2021 Jeep Compass vs Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Jeep Compass vs Subaru Crosstrek

When you’re on the hunt for a sporty and stylish compact SUV that’s sure to turn heads as you cruise through the Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen, New York, streets, there’s a good chance you’re considering either a Jeep Compass or a Subaru Crosstrek. Before you make your next purchase, you’ll ultimately have to figure out which one is the right fit for your lifestyle.

Here at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, we’re dedicated to helping you every step of the way through your car-buying journey, and we know that starts right here with the research process. In order to make that as simple as possible for our drivers, we’ve created this handy breakdown of the 2021 Jeep Compass vs. Subaru Crosstrek. Now, let’s see how these two stack up against one another!

Jeep Compass Engine Specs

Performance Features & Engine Specs

To get started, we’ll head right under the hood and check out what powers these two SUVs.

2021 Jeep Compass


2021 Subaru Crosstrek

177 HP

Standard Horsepower

152 HP

172 lb-ft

Standard Torque

145 lb-ft

2,000 lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs.

In the Jeep Compass, you’ll find the standard 2.4L Tigershark® engine that puts out 177 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque capability. This is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that delivers an exceptionally smooth and easy-to-handle ride. With all that power, you’ll be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped.

You’ll get advanced traction and stability control as well thanks to the available Jeep® Active Drive Low 4×4 System that comes standard on the Trailhawk trim level. The available 4×4 Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System allows you to dial between Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud and available Rock Mode.

Over in the Crosstrek, the standard 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine just doesn’t compare. It only puts out 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque capability and tows 500 pounds less than the 2021 Compass.

Jeep Compass Interior

Interior Cabin Space & Comfort

Now, we’ll head right inside and take a look at how much room you and your fellow riders will have at your disposal.

While these vehicles are neck and neck when it comes to passenger volume, both delivering right around 100 cubic feet, where they start to differ is when it comes to cargo space.

2021 Jeep Compass


2021 Subaru Crosstrek

27.2 cu. ft.

Cargo Volume

(behind 2nd-row seats)

20.8 cu. ft.

59.8 cu. ft.

Cargo Volume

(behind 1st-row seats)

55.3 cu. ft.

As you can see, you’ll have a much easier time transporting luggage for your next vacation or sporting equipment for the kids’ next tournament in the Compass than you will in the Crosstrek.

The Verdict: 2021 Jeep Compass vs Subaru Crosstrek

While both these vehicles may be decent choices for your commutes around Penn Yan, Geneva, or Watkins Glen, NY, it’s clear the Jeep Compass outperforms the Subaru Crosstrek in crucial categories like performance features and interior cabin space.

Here at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, we’re dedicated to providing a fun and relaxing car-buying experience. For more information or to schedule your next test drive, give us a call or stop by today!

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