2010 Jeep
Commander Sport
vs. 2011 Jeep
Compass

2010 Jeep Commander Sport

9.7

starting from

$32,355

Reasons to buy the Jeep Commander Sport

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Average power
210 HP @ 5,200 RPM
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Average cargo space
68.5 ft3
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OK brakes
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Has 3 rows of seats
2011 Jeep Compass

9.0

Runner-up

Jeep Compass

starting from

$20,045

Reasons to buy the Jeep Compass

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Good highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
23 mpg
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Better suspension
Independent
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.2
2010 Jeep Commander Sport Winner: Commander Sport
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Commander Sport's power seats; not available on the Compass
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Commander Sport
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.2
2010 Jeep Commander Sport Winner: Commander Sport
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  • The Commander Sport offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Compass
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy more than 10% more room, 59.9 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3
  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
Performance 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Jeep Compass Winner: Compass
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  • The Compass 's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 19.5 lb/hp vs 21.4 lb/hp
  • The Compass needs around 10% less space to turn, 35.6 ft vs 38.7 ft
Cost 9.1 vs 10.0
2011 Jeep Compass Winner: Compass
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  • Gets more than 50% more miles per gallon in the city, 23 mpg vs 15 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $12,310 cheaper (around 40% less), $20,045 vs $32,355
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.3
2010 Jeep Commander Sport Winner: Commander Sport
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  • Disc brakes on the Commander Sport can provide better stopping action
  • The Commander Sport has 1 more airbag (including Side), 5 vs 4
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.4
2010 Jeep Commander Sport Winner: Commander Sport
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  • The Commander Sport has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.7 vs 9.0

Luxury Features

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Commander Sport's power seats; not available on the Compass
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Commander Sport

Practicality

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The Commander Sport has lots of passenger seats and the Compass is OK, too
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Cargo space 68.5 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3 The Commander Sport has OK cargo room, while the Compass has very little
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front seats 59.9 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3 The Commander Sport has roomy front seats, but the Compass is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1300 lb vs 925 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Commander Sport offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Compass
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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Horsepower 210 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 158 HP @ 6,400 RPM The Commander Sport is of average power, but the Compass is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 21.4 lb/hp vs 19.5 lb/hp Both Compass and Commander Sport are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 ft vs 35.6 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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MSRP $32,355 vs $20,045 The Compass has a great price and the Commander Sport is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 23 mpg The Compass has great city mileage, but the Commander Sport is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 4 The Commander Sport has an OK number of airbags while the Compass has very few (missing Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Commander Sport has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs Uconnect

Entertainment System

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Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 The Commander Sport has an OK number of speakers, while the Compass has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Commander Sport
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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0-60 mph Unknown vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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2011 Jeep Compass 2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition Compass vs Liberty Limited Edition
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