2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Jeep Compass SUV Comparison in Columbus, OH

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is the ideal crossover SUV. It has the smooth drive and nimble handling of a car, combined with the higher clearance and off-road capability of a Subaru SUV--and that's just the beginning! It's impressive enough on its own, but it gets even better when you compare it to the similarly-priced 2019 Jeep Compass. We compare the two below. Once you've seen how great Subaru is, check out our huge inventory of new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek models. Then, head to Byers Airport Subaru for a test drive!

A rear 3/4 view of a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek driving down a winding road while carrying two kayaks on its roof rack.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Jeep Compass: Interior Dimensions & Carrying Capacity

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has an interior that feels truly spacious. It has 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, which is more than a cubic foot greater than the Jeep Compass offers. In practical terms, this means that you'll get more headroom and legroom in the front row, making your drive incredibly comfortable. In addition, every Subaru Crosstrek comes with standard roof rails. These help you carry more cargo and oversized gear along, and they're not available on the entry-level Jeep Compass.

Two people are in a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek driving through a forest. The passenger is reaching for the touchscreen.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Jeep Compass: Comfort & Technology

In addition to being more spacious than the 2019 Jeep Compass, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek also offers greater comfort. Take the heated front seats, for example. You'll find these standard on every 2019 Subaru Crosstrek except the entry-level model. In order to get heated front seats on the Jeep Compass, you have to upgrade several trim levels.

In addition, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek makes it easier to stay connected. Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto are standard on every 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. However, you won't find these features on the entry-level 2019 Jeep Compass.

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A side view of a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek driving down a dirt path, kicking dust up behind its wheels as it goes.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Jeep Compass: Performance

Jeep may have an off-road reputation, but the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is much more capable than the 2019 Jeep Compass. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard on every 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, giving you the ability to explore trickier terrain. The Subaru Crosstrek also has an impressive 8.7 inches of ground clearance so you can clear obstacles with ease. Compare this to the 2019 Jeep Compass, which comes standard with front-wheel drive. You can upgrade to four-wheel drive, but it costs more. The 2019 Jeep Compass also has less ground clearance: the 4x2 model has 7.8 inches, and even the 4x4 has just 8.2 inches--considerably less than the Subaru Crosstrek.

A 2019 Subaru Crosstrek drives down a wet street during a rainstorm, splashing water as it goes.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Jeep Compass: Safety

The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is great for off-road exploration, but it's also designed to keep you and your passengers safe on wet or snowy roads. This is just one of the many safety features that come standard on the Subaru Crosstrek, and they combine to make it a truly safe vehicle. But you don't have to take our word for it--the experts agree. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek a perfect five-star overall safety rating, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it the prestigious 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award. Compare this to the 2019 Jeep Compass, which earned a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA and no IIHS awards, and it's clear to see that Subaru is the safer option.

A close-up view of the side mirror on a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, with a Blind Spot warning light illuminated.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Jeep Compass: Driver Assist Technology

Another way the Subaru Crosstrek keeps you safe is by offering EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology on even the entry-level model. This impressive driver assist system includes Pre-collision Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure & Sway Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control. While similar features can be found on the Jeep Compass, they're not available on the entry-level model as they are in the Subaru Crosstrek.

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Why Choose a New Subaru?

It's easy to talk about the reasons to love Subaru vehicles. Features like the SUBARU BOXER® engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive mean that Subaru cars and SUVs stand out from most other vehicles on the market. And, with 97% of Subaru models sold within the past ten years still on the road today, Subaru quality is hard to beat. However, Subaru is more than just a great manufacturer: it's also an ethical company that's devoted to making your life better. From helping the earth (Subaru is America's first Zero-Landfill auto maker) to helping local communities become better places, Subaru is a company that cares.

You can find that same level of care at Byers Airport Subaru. We received the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award, which means that we've demonstrated excellence in customer service and helping our community. We're part of the Byers auto family that's been around for over 120 years, so we've been around the block a few times! Our extensive inventory is filled with new Subaru models, and our regularly updated special purchase and lease offers help you save. We look forward to helping you find your next car at 401 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43213.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek2019 Jeep Compass
$21,895Starting MSRP*$21,845
All-Wheel DriveDrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive (4WD Available)
StandardRoof RailsAvailable
8.7 InchesGround Clearance7.8 Inches
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Space99.6 Cubic Feet
1,500 lbsTowing CapacityNot Recommended for FWD
17" AlloyStandard Wheels16" Steel

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.