2019 Jeep Compass

vs.

2019 Nissan Kicks


Features & Specs

2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Nissan Kicks

Engine Power

180 hp

122 hp

Engine Torque

175 lb-ft

114 lb-ft

Fuel Capacity

13.5 gal

10.8 gal

Cargo Space

27.2 cu. ft.

25.3 cu. ft.

2019 Jeep Compass vs 2019 Nissan Kicks near Toledo, OH

A good SUV should be comfortable to drive as well as have a ton of features, and the Jeep Compass and the Nissan Kicks are two of the best SUVs on the market. These two vehicles are perfect for families or for those who are looking for a great first vehcile. But which one is the best for you and your family? We are as eager to find out as you so in this article we are going to break them both down and declare a winner.

2019 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

The 2019 Jeep Compass comes with a 2.4-liter engine that makes 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque which can be paired with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Moving up to the Limited or Trailhawk gives you a 9-speed automatic. If you choose automatic transmission, you will also get stop/start technology that will idle the engine when it comes to a stop, thereby improving fuel efficiency. The Compass can be had with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive, and when it's equipped with four-wheel-drive, the Compass can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

2019 Nissan Kicks Power & Handling

The Kicks comes with a small 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes a not so thrilling 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with Nissan's signature CVT automatic transmission and is only available in front-wheel-drive, which means it's challenging to drive in adverse weather conditions. If you live in warmer weather climates, the Nissan Kicks has an impressive fuel economy of 36 mpg. Towing for the Nissan Kicks is not recommended.

2019 Jeep Compass Features & Design

Offered in four different trim levels, the Jeep Compass provides a ton of features and options. The base-level Sport comes with keyless entry and push-button start as well as technological features such as a rearview camera, six-speaker infotainment system, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you step up to the Latitude, you will get standard features like automatic headlights, 17-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, and options such as a power-adjustable driver's seat, navigation, and safety features like blind-spot monitoring. The upper-level Trialhawk and Limited trims come with features such as leather interior, dual-zone climate control, SiriusXM satellite radio, as well as safety features like lane-keep assistance, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision warning.

2019 Nissan Kicks Features & Design

The Nissan Kicks comes in three trim levels. The base-level S comes equipped with air conditioning, roof rails, USB connectivity, and stereo controls on the steering wheel. The S also comes with safety features such as forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and cruise control. Stepping up to the SV provides you with Apple CarPlay, climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, and heated mirrors. The top-level SR gives you a dark satin chrome grille, roof spoiler, fog lights, LED headlights, and a 360-degree around-view monitor. Options for the Nissan Kicks include a premium Bose audio system and heated front seats.   

Conclusions

In this battle, it is the Jeep Compass that comes out on top. The engine for the Compass is more potent than the Kicks, and the base-level Sport comes with more features than the Kicks S. If you want to learn more about the Jeep Compass be sure to read our full review and then come down to the dealership and take a test drive!



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