2016 Jeep Compass

Pros: Fantastic off-road capabilities when properly equipped; decent interior space for the size; numerous options for personalization

Cons: Interior materials and overall refinement don’t match most class competitors; mediocre acceleration; high noise levels

CG Says: Jeep Compass gains standard Bluetooth and satellite radio for 2016. The topline Limited version has been dropped. Compass is reasonably comfortable and, in some situations, can be more useful than other SUVs in its class. It also offers serious off-road equipment that few other compact SUVs can match. However, it is noisy in the cabin, lacking in power, and a bit unrefined. The 6-speed automatic transmission does a lot of good in the powertrain department, though. If you desire a Jeep Grand Cherokee but don’t want to spend that kind of money, the Compass is a good alternative. But, if you don’t fall into that camp, there are better choices in this segment.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Sport: $19,595
4WD Sport: $21,595
Latitide: $23,895
4WD Latitude: $25,895

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder (front-wheel drive only)
Horsepower
158
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-30

Optional Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
172
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT or 6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-29

2014 Jeep Compass Limited
2016 Jeep Compass