2022 Jeep Compass vs Chevrolet Trailblazer Akron OH
2022 Jeep Compass vs Chevy Trailblazer
The compact SUV segment is arguably the most competitive class in the automotive industry. With an ever-increasing amount of options trying to get ahead of the competition, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. Here at Fred Martin Superstore, we want to alleviate some of that stress. So, we’ve taken two of the class’s top competitors and put them head-to-head. The 2022 Jeep Compass kicks off its fifth generation with a complete redesign with modern looks and technology. Meanwhile, in its second model year after a 12-year hiatus, the Chevy Trailblazer returns as Chevy’s sporty compact SUV. Continue reading below to learn more about these two remarkable compact SUVs to help you decide which is right for you. Then, be sure to check out our extensive 2022 Jeep Compass inventory right here on our website!
2022 Jeep Compass Power & Handling
One engine powers the 2022 Jeep Compass lineup. The 2.4L I4 engine provides drivers with 177 horsepower, 172 lb-ft of torque, and up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. The four-cylinder engine is mated to a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. However, 4×4 with a 9-speed automatic transmission is available. Available to the Sport and Latitude trim while standard on the mid-range and highest trim levels is Jeep’s Active Drive full-time 4×4 system. This will operate in two-wheel drive while driving conditions allow. Then, when the vehicle encounters inclement road conditions, it will automatically shift into four-wheel drive to provide the best possible traction. Once the car is back on dry roads, the system will automatically shift back to front-wheel drive. The Compass Trailhawk comes exclusively with Active Drive Low 4×4 with a two-speed transfer case for better control in low-speed off-roading conditions.
2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer Power & Handling
The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer is eligible for two engine options. Standard under the hood, you’ll find a 1.2L turbocharged I4 engine offering 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, a 1.3L turbocharged I4 engine is available to the whole lineup, while standard on the RS trim and offers 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. While the standard drivetrain is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) driving the front wheels, the 1.3L engine is eligible for an all-wheel-drive system driven by a 9-speed automatic transmission. Unfortunately, while the all-wheel-drive system provides better traction than front-wheel drive, the Trailblazer isn’t available with the same level of capability that the Compass is eligible for.
2022 Jeep Compass Features & Design
With the 2022 Compass’s complete remodel comes a broader, more aggressive front fascia with now-standard LED headlights and greater engine airflow. The overall appearance of the front end varies by trim level. For example, the Trailhawk adds red tow hooks, hinting at its off-road prowess. Meanwhile, the Limited trim has a more premium look to it. Other standard exterior features include LED taillights, a proximity key with remote start, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated/power-adjustable side mirrors, and more. Upon entering, you’ll find a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start, next-generation Uconnect 5 infotainment software on a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen, and more. Higher trim levels feature dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a 7-inch or 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, and more. The 2022 Compass is the most technologically advanced one yet, featuring cordless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, more than 75 standard and available driver assists, and much more.
2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer Features & Design
The aggressive look of the Trailblazer’s front end is provided by a pointed grille, slim headlight housings, a tapered roofline, and sharp lines along the edges. Standard exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels, active grille shutters, halogen headlights, and power-adjustable side mirrors. Inside, you’ll find a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple/Android integration, six speakers, and cloth upholstery. Higher trim levels compete better with the entry-level Compass trim by adding things like remote start, fog lights, LED headlights and taillights, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a proximity key. While the RS trim has no mechanical upgrades, still featuring the 155-horsepower 1.3L I4 engine, it gets a sporty appearance package with bold 18-inch alloy wheels, standard LED exterior lighting, RS badges, and standard all-wheel drive.
The compact SUV segment may be in tough competition, but with the redesign of the 2022 Jeep Compass, the competition has a new frontrunner! If you’re ready to put the 2022 Jeep Compass in your driveway and live in the Akron, Ohio area, Fred Martin Superstore is the place to be! Here, you’ll find dozens of brand new Jeep Compass models in stock, ready for you to take home. Check out our extensive inventory right here on our website, and come on down to the showroom to take a test drive. We hope to see you soon!