2011 Jeep
Compass
vs. 2011 Jeep
Patriot

2011 Jeep Compass

10.0

starting from

$20,045

Reasons to buy the Jeep Compass

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Front air conditioning
Standard
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Power locks
Standard
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Power windows
Standard
2011 Jeep Patriot

9.6

Runner-up

Jeep Patriot

starting from

$16,745

Reasons to buy the Jeep Patriot

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Very inexpensive
$16,745
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Jeep Compass Winner: Compass
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Compass ; optional upgrade on the Patriot
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Jeep Compass Winner: Compass
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  • On hot summer days, you'll melt in the Patriot , but the Compass will get you around in comfort
  • The Compass has 2 more cupholders, 4 vs 2
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Jeep Compass Winner: Compass
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Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both very efficient in the city
  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Limited number of airbags
  • Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
  • Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.6

Luxury Features

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Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Jeep Patriot Jeep
Patriot
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Compass ; optional upgrade on the Patriot
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Practicality

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Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Jeep Patriot Jeep
Patriot
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 53.6 ft3 vs 54.2 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 52.2 ft3 vs 52.3 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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Base payload capacity 925 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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 2 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Not Available On hot summer days, you'll melt in the Patriot , but the Compass will get you around in comfort

Performance

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Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Jeep Patriot Jeep
Patriot
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Horsepower 158 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 158 HP @ 6,400 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual 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 19.5 lb/hp vs 19.7 lb/hp Both Compass and Patriot 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 35.6 ft vs 35.6 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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Compass
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2011 Jeep Patriot Jeep
Patriot
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MSRP $20,045 vs $16,745 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 23 mpg vs 23 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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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

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Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
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Patriot
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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 4 vs 4 Limited number of airbags
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Rear brakes Drum vs Drum Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
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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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Compass
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2011 Jeep Patriot Jeep
Patriot
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Number of speakers 4 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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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

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Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Jeep Patriot Jeep
Patriot
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Compass
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2011 Jeep Patriot Jeep
Patriot
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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

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Jeep Compass Limited 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Compass Limited vs Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Compass 2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition Compass vs Liberty Limited Edition
2011 Jeep Compass Limited 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Compass Limited vs RAV4 Limited
2011 Jeep Compass Limited 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Compass Limited vs Tiguan SEL
2011 Jeep Compass 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Compass vs Equinox LT
2011 Jeep Patriot 2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition Patriot vs Liberty Limited Edition
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Patriot Latitude X vs Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X 2010 Jeep Commander Sport Patriot Latitude X vs Commander Sport
2011 Jeep Patriot 2011 Toyota RAV4 Patriot vs RAV4
2011 Jeep Patriot 2011 Kia Soul Patriot vs Soul

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Avatar for liberty drugs liberty drugs (9:47 PM, February 18, 2012)
The Patriot is not currently offered here in the UK. I wonder what the Fiat-Chrysler link up will mean for future Jeep models - hopefully better fuel efficiency.