Jeep Compass

2008 Jeep Compass

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  • (4.0) 28 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,964$11,568
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 24-25
  • Engine: 172-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2008 Jeep Compass

Our Take on the 2008 Jeep Compass

Jeep's compact, car-based Compass lacks the offroad chops its larger siblings boast, but it can tread lightly off the beaten path thanks to optional all-wheel drive. Changes for 2008 include a few more standard features and a dressier dashboard; the drivetrain has also been calibrated for sm... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Least offroad-capable Jeep
  • Limited towing capacity
  • Base model meekly equipped
  • Some cheap interior pieces
  • Lackluster acceleration with CVT

Notable Features

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Standard stability system and curtain airbags
  • Five-speed manual or CVT automatic
  • Backseat and front passenger seat fold
  • Stain-resistant upholstery

2008 Jeep Compass Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in August 2006 about the 4x4 version of the 2007 Jeep Compass. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.Jeep is billing the Compass as a competitor for small SUVs like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. That's a lofty compariso... Read full review for the 2008 Jeep Compass

Consumer Reviews

4.0

Average based on 28 reviews

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Great little crossover

by safe driver from Shorewood Illinois on December 18, 2009

After 28k miles, only oil changes and normal services done. No repairs, adjustments, recalls, or anything. It is safe, solid, comfortable, gets great mileage, and is VERY practical. And who else give... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Jeep Compass Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Jeep Compass.


Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

unlimietdmo/unlimited

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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