Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass

About Jeep Compass

All-new just last year, the Jeep Compass looks and feels significantly better than the vehicle it replaced. The new Compass has style, substance and impressive technology, all wrapped in a compact SUV form with a tempting starting price around $22,000. The 2018 Jeep Compass is something of a "tweener," slotting between the subcompact Renegade and the compact Cherokee, though style-wise it resembles the handsome Grand Cherokee flagship. The Compass is small enough to be easy to maneuver, but large enough to make its presence known and deliver a comfortable highway ride. The Compass isn't the most powerful compact SUV, but it upholds its Jeep credentials by being able to outperform rivals like the Nissan Rogue Sport and Hyundai Tucson when the pavement ends.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2018?
2018 Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass was all-new just last year, so there are only minor changes for 2018. You can now get a high-end Limited model in front-wheel drive (FWD), not just 4-wheel drive (4WD).

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 6.7
  • MPG 23|32
2017 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2017?
2017 Jeep Compass

Despite sharing a model year with the SUV it's replacing, the 2017 Jeep Compass is an all-new vehicle, built on the same basic underpinnings as the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Cherokee. With a new engine, significantly better interior, and much better features, it immediately goes from afterthought to top of mind.

2016 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2016?
2016 Jeep Compass

New for the 2016 Compass line is a Sport SE Package, which consists mainly of fancier trim and some minor convenience items. Added standard equipment includes Uconnect hands-free and SiriusXM Radio, and automatic headlights on the Latitude trim. Mojave Sand is a new color.

2015 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2015?
2015 Jeep Compass

Little has changed as the 2015 Jeep Compass carries over for another year. A dome light replaces the removable flashlight, a new green paint color is available, and navigation joins the options list for mid-trim Latitude models.

2014 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2014?
2014 Jeep Compass

The Compass receives an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission, but only on the front-drive and 4x4 Freedom Drive I models. More tweaks to the interior and exterior help somewhat, as do new safety features like standard front seat side airbags and an available rear backup camera.

2013 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2013?
2013 Jeep Compass

When equipped with the 2.0-liter engine and 5-speed manual, the 2013 Jeep Compass compact SUV earns 30-mpg highway.

2012 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2012?
2012 Jeep Compass

After receiving a full menu of aggressive updates in 2011, there's little that's new for the 2012 Jeep Compass.

2010 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2010?
2010 Jeep Compass

For 2010, a five speed manual transmission is now standard on all models, while safety improvements include the addition of front seat active head restraints.

2009 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2009?
2009 Jeep Compass

The 2009 Jeep Compass gets an interior makeover sporting a new dash, soft touch materials on the doors and center console and more sound insulation around the engine and interior floor.

2008 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2008?
2008 Jeep Compass

All models receive standard air conditioning, chrome lock knobs and a tire pressure monitoring system. The CVT2 automatic transmission is fitted with AutoStick manual-shift mode and the Limited trim now offers navigation.

2007 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2007?
2007 Jeep Compass

The least traditional of Jeeps launched at the most fortuitous of times. Usually, the arrival of a car-like, street-oriented, front-wheel-drive vehicle like Compass from Jeep would have off-road purists scratching their heads, especially since it's accompanied by a more traditional, truck-like model (Patriot) that will sell for about the same price.

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Consumer Reviews

Very good vehicle

By on Sunday, October 15, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Solid, extras, stylish, good off road, price"

Cons: "auto on/off annoying, jerky hard acceleration"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I have owned this vehicle for a short while now and I have seen mixed reviews that are up and down. I was in the market for a new vehicle and bought the laser blue limited model. The vehicle itself looks very stylish, from a distance in the lot I thought it was a Cherokee. Sitting down inside there was plenty of room.Cargo capacity seems decent for a small suv style. The 8.4 inch Uconnect radio was very nice and easy to navigate. There are a ton of options since it is the limited model, the one I was in had a cold weather package (heated driver/passenger seat and steering wheel). Back seat had fold down cup holders and vents for cold and hot air. The pure perforated leather seats are nice. Driving the vehicle feels solid and not loose. The turn radius is good and the vehicle itself is not overly loud. The auto off when stopped is annoying but can be gotten used to over time, I can see if you are stuck in rush hour where this could save a ton of gas. The vehicle accelerates good but not a good idea to jam on the accelerator like its a race car, the vehicle will jerk you.Tested it a little off road,Had superb handing on dirt. Not much more in this class than can handle off road like this did I think. Gas mileage is pretty spot on, I was getting around 25 average Overall I think this is a great vehicle for the price, it was cheaper than a lot of other different cars in the small suv class. I bought the vehicle for city and rural driving and i think it will hold up wonderfully from what I have seen so far."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

2017 Jeep Compass

By on Thursday, September 21, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,564

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, Cool colors, Decent engine"

Cons: "Engine start/stop is a pain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I was unsure when I went to the dealership and wanted to purchase this vehicle. With Jeep revamping the truck I knew there were going to be some bugs that they would need to work out. But, since I have purchased this vehicle I have loved it. No it isnt the fastest but it has great pick up when pulling off from a red light. The gas mileage is decent and the handling is good. Going around curse feels good, and I dont feel like I am going to roll out of the truck. In conclusion, if you want a new good looking that handles pretty good and has decent gas mileage try the 2017 New Compass out. If you are super nit-picky about your SUVs then there are other great options for you to purchase as well. The small SUV market has a lot of choices to chose from, so you will find something that fits you!"

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Jeep Compass-Great Technology/Terrible Cargo Area

By on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 246

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Technology - Comfortable Space"

Cons: "Poor Acceleration & Cargo Area Weight Limit"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

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"This car has a wonderful base technology package with additional options available however I was surprised to discover that the Trunk Cargo area has an Undetermined weight limitation. Because the Cargo Cover has 3 positions, 2 of which are not properly supported - You can easily break the support mounts with everyday use such as Grocery Shopping. Based upon this poor design and Jeeps denial of responsibility to communicate to potential buyers, I regrettably have to recommend any other vehicle."

11 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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