• (4.5) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $8,281–$17,017
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 23-26
  • Engine: 172-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2013 Jeep Compass

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Jeep Compass

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 version

2013 Jeep Compass Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Built on a car-based platform, the Jeep 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 2013
Front-wheel-drive models equipped with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission now get an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway, up 1 mpg.

Exterior
The Compass shares a few styling cues with its big brother, the Grand Cherokee SUV. Similarities are most evident in the front bumper, grille and headlight styling. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch wheels; 17- and 18-inch rims optional
  • Standard fog lights
  • Standard heated power side mirrors
  • Standard remote keyless entry
  • Optional power sunroof

Interior
The cabin features a 60/40-split folding rear seat and an optional fold-flat front passenger seat. Other interior features include:

  • Standard cloth upholstery; leather optional
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard cruise control
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional Boston Acoustics speakers
  • Optional Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity

Under the Hood
Two four-cylinder engines are offered in the Compass, and buyers can choose from three drivelines: front-wheel drive; Freedom Drive I four-wheel drive with lock mode; and Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package, a Trail-Rated four-wheel-drive system. Freedom Drive II has a continuously variable automatic transmission that incorporates a low range for off-road driving. The package also includes 17-inch all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire, an extra inch of ground clearance for 9.1 inches overall, a skid plate for the gas tank and tow hooks. Mechanical features include:

  • Base 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Both engines use regular gas
  • Five-speed manual or CVT
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity when properly equipped

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard electronic stability system with electronic roll mitigation
  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Standard traction control
  • Optional seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.5)

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What A Difference

by Spark1006 from Kingwood, WV on October 12, 2017

The adjustability of this car is amazing. From the seats to the air to the sunroof to the radio to the trunk. This is my fourth car I’ve ever had and by far my favorite. There are so many options and ... Read Full Review

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6 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2013 Jeep Compass trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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2013 Jeep Compass Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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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

60mo/100,000mi

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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