When comparing the 2018 Jeep Compass's and the 2018 Mazda CX-5's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Jeep Compass has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and reliability. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Jeep Compass's and the 2018 Mazda CX-5's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a better car than the 2018 Jeep Compass.
2018 Jeep Compass vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 Pricing
A used 2018 Jeep Compass ranges from $15,499 to $23,998 while a used 2018 Mazda CX-5 is priced between $17,492 to $26,248.
2018 Jeep Compass vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 Jeep Compass loses 43.2 percent of its value and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 loses 39.8 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Mazda CX-5 retains 3.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 Jeep Compass.
2018 Jeep Compass vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Jeep Compass is 7.8 out of 10 while the Mazda CX-5's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Jeep Compass being ranked 31 out of 55 Best 5-seater SUVs and the Mazda CX-5 being ranked 25 out of 55. Out of 66 Best Crossover SUVs, the Jeep Compass is ranked 33 and the Mazda CX-5 is ranked 27.
2018 Jeep Compass vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Jeep Compass is 7.8 out of 10. For the Mazda CX-5 the reliability rating is 7.2 out of 10. This gives the Jeep Compass a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Mazda CX-5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Jeep Compass’s base engine makes 180 horsepower, and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 base engine makes 187 horsepower. The Compass is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. The CX-5 is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles. This gives the 2018 Mazda CX-5 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2018 Jeep Compass. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2018 Mazda CX-5, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2018 Jeep Compass, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has higher safety ratings than the 2018 Jeep Compass, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.