim is no longer an option and has been replaced by the Cherokee Latitude LUX, which is the premium option for Cherokee customers looking for the previous Latitude trim. The more relevant news comes in the wheel department. One of the prime differentiators between Jeep models, and even amongst different trims of the same model is the wheel options. Usually, the higher the trim level, the larger (and potentially flashier) the wheel. In some cases, certain wheel options are restricted to only a few of the top trim levels. This can be seen in the case of the current Cherokee and Compass, and is a useful thing to differentiate.

2. Performance and Engine

The 2023 Jeep Cherokee comes with a 2.4 litre "Tigershark" 4-cylinder engine that has received very good reviews thus far. Additionally, for a higher price, a 3.2 litre V6 engine is available with the vehicle. Diesel engine options were considered but eventually discarded due to their lack of popularity in the United States; Jeep was speculated to be looking for a way out of its contract with VM Motori long before the controversy surrounding the engine specs of late model Jeep and Dodge vehicles.

The first engine mentioned will be the only engine available in North American models of the vehicle while the second engine mentioned will be the only engine available in the European market. Diesel engines built by Fiat and Renault were mentioned in early articles about this vehicle and it is unclear whether these will be available in the European market only, or if this is a plan that has been scrapped indefinitely. Diesel engines for North American models were also considered but unlikely built.

2.1. 2023 Jeep Compass comes with two different engine choices. These engines are: 1. A 2.4 litre "Tigershark" 4-cylinder engine that will come standard in Sport and Latitude models. 2. A 1.3 litre 4-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged engine which is available as an upgrade to the standard engine or will come standard in Limited and Trailhawk models.

The information provided for this topic has been marshalled from articles and reviews of the cars. All details are valid as of May, 2023.

2.1. Engine options

The new 2023 Jeep Cherokee offers a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which produces a powerful 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This is a substantial upgrade versus its base 4-cylinder engine, which produces 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the Cherokee offers a powerful V6 engine, which produced 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque. These engine options make the Cherokee a great choice for off-roading, towing, or just driving around town. On the other hand, the upcoming 23 Jeep Compass also offers a 2.4L 4-cylinder for its base engine. This engine produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. In addition, Compass also offers a 1.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which doggedly produces 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the outgoing 2022 Compass, there is no V6 engine option. With the elimination of the V6 engine and its 4-wheel drive system designed for off-roading, Jeep may have shot themselves in the foot with current Compass customers who wanted a new updated Compass, but were left confused with the release of a Jeep that no longer seems to be off-road capable.

2.2. Horsepower and torque

The horsepower and torque units specified for both vehicles differ. The Jeep Cherokee has a horsepower ranging from 180 to 271 hp, whereas the Jeep Compass has a horsepower of 180 hp. In simpler words, the Cherokee will provide better acceleration and faster speed on highways compared to the Compass. The torque units specified for the Cherokee are 171 to 239 lb-ft, and for the Compass, it is 175 lb-ft. The Jeep Cherokee will provide better uphill performance, durability, and higher towing capacity due to greater torque units compared to the Jeep Compass. The less difference in horsepower and torque units for both vehicles is due to the fact that the same 2.4L I4 engine of the Neo-Cherokee has been installed in the Jeep Compass, providing units closer to the price. The step from the Jeep Compass to the Neo-Cherokee is a big one and 40hp/28lb-ft better, even for the less muscular version of higher-end Cherokees. This gives the Neo-Cherokee a huge advantage in comparison with the Compass. The step to the V6 engine almost doubles this gain. High-output Neo-Cherokees that were modeled stronger than old Cherokees sport more serious powerplants. The Neo-Cherokee's torque units should enable decent off-road performance and towing ability. That doesn't mean the Jeep Compass, with its entry-level front-drive configuration and car-like unibody build, is a token offering. With 4WD, the Compass will probably handle moderate off-pavement duties while owner's dollars are thought to be saved at the fuel pump. But it won't approach the off-road capability of most Cherokees.

2.3. Fuel efficiency

The first and the most obvious aspect when it comes to fuel efficiency is the weight of the vehicle. The lighter the vehicle, the less fuel it will consume. In this case, the Cherokee is the heavier vehicle with the on-road weight starting around 1700kg, whereas the Compass is around 200kg lighter. However, when comparing fuel consumption rates, the Cherokee fares much better of the two. With a combination of urban and extra urban consumption ranging from 6.5-10.7L/100km, the Cherokee is one of the more efficient vehicles in its class and its weight does not seem to impede its progress. On the other hand, the Compass has a range of consumption rates dependent on the model (there are so many models and I'm not about to write consumption rates for every one, so we will use the example of a 2.4L Sport). Urban and extra urban consumption totals 11.0-11.3L/100km which is quite high for a vehicle with such a small engine. This is mainly due to the heavier Commander and Patriot models which use the same engine, affecting the overall consumption rate for the Compass. So in ceasing the discussion of weight and consumption rates, it is easy to see that both the 2014 Cherokee and the new look Compass offer a cost-effective method of transport in terms of fuel efficiency, with the Cherokee being the standout candidate for those wishing to save money when off-roading and in everyday commute. An overlooked aspect of fuel efficiency is the vehicle service interval and cost. Both the Cherokee and the Compass require a major service every 48,000km at a cost of $506 and $398 respectively. These costs are relatively cheap compared to other 4x4 vehicles and help to go a little further in offsetting fuel costs. A minor service on a Cherokee costs $349 and on a Compass costs $249, again both relatively cheap in today's market offering another method of offsetting fuel costs for a 4x4 owner.

2.4. Towing capacity

The 2023 Jeep Cherokee has a much higher tow rate, maxing out at 4500 lbs. The higher tow rate is a result of being a larger vehicle and is capable of handling a larger load. Many with trailers, boats, or other recreational vehicles will love the Cherokee for its ability to still be efficient but capable of towing more. This means that the Cherokee meets a wider range of consumer needs regarding the towing capacity.

The 2023 Compass has a lower tow rating of 2000 lbs. The Compass is rather small compared to most other Jeep models, and the 2000 lb capacity is still pretty good for its size. Most people purchase a smaller SUV with the intentions of towing furniture, a small trailer, or possibly a small boat. The 2000 lb capacity will suit those drivers well. On the higher end, someone with a larger boat or camper may need to reconsider and buy a larger Jeep. Now, those looking to tow a smaller load will be pleased by the fuel efficiency of the Compass.

The towing capacities of the 2023 Jeep Compass and 2023 Jeep Cherokee are an essential aspect of those considering purchasing these Jeep SUVs. They are marketed as do anything, go anywhere vehicles. Now, towing capacity is the maximum weight that a vehicle is capable of towing. Depending on how you plan to use your Jeep, towing capacity can be a make it or break it factor.

3. Interior Features

Adjusting the Jeep Compass and the Cherokee, one thing that future drivers need to take into account is the interior features and highlights that both vehicles have to provide. Interior features within both the Compass and Cherokee have minor similarities and differences, as well as pros and cons to each. The first thing a driver needs to do is make sure that the vehicle has ample seating and cabin space. Purchasing a vehicle with not enough headroom or legroom can be quite frustrating. When comparing interior space, the Compass has less cargo space and smaller cabin dimensions all around compared to the Cherokee. The Cherokee can seat up to five passengers and has ample interior space with the rear seats being able to recline or be adjusted for extra cargo space. The rear seats also have a 60/40 folding capability, making extra cargo space even more convenient. The Cherokee also has a standard front passenger seat that has the ability to fold forward and lock. This will allow the longer cargo to fit in the vehicle and also has a standard cargo management system on all models. This is a good feature to have when hauling various items and not enough time to get organized. When comparing the Compass to its sibling, the datasheet states that there is an inch more of front headroom in the Compass, but all other dimensions outweigh in favor of the Cherokee. The Compass has less front and rear legroom, hip room, shoulder room, and also less interior volume as a whole. This can be crucial when fitting the family in the vehicle and for extra comfort and space. With fewer interior dimensions, customers could be turned off from a purchase of the Compass. It is quite easy to say that the interior space and seating capacity is quite large when comparing the two, but the Cherokee takes this round with minor similarities in headroom. More interior dimensions mean extra cabin space, more room for cargo, and added comfort for all passengers. With more seating capacity and interior space, buyers of the Cherokee will be much happier with their purchase than compared to the smaller and compact Compass.

3.1. Cabin space and seating capacity

Both the Jeep Cherokee and the Compass can seat up to five passengers. The main advantage offered by the larger Cherokee (illustrated below) is an optional V-6 engine. While the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder that both vehicles use is an adequate power source, the 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque that the Cherokee V-6 provides will give owners the option of towing 4500 pounds. That's 2500 more than the Compass V-6. The extra power and weight puts the Cherokee into a class where all-wheel-drive is a highly sought after option, and both vehicles provide a choice of two different 4WD systems. Power shifting between front and rear axles is accomplished by both the Cherokee and the Compass with a single speed PowerTech system, or a more efficient two-speed system that includes a primary and a power transfer unit for the rear wheels. It is the interior dimensions that most clearly differentiate the two vehicles and make the larger Cherokee a more viable option for families. Though not sacrificing too much head and hip room, the Cherokee allows over an inch of additional legroom for both front and rear passengers. For those hauling teenagers around who tend to sprawl into other passengers' personal space, an extra half an inch of shoulder room in the back seat of the Cherokee could prove to be quite valuable as well. Step-in height is nearly identical, offering easy access to both vehicles. With 18.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the rear seats and 54.9 cubic feet of capacity with the rear seats folded down, the Compass only offers minivan-like dimensions in comparison to the Cherokee's 29.7/54.6 cubic feet of cargo space. A family that travels with large dogs might find the lower Compass cargo space to be a deal breaker.

3.2. Infotainment system

On the other hand, the Jeep Compass has an available Uconnect 4 system with a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen that comes standard on no lower trim than the Latitude. The 8.4" screen comes with built-in navigation and an available Alpine speaker system with a 12-channel amplifier, a 12-volt subwoofer, and two tweeters. This is a pretty good system for the Compass, however, it's still not the best in a vehicle of its class. Since the Cherokee and Compass are going to be built on the same platform with the release of the new Compass, it doesn't seem unrealistic to think that the Uconnect 4 software or a further version of it could become an option on lower trims of the Cherokee soon. But as of now, it cannot match the luxury level of the 2023 Compass system unless you buy a higher-end Cherokee trim, and this does not stack up to many competitors that have excellent infotainment systems in low-end trims the last few years.

Infotainment systems are often a very large factor when purchasing a vehicle, as many modern-day drivers tend to rely on Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and built-in navigation for everyday use. As of right now, the Cherokee has a more basic software and a limited amount of features. The Latitude and Latitude Plus variations come with a 7" touch screen and basic Uconnect software, a 6-speaker audio system, and three USB ports (two being charge only). Altitude, 80th Anniversary, and Latitude Lux versions come with an 8.4" touchscreen with Uconnect 4C and built-in navigation. Lastly, the Trailhawk, Limited, and High Altitude variations get an 8.4" screen with Uconnect 4C and built-in navigation. All Uconnect systems have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Amazon Alexa functions. Step up to the Limited, Trailhawk, or High Altitude for a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot as well.

3.3. Connectivity options

While the Compass and Cherokee both shine a lot of light on USB ports, the Cherokee has one extra and an addition of USB-C ports. This is more premium end, as the type C is expected to become the new standard for modern Android phones. Data transmission is faster via USB-C, and there's no doubt we will be seeing more use of it in the near future. The Cherokee's USB-C ports are ahead of the times and a clear good choice for prospective tech-savvy consumers. Both vehicles also come with auxiliary jacks and 12-volt outlets, with only minor differences. The compass has one extra auxiliary jack, and the Cherokee has one extra 12-volt outlet.

You can find a Wi-Fi hotspot in the Jeep Cherokee, and it is equally standard and mild. Both the Jeep Cherokee and Compass only get 3 GB of free data on the trial, and the compass doesn't offer an alternative to continue using Wi-Fi after the trial has ended. Bluetooth is a similar case, standard and basic. The same can be said about the sound system. Both Jeeps come standard with 6 speakers, but the Cherokee's audio has an extra boost to it with integrated voice command. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also something you will only find in the Cherokee. As far as actual connectivity equipment goes, the Jeep Cherokee is a better choice for someone who wants to stay linked while they're out on the road.

3.4. Comfort and convenience features

As we compare body structures, we notice that Cherokee sits significantly higher than the Compass. This speaks volumes for the two vehicles' purposes. Cherokee drivers will have a more commanding view of the road and larger obstacles while Compass will have more on-road visibility convenience. With a lower body, four-wheel independent suspension, and lighter steering, Compass will be a fuel-efficient alternative to the higher costing, rugged Cherokee. Wheelbase and length are also significant differences between the two models. Cherokee's wheelbase is only longer by 2 inches but has a total length of 10 inches more than the Compass. For a person concerned with maneuverability or tight city parking, Compass may be a better choice here, but for the typical SUV driver who needs more cargo space, towing capabilities, or carrying passengers, the Cherokee is a sure winner here. Cargo space in the Cherokee is large and rear passenger legroom is something that is not found in any other vehicle of the same class. This is not a surprise to us as we see the Jeep's main competition being luxury SUVs such as Audi or BMW, and like other Jeep vehicles, there is a priority to show that Jeep models are more capable, comfortable, and spacious than their competitors. Step-in height and a flipper glass hatch are also small features that contribute to the Cherokee's convenience. This is not to say the Compass is inconvenient, but it's quite clear that the Compass seeks a more simplistic approach to an everyday driver and is not as feature abundant as its sibling. Step-in height is high and there is no flipper glass, but it is definitely much easier to maintain than a larger Wrangler or Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Cherokee will be 4x4 capable and its structure will be rugged, inspiring confidence for an adventurous drive. We see that Cherokee looks and feels like an SUV and less on-road oriented. This is where Compass seems to overlap with Cherokee. Cherokee's breakover angle is significantly higher to ensure safe off-road excursions over steeper logs, rocks, or uneven ground. This gives us a clear impression that Cherokee is more off-road specific than Compass. This might be where Jeep sees Compass being marketed towards younger crowd and newer Jeep buyers. Compass has a sleek Euro-like design, and its unibody will be built from Dodge Caliber and Jeep Patriot which is still in production. New age buyer's sentiments are geared toward being more "Green friendly" while Cherokee will be less mindful of the environment at the expense of a true off-road capable SUV. This is evident by both models being offered on the market. Cherokee will be based off an Alfa Romeo and have an 8-speed transmission unlike Compass which is built on a CVT platform. These two models are high in demand so we would not be surprised if Jeep has plans for similar specifications in the future.

4. Safety and Technology

Both the 2023 Cherokee and 2023 Compass have a safety rating from the IIHS. The 2022 Cherokee and Compass have a 4/5 predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power, showing improvement in Cherokee's ranking from 2018 and 2020. The Compass only had a 2/5 rating in previous years. Both 2023 models have built upon the safety features of their 2022 models including standard features such as electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring, and roll mitigation. The roll mitigation feature is an important tool for SUV drivers using their vehicles for off-road or rural driving. If it detects an imminent roll-over, it applies brake pressure to one or more wheels, decreasing the chance of a severe accident. This is undoubtedly an extremely important feature for Jeep drivers. Both 2023 models also have a high-strength steel frame built to direct energy away from the occupants and crumple zones which absorb energy from an impact. High-strength steel is useful in protecting against a collision of any severity and crumple zones can reduce the force of impact on a vehicle from another object. These are more traditional safety features, but they are of paramount importance in preventing injury from a car accident and protection cannot be underestimated.

Safety ratings and features

Standard luxury features include a pre-collision warning system, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and parallel and perpendicular park assist. These technologies are designed to keep the driver aware of their surroundings, helping to avoid dangerous situations and collisions. The Cherokee does offer parking assist technology on the 2022 model, but it does not come standard. ADAS is an area the Compass has improved. The 2021 Compass only offered lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. Jeep has not released which of these systems will come standard on the 2022 model. All ADAS offered on the 2023 Compass and Cherokee should add a level of safety and security for the driver and their passengers.

Advanced driver-assistance systems

4.1. Advanced driver-assistance systems

The Compass offers standard automated parking only in its premium Limited and Trailhawk models, along with several optional technologies except for rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control, and the pedestrian recognition system and its benefits. Both vehicles have standard rear back-up cameras and offer several airbag child seat installation points. Although the Compass is still eligible for evaluation in the future, the IIHS only has current testing for roof strength and crush resistance for the driver side, where the 2014-2018 Cherokee obtained the highest rating of "good in all 5" categories. Overall, the driver-assistance systems on the Cherokee are more advanced and have greater potential to reduce the likelihood or severity of a collision.

The Cherokee is equipped with automated parking abilities (both perpendicular and parallel), automatic high beams, hill-descent control, rain-sensing wipers, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, braking assistance, forward collision warning, a following-distance indicator, and pedestrian recognition. A unique aspect of the pedestrian recognition system is to warn the driver of an imminent collision with visual and audible alerts, then automatically apply the brakes if there is no response from the driver. At speeds above approximately 40 mph, the system has the potential to bring the vehicle to a stop if it detects an imminent collision and the driver does not react. The most advanced of the driver-assistance systems would be the parallel and perpendicular automated parking feature, allowing the driver to essentially take their hands off the wheel and watch the vehicle steer itself into a parking spot.

4.2. Safety ratings and features

The 2023 Jeep Compass SUV has attained a four-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and rates Acceptable in the small overlap front crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Jeep Compass model incorporates and demonstrates simulated collision situations and creates safety technology that exceeds expectations. Built-in sensors on the front of the Compass detect and eliminate possible collision threats and reduce impact damage. Included also is ACC with stop, automated parallel and perpendicular parking, and exceptionally efficient EARS (enhanced accident response system) built into the structure of the car. These reinforcements ensure that the cabin does not collapse from impact and also monitors the severity of collision situations and responds accordingly with safety technology and airbag deployment. Despite average safety ratings, the Jeep Compass is an affordable and trustworthy SUV with safety technology that prevents accidents and protects the driver and passengers.

The 2023 Jeep Cherokee comes with high safety ratings as enforced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It received a five-star overall safety rating and comes with a multitude of safety features that provide peace of mind for you and your passengers. Some of the features include adaptive cruise control, full-speed collision warning, lane departure warning, park assist, and rain brake support. These features are all displayed in the Jeep Cherokee's excellent confidence in traction, handling, and maneuverability. In the ratings test for the frontal crash prevention, the 2023 Jeep Cherokee managed to reduce the impact speed by an average of 10 mph in both the 12 mph and 25 mph tests. This rating earned the Jeep Cherokee a superior rating.

4.3. Technology integration

However, having explained the feature differences, it's important to recognize that Compass is more cost-effective for those who want these features. Essentially, the same features come standard on limited and trailhawk models of Compass. So if you're considering a base model versus a base model, a limited versus a limited, etc., Cherokee is the way to go if you want better tech features. However, a buyer who wants the latest and greatest audio technology but is also on a budget, Compass represents a more affordable alternative. In our opinion though, Cherokee audio may be worth the investment.

Both the Cherokee and Compass are equipped with a six-speaker audio system, integrated voice command and Bluetooth, USB and Aux media hub, and speed sensitive volume which automatically turns up the volume when the vehicle speed and ambient noise increase, for example, in highway driving. Remote keyless entry is also standard on all models of both vehicles, ensuring you can get in your car with ease. From there, differences begin to emerge between the two models. The Jeep Compass features a 5.0-inch touchscreen display, whereas the Jeep Cherokee has a 7.0-inch touchscreen display. Cherokee also has a digital instrument cluster which is a feature we've come to expect from more high-end vehicles, and something which really impressed us. Finally, Cherokee features an impressive nine speakers and subwoofer audio system, and integrated audio controls in the steering wheel. So when it comes to the bells and whistles, the Cherokee is certainly the winner.