2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2020 Jeep Compass

2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2020 Jeep Compass

The first-ever Ford Bronco Sport is on the way – and as far as the Jeep stable goes, the Jeep Compass is the closest you’ll come in size and stature. And considering the Compass is often called the mini-Grand Cherokee, we couldn’t think of a more fitting rival to take the vehicle that's been affectionately dubbed the baby Bronco by Ford fanatics.

So, how does the new Ford Bronco Sport hold its own? Does it have the grit to venture further into the bramble, or is the Jeep Compass the superior navigator? Find the answer in our comparison of the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs the 2020 Jeep Compass. 

2021 Ford Bronco Sport 


2020 Jeep Compass

$28,155 (Badlands $34,155) Starting MSRP $22,280 (Trailhawk $31,170)
2.4L inline 4-cylinder (181 hp, 190 lb-ft) Base Engine

1.5L turbo inline 3-cylinder (180 hp, 175 lb-ft)

30.4° / 33.1° / 20.4°  Max. Approach / Departure / Breakover Angles 30.3°/ 33.6° / 24.4° 
32.0 ft³ / 65.0 ft³ Cargo Volume
(rear seats up / rear seats down)
27.2 ft³ / 59.8 ft³

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Advantages & Highlights

The comparison table shows that the new Bronco Sport offers more torque, a superior breakover angle and more cargo space than the Jeep Compass SUV. Regardless of model or configuration, all versions of the 2021 Bronco Sport come standard with all-wheel drive. Opting for the Badlands or First Edition will add on a twin-clutch, torque-vectoring rear axle with a locking differential, allowing it to send all the rear axle torque to either wheel independent from the other. The Jeep Compass doesn’t offer this kind of differential locking technology.

And here’s another bonus – the Bronco Sport is absolutely loaded with off-road technology. The SUV features systems like Trail Control, a front off-road camera and a number of different terrain-specialized drive modes to tackle just about any type of off-road application.

Our verdict? The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is the superior small SUV for conquering the off-road. There’s a lot more to see, so you can keep exploring our Bronco Sport research pages, check out our dealership Blog or reach out to an Akins Ford representative for more information on the many highlights of the new Bronco Sport.

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