The Jeep Compass SUV is a four-door, compact crossover SUV that’s designed for people who love the rugged look and better on-road performance. The 2007 model year was the first to introduce the Compass. The second generation Compass was introduced for the 2017 model year. It is still the current generation.
The Jeep Compass is not the most comfortable vehicle, even though it was built for driving on roads. The Compass is also known for its body roll and slow acceleration. The Jeep’s fuel economy is not competitive. If you don’t love the Jeep image, there might be better options.
Trims and Pricing
The Compass is available in three trims: Limited, Sport and Latitude. The entry-level Sport model comes with a tilt-only steering column, power windows and locks, power-adjustable heated side mirrors, power windows and power locks, power windows and power locks, power windows and power locks, power windows and power locks, power windows and power locks, power windows and power locks, cruise control, roof rails and foglights. It also has 60/40 split-folding rear seats, air conditioning, and sound system that includes four speakers, a CD player, and an auxiliary input jack. The Latitude model comes with all the standard features plus a height-adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats. There is also reclining backseats, a fold-flat front passenger chair, and 115-volt household electricity. A leather-wrapped steering column with mounted controls. The Limited model is the most expensive and features 18-inch alloy wheels, a more powerful engine, automatic climate, an auto dimming rearview, a larger and more powerful motor, a power adjustable driver’s chair, satellite radio, leather upholstery and a trip computer. You can add Freedom Drive II Offroad Group to any trim level with four-wheel drive. This includes low-range mode for transmission, an upgraded four wheel-drive system, all terrain tires, skid plates and hill descent control. You can outfit both the Limited and Latitude models with several options packages. Security and Cargo Convenience Group includes a cargo cover and front seat side airbags. It also has remote ignition, trip computer and Bluetooth connectivity. The Sun and Sound Group features a sunroof and an upgraded Boston Acoustics soundsystem with nine speakers. Two of these speakers are attached to the tailgate and can flip down when the tailgate’s raised. The Media Center 430 package adds a touchscreen interface and a USB jack to the system. It also includes a digital music storage drive. A navigation system with real time traffic can be added to Limited models. The factory invoice for the Compass is approximately $19,500 for Sport models and $19,500 MSRP. Latitude trims add about $2,000 to the vehicle’s MSRP, while Limited models add $3,000. Your Certified Dealer will make it easy for you to buy a car. They will provide straightforward pricing and guarantee savings.
Performance and Engine
Front-wheel-drive Sport and Latitude models are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It produces 158 horsepower and 141 pounds-feet. Standard transmission for the Sport is a 5-speed manual, with an optional CVT. The manual transmission gets fuel mileage of 23 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg together. The CVT gives fuel mileage of 22 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg together. Limited models and four-wheel drive Sport and Latitudes come standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The power output is a maximum of 172 horsepower and 165 pounds-feet. There are two types of transmissions available: the CVT and five-speed manual. The fuel economy estimates are at 23 mpg in the city, 28 on the highway, and 25 with the manual transmission. The CVT can be equipped to get fuel mileage of 20 mpg in the city, 23 highway mpg and 21 combined mpg.
The Jeep Compass’s interior trim pieces are dark grey. However, buyers can choose from dark grey, light gray, or tan seat colors. The cabin’s metallic accent pieces give it a more luxurious look. While some interior materials feel soft, there are also pieces made of hard plastic. The controls on the center stack are large, easy-to-use, and have some stereo buttons. The optional touchscreen interface makes it easier to use the sound system controls. Sometimes the buttons on the screen can be difficult to choose or accidentally selected by a finger slip. The gauges are small and difficult to read in comparison to other vehicles of its class. The interior space is great for both the front passenger and the driver. Unfortunately, the backseat passengers don’t have nearly as much legroom. This makes it difficult for taller adults. The total cargo area with the backseat folded down is 62.7 cubic feet. This is comparable to the Compass’s class. The Jeep Compass’ utility is enhanced by unique features such as a cooled glovebox and a rechargeable flashlight that are stored in the cargo area.