I've owned the 2018 Jeep Compass Limited for a little over 3 weeks now and I have to say it is a fantastic car. Some background before I jump into the pros and cons. I primarily use this vehicle for commuting, but will occasionally bring it on trails/off road. I've seen a few reviews on the new compass which I felt were a little extreme and not too accurate. If you want a basic, un-bias review continue reading. Pros: Exterior re-design - This is a sharp car. In the 3 weeks I've owned it I've received many compliments on the look. The face lift of the Compass is extremely similar to the Grand Cherokee and at a quick glance looks like an Evoque with it's two tone color format. There are a few LED light upgrades which give the car a more luxury prescience. Interior: Keep in mind this is in the small suv class, but the car is comfortable with a surprising amount of room for backseat passengers. The seats and trim also feel sturdy and well made. Not to mentioned the U-Connect system allows you to customize the lights, display themes etc. to make the interior customized to your liking. Most trims also have Apple Car Play. My trim came with a pano sunroof which is a very cool feature. Roof is all glass which passengers enjoy. Drive Comfort: This car isn't going to blow you away with performance. However, if you're simply looking for a car to get you from A to B with a little pep in it's step when needed, this car does just fine. I've driven it on highways, city streets, backroads etc. and the car has a smooth feel on all terrains. This car also allows you to change the drive setting based on terrain (Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud) Safety: The new Compass comes with 7 airbags standard. I decided to purchase the safety package which comes with lane assist, blind spot monitoring and forward collision warning. Cons: Engine Shut Off: First time owning a car with this feature and I'm not a huge fan. Essentially when you come to a stop light and are idle for more than 5 seconds the car will shut off the engine until you take your foot off the brake. Not a big deal, and the feature CAN be turned off. Multi Air Engine Up Hill: At first acceleration up hill the multi air engine tends to rev a little higher than I'd like. Again,not a big deal but trying to point out a few things as a heads up. Overall, if you're looking for an attractive vehicle that gives you off road capability, comfortable ride, decent performance, high tech interior with essentially any upgrade option you could think of this is a great car. If you're looking for a powerful suv with better towing capacity, spend the extra money and buy the Grand Cherokee. 9.5/10 for me.
This car is Perfect!. (My Latitude is 9 speed auto with many other upgrades) So fun to drive, great looking in and out. The Detailing in the interior with it curves and chrome accent gives it a solid expensive look and attention to detail look. Everything appears to be laid out perfectly. Best handing car I have drove so far. Very smooth ride on highway, and excellent on turns. Lot of technology and electronics in this car. Too soon to see how they all hold up. Very stylish exterior with nice curves with no wind noise. This is my first 4 cylinder car, and I have to say I am impressed! Power and acceleration is just enough even with 5 people in the car. I don?t know why people are complain about this, lets get real, this is not a sports car where you going to feel a gravity pull when you gun it. I think it?s plenty for a 4 cylinder and size of the vehicle. I am averaging 20 MPG, I kind of expecting a bit more since its rated 23 city and 30 highway. But its way much better than all my previous cars. The "Stop start and Go" can get annoying, however it can be disabled by a push of a button. If this car holds up as is, i just might buy it at end of my lease. Love it!
I am 6' 3" and this SUV had the most leg and sholder room and comfortable seat in its class. I test drove all the competition before I bought and the Jeep Compass had the best ride and most room of them all hands down. I am also very impressed with quality and the styling of the interior. The Jeep was also less money with the same features as most of the competition I tested, bonus!!
I was happy with the 2018 Jeep Compass for the 1st 2 weeks of having the vehicle. The 1st issue was that the radio display was HOT to touch. It startled me terribly. Just to make sure, I went to touch it again, but that wasn't necessary because I could feel the heat radiating from it. 2nd issue was that the language kept changing from English to french on its own (odd I know). I thought I might of touch something and changed it but no that wasn't the case. 3rd issue is the auto/stop function symbol kept coming up on the dashboard. When I first called the dealership (Garden City Jeep in NY) with these issues , I was told to refer to the owners manual...really?? I brought the vehicle in to the service department and they had to order a new radio from the manufacturer and they were not sure why the auto/stop signal was on and they did not know how to resolve the issue (that sure is reassuring). As of this review I have brought that vehicle to be serviced 2x and I have only had it for a month. In addition, the car does not have a smooth acceleration (feels like it pulling or working overtime) and the auto/stop function is pretty abrupt and loud. I know this is not a luxury vehicle but it could be a little less obvious. The joke is when I brought the vehicle in for service their was a new owner there with the same vehicle and the Auto/Stop function stopped working completely on their vehicle, and they had it for only 2 weeks. Pros: its a pretty vehicle and the interior is roomy for a smaller SUV. I am requesting a new lease vehicle because I refuse to keep wasting mileage, time and mental space on a vehicle that is suppose to be issue free, I mean come on its a 2018 model. I highly suggest waiting until Fiat/Chrysler/Jeep iron out the kinks before leasing/selling any more. Specs: 2018 Jeep Compass Limited.
ok the biggest problem the 9 speed transmission, wow what a disappointment on otherwise a great car. Its a perfect size for me. acceleration is great if you put it in manual mode. the a/c worked well the infortainment system was nice but had a lag in it. the seating was roomy for the size. the exterior is very nice looking. I really liked everything about the car except. the start stop technology was the worsttttttttttttttt when at a stop light engine turns off a/c goes lower and radio stayed on but got a fraction of a second turn off. very annoying like you know something that would have been a test and not perfected and not put in the car but they did anyway! When taking foot off break you feel the car restart and same thing. If I was in stop go traffic I would be miserable and embarrassed if anyone was in car with me. Thirdly how would this be in a year or 5 years down the road this car only had 900 miles on it. The shifting is subpar also and on highway I read other reviews where people say it can be dangerous trying to accelerate (I thought they were being dramatic) they were not. I know in order to pass of step on it it just well did'nt . Putting it in manual mode it changed the entire thing to a very very peppy and strong feeling engine that accelerated perfectly. SO its the 9 speed transmission not the engine. I found the engine to be very peppy. So bottom line ON most thruway drive 200 miles each way through virginia I averaged 30 mpg with a/c blasting and 100 degree temps. I did not beat it just drove normal so I thought that was decent. I am not going to buy it, I had my heart set on it but with Jeep reliability ratings and this 9 speed those really cut into the rating of this car. Too bad jeep you always have soem great designs etc but?????