2019 Jeep Compass

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2019 GMC Terrain


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Features & Specs

2019 Jeep Compass

2019 GMC Terrain

Base Engine Power (hp)

180

170

Base Engine Tow Capacity (lbs)

2,000

1,500

Base Highway Fuel Economy (mpg)

32

28

Turning Radius (ft)

36.3

41.6

2019 Jeep Compass vs 2019 GMC Terrain near Philadelphia, PA

The crossover SUV mixes the convenient storage capacity and maneuverability of a sedan and passenger capacity and comfort of larger vehicles. The 2019 Jeep Compass and 2019 GMC Terrain are two exceptional crossover SUVs that are at the top of the charts for their performance and versatility. In this review, we will take a deeper look at each vehicle and decide which is our suggested pick. Continue reading on to find out more!

2019 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

In order for the 2019 Compass to be able to carry its five-passenger capacity and spacious interior, Jeep equips the crossover SUV with a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine. This impressive four-cylinder powertrain pushes out 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. On top of being capable of towing 2,000 pounds, this engine runs optimally on unleaded fuel while still managing an impressive highway fuel economy of above 30 mpg on two-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations.

2019 GMC Terrain Power & Handling

The 2019 GMC Terrain comes with a few different powertrain options, each with their own merits. The base engine that comes standard is a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that produces 170 horsepower supporting a maximum tow capacity of 1,500 pounds. This powertrain is decent but falls short when compared to the power, tow capacity, and fuel economy of the Jeep Compass. GMC does offer some more capable powertrains at more expensive trim levels but requires premium gasoline to run optimally and loses out on overall fuel efficiency to operate as well.


2019 Jeep Compass Features & Design

With the 2019 Compass, Jeep packs its crossover SUV with a multitude of modern-day tech and comfort-based features. Starting at the base Sport trim level you will find numerous features including keyless entry and ignition, daytime running lights, power-adjustable heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, one-touch power windows, 115-volt power outlet, a full infotainment system on a Uconnect 4 7-inch touchscreen display with smartphone integration including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, electronic stability control, rearview camera, hill start assist and much more. As the trim levels increase there are eve more features that get brought in such as automatic variable intermittent windshield wipers, ambient interior lighting, upgraded sound system, and much more.

2019 GMC Terrain Features & Design

The GMC brings a number of reasonable features with the 2019 Terrain that makes the driving experience more enjoyable. At the base SL trim level, you will find a good number of features as we saw with the Compass including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with a 7-inch touchscreen display, USB ports, keyless entry and ignition, rearview camera and some others. However, the Terrain misses out on some of the more impressive features that the Compass brings to the table, such as the one-touch powered windows, dual-zone automatic temperature control, variable intermittent windshield wipers, and others. Some of these features are brought in at higher trim levels or optional packages, but the price can become significantly more expensive quickly with the way the trim levels and packages are set.


Conclusions

For a crossover SUV having a versatile passenger vehicle is important to be on top in today's market. The 2019 Jeep Compass and 2019 GMC Terrain are both two exceptional SUVs that offer great powertrains and trim options. The GMC Terrain has a decent starting engine clocking in at a sufficient power output, however, the Compass outclasses its competitor in horsepower, towing capacity and fuel economy. The feature list for the Compass is extensive, even at the starting trim level, you find numerous comfort and convenience-based features enhancing the driving experience. Overall, we have to give the win to the 2019 Jeep Compass for its solid package overall. To learn more, check out our other vehicle reviews below; call our dealership to schedule ask any questions you may have and schedule a test drive today!

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