The 2019 Jeep Compass vs The 2019 Nissan Rogue
It looks like a resized version of the Grand Cherokee, and the Jeep Compass is a competent off-roader that has it’s own style, especially in the Trailhawk trim. Nissan’s overall bestseller, the Rogue, continues as strong as ever in the compact crossover segment. Read on for comparison on both vehicles.
The 2019 Jeep Compass can seat up to five people on standard cloth upholstery. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat are available. The Compass has some spacious interior with good head- and legroom in both rows.
Although it’s the most affordable SUVs in its class, the Compass has a classy, upscale interior with some excellent materials. The Jeep offers 27.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Folding them down opens up to a 59.8 cubic feet of space.
Rogue seats five people. The front seats are praised for the support and comfort, while the rear seats provide a right amount of room. Tilt and slide the rear seats and it creates more space.
The Jeep Compass comes standard with the Uconnect infotainment system with two USB ports, voice controls, Bluetooth, a six-speaker stereo, and a 7-inch touch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Available is a larger 8.4-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker Beats premium sound system, satellite radio, and a navigation system.
The Uconnect infotainment interface draws high praise for being one of the most accessible systems to use. It’s responsive and straightforward. The 8.4-inch screen has crisp, bright graphics, and it also has a customizable display.
The Rogue has many standard features such as the infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay are also standard. Available are a six-or nine-speaker, HD Radio and navigation are available.
On the Jeep Compass comes a rearview camera which is the only standard advanced safety feature in the 2019 Compass. Available are the forward collision warning, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, adaptive headlights, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, adaptive lights, rain-sensing wipers, and rear cross traffic alert.
The 2019 Rogue has pedestrian detection that comes standard, there’s also intelligent lane intervention, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera, lane departure warning, high-beam assists, automatic emergency braking, and rear cross traffic alert. Available active safety features include rear automatic braking, lane keep assist, a 360-degree camera, rear parking sensors, and adaptive cruise control. ProPilot Assist is a system that helps you steer and brake your vehicle and keeps it at a constant speed and distance behind other cars.
The Compass only has one engine for 2019: its the 2.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder which has 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, while two automatic transmissions- the six-speed and a nine-speed are available, depending on trim and drivetrain. Off-road, the Compass lives up to the Jeep name.
The Rogue 170-horsepower four-cylinder engine is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. It’s okay for city driving. The Rogue has composed handling through curvy roads, as well as a smooth and quiet ride over most road surfaces.
It’s maneuverable in tight spaces, which makes parking easy. Front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is available in all trims.
Jeep Compass: Has the ability to go both on and off-road, especially if you are a fan of all things Jeep produce, including the larger Grand Cherokee. There is the ability to choose between the 2WD or 4WD powertrains and it has a variety of available features and trims levels, which include the Trailhawk and Limited versions.
Rogue: While it doesn’t boast extreme off-road prowess, the Nissan Rogue makes up for it with the technology it offers, which include the Nissan ProPilot Assist and lane departure warning which keeps you on the straight and narrow (highway).
Jeep Compass: The Jeep Compass starts at $21,845 (plus destination fee).
Rogue: The Nissan Rogue starts at $25,020 (plus destination fee).