• (4.3) 38 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,528$16,188
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 23-26
  • Engine: 172-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2012 Jeep Compass

Our Take on the 2012 Jeep Compass

Our Take

Built on a car-based platform shared with the Dodge Caliber, the Compass is one of two front-drive-based models from Jeep — the other being the compact Patriot. Compass competitors include the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.New for 2012Jeep has modified the calibration of the available contin... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Limited towing capacity

Notable Features

  • Optional flip-down liftgate speakers
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Available Trail-Rated off-road model

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 38 reviews

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Great starter SUV

by My First Jeep from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on January 27, 2012

I recently bought my 2012 Jeep Compass Limited and I love it! I've always had cars and was nervous about getting an SUV. However the great thing about the Compass is that it drives and handles just li... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Jeep Compass.


Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

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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