2012 Jeep Compass consumer reviews

$19,295–$21,045 MSRP range
side view of 2012 Compass Jeep
77% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 3.8
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 4.1
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Great fuel economy small 4wd vehicle, great but sm

Great little jeep, but small and very poorly insulated thats the only thing dealership lacked on, cvt trans also could be a little better, earlier shift points and more torque.


very good overall car

A great 4 wheel drive vehicle. Excellent comfort and looks. Good on gas. Lot of space. Not so good visability or pep. A little noisy. Very little problems and a great looking car that has been reliable and comfortable,.


Loving it!

The style, smooth ride, nice features and interior. 4x4 capability. Good gas miles for a jeep. Lattitude has nice stereo system.



Great running 4x4 suv with enough power to get me through harsh winters safely without sacrificing gas mileage or comfort. Beautiful styling that I call a mini Cherokee. The vehicle has substantial cargo space and room for four comfortably. Interior is easy to maneuver and control that I bought a 2015 Patriot that mirrors the Compass. Thumbs up to Jeep for a vehicle well built.


Sharp jeep.

I've had this car for a month now and I was semi worried about buying a compass due to the reviews I've read. I LOVE my compass. By far one of the comfiest cars I've ever rode in, so much space. It does take a few minutes to shift into higher gears which I did read but it doesn't effect the overall performance. It only takes about $25-$30 to fill the tank but have to fill it up every 3 days since I'm driving 60-80 miles a day. Overall I love my compass and would have one again.


great ride

love the way my jeep rides. Great on the highway, fun off road. Awesome sound system. I love the fact that it has a regular size plug front and back so I can plug in my laptop to charge it. I'm a small person and getting in and out of a lot of cars and trucks can be a challenge. My Compass is easy for me to drive, and comfortable for my husband who is 6 foot. Haven't had any major problems. Just regular maintanance.


Test driving experience

This car has plenty of space and is perfect for road trips. The seats are very comfortable and the interior was clean. Test driving it was a great experience, they allowed me to take the car to any mechanic shop to get it checked. It only had a few small scratches on the outside. It also had scratches in the trunk because the previous owner had dogs.


Cleanest car and the test drive went great

I've always wanted a jeep growing up and my car broke down so I had to shop around for a new one. I had my heart set on a jeep and I found exactly what I was looking for before the dealership posted the photos and description of the vehicle. The dealership is a trustworthy dealership and it was a new listing on cars.com. I called right away to see it and test drove it. The car exceeded my expectations. I was originally looking for a 2008-2010 jeep under 100k miles and found a 2012 Jeep Compass with 75k miles. It was too good to be true. Without cars.com I wouldn't have found this car and I love it so much.


It's a great, dependable suv!

We love our Jeep Compass! It's reliable, comfortable and looks great! I'd recommend this vehicle to anyone! #JeepLife


Best suv i have ever owned

Great car everything is very convenient for the driver .love the hands-free calling a.c is amazing .great gas mileage enjoy the manual transmission/automatic fixing to take my first road trip in it.