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2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Jeep Compass near Sterling, VA

See Why the 2016 CR-V Should Be Your Next Crossover

Finding the right new vehicle for you is no easy task, especially when you’re on the hunt for a new crossover. With so many options on the market, it can be tough to narrow your search to find the one that exceeds your expectations. Because of this, we at Honda of Chantilly have done some of the work for you with our 2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Jeep Compass near Sterling, VA, comparison, so you can see how these two choices stack up against each other.

Let’s start things off under the hood, as both the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Jeep Compass come standard with 4-cylinder engines. In the CR-V, you’ll have 185 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque from its 2.4L 4-cylinder powertrain. The Compass just can’t stack up with just 158 horsepower and 141 lb.-ft. of torquewith its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. Despite the surpass of power, the CR-V is more efficient with an EPA-estimated 26/33/29 MPG city/hwy/combined1, compared to only 23/30 MPG city/hwy2 in the Compass. Even so, the Compass has another 4-cylinder engine available, but its 2.4L engine still can’t keep up with the CR-V with only 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque.

You care about more than just power and efficiency when making a new crossover purchase, which is why our 2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Jeep Compass near Sterling, VA, comparison also takes a look at important features. For starters, the CR-V comes with power accessories, meaning your windows, locks, and mirrors can all be adjusted using a button. It may seem like this is a no brainer for a vehicle made in 2016, but that apparently isn’t the case, since the Compass comes standard with manual accessories. Additionally, you’ll always find the right driving position in the CR-V thanks to its tilt/telescoping steering wheel. You may have more trouble in the Compass, since it comes standard with a steering wheel that only tilts.

In terms of exciting technology, the 2016 CR-V comes standard with a variety of features that the 2016 Compass is lacking. For instance, if you're looking to keep your smartphone charged, the CR-V comes standard with a USB port3, which the Compass only offers in top trim levels. Music buffs are sure to love that Pandora®4 is standard across all trims of the CR-V. Unfortunately for the Compass, it’s not available in any trim. And to keep you safe, the CR-V lets you back out of parking spots with ease with its Rearview Camera5. The ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera6 is only in top trims of the Compass.

The Honda CR-V also demolished the Jeep Compass in terms of cargo space. Keep all seats in place, and the CR-V has 37.2 cubic ft. of cargo room7 behind the rear seats. You’ll only have 22.7 cubic ft. of room in the Compass. The same can be said when folded flat. The CR-V has a commodious 70.9 cubic ft. of storage space7, while the Compass has a meager 53.6 cubic ft. of space.

Here at Honda of Chantilly, we hope that our 2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Jeep Compass near Sterling, VA, comparison has made it easy for you to decide which crossover you'll love more. Come see all of the exciting aspects of the CR-V with a test drive here today!


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1 26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

2 EPA estimated mpg 26 city / 33 hwy mpg with 2.0L engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, 4X2. Actual mileage may vary.

3 The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Check the HondaLink® website for smartphone compatibility. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

4 Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

5 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

6 Always check entire surroundings visually before backing up.

7 Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.

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