For what it is worth, this vehicle is decent basic transportation. It was purchased for space and shopping needs, as having previously had a convertible, the need for somewhere to place groceries or ...
For what it is worth, this vehicle is decent basic transportation. It was purchased for space and shopping needs, as having previously had a convertible, the need for somewhere to place groceries or supplies from a big box store became evident. For the money, the car appeared like a great deal on paper.
On the plus side, the price point was highly affordable, cheap to insure, and cheap to service. Neutral driving dynamics, no discernible body roll, and the CVT combined with the 155 hp 2.5 four cylinder provided adequate on-ramp and passing acceleration.
The sport trim of the 2013 Jeep Compass is spartan. The cloth seats are not supportive to the point of causing discomfort after an hour of driving. The 2.5 liter four cylinder returned approximately 22 mpg mixed, which was disappointing given the advertised consumption and actual consumption of competitively priced and spec'd vehicles. The 13 gallon tank needed to be filled back up after about 250 miles. This example came with a CVT transmission with six simulated step-gears. Subjectively, I did not like the CVT. I cannot put my finger on why, but it just did not feel right compared to traditional slush box, single, or dual clutch automatics. Sensor problems also were rampant. CEL lights were frequent, especially on hot summer days. This was an evap fault code every time, which would vaporize fuel on very hot days and lead to the sensor throwing a code. This speaks to engine compartments being poorly insulated.
For basic transportation, better deals can be had. I am aware that Jeep has improved the Compass with the 2017-2018 model years, and that upper trims from Gen 2 were probably more pleasing, but the 2013 sport trim was underwhelming at best.