2021 Jeep Compass
Features & Specs
2021 Toyota RAV4
Premium Cloth/Vinyl
Keyless Ignition
Available on Higher Trims
38.3 in
Rear Leg Room
37.8 in
9-Speed Shiftable Automatic
8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2021 Jeep Compass vs Toyota RAV4

If you're in the market for a new SUV, things can get exciting as well as confusing. After all, there are so many makes and models out there it can get maddening with all the engine options and features. We here at Dave Smith Motors want to help, which is why we have taken two of the more popular SUV in the 2021 Jeep Compass and the Toyota RAV4. These SUVs come with exciting engines and several fun features, but which one has the edge? For the answer, continue reading as we compare these two vehicles and tell you which one we think you should be driving home!

2021 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

All trims of the 2021 Jeep Compass come with an outstanding 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that kicks out 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, but the Compass does have the available option of all-wheel-drive on every trim except for the Trailhawk, where it comes standard. If you choose to get the Compass with front-wheel-drive, it will come with a six-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel-drive comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Power & Handling

The Toyota RAV4 also comes with one engine option, and it's a four-cylinder engine that pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which unfortunately is the only transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on most trim levels, but you do have the option of an all-wheel-drive system if you choose. When you move up to the Adventure of the TRD Off-Road, the all-wheel-drive comes standard.

2021 Jeep Compass Features & Design

There are four trim levels available for the 2021 Compass, and each one comes with an extraordinary amount of available features. Things start nicely with the Sport trim, which comes with automatic dual-zone climate control, steel wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen with USB ports, a six-speaker sound system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Latitude adds to this with alloy wheels, roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, and foglights. Looking for more luxury items? Then we suggest you go with the Limited trim, which has a remote engine start, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. Finally, the off-road capable Trailhawk rounds things out with premium off-road features such as off-road-oriented tires, a raised suspension, underbody skid plates, and tow hooks.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Features & Design

Six trims are available for the Toyota RAV4, and there are some interesting features to be found here. The first trim is the LE which comes with LED headlights, a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Adding to this is the XLE, which has keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and additional USB charging ports. More premium luxury features are available with the XLE Premium as it has larger wheels, a slightly raised suspension, a sunroof, and a power liftgate. The next two trims are dedicated to off-roading. The Adventure and the TRD Off-Road bring drivers fender flairs, hill descent control, trailer roof rails, all-terrain tires, and an off-road-tuned suspension. The top-of-the-line Limited rounds things out with a chrome exterior trim, heated front seats, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a navigation system.


While there is a lot to love about both of these SUVs, we will give a much-deserved victory to the 2021 Jeep Compass. The Compass comes with a powerful engine, and its four trim levels provide drivers and passengers with more advanced features than the Toyota RAV4. Are you ready to take a test drive of the 2021 Compass? Head down to Dave Smith Motors and schedule one with our knowledgeable and friendly sales team. If you find a trim you like, be sure to head to our finance department where we will help you get a great deal. If you would rather shop from your couch, check out our full Compass inventory here on our website!

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