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Two heavy hitters in their respective model segments, the Jeep Compass and the RAV4 know how to appeal to a broad spectrum of drivers. These are two commonly cross-shopped models around Shrewsbury, Auburn, and Worcester, Massachusetts. Does one vehicle come out ahead when you compare their features and specifications side by side? We here at Harr CDJR think so, so we’ve done the comparison for you.
The following pits the Jeep Compass against the Toyota RAV4. After a brief overview of key traits in each crossover, we think you’ll come to an agreement with us on the winner!
Safety means a lot of different things in modern models. They have to handle collisions with grace and security, have to be capable of identifying potential collisions in advance to help avoid them, and so much more. There are institutions such as the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) which conduct experiments to see whether models like the Jeep Compass and the Toyota RAV4 grade at appropriate safety levels.
Both crossovers passed the IIHS examination, yet the Compass went above and beyond. The Jeep Compass received the IIHS 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK, showcasing just how protective this crossover is in all driving scenarios.
A crossover is meant to be a versatile vehicle capable of supporting you, your family or friends, and some personal belongings. That means the interior proportions of the Toyota RAV4 and the Jeep Compass are important. After an inspection, the Jeep comes out with a more favorable interior.
If you’re a tall driver or if you’ll be transporting tall passengers, the Compass benefits from 41.8 inches of front legroom and 38.3 inches of rear legroom. On the flip side, the RAV4 touts just 41 inches in the front row and 37.8 inches in the rear row. Front headroom is another area with a notable discrepancy, as the Jeep offers 39.2 inches while the Toyota offers just 37.7 inches.
Finally, while the two models offer similar cargo support, the Jeep does come out slightly ahead thanks to 59.8 cubic feet of room compared to the Toyota’s 59 cubic feet.
Touchscreens and the overall infotainment setup in vehicles are becoming more and more prominent each year. These systems make your life easier, and with the Jeep Compass and the Toyota RAV4, you can enjoy a standard touchscreen display.
These screens aren’t quite the same, though. The Jeep offers an 8.4-inch unit in the standard trim level, while the Toyota starts drivers with a smaller 7-inch unit.
With the notable advantage in safety, standard technology, and interior room, the Jeep Compass is the safer bet compared to the Toyota RAV4. This comparison is just one bit of research, though, and the best form is firsthand experience. If you contact us at Harr CDJR, you can test out your own Compass along the Worcester, Auburn, or Shrewsbury, MA, streets to find out if it’s truly the right crossover for you!