Used 2015 Jeep Compass SUV Consumer Reviews

2.6 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Don't listen to the critics!

brian228, 04/05/2015
High Altitude Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
49 of 52 people found this review helpful

We have had our 2015 Compass High Altitude for 6 months and are very pleased with it. First of all it was a great value-$25,599.00 out the door. This model includes leather and moonroof. We find the ride to be compliant and composed. It is surprisingly quiet and when going 65-70 on interstates it's all good. A couple of minor complaints- first, there is no auto lamp feature so have to remember to turn on headlights when it starts to get dark. Also the six-speed transmission sometimes delays shifting into 6th gear longer than seems necessary. Overall we are very satisfied so far. We live on a rural gravel road and it has been great in the mud and also in snowy slippery conditions. Update April, 2017-- 40186 miles: Still very satisfied with the Compass - no mechanical issues whatsoever. Front brake pads will need replacing soon, rear pads still good. My wife and I both are super happy with the radio and heater/ventilation controls - simple knobs and buttons, no touch screens! We have a Buick Verano and can't believe why anyone likes a touchscreen or why manufacturers even make such a thing- they are very inconvenient and dangerous. We plan on putting another 40,000 miles on this Compass before replacing it and fully expect it to provide dependable service. April 7, 2018 - mileage is now 58,000 and still no problems. The front brake pads were replaced at 42000 miles by owner at a total cost of $35.00. This has been the only out of pocket costs other than regularly scheduled maintainence

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Perfect for me, and what a deal!

philinla, 04/01/2015
Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
25 of 28 people found this review helpful

I can't believe how nice this Compass is -- at least for me. I was expecting cheap and thrashy, and instead it's smooth, quiet and very composed. Soaks up bumps. Firm, supportive seats. Interior is not nearly as cheap as some of the reviews would lead you to think. I mean, lighted cupholders, cruise control and Jeep floormats on a car I paid $13K for brand new! The plastics are soft enough in most places, a decent quality vibe. Update after 1.5 years: I don't drive much, but it's city driving. In that context the pluses and minuses include (pluses) nice turning radius, responsive controls, perfect size, very useful cargo-wise, firm suspension, great ground clearance, easy to park. (Minuses) a bit too firm on washboard surfaces, watch the tire pressure since if too low the abs gets wonky. No real problems to report. I think this is the perfect city car: good size for driving with decent cargo capacity. Great visibility. Gas mileage OK for the capability of vehicle. I get an honest 30mpg on freeway, but I do mostly city and get around 22. After 1.5 years of parking on the street and driving over potholes the Compass is still tight and responsive. Really glad I didn't get a bigger or heavier car; this one is perfect.

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4 out of 5 stars

So Far So Good

Kristy, 06/09/2016
Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
12 of 13 people found this review helpful

I traded in my 2013 Kia Soul+ (2.0ltr 6spd automatic) for this car. So far I'm happy even though I loved my fun punchy Kia. I decided to get a new 2015 instead of the current year model (better warranty and discounted price.) I have the 2.4ltr 5spd manual FWD. I have already taken the car on two 200 mile round trips to Vegas. It handled great and was a comfortable ride. After a few times driving I had the shifting dialed in. The clutch is a soft clutch. I was expecting it to be a lot stiffer, but happy it wasn't. As someone else mentioned, it's not a Porsche. I get good acceleration with enough power to get up to speed and move through traffic. I did notice that very steep hills it did require downshifting (to 4th) if under 55 in some cases, but that's why I wanted a manual. I hated "putting my foot in it" just to get the Kia to go sometimes. The Kia paddle shifting is a joke. The Compass handles speeds up to at least 85 with no problems at all. I'm sure it can handle more, I just haven't pushed it yet since it's still new. There's plenty of pedal left for accelerating. The ride is smooth and fairly quiet. Braking is smooth and not grabby like my Kia which makes me, hubby and our dog happy. The only thing I miss is some of the technology the Kia had. I have to use my mp3 player instead of having an internal storage built into my radio. The "miles till empty" and "miles per gallon" features were nice on my Kia as well. Keyless entry (will be installing aftermarket soon) and power windows are missing on the Compass too. There's a good bit more room in the Compass and it does "sit up" a little higher which I really like.

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5 out of 5 stars

Not a Bad Deal!

Sherrie-A, 01/04/2017
Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
5 of 6 people found this review helpful

I have loved everything about my 2015 jeep compass sport..did have a roof leak they fixed...first year. I do have to put a pillow on the driver's seat to boost me up, I wish it was a tad roomier for heavy set people...great space for my large dog in back, good on gas, a larger tank would of been nice, my only real complaint is..again for heavy set people, if you are the driver and the only person in the car, you can feel the "lean" when making a wide right turn. I felt it was unnerving, but I loved the car, so I went and bought 5 sandbags and placed them on the floor of the passenger side back. now the jeep feels more balanced on the turns. I see they put that sticker on the visor, may TIP on turns, well they must of realized this problem. it does have a bit of a blind spot back passenger side... so I avoid situations where that could be a problem. but other than that.....I really love the car and nothing is 100% perfect..and most of the suvs are looking pretty much the same these days..with the high head rests that pose the blind spot problem, and they are all narrowing the cars to make them more fuel efficient which in turn makes it a tad crowded and throws off the balance. had the Jeep compass for a year and a half now, the roof leak was my only repair...under warranty and they fix it right. I have had 2 jeeps prior, and I just love jeeps. and it was great in the snow. * it has been having some minor vibrations when it warms up...... they ran a computer test on it and nothing showed up, yet I can still feel the engine shimmying for the first 15 mins. I went to 100% synthetic oil last change to see if that would make a difference, it did not. and sometimes it does bog for a second or two when the AC is running. I only have 7800 miles on in as of July 2019.... I do still get it rustproofed every 18 months.

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4 out of 5 stars

2015 Jeep Compass sport 2.4L manual

Jessica, 06/22/2016
Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
12 of 17 people found this review helpful

I really don't understand why this vehicle gets such a bad rep. Why even take the time to write a review if you're just renting it? Obviously it's not your vehicle so of course there are going to be things you don't necessarily like. Everyone who writes reviews like that I just picture them in their Honda Prius looking cool af. Anyways I can't complain about the Jeep Compass, I love it!

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