Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass

About Jeep Compass

The new 2017 Jeep Compass is not the old 2017 Jeep Compass, and buyers looking for an affordable compact SUV should all be grateful. Based on the same underpinnings as the new Jeep Renegade and Jeep Cherokee, the all-new 2017 Compass does much more than clear the low bar of being better than its predecessor. It's a strong alternative to vehicles like the Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Subaru Crosstrek and others. With only 180 horsepower the Compass won't win many drag races, but it is available with a rare combination of a manual transmission and 4-wheel drive, and not just on the base model. The Compass Trailhawk incorporates special features that make it surprisingly capable over terrain most people wouldn't even consider in a compact SUV.

If you want to read about the earlier (carried-over-from-2016) 2017 Jeep Compass, please read our 2016 Jeep Compass Expert Review.

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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.

  • 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."

45 people out of 45 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?)."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

I hate this car!

By on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,740

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "It looks nice - interior is pretty - seats comfy"

Cons: "almost everything"

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

"I was desperate to get into a car and that is the only reason I bought this. I got a rather good deal on it so I thought Why not. Its a terrible car. There is no get up and go, the transmission whines and I was told this is normal for this car, you can red line the transmission entirely to easily, THERE IS NO COMPASS IN THIS COMPASS!, they took base model a little to far. The seats are comfortable but its not designed for a shorter person. Test drive this model several times for quite some time before buying! Also, terrible gas mileage for such a terrible"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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