The 2022 Jeep Compass and 2022 Ford Bronco Sport go head-to-head for the top spot in Compact 2022 SUV class. Both cars can be the best option due to their high-tech features, but one will come out on top.
The Jeep Compass is a pretty desirable option. When you consider all the technology, safety and performance features you get, the $24,995 starting price is quite affordable. Additionally, the 2022 Jeep Compass has undergone a thorough facelift to give it a modern, eye-catching look.
One of the biggest competitors to the Jeep Compass is Ford Bronco Sport. However, it costs more than the 2022 Compass, starting at $28,815. When comparing these two compact SUVs, spending more doesn’t usually mean getting a better car. The Ford Bronco Sport definitely sets a high bar in this class.
Can the all-new Ford Bronco unseat current leader Jeep in the compact SUV segment? Let’s find out. We will contrast the performance, utility, comfort, technology and pricing of the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport against the 2022 Jeep Compass.
2022 Jeep Compass Vs 2022 Ford Bronco Sport: Powertrain and Performance
While Jeep The Compass has a 177-hp, 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine available, the Bronco Sport comes with two engine options: a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower, and a more potent 2.0- liters, 4-Cylinder engine, which peaks at 250 horsepower. We love the higher power range on the Bronco Sport. Additionally, the Ford Bronco Sport distributes power to its wheels slightly more efficiently than the Jeep Compass, thanks to its greater torque (190 pound-feet vs. 172 pound-feet).
Both the Ford Bronco Sport and Jeep Compass can go a comparable distance on a tank of gas, so you’ll stop at the gas station about the same with either vehicle. Like the Jeep Compass, the Ford Bronco Sport offers a variety of driving settings, allowing it to handle any terrain. In terms of fuel economy, the Jeep Compass delivers 22 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway while the Bronco Sport does 23 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. That means the Jeep Compass has slightly better fuel economy, even if it’s relatively insignificant, but it’s there nonetheless.
The Ford Bronco Sport and Jeep Compass have nearly the same towing capacity, at 2,000 pounds for the Compass and 2,000 to 2,200 pounds for the Bronco Sport, depending on configuration. So if you want an SUV for general hauling work, either will do just fine, although the Bronco Sport gives you a slightly better tow rating. While the Jeep Compass gives you the option to upgrade to optional four-wheel drive, the Bronco transfers power to full-time four-wheel drive.
2022 Jeep Compass Vs 2022 Ford Bronco Sport: Comfort, Interior Space, and Usability
In terms of cargo volume, the Ford Bronco Sport surpasses the Jeep Compass. The Ford Bronco Sport offers up to 32.5 cubic feet of space with all seats in use and up to 65.2 cubic feet with the second row of seats folded. The Jeep Compass, on the other hand, offers 27.2 cubic feet of space with the seats in place and up to 65.2 cubic feet with the second row of seats folded.
Compared to the Jeep Compass, the Ford Bronco Sport offers more interior capacity overall and less second-row legroom. So, the Ford Bronco Sport will be popular with drivers and passengers who are taller in the front seat. In terms of seating, the Ford Bronco Sport and the Jeep Compass can accommodate almost the same number of passengers.
2022 Jeep Compass Vs 2022 Ford Bronco Sport: Technology and Safety
Jeep Compass comes with cutting-edge features to give you a much more comfortable and engaging driving experience. Compass comfort features include dual temperature control, a heated steering wheel and heated front seats.
The Jeep Compass comes with more than 35 technology features, which include an 8.4-inch or 10.1-inch touchscreen with navigation, a premium sound system, smartphone connectivity, wireless charging stations, an optional 10.25-inch digital cluster display and Uconnect- functions. While the majority of the Ford Bronco Sport’s features are comparable to the Jeep Compass, there are several areas where it falls short. The Bronco is equipped with heated seats, a reversing camera, a smartphone connection and 4G LTE hotspots. It also has GPS, a heated steering wheel and remote start.
In addition to the latest interior technology, the Jeep Compass has a safety system that protects passengers and other road users. Jeep Compass has up to 75 distinct safety and security features, such as forward collision warnings with active braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warnings. When you drive your all-new 2022 Jeep Compass, you can feel safe and truly at ease thanks to these enhanced safety features.
The Ford 360 co-pilot system is a standard part of the Bronco’s safety technology. Ford 360 co-safety pilot features include automatic high beams, a lane keeping system and pre-collision assist with emergency braking. But generally, the Jeep Compass has more safety features than the Ford Bronco Sport.
2022 Jeep Compass Vs 2022 Ford Bronco Sport: Pricing
When calculating the total cost of a vehicle, there are several things to consider. The most important factor is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). The Jeep Compass price ranges between $27,285 and $34,710, from Sport to High Altitude trim, while the Ford Bronco Sport starts at $1,530 more than the Compass, at $28,815 for the base Bronco Sport.
The top Bronco Sport Badlands trim costs $36,590, which is about $1,880 more than the Compass’ top-of-the-line High Altitude trim level. If you simply consider the MSRP, the Jeep Compass will be cheaper for you to buy than the Ford Bronco Sport.
And the winner is… The Jeep Compass
It is obvious that Jeep Compass is the better car compared to Ford Bronco Sport 2022. It not only offers the driver a more inventive driving experience but also has a much more sophisticated safety system. In addition to having better technology and safety features than the Ford Bronco Sport, the 2022 Jeep Compass also uses less gas.
On the other hand, if you still go for the Bronco Sport, you get better horsepower and torque range, and thus better traction. But, of course, at the end of the day, the choice depends on your preferences. Both are stylish, powerful and fun-to-drive SUVs that are ready to go when you are.
Sources: Stellantis, Ford