Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass

About Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass first went on sale 10 years ago, and with each passing year it feels more outdated. Several competitors have debuted since then, others have gone through full redesigns, and while the Compass got a refresh a few years ago, it wasn't enough. The best way to consider this Jeep -- despite the storied brand and available Trail Rated version -- is as a front-wheel-drive, moderately aggressive, around-town hatchback. In that role, it's better, but still lags competition like the Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, Ford Escape, the segment-leading Honda CR-V, and even a little internal competition from the Jeep Cherokee. All these offer more refinement, features, technology, better on-road manners and daily driving pleasure. At least the Jeep Compass doesn't cost much.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Jeep Compass
What's new for 2017?
2017 Jeep Compass

The 2017 Jeep Compass offers no changes for the model year.

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 7.1
  • MPG 23|30
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

A comfortable ride, good mileage and decent power.

By on Monday, June 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "ride and handling make it a pleasure to drive."

Cons: "The rear posts which obstruct your view."

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

"My overall rating is a 9 because the rear posts obstruct your view and IMO make a back-up camera a must."

42 people out of 42 found this review helpful

Just What I Wanted

By on Monday, January 9, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Gas mileage, optional packages, price"

Cons: "Front windshield field of vision is limited, tires"

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

"I have now owned this car for 3 years and could not be more happy with it. The Compass gets great mileage and looks rugged, however has all the creature comforts I was looking for on the interior (heated seats, Uconnect Bluetooth, GPS, backup camera, Sunroof etc). I have driven this Jeep in all conditions, including off-road in the Cascades, and have found the handling and the acceleration to meet my needs. I have the 4x4 limited package with the higher end engine package and love it. Only problem I have had is the stock tires didn't last anywhere near 30000 as advertised, which left a bad taste in my mouth (i.e. what else did the manufacturer skimp out on?)."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Wouldn't buy it again !

By on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great looks and price !"

Cons: "Too much repairs !"

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

"Great price, looks very nice outside & inside .Have electrical problems with inside lights ,turns on and off. Brakes don't last very much . Wouldn't buy it again."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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