How Much is a Jeep Compass? A Complete Guide on Prices and Features
No matter in which direction you’re headed, the Jeep Compass is a sure option to get you to your destination.
In Jeep's well-seasoned lineup of SUVs, the subcompact Compass sits between the Renegade and the Cherokee and rides on the same chassis as the Jeep Patriot and Dodge Caliber. Powered by a 180-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission and with the ability to travel up to 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the freeway, the Compass makes for a solid ride both on and off the road and is favorably fuel efficient, too.
Standard on the Compass is front-wheel-drive with a six-speed automatic transmission, while a four-wheel-drive option with a nine-speed automatic transmission is available, too.
How much does the Jeep Compass cost?
With an MSRP of $23,915-$30,815, the Jeep Compass starts at a lower price than the Jeep Wrangler and boasts more interior room than the Jeep Renegade. The Renegade is a subcompact SUV based on the Jeep Compass chassis, and it's worth noting that these two Jeeps have a lot in common, such as excellent off-road performance and comparable fuel economy. But that's not to say they're not complete twins. Although the Compass boasts more room for passengers and cargo alike, the Renegade provides a smoother ride and is equipped with a more powerful turbocharged engine.
Compared to its competitors from other manufacturers like the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape – which start at $25,050-$33,250 and $24,885-$33,400, respectively – the price point of the Jeep Compass is just right, too.
Although the Honda CR-V makes for a slightly smoother ride on the road than the Compass, handles more precisely and leans less when making turns, the CR-V pales to the Compass in terms of off-road ability and extensive list of standard infotainment capabilities.
What are the different trim levels of the Jeep Compass?
The Jeep Compass is available in four different trim levels for 2021: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk. Because of its abundant comfort and infotainment options, the Sport is a good choice. If you're looking for more safety features, be sure to opt for the Latitude trim. It comes with a driver assistance package that includes frontal collision warning, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and other features, too.
Every available safety feature is included in the Limited and Trailhawk trims. If you're after the most off-road features such as four-wheel-drive, go for the top-of-the-line Trailhawk model. Or an extra $1,500 allows for 4WD to be added to any of the other trims.
Standard on the Compass Sport – which retails for just shy of $24,000 new, but used models can be found for as little as $9,000 – are cloth upholstery, six-way manually adjusted front seats, a rearview camera and remote keyless entry. A 7-inch touch screen, six speakers, voice recognition, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all included on the Uconnect infotainment system, too.
Next in line is the Latitude trim, which adds satellite radio, a leather shift knob, vinyl and cloth upholstery and proximity keyless entry for a starting price of $25,915 new or $15,000 used.
The Jeep Altitude starts at $27,335 and adds black interior and exterior details to the Latitude model.
New for the 2021 model year is the Compass 80th Anniversary Edition. Modeled on the Latitude trim, it starts at $28,215 and includes special-edition leather-trimmed seats, Light Tungsten interior stitching and an enhanced infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touch screen.
The Limited trim, which starts at $29,315 for the base model, is outfitted with leather upholstery, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, remote start and an 8.4-inch touch screen to the Driver Assistance Group package. Also available are a motorized liftgate, an eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat, driver's seat memory settings, ventilated front seats, a nine-speaker Alpine premium audio system, GPS and HD Radio.
Standard on the Trailhawk trim – which starts at $30,815 – is the Jeep Active Drive Low four-wheel-drive system, which offers low-range gearing, hill descent control, an off-road suspension, extra skid plates and two tow hooks, too. Used Trailhawks usually offer significant savings thanks to their lower prices, which can go as low as $26,000.
A 7-inch touch screen, six speakers, voice recognition, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are among the standard infotainment features. Upgrade possibilities include an 8.4-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, GPS and HD Radio, as well as remote start and a panoramic sunroof. The 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system is fairly fuss-free, simple to operate and responds quickly to user commands. The Uconnect infotainment system from Jeep is easy to use, with a touch screen that is quick and has well-organized menus that are simple to see thanks to sharp visuals. Easy-to-reach physical controls for audio and climate are also available, which is a great feature for the driver.
How safe is the Jeep Compass?
Blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning and a rearview camera are among the Compass' more prominent safety features. Also standard are remote keyless entry, curtain airbags and stability control with electronic roll mitigation.
The 2021 Compass received a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and in side-crash tests, the Compass scored five stars, four stars in frontal crash tests, and three stars in rollover tests. In multiple crash tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2021 Jeep Compass the highest rating possible, too.
How many people fit in the Jeep Compass?
The Compass is a superb off-roader with comfortable seating for full-size adults.
Up to five adults can fit comfortably in both rows of the Compass altogether, and the spacious rear bench with 60/40 folding seats allows up to three in the back to stretch a bit. The visibility out the front of the vehicle is good, and the cabin is nicely constructed, too.
In 2017, Jeep introduced a redesigned Compass that features a reworked cabin space, a punchier horsepower of 180 as opposed to 172 on previous models and improved fuel efficiency, too. Both FWD and AWD Compass variants bank about the same gas mileage, too. The 2019 model brought a 7-inch infotainment screen and adaptive cruise control as an option, as well as the Upland limited-edition Compass and the High Altitude edition, too.
How does the Jeep Compass handle when off-roading?
The Jeep Compass performs decently on the road without a doubt, but what sets it apart from other similar vehicles is its off-road prowess. The Compass is one of the few compact SUVs on the market today that has four-wheel-drive, whereas the majority of the competition offers all-wheel-drive. On most Compass trims, full-time 4WD and a Selec-Terrain management system with Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud modes are offered, too. With gear ready to crawl over rocks and off-road-ready tires, the Trailhawk reigns as the more robust off-road version of the Compass. And it's capable of towing up to 2,000 pounds, too.
For models manufactured between 2007 and 2016, the Jeep Compass comes with two options under the hood: a 2.0-liter engine and a larger engine, a 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The continuously variable transmission performs admirably and contributes to the car's overall fuel economy of 22 mpg.
How much cargo space does the Jeep Compass have?
The cargo space behind the back seats of the Compass measures 27.2 cubic feet but can be stretched to 59.8 cubic feet by flattening the 60/40 folding rear seats. That makes it slightly smaller than the average compact SUV. Even so, the cargo room is spacious, with plenty of space for small items. In the Limited and Trailhawk variants, a power liftgate is available, too.
If performance outranks space on your list of priorities, the Renegade is the way to go. But if additional room is a must, the Compass wins by far.
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July 19, 2021
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