2022 Jeep Compass

MSRP range: $24,995 - $33,990
MSRP $26,490
Edmunds suggests you pay $27,404

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2022 Jeep Compass Review

  • Roomy seating for such a small vehicle
  • Tech interface is attractive and easy to use
  • Trailhawk version is highly capable off-road
  • Four-cylinder engine's weak power delivery
  • Limited cargo space
  • Nine-speed transmission's sluggish response
  • New exterior styling and interior design
  • Larger touchscreen with updated infotainment software
  • More advanced driver safety aids as standard features
  • Part of the second Compass generation introduced for 2017

Do you want extra-small, small, medium or large? We could be talking about fast-food french fries or fountain drink cups, but Jeep's lineup of SUVs these days is similarly varied. The 2022 Jeep Compass is on the smaller end, taking its spot below the Cherokee but above the Renegade. It's a rival to the likes of the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Hyundai Tucson and stands out with its above-average off-road capabilities.

The latest Compass generation debuted for 2017, but this year's version gets a host of updates. First among them is a new exterior design and a more refined interior that are reminiscent of what you'd find with the larger Grand Cherokee. New tech features, such as a revised infotainment system, a larger central touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and more standard advanced driver aids, should further bolster this little Jeep's appeal.

Which Compass does Edmunds recommend?

The Sport seems pretty well equipped, but we'd skip that and go to the Latitude, even if your budget is tight. It doesn't cost much more and adds some desirable quality-of-life upgrades. That said, if you are thinking of adding the all-wheel-drive system anyway, the new AWD-only Latitude Lux is only slightly more expensive than the Latitude with AWD and comes with a bunch of great features.

Jeep Compass models

The 2022 Jeep Compass is a subcompact crossover available in five trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Latitude Lux, Limited and Trailhawk. All come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (177 horsepower, 172 lb-ft of torque). For Sport and Latitude models, front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. AWD is standard on the Latitude Lux, Limited and Trailhawk. Front-drive models come with a six-speed automatic transmission, and AWD versions receive a nine-speed automatic.

Sport
Starting things out is the Sport trim. Standard equipment includes:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Rear air vents
  • Height-adjustable driver's seat
  • 60/40-split rear bench seat
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration (with wireless connectivity)
  • Satellite radio
  • First- and second-row USB ports
  • Adjustable load floor

For 2022, the Compass Sport comes equipped with several advanced safety features. These include:

  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure mitigation (warns you of a lane departure when a turn signal isn't used and can automatically steer to maintain lane position)
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while in reverse)

Latitude
Along with access to a few additional option packages, the Compass Latitude adds:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Foglights and automatic headlights
  • Imitation leather upholstery
  • Imitation leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Keyless ignition and entry

Latitude Lux
The new Latitude Lux trim adds:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Remote engine start
  • Upgraded driver information display
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen

Limited
The Compass Limited is the most comprehensively equipped. It builds on the Latitude Lux equipment by adding:

  • Black-painted roof
  • Automatic wipers
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front of or behind the vehicle when parking)

Trailhawk
The AWD-only Trailhawk is an off-road-themed model that is based on the Latitude Lux (though it does revert to the Latitude's steering wheel and front seat configuration and doesn't come with remote engine start). Further upgrades include:

  • Black-painted roof
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Automatic wipers
  • Off-road-oriented tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Raised suspension
  • Underbody skid plates
  • Tow hooks
  • Hill descent control
  • Unique AWD system with low range and Rock driving mode
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Parking sensors

The Compass is available with a staggering number of option packages, many of which are named similarly to others and only available on one trim level. We've broken the important ones into their basic components below.

  • Convenience Group (Latitude and Trailhawk)
    • All upgrades from the Latitude Lux (except the 18-inch wheels, larger touchscreen and leather upholstery)
    • Windshield wiper de-icer
    • Hands-free liftgate (Latitude only)
    • 115-volt power outlet
  • Driver Assist Group I (Latitude) and II (Latitude Lux)
    • Convenience Group upgrades
    • LED foglights
    • Parking sensors
    • Automatic wipers
    • Wireless charging pad
    • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Compass and the car in front)
    • 360-degree camera system (gives you a top-down view of the Compass and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
    • Automated parking system (steers into a parking spot with little or no driver intervention)
  • Driver Assist Group III (Trailhawk and Limited)
    • Driver Assist I/II upgrades
    • Lane keeping system (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane) — available later in the model year
  • Elite Group (Trailhawk and Limited)
    • Convenience Group upgrades
    • 19-inch wheels
    • Upgraded LED headlights
    • LED foglights
    • Digital instrument panel
    • Driver's seat memory settings
    • Heated and ventilated front-row seats
    • Heated rear seats
    • Premium leather upholstery
    • Navigation system
  • Sun and Sound Group (all models except Sport)
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Nine-speaker Alpine audio system

There are also the Altitude and High Altitude packages, which primarily add enhanced styling elements to the Latitude and Limited trims, respectively.

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2022 Jeep Compass.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$24,995
MPG & Fuel
22 City / 31 Hwy / 25 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.5 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 177 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 172 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 173.4 in. / Height: 64.6 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 80.0 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: 73.8 in.
Curb Weight: 3184 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 27.2 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Compass safety features:

Jeep Active Drive
Adjusts torque to ensure the tire with the most grip gets the most power. Also can disconnect the rear wheels to decrease fuel use.
Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning
Warns you if it detects the risk of a front collision and can prime the brakes to minimize reaction time.
Active Lane Management
Warns you if the Compass starts to drift out of its intended lane and can apply corrective steering.


Jeep Compass vs. the competition

2022 Jeep Compass

2022 Jeep Compass

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Jeep Compass vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

The Chevrolet Trailblazer is a small crossover with a big personality. Its name and styling invoke a connection to the sporty Blazer midsize SUV, giving it a distinctive look in this sometimes conservative class. In comparison to the Compass, the Trailblazer is quicker, roomier and easier to see out of.

Compare Jeep Compass & Chevrolet Trailblazer features 

Jeep Compass vs. Mazda CX-30

The Mazda CX-30 is the overachiever of the subcompact class. Its exterior design is distinctive, interior materials are beyond reproach, and it is genuinely fun to drive. While the base engine isn't much to write home about, the optional turbocharged motor will absolutely stomp other small SUVs off the line. If you like the Compass but are willing to trade some off-road performance for refinement, the CX-30 has you covered.

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Jeep Compass vs. Honda CR-V

It might seem strange to shop the Compass against the larger Honda CR-V, but the Honda's starting price is within spitting distance of that of the Compass. That means you get a lot more passenger and cargo space for just a little bit more. The CR-V is also Edmunds' top-rated small SUV, further enhancing the Honda's value proposition.

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2022 Jeep Compass First Impressions

What is the Compass?

Do you want extra-small, small, medium or large? We could be talking about fast food french fries or fountain drink cups, but Jeep's lineup of SUVs these days is similarly varied. The Compass is on the smaller end, taking its spot below the Cherokee but above the Renegade. It's a rival to the likes of the new Chevrolet Trailblazer and Hyundai Tucson and stands out with its above-average off-road capabilities.

The latest Compass generation debuted for 2017 but the 2022 Jeep Compass gets a host of updates. First among them is a new exterior design and a more refined interior that are reminiscent of what you'd find with the larger Grand Cherokee. New tech features, such as a new infotainment system with a larger central touchscreen, and more standard advanced driver aids should further bolster this little Jeep's appeal.

What's under the Compass' hood?

The 2022 Compass retains the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine as last year. It puts out 177 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque and is paired to either a six-speed automatic or a nine-speed automatic transmission depending on the Compass' trim level and configuration. In prior testing, we've found the Compass' acceleration to be lethargic with this engine, so expect the same for 2022.

But the 2022 Compass should still offer plenty of off-road capability, especially in the Trailhawk trim level. The Trailhawk has a specialized all-wheel-drive system to make the most of available traction when you're out on dirt or rocky trails. Jeep says it also retuned the Compass' suspension and steering to provide a smoother ride and a more confident feel on-road.

How's the Compass' interior?

The interior of the 2022 Compass has been refined to be more modern and competitive in its class. It reminds us of the Grand Cherokee, especially the new Latitude Lux trim. Jeep focused on a clean, horizontal theme, which gives the inside a luxuriously expansive feeling to pair with the premium materials that adorn the surfaces from the door trims to the center console armrest. The on-screen displays, from the instrument cluster to the center touchscreen, are nicely laid-out and vibrant.

How's the Compass' tech?

Jeep has updated the 2022 Compass infotainment system. The standard 8.4-inch and optional 10.1-inch central touchscreens both use Jeep's Uconnect 5 infotainment system. This latest system responds quicker to commands and supports wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you don't have to connect with a USB cord if you want to integrate your phone with the touchscreen.

Jeep has also equipped the updated Compass with more standard driver safety aids such as forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios) and lane keeping assist (steers the Compass back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker). More features are also available, such as traffic-adaptive cruise control and a parking camera system that gives you a bird's-eye view of the Compass and its surroundings.

EdmundsEdmunds says

We'll have to put the refreshed 2022 Compass to the test, but the upgrades, added refinement and additional features certainly bode well for this little Jeep SUV.


What is the Compass?

Ready to go off-road? The Jeep Compass is a compact SUV designed to withstand the rigors of rocks and bumpy terrain — in fact, the Compass and its Renegade sibling are the only crossovers of this size we recommend for serious off-roading due to their impressive technology and advanced all-wheel-drive systems. However, the Compass falters when it comes to on-road performance. It's slow by modern standards and fails to meet the high bar set by crossovers, including the Mazda CX-30 and Hyundai Kona, that offer impressive comfort and tech at a great price.

The good news is that much of this could change in 2022. Late last year in China, Jeep showed a refreshed version of the Compass meant for international markets. We expect a similar model to reach the U.S. this year. The changes could include a new exterior look with a restyled front grille and bumpers. Inside, the Compass shown in China featured an updated steering wheel and a 10.25-inch central touchscreen mounted to the dash. It'll use the latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system we've been eager to test out. Under the hood, the Compass could add an turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine from its smaller Renegade sibling as an optional upgrade. The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder should return unchanged.

It appears the Compass is headed upmarket with a more refined presence than the current model. However, we do not expect changes to its cargo space and generally dull handling — two areas that could use attention. The Compass also has a higher starting price than many vehicles its size. But there's no question it has character, and for some buyers the coming updates may only add to the equation.


FAQ

Is the Jeep Compass a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Compass both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Jeep Compass fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Compass gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Compass has 27.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Jeep Compass. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Jeep Compass?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Jeep Compass:

  • New exterior styling and interior design
  • Larger touchscreen with updated infotainment software
  • More advanced driver safety aids as standard features
  • Part of the second Compass generation introduced for 2017
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Is the Jeep Compass reliable?

To determine whether the Jeep Compass is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Compass. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Compass's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Jeep Compass a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Jeep Compass is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Compass is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Jeep Compass?

The least-expensive 2022 Jeep Compass is the 2022 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,995.

Other versions include:

  • Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $24,995
  • Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $31,395
  • High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $33,990
  • Latitude Lux 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $29,595
  • Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $26,525
  • Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $26,495
  • Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $28,025
  • Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $31,395
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What are the different models of Jeep Compass?

If you're interested in the Jeep Compass, the next question is, which Compass model is right for you? Compass variants include Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), and Latitude Lux 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A). For a full list of Compass models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Jeep Compass

2022 Jeep Compass Overview

The 2022 Jeep Compass is offered in the following submodels: Compass SUV. Available styles include Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Latitude Lux 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), and Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A). Jeep Compass models are available with a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 177 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Jeep Compass comes with front wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 9-speed shiftable automatic. The 2022 Jeep Compass comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Jeep Compass?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Jeep Compass and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 Compass.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Jeep Compass and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Compass featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Jeep Compass?

2022 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

2022 Jeep Compass Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

2022 Jeep Compass Latitude Lux 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

2022 Jeep Compass Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

2022 Jeep Compass High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

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What is the MPG of a 2022 Jeep Compass?

2022 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
25 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2022 Jeep Compass Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
25 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2022 Jeep Compass High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
25 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/30 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG25
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.4 L
Passenger Volume126.7 cu.ft.
Wheelbase103.8 in.
Length173.4 in.
WidthN/A
Height64.6 in.
Curb Weight3184 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Jeep Compass?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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