Over the past 20 years, the crossover SUV has taken over the automotive industry. The crossover segment has grown from under four percent market share to nearly forty percent in 2020. Two of the top contenders in the segment are the Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass. Our friends at Cars.com recently compared the two side-by-side, and the following is a summary of this report.
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson and 2020 Jeep Compass have similar price points. The Compass has a slightly lower base MSRP at $22,280 versus the $23,550 for the 2020 Tucson.
Designed for Comfort and Performance
The 2020 Jeep Compass is not quite as small as the Renegade, yet more modest than the Cherokee. For 2020, trim levels for the Jeep Compass include the Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited editions. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is available from value-oriented to fully-loaded models – SE, SEL, Ultimate, and Limited.
The Tucson carries a 2.0-liter inline-4 base engine with a more powerful 2.4-liter available on higher trim levels. The Tucson is available in Front or All Wheel Drive and sports a comfortable ride quality that stands out from its competition. The Jeep Compass also has a standard 2.4 liter inline-4 without an option for more power. The Compass does have a choice of 9 or 6-speed automatic transmission and front or all-wheel drive.
Tucson has excellent crash test scores and standard active safety equipment, making it one of the safest crossovers on the market. The Compass, on the other hand, had mixed crash test results scoring lower than the Tucson. The IIHS gave the Compass “Good” marks all around, but weak headlights kept it from earning a Top Safety Pick award.
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Test Drive the Hyundai Tucson at Tarr Hyundai
There are plenty of advantages to driving the Hyundai Tucson over the Jeep Compass. The Tucson has more power under the hood, better fuel efficiency, a more comfortable drive, and has better safety features than the Compass. Stop by or call Tarr Hyundai, and our friendly sales staff can answer any questions you have and can even schedule a test drive for you!