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Jeep Compass

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Overview of the Jeep Compass

Learn about the Jeep Compass

Summary

The Jeep Compass is all about compromise. Sitting between the tiny Renegade and the mid-size Cherokee, it takes the brand into the tough compact crossover battleground. On-road manners are good, while available four-wheel drive gives it the off-roading ability Jeep is famous for. Now in its second generation, the current Jeep Compass offers drivers the option to tailor the vehicle to their tastes with six different trim levels. Engine choices are easy: there’s just the one, a fuel-efficient 2.4 L four-cylinder. Buyers can pair it with either a manual or automatic transmission.

Safety

A small car can still be big on safety. Case in point: Since arriving on the scene in 2007, the Jeep Compass has always featured six airbags (now seven) and an anti-lock braking system (ABS) that pulses the brakes for maximum stopping power. Hill Start Assist, which automatically holds the car on the brakes on steep inclines to avoid rolling backwards, is also standard. Additional features like four-wheel drive inspire confidence when road conditions are at their worst.

However, the following safety tech is only available in Jeep Compass models at an extra cost:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, capable of coming to a complete stop based on traffic conditions
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring with visible and audible cues
  • Rear Cross-Path Detection, which lets you know if any people or objects are approaching from the sides

Interior

Brown, black, grey—the Jeep Compass comes with a few colour choices for its interior. Each one is linked to a specific trim, so be prepared to look at multiple examples if you have a certain style in mind. Higher trim levels also have a feature crucial for Canadian winters: heated front seats and steering wheel.

Technology

There’s not much tech that isn’t standard on the Jeep Compass. Most models come with a touchscreen infotainment system, with the latest model touting the largest one in its class at 8.4 inches. New Compasses also come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Most importantly, the Jeep Compass comes with the easy-to-use Uconnect system. Many drivers praise it for its user-friendliness, thanks to its clear graphics and punchy response times.

Space

You’ll be surprised by just how much room the Jeep Compass has. It may be a compact crossover, but its spacious interior makes it feel bigger than looks would suggest. The Compass can easily play the family role, but adults won’t feel punished if they have to sit in the back. The hatch doesn’t offer up a lot of storage space, but cubbies throughout the cabin help.

Comfort

The Jeep Compass’s seats are comfortable for driver and passengers alike. Its off-road credentials make it a rougher ride on tarmac, especially in the first generation model. The trade-off is that the Compass, especially in Trailhawk trim, can travel to places few of its competitors can.

One issue some drivers have with the Compass is its relative lack of power. The 2.4 L, 180 hp engine is missing the turbocharged grunt many vehicles in its class feature.

Pros and cons of the Jeep Compass

  • Available four-wheel drive
  • Spacious seating
  • User-friendly tech interface
  • Limited storage capacity
  • Active safety tech is optional
  • Standard engine lacks power
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Jeep Compass

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications of the Jeep Compass

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption10.4 - 10.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.3 - 7.8 L/100km
  • Width1874 mm
  • Length4394 mm
  • Trunk space770 L
  • Cargo space1693 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Jeep Compass

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Jeep Compass 2017 - present is available in 8 trims:

Upland II trim features and specs

Available with the Upland II trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Upland II trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Upland II trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Upland II trim:
  • Digital radio
  • Navigation system
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Upland II trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:537 km

Upland Edition trim features and specs

Available with the Upland Edition trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Heated windshield (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Upland Edition trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Upland Edition trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Upland Edition trim:
  • Keyless entry (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Upland Edition trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:537 km

Sport trim features and specs

Available with the Sport trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Heated windshield (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Keyless entry (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Sport trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:10.4 - 10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 7.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:543 - 567 km

High Altitude trim features and specs

Available with the High Altitude trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Spare wheel (optional)
  • Tire repair kit
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the High Altitude trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the High Altitude trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the High Altitude trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Start stop system
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the High Altitude trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:537 km

Trailhawk trim features and specs

Available with the Trailhawk trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Heated windshield (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Spare wheel
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Trailhawk trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Trailhawk trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Trailhawk trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Start stop system
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Trailhawk trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:537 km

Limited trim features and specs

Available with the Limited trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Spare wheel (optional)
  • Tire repair kit
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Start stop system
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Limited trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:537 km

North trim features and specs

Available with the North trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Heated windshield (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Spare wheel (optional)
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the North trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the North trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the North trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the North trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:10.4 - 10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:537 - 567 km

Altitude trim features and specs

Available with the Altitude trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Heated windshield (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Spare wheel (optional)
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Altitude trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Altitude trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Altitude trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Altitude trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:10.4 - 10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:537 - 567 km

Frequently asked questions about the Jeep Compass

Yes. First generation Jeep Compass models had an optional standard-size sunroof, while the newest Compass features a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.

No. Jeep keeps the compact Compass lineup to exclusively four-cylinder engines. If you're looking for more power, check out the mid-size Cherokee.

Yes, in certain trim levels. Lower trims come standard with manual transmissions, but traditional automatic and continuously variable transmissions (CVT) are available on most models.

Across both of its generations, the Jeep Compass is a five-seat crossover. If you need more space (but not more seating), there are the larger Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models.

It can be in lower trims. As you move up in spec, the Compass can be equipped with an optional 4x4 system.