2010 Jeep
Commander Sport
vs. 2011 Jeep
Compass Limited

2010 Jeep Commander Sport

9.8

starting from

$32,355

Reasons to buy the Jeep Commander Sport

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Average cargo space
68.5 ft3
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Average power
210 HP @ 5,200 RPM
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Has 3 rows of seats
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.6"
2011 Jeep Compass Limited

9.4

starting from

$26,745

Reasons to buy the Jeep Compass Limited

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Average highway fuel efficiency
26 mpg
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.5
2010 Jeep Commander Sport Winner: Commander Sport
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  • 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
  • Room for around 30% more stuff, 68.5 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3
Performance 10.0 vs 9.2
2010 Jeep Commander Sport Winner: Commander Sport
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  • The Commander Sport has 5 more gears, which can improve performance, 5 vs Continuously variable
  • More than 20% more powerful, 210 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 172 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.3
2010 Jeep Commander Sport Winner: Commander Sport
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  • The Commander Sport has 1 more airbag (including Side), 5 vs 4
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Jeep Compass Limited Winner: Compass Limited
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  • Gets 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 15 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $5,610 cheaper (around 20% less), $26,745 vs $32,355
Luxury Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Jeep Compass Limited Winner: Compass Limited
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Compass Limited
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.8
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 9.8 vs 9.4

Practicality

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Limited Jeep
Compass Limited
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The Commander Sport has lots of passenger seats and the Compass Limited 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 Limited 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 Limited 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 Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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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 Limited Jeep
Compass Limited
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Horsepower 210 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 172 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Commander Sport is of average power, but the Compass Limited is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs Continuously variable The Commander Sport has an OK number of gears, while the Compass Limited has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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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 19.3 lb/hp Both Compass Limited and Commander Sport are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Compass Limited will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Commander Sport
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 ft vs 37.2 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Limited Jeep
Compass Limited
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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 Limited has very few (missing Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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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

Cost

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Limited Jeep
Compass Limited
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MSRP $32,355 vs $26,745 The Compass Limited has a great price and the Commander Sport is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 21 mpg The Compass Limited 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

Luxury Features

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Limited Jeep
Compass Limited
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Standard Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Compass Limited

Entertainment System

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Limited Jeep
Compass Limited
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 The Commander Sport has an OK number of speakers, while the Compass Limited 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 Standard Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Commander Sport

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Compass Limited Jeep
Compass Limited
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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 Limited Jeep
Compass Limited
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0-60 mph Unknown vs 10.1 seconds
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 143 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 17.8 s @ 81 mph
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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 Limited 2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Compass Limited vs Patriot Latitude X
2011 Jeep Compass Limited 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Compass Limited vs RAV4 Limited

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