Used 2016 Jeep Compass

2016 Jeep Compass
2016 Jeep Compass

Pros

  • Comfortable front seats
  • optional flip-down tailgate speakers
  • above-average off-road capability with Freedom Drive II
  • attractively priced.

Cons

  • Unrefined and sluggish base engine
  • unpleasant CVT
  • steering wheel doesn't telescope
  • poor crash-test scores
  • unsophisticated ride
  • minimal cargo space
  • chintzy cabin.

Used 2016 Jeep Compass for Sale

Jeep Compass 2016 Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
46,419 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Latitude
Criswell Nissan
16.1 mi away
List$15,595
Est.Loan: $284/mo
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Jeep Compass 2016 Latitude 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
19,892 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Latitude
(16)
BMW of Fairfax
17.4 mi away
List$17,981
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Jeep Compass 2016 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
52,399 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Sport
(30)
Lindsay Manassas Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
17.6 mi away
List$12,700
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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Jeep Compass 2016 Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
27,388 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Sport
(1)
DARCARS Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Rockville
18.8 mi away
List$14,492
Est.Loan: $271/mo
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Jeep Compass 2016 High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
58,215 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
High Altitude
(1)
Tate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Frederick
24.9 mi away
List$17,990
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Dealer Notes
100% CARFAX guaranteed! 100% AutoCheck guaranteed! 3 Month 3000 Mile MECHANICAL COVERAGE included. Jeep Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle. CARFAX reports this to be a One Owner Vehicle. This Vehicle is located at our USED CAR Showroom location. Opposite highway of our New Car Showroom on Route 355. Directly next to Harley Davidson. The Used Car Showroom address is: 5708 URBANA PIKE FREDERICK, MD 21704 (301) 663-7001
Jeep Compass 2016 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
99,585 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Sport
(13)
Renn Kirby Mitsubishi
25.5 mi away
List$11,600
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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Jeep Compass 2016 Latitude 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
48,241 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Latitude
Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT of Springfield
25.7 mi away
List$13,690
Est.Loan: $256/mo
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Certified. White 2016 Jeep Compass Latitude FWD CVT 2.0L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT NON SMOKER, VA STATE INSPECTION, LOCAL TRADE IN, CERTIFIED, Power windows, Quick Order Package 24S, Remote keyless entry, Remote Start System. Recent Arrival! 22/26 City/Highway MPG Chrysler Group Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Transferable Warranty * 125 Point Inspection * Vehicle History * Includes First Day Rental, Car Rental Allowance, and Trip Interruption Benefits * Warranty Deductible: $100 * Roadside Assistance * Limited Warranty: 3 Month/3,000 Mile (whichever comes first) after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date
Jeep Compass 2016 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
49,848 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Sport
Braddock Motors
27 mi away
List$13,480
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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Jeep Compass 2016 Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
42,774 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Latitude
(16)
Lindsay Buick GMC
28 mi away
List$14,539
Est.Loan: $272/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Clean CARFAX. Recent Arrival! Compass Latitude, 4D Sport Utility, 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT, 6-Speed Automatic, 4WD, granite crystal metallic clearcoat, 4 Speakers, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices, Heated front seats, Hill Start Assist, Local Trade, Low tire pressure warning. 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT 20/26 City/Highway MPG We are the fasted growing Buick GMC store in Northern Va! Please google our Customer Reviews to see why You'll Love It At Lindsay!!
Jeep Compass 2016 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
35,745 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Sport
(4)
DARCARS Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Silver Spring
28.2 mi away
List$15,991
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Jeep Compass 2016 Latitude 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
28,691 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Latitude
(8)
Ourisman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Alexandria
28.4 mi away
List$14,352
Est.Loan: $268/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Recent Arrival! Certified. Chrysler Group Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Includes First Day Rental, Car Rental Allowance, and Trip Interruption Benefits * Warranty Deductible: $100 * Transferable Warranty * Vehicle History * 125 Point Inspection * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Roadside Assistance * Limited Warranty: 3 Month/3,000 Mile (whichever comes first) after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date *SUNROOF / MOONROOF*, *LEATHER INTERIOR*, *CARFAX 1 OWNER VEHICLE*, Alloy wheels, Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats, Power Express Open/Close Sunroof. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat 2016 Jeep Compass Latitude FWD 6-Speed Automatic 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT 28/21 Highway/City MPG Ourisman Chrysler, Jeep & Dodge of Alexandria ... We make it easy! We start with a GREAT SELECTION of PREMIUM INVENTORY all listed at BELOW MARKET PRICING and continue on to provide a GREAT SERVICE EXPERIENCE throughout the buying process! All of our prices are BASED ON THE RESEARCH of competitive vehicles in our local marketplace -They are ACCURATE and IN-LINE with what you will find through your own research- This helps to avoid a lengthy back-and-forth negotiation process! WE INVITE YOU TO BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!! Home of The Ourisman Buyers Edge $1500 in unexpected extras. A Free Lifetime engine Guarantee, Loaner Cars with major maintenance and a Car Wash with every service!! Price does not include tax, tag, title, processing fee, or dealer installed accessories. Call us at 703-329-1600 and remember our Ourisman Lifetime Edge.
Jeep Compass 2016 Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
22,011 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Latitude
(2)
Volvo Cars Silver Spring
29 mi away
List$17,410
Est.Loan: $317/mo
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Jeep Compass 2016 Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
56,066 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Sport
(15)
Cowles Nissan
30.1 mi away
List$12,494
Est.Loan: $233/mo
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$300 Below Market
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billet silver metallic clearcoat 2016 Jeep Compass Sport FWD CVT 2.0L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT Compass Sport, 4D Sport Utility, 2.0L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT, CVT, FWD, billet silver metallic clearcoat, dark slate gray Cloth.Ask about our Special Rates this month! Recent Arrival! 2622 HighwayCity MPGCowles Nissan of Woodbridge has been family owned and operated for over 37 years!
Jeep Compass 2016 Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
60,390 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Sport
DARCARS Kia
33.3 mi away
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Jeep Compass 2016 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
40,215 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Sport
Safford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Winchester
35.9 mi away
List$16,500
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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Jeep Compass 2016 Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
56,597 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
Sport
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Loaner,Short Term Rental
Jeep Compass 2016 High Altitude 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
29,698 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
High Altitude
(2)
Jean Brown Automotive
40.1 mi away
List$14,482
Est.Loan: $270/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Clean CARFAX! Only 1 previous Owner! This vehicle is loaded!<br style="font-family:Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;font-size:medium;" />Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth *** Remote Start *** Sunroof *** Heated Outside Mirrors *** Leather *** Heated Front Seats *** Power Driver Seat *** Power Door Locks *** Keyless Entry *** Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System *** Compact Spare Tire *** SiriusXM Sat Radio *** Air Conditioning *** 12-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet *** 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet *** Tire Pressure Monitor with Warning Lamp *** Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls *** Premium Fog Lights *** Halogen Headlights *** And so much more...!!!<br style="font-family:Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;font-size:medium;" /> Text: 410-262-5757 Call: 410-401-4040 Worry Free No Hassle 5-Day Exchange, 6 month/6000 mile Warranty, Certified
Jeep Compass 2016 High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
30,712 miles
Used 2016
Jeep Compass
High Altitude
(3)
Sharrett GMC Buick
40.2 mi away
List$16,804
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee! This gas-saving SUV will get you where you need to go!!! This fantastic Vehicle is just waiting to bring the right owner lots of joy and happiness with years of trouble-free use.. Zoom Zoom Zoom! Optional equipment includes: Quick Order Package 23P High Altitude, Wheels: 18' x 7' Aluminum...Standard features include: Bluetooth, Remote power door locks, Power windows with 1 one-touch, Heated drivers seat, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Air conditioning, Cruise control, Audio controls on steering wheel, Traction control - ABS and driveline, 172 hp horsepower, 2.4 liter inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine, Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row, Passenger Airbag, Heated passenger seat, Power heated mirrors, Tilt steering wheel, 4 Doors, Four-wheel drive, Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 26 and EPA city (mpg): 20, Front fog/driving lights, Tachometer, External temperature display, Dusk sensing headlights, 4WD Type - Automatic full-time, Interior air filtration, Clock - In-radio display, Power steering, Stability control - Stability control with anti-roll, Climate controlled - Driver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback, Front seat type - Bucket, Rear bench seats, Reclining rear seats, Intermittent window wipers, Privacy/tinted glass, Rear spoiler - Lip, Rear wiper, Roof rack - Rails only, AC power outlet - 1...

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Aside from its low price tag, there's little reason to consider the 2016 Jeep Compass given the excellence of its competitors.

vehicle overview

Despite obvious shortcomings, the 2016 Jeep Compass continues to be a steady seller, just like its cheap-Jeep sibling, the Patriot. There's little doubt that the Compass' rock-bottom starting price has a lot to do with it. Those baby-Grand Cherokee looks certainly don't hurt, either, and the Jeep name has enduring appeal for many shoppers. But that doesn't change the fact that the Compass is largely subpar and outdated when compared to the competition.


One of the 2016 Jeep Compass' few draws is its Grand Cherokee-lite exterior design.

To be fair to the Compass, it will go farther off-road than most compact crossovers if you select the Freedom Drive II off-road package. To get that capability, however, you'll have to make do with the power-sapping and generally unpleasant CVT. The five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions are more tolerable, but refinement isn't exactly a strong suit of any Compass configuration.

Jeep's newer small SUVs, the compact Cherokee and the subcompact Renegade, just do it all so much better. And if you compare the 2016 Compass to the likes of the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson or Mazda CX-5, you'll get an instant reminder of how far we've come during this crossover's many years on the market. Yes, these models are more expensive than the Compass, but there's a good reason for that. They're worth it.

2016 Jeep Compass configurations

The 2016 Jeep Compass is a five-passenger small crossover SUV available in two primary trim levels: Sport and Latitude. Two sub-trims -- Sport SE and High Altitude Edition -- add features to the Sport and Latitude, respectively.

Standard features for the Sport include 16-inch alloy wheels (upgraded to 17s if the larger 2.4-liter engine is specified), foglights, roof rails, air-conditioning, cruise control, manual accessories (windows, mirrors and locks), 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-only steering wheel, Bluetooth and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack.

Options for the Compass Sport include the Power Value Group (full power accessories, heated mirrors, body-color trim, automatic headlights and remote keyless entry) and other option packages shared with the Latitude (see below). The Sport SE package adds 18-inch gray alloy wheels and matching gloss-gray body trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls, heated front seats and upgraded cloth and vinyl upholstery.

The Latitude starts with the Sport's standard features and adds the contents of the Power Value Group as standard, plus chrome exterior accents, silver interior trim, a height-adjustable driver seat, the Sport SE's heated front seats and upgraded upholstery and steering wheel, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with hard-drive music storage and optional navigation), reclining rear seatbacks and a 115-volt power outlet.

The 2016 Compass is one of the only vehicles in the Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge lineup that gets the brand's old tech interface.

The High Altitude Edition package, offered only on the Latitude, adds unique 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, additional chrome exterior trim, leather upholstery and a six-way power driver seat with manual lumbar adjustment. Other options unique to the Latitude include 18-inch wheels, a towing package and automatic climate control.

The Latitude is also eligible for three additional packages. The Security and Cargo Convenience Group includes remote ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an alarm system, an upgraded trip computer, a USB port and voice controls. The Premium Sound group includes nine Boston Acoustic speakers (two of which swing down from the tailgate) with a subwoofer. The Sun and Sound group bundles the Premium Sound package with a sunroof.

Both Sport and Latitude can be equipped with the All-Weather Capability Group, which consists of 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, tow hooks, daytime running lights, an engine block heater and all-season floor mats. Every Compass is additionally eligible for the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group, which includes 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, an upgraded all-wheel-drive system with simulated low-range gearing, skid plates, a brake-lock differential, tow hooks, a full-size spare tire, a heavy-duty alternator, an engine oil cooler and (for the Sport) a height-adjustable driver seat.

Finally, the Sport can be specified with the 6.5-inch touchscreen interface and rearview camera, though the navigation system is limited to the Latitude.

2016 Highlights

The range-topping Limited trim level has been dropped, and the Sport now comes standard with Bluetooth and satellite radio. The Latitude gets standard automatic headlights. A Sport SE appearance package replaces last year's Altitude package with similar content.

Performance & mpg

The 2016 Compass' base engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2.0-liter Sport, while the 2.0-liter Latitude comes with a CVT. Front-wheel drive is mandatory with the base engine.

The EPA estimates fuel economy at 26 mpg combined (23 city/30 highway) for the 2.0-liter Compass with the five-speed manual. The CVT drops those numbers to 24 mpg combined (22/26).

Optional on front-wheel-drive models and standard with all-wheel drive is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. The five-speed manual is once again offered on the Sport, but otherwise the six-speed automatic handles the shifting -- unless you specify Freedom Drive II, which substitutes a CVT with a crawl mode that simulates a 4x4 vehicle's low-range gearing.

The Jeep Compass isn't the kind of Jeep you take off the beaten path, but Freedom Drive II offers some semblance of off-road ability.

With the manual and front-wheel drive, the 2.4-liter Compass is rated at 25 mpg combined (23 city/29 highway). Add the six-speed automatic and you're looking at 23 mpg combined (21/28). With all-wheel drive, the 2.4-liter Compass returns 24 mpg combined (22/27) with the manual, 22 mpg combined (20/26) with the six-speed automatic and a woeful 21 mpg combined (20/23) with Freedom Drive II's CVT.

In Edmunds testing, an all-wheel-drive Compass with the 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic went from zero to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds, an average time for this class.

Safety

Standard safety features for all Jeep Compass models include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Front-wheel-drive models feature inferior rear drum brakes, while all-wheel-drive models get disc brakes front and rear.

In Edmunds brake testing, an all-wheel-drive Compass came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet, which is a bit better than average for this class of vehicle.

In government crash testing, the Jeep Compass received just three stars out of a possible five for frontal impact crash safety.

Driving

The 2016 Compass' 2.0-liter engine keeps the cost down, but it's rowdy, underpowered and not all that great for fuel economy considering its modest output. Remember, too, that if you can't drive a stick shift, you're stuck with the decidedly uninspired CVT. The 2.4-liter engine, on the other hand, has enough pep to keep up with traffic, and there's little fuel economy penalty compared to the 2.0, though refinement isn't much better. The six-speed automatic is a big improvement over the CVT, but it still shifts too slowly for our tastes. If you opt for the Freedom Drive II off-road setup, the CVT is unfortunately part of the deal.

Ride quality is another weak spot for the Compass. The basic suspension design was sourced many years ago from the underwhelming Dodge Caliber hatchback, and it struggles to cope with today's well-worn urban roads. Expect a nervous, bouncy ride on such surfaces, with more impact harshness than you'll feel in most rivals. Handling is also below average, with an initial sense of control giving way to excessive body roll and vague steering in corners. At least you can do some respectable off-roading with Freedom Drive II, though other Compasses are unremarkable in this department.

Interior

The Compass got a much-needed interior upgrade in 2014, but we're still less than happy with the industrial-grade plastics. Moreover, in this day and age, it's exceedingly rare to find a vehicle that still comes with crank-down windows and manual locks as standard. That's something to keep in mind if you're eyeing a low-priced Compass -- it might not be equipped with the features you expect.

Contrasting colors look great in photos, but the plastics feel cheap and chintzy in the real world.

The front seats are comfortable enough and adequately supportive for longer drives, though the seatback cushions are a little narrow for larger adults. Rear legroom is tight for this class, reminding us more of a compact hatchback than a typical high-riding, airy crossover. In terms of infotainment, the optional 6.5-inch touchscreen is older and less user-friendly than the 8.4-inch "Uconnect" interface found in most other Jeep and Chrysler models.

The Compass does offer some clever interior features, such as distinctive (and optional) speakers that flip down and out from the raised liftgate for beach parties and the like. However, the maximum cargo capacity of 53.6 cubic feet pales in comparison to rival crossovers. Behind the second row, the Compass' 22.7-cubic-foot cargo hold is also quite stingy.


Consumer reviews

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I like it. It's not perfect but,
Glen Nelson,02/14/2016
I have owned many vehicles from a lot of manufacturers and purchased all of them new. The Compass isn't the best or the worst, and it certainly has its place. The intended use is for a 25 mile commute 1 way, grocery getter, utility vehicle. It is intended to replace a Toyota Camry which has been less than stellar. The Compass is a small, fun to drive mini SUV that is agile in town. It has decent power for me and I am quite comfortable at 6' in it. It was purchased completely based on sales price and my previous Chrysler vehicles ownership experience. I bought a 2016 4X4 6-speed auto Sport w/AC and minimal options. Price before TTL was $15,985. Please note the vehicle is 1 month old with 900 miles on it so things can and will change. Pros- Price, maneuverability, u-connect, steering feedback, transmission, handling, control layout, lower body protection, towing ability, cost of parts when needed, availability if neat accessories to add. Cons- Shifter, cramped back seat, front fender design, visibility, safety stars given, small gas tank, As a hard core DIY'er, parts pricing and availability are important. Parts are cheaper for this than other cars I have. It uses non synthetic oil and is very basic as far as service goes, helping to reduce ownership costs. The Compass has an autostick transaxle which means it paddle shifts with the shifter. This is my biggest complaint as I like to drive with my hand on the shifter. You can't lock this feature out. The Compass is a unibody and gains rigidity from all body panels being tied together. The front fenders have no top connection to the inner fender well that I can see. A small rear window combined with large piller posts limits visibility. (My 2nd biggest complaint) - a rear view camera is on the horizon for this shortcoming. Gas here is $1.95 right now and I filled the tank for $24! When was the last time anyone did that! 13 gallons will get you ~290 miles of mixed driving. I am not a lead foot. I anticipate mileage will get better as miles increase- its about 24 right now. Drive safe. Updated 2/15/2017 now have 11,000 miles+- This little Jeep has exceeded my expectations. I have driven it at work on some very muddy land (no roads) and it has yet to get stuck, even up steep hills . The off road ability has been superb! Gas mileage has increased a bit too, additional 2MPG. No shakes or rattles have been noticed and no warranty service has been needed. I have installed an alarm with power door locks, nice Jeep seat covers, a cargo mat, rear cargo cover and additional 12 volt outlet in backseat console. This vehicle gets bad reviews and I don't know why. It has performed flawless for me. ...very impressed.
SolI'm d, steady performer
Lisa,07/07/2016
Not flashy, not fast, this little car is a trooper. Good solid ride. Not a zippy vehicle, but it moves steady. Reliable, fabulous electronics (satellite radio, navigation and Bluetooth, plus all the basic) and comfortable. Design is attractive and timeless, we have a sunroof and really enjoy it. The interior is super easy to maintain thanks to the heavy plastic and solid moulding, so hope to get longer life than the previous leather we had which suffered from sun exposure. We are pleased with this basic vehicle that rocks steady performance. Nice to,have a car we can afford and be proud to drive and be seen in.
In defense of the Compass
KeithG,06/14/2016
Not for nothing, I'm a little tired of all the hate this car gets. It's funny how in this review the 430N Uconnect radio is made fun of but when it's ported to a wrangler it's totally fine. Look, at the end of the day if you came into a compass wanting to hate it, you will. However, if you loosen your expectations, I think you may be surprised. Lets face it, it's not made to be an off road king, a fuel saver nor an SRT. Its a cheap Jeep that gets you a decent amount of features with the High Altitude sub trim and some confidence in the snow and that enough if you ask me, considering you can lease one for the $200 per month mark.
I guess I got lucky?
Mrobinson,02/09/2016
Based on the other reviews you would think this vehicle was sub par. I actually love it ! Takes about $15-$20 to fill where I live (KY) great on the road when I'm traveling back and forth about 45minutes away. I can get drive as fast 80-90mph and not even realize it that's how smooth it rides. I've not experienced any of the below issues. I'm 25 so no kids. I have 6'2 guy friend that fit comfortably in my backseat as well. And I have enough cargo storage for my hair and makeup kit and lighting. Overall great vehicle !
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
172 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
158 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
23 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
158 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
172 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall3 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover18.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

More about the 2016 Jeep Compass
Used 2016 Jeep Compass Overview

The Used 2016 Jeep Compass is offered in the following submodels: Compass SUV. Available styles include High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), High Altitude 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M), Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M), Sport SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Sport SE 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 75th Anniversary 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Latitude 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), and 75th Anniversary 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A).

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