2021 Jeep Compass vs Toyota RAV4 Akron OH

2021 Jeep Compass
Features & Specs
2021 Toyota RAV4
Premium Cloth/Vinyl
Standard on Base
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

With SUVs being the most popular vehicle in America, there are many makes and models to choose from. When you are looking for a new vehicle, the task can be daunting as you go through every new SUV on the market. Thankfully, we are here to help! Two of the best models out there are the 2021 Jeep Compass and the RAV4. Both of these SUVs provide you with powerful engines and tons of features, but which one can claim thier stake as being the best. For the answer, we are going to compare both the Compass and the RAV4 and see which one comes out on top.

2021 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

All trims of the Jeep Compass come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 180 horsepower and a terrific 175 lb-ft of torque. You get standard front-wheel-drive, but there is an option of all-wheel-drive if you choose. On the Trailhawk, the Compass comes standard with the all-wheel-drive. If you are going to get your Compass with front-wheel-drive, it will come with a six-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel-drive versions of the Compass get a nine-speed automatic transmission. No matter what transmission you get, the Compass is a breeze to drive and offers you an incredibly smooth ride.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Power & Handling

Like the Compass, the RAV4 also has one engine to its name. It’s a four-cylinder and comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which is the only transmission option. Front-wheel-drive comes standard, but like the Compass, there is an all-wheel-drive option. If you decide to go with the higher trims, like the TRD or the Adventure trim, all-wheel-drive comes standard. The RAV4’s engine is nice, but we wish there were more transmission options.

2021 Jeep Compass Features & Design

There are four trim levels available for the 2021 Compass, and each comes with an impressive amount of features. Starting the trim lineup is the Sport, which comes standard 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 is next, and it adds to this with alloy wheels, roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, and foglights. If you’re looking for luxury, the Limited gives it to you with a remote engine start, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. Are you looking for a Compass that has amazing off-road capability? The Trailhawk has you covered with off-road-oriented tires, a raised suspension, underbody skid plates, and tow hooks.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Features & Design

While there are six trim available for the Toyota RAV4, fewer features are available than the Compass. The LE comes withLED headlights, a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The XLE adds to this with keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and additional USB charging ports. There is a Premium XLE version, which adds larger wheels, a slightly raised suspension, a sunroof, and a power liftgate. Off-road features can be found with the TRD Off-Road and the Adventure, which have fender flairs, hill descent control, trailer roof rails, all-terrain tires, and an off-road-tuned suspension. Topping the range is the Limited, which rounds out the features list with a chrome exterior trim, heated front seats, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a navigation system.


While there is a lot to enjoy about both of these SUVs, we will give the victory to the 2021 Jeep Compass. We enjoy the engine and the Compass’s off-road capability more than the RAV4, and the four trim levels of the Compass have more impressive features than the RAV4’s six. Want to take a test drive of the 2021 Compass? Head down to Fred Martin Superstore and schedule one with our terrific sales team! We can even accompany you on the test drive if you choose. If you would rather shop from your couch, please view our entire Compass inventory here on our website.