2021 Jeep Compass
Features & Specs
2021 Hyundai Tucson
180 hp
Engine power
161 hp
175 lb-ft
Engine torque
150 lb-ft
31 mpg
Fuel economy (hwy)
28 mpg
Seating capacity

2021 Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson

There's something really special about the journey towards finding your next vehicle. We also know that as special as it can be, there is a lot of stress involved with making sure that the decision you're making is the right one. In order to make everything as easy for you as possible, we here at Shively Motors of Shippensburg are going to be narrowing down the SUV segment in order to help you out. We want to take some time to look more closely at the 2021 Jeep Compass and the 2021 Hyundai Tucson. The 2021 Compass comes in with multiple options and packages, a great overall size, off-roading abilities, and the debut of the 80th Anniversary Edition. The Hyundai Tucson tries to keep up with changes mostly coming in the form of new exterior colors, although you will find a fairly small interior, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Read down below to find out which SUV you should drive home in.

2021 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

One of the best aspects of any Jeep is going to be the engine that allows these vehicles to handle every environment you throw at them. We're happy to tell you that this SUV comes with one standard engine, which is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. This engine is able to create 175 pound-feet of torque and 180 horsepower. Another major benefit here is that you can get this engine with two different configurations. The first is a six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive. The second is a nine-speed automatic transmission that works with all-wheel drive. No matter where your next adventure takes you, the Compass is ready.

2021 Hyundai Tucson Power & Handling

Hyundai comes in offering two engines for the 2021 Tucson. The base engine here is a pretty weak 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which can produce 150 pound-feet of torque and 161 horsepower. The other available engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, which offers you 175 pound-feet of torque and 181 horsepower. Front- and all-wheel drive are both available, with both engines getting a six-speed automatic transmission. The standard engine here is incredibly disappointing, forcing you to get the optional engine if you want actual power.

2021 Jeep Compass Features & Design

Jeep has managed to create vehicles that are much more than just one trick ponies. The 2021 Compass comes with four main trim levels that you can choose from, getting you all of the features you need. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, height-adjustable loadspace floor, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, heated side mirrors, and Android Auto. Other trims in the lineup will get you features like leather upholstery, skid plates, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

2021 Hyundai Tucson Features & Design

While we are disappointed with the engine lineup, we're hoping that Hyundai delivers with the standard and available features of the Tucson. Some of the standard features here include stain-resistant cloth upholstery, a 7-inch touchscreen, blind-spot compensating driver's-side mirror, driver attention monitoring, and Apple CarPlay. Some of the available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, LED exterior lighting, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails, and keyless entry and ignition.


The competition here was fierce, but we still believe the winner to be clear cut. The 2021 Jeep Compass is an SUV that manages to pack a punch with one standard and powerful engine, and a trim lineup that gives you all of the technology, safety, and off-roading gear that you could ever need. Stop by Shively Motors of Shippensburg to check out the great inventory of models we have available.

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