2012 Jeep Compass Consumer Review: Fits my needs perfectly

2012 Jeep Compass - Consumer Review

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Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Fits my needs perfectly
By wmillonig on


2012 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


After 2 months and 2k miles, am ready to give you observations.
They're almost all good, I've been been very happy so far.
Fit & Finish is fine and I've had no issues at all during the break-in period.
I chose this over a comparably equipped 2012 Ford Escape.
Would I buy another someday?
Probably, but if they gave it better thigh support?

Best Features

- Exterior Styling is terrific - Love the touch screen - The BA sound is much better than Escape's Sony - Awesome rear seat leg room, I'm tall guy, but can set the driver's seat position for my self and still comfortably fit in the back. - Rear seats fold nice and flat, it is narrower by about 2" than the Escape, but in the congested urban environment I live in, I have no trouble parking it. - Have the tow package, gives me more towing capacity than just about any other 4cyl in its class - Terrific ride, found it to be very responsive, good feel for the road, and takes the bumps well - More than $3K cheaper than the Escape

Worst Features

Now the bad & the ugly. - No thigh support for the seats, the seat bottoms are about 2 inches too short, they don't extend far enough toward your knees. I got used to it, but it is the biggest shortcoming (remember, I'm 6'3" though) - It is noisy, but the CVT quiets down after a few minutes. I found the 4cyl Escape to be just as noisy though - Had hoped for a little better mileage. I can get the sticker (26 highway), but it drops quickly above about 65 mph. Best I've been able to eke out in town is 19 (sticker was 21).
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By wmillonig
on 05/30/12 05:15 AM (PDT)

Update... A place to rate the fuel economy did not show when I filled out the critique or I would have dinged it. Also, I've towed with it twice and find it tows its allowable weight very capably.

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