Jeep has helped push crossover SUVs into the strong position the class enjoys with buyers today. Sure, a lot of automakers produce crossover SUVs but not many will be able to match the Jeep lineup’s overall capability. A comparison of the 2020 Jeep Compass vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR will put an even finer point on this idea. The crudest thumbnail sketch of the two vehicles will almost instantly reveal several important differences including in performance and cargo volume, both favoring the 2020 Jeep Compass. Independent reviews have praised the 2020 Compass for offering a spacious interior for passengers, an easy-to-use infotainment system and specialized off-road-ready trim grade. Those same experts have knocked the 2020 C-HR for its lack of cargo space and its lack of an available all-wheel-drive system. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 541-238-0146.
On a physical level, the 2020 Jeep Compass and 2020 Toyota C-HR have a few superficial similarities. Both vehicles have two rows of seating and space for up to five passengers. However, the 2020 Compass is able to offer more space across the board compared to its 2020 Toyota C-HR rival. The disparity of interior space becomes more evident when examining the two models’ cargo area dimensions. When there are people sitting in the rear seat of the 2020 Compass, owners will still have 27.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume to use, with the 2020 C-HR offering just 19.1 cubic-feet in a similar configuration. The 2020 Compass can have its rear seats folded down to make up to 59.8 cubic-feet available. Toyota C-HR owners will only be able to use up to 37 cubic-feet.
All four trim grades of the 2020 Jeep Compass use the same powertrain. The compact Jeep crossover SUV employs a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to either a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic transmission, producing 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel-drive is standard equipment for the 2020 Compass, but all trims can have all-wheel-drive added as an option. The only outlier is the Trailhawk that comes with AWD standard. Toyota also uses one powertrain for the entire 2020 C-HR lineup. Those people will have a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that is attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make just 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque.