2021 Jeep Compass vs 2021 Hyundai Tucson in Columbia SC

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2021 Jeep Compass Overview

Compact crossovers are everywhere, and the segment is highly competitive. The upside is that if you are in the market to finance or lease a small CUV, you have a number of compelling options, including the 2021 Jeep Compass and the 2021 Hyundai Tucson. The Compass, which is available at Galeana Chrysler Jeep Columbia, is unmistakably Jeep both in its iconic appearance and its unparalleled off-road capabilities. The Tucson, which is available at local Hyundai dealerships in Columbia South Carolina, has a handsome style and a reputation for a feature-rich base package. With this in mind, let us compare the 2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Jeep Compass and determine how the two models measure up.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Compass's Overview

Exterior - Jeep Dealer serving Columbia SC

While similar in size, the Jeep model is a bit more compact than the Hyundai. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson has a 105.1-inch wheelbase and measures 176.4 inches in overall length—or 14.7 feet. The Compass, on the other hand, has a 103.8-inch wheelbase and measures 173.0 inches. The Jeep is a bit wider—73.8 vs 72.8—and the Tucson is a tad taller: 64.8 vs 64.6. The Tucson has a ground clearance of 6.4 inches. The Compass, however, has a ground clearance of 8.2 inches and is thus better suited to off-road. With the Compass, steel wheels are standard, alloy wheels are available, and wheel sizes range from 16 to 18 inches. With the Tucson, alloy wheels are standard, and wheel sizes range from 17 to 18 inches.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Compass's Exterior

Interior - 2021 Jeep Compass in Columbia SC

Both of these vehicles are two-row crossovers that seat up to five, and an interesting aspect of this 2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Jeep Compass comparison is just how close these vehicles are in terms of cabin spaciousness. The Jeep does have an advantage when it comes to headroom—39.2 vs 37.9 inches—which may matter to taller drivers. Front legroom is rather close with the Compass providing just a smidge more: 41.8 vs 41.5 inches. The same is true for rear legroom: 38.8 vs 38.2 inches. The Hyundai does provide a bit more dedicated cargo space—31.0 vs 27.2 cubic feet—but the overall cargo space available by folding the rear seats is rather close at 61.9 vs 59.8 cubic feet.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Compass's Interior
Jeep Compass Mechanical specs

The Compass comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard except in the case of the Trailhawk, and all trims beside the Trailhawk give you the option of all-wheel drive. Note that the all-wheel drive system included with the Trailhawk is more sophisticated than the system offered with the earlier trims. Front-wheel drive models have a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive models have a nine-speed automatic. The Trailhawk also has a raised suspension and other mechanical upgrades. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson is also front-wheel drive standard, and all-wheel drive is an option across the board. All models have a six-speed automatic. The SE and the Value trims have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is rated for 161 hp and 150 lb.-ft. The upper trims have a 2.4-liter that is similar to the Compass engine in that it is rated for 181 hp and 175 lb.-ft. Both the Compass and the Hyundai with the more powerful engine can tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Compass's Mechanical
Tech - Jeep Dealership in Columbia SC

Both vehicles offer advanced infotainment systems, but the Jeep does have an advantage in that Uconnect is among the best on the market and superior to the Hyundai implementation. An 8.0-inch touchscreen is standard in both cases. Jeep offers an upgrade to an 8.4-inch touchscreen. Hyundai offers an upgrade to an 8.0-inch touchscreen. Infotainment bells and whistles and the options are comparable between the two models. Both Jeep and Hyundai offer similar driver-assistance technologies, but Hyundai does include automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist as standard equipment.

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If you have any questions about the 2021 Jeep Compass or comparing it to the Tucson or any other compact crossovers, please do not hesitate to call or contact us online. If you would like to test-drive the Compass in Columbia South Carolina, you can visit Galeana Chrysler Jeep Columbia at your convenience. You can also schedule a test-drive online through our website. Our site also provides many useful tools for comparing trim levels, exploring current specials and much more.

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