2013 Jeep Compass consumer reviews

$19,495–$21,395 MSRP range
side view of 2013 Compass Jeep
91% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6
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What A Difference

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 little neat things about this car that make it the wonderful hunk of metal and plastic it is. I especially love how it handles on the road and the peace of mind I?ll have while driving it this winter. I can finally understand why everyone is crazy about Jeeps and I?m happy I found a reliable car in my Jeep Compass.


Great value

Not the most fun to drive, but it is a great value. A reliable vehicle and it does great in winter weather. A good basic SUV for the price


I'm in LOVE with this car!!

This car meets all of my family needs! This is the car of my dreams and I can't wait to own one soon



I have a 2013 jeep compass sport I really like it my wife has a 2015 jeep grand Cherokee which don't compare but I love my jeep compass I've had problems with the emission sensor two times now but that's it very minor. I wish it had a little more power but it's fine the way it is, doesn't use much gas but has small tank but that's expected for a mid size suv. Love the 4 wheel drive runs great and u can b doing 60 mph and put it in 4 wheel doesn't miss a beet really like it runs great and having the bumper to bumper warranty helps too great vehicle


Best car I drove

Comfortable front seats, nice interior . Easy to drive and park. Love Bluetooth with hands-free calling and SiriusXM satellite radio.


Awful Vehicle

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.


It was a great first car.

I thought this was a great car for the value that was listed. I needed a reliable to get from home and work so there really wasn't a need to go off roads. It was great during rainy season and dealing with wet roads and flooded areas. It was a simple suv with reliable features.


Great Midsize SUV

This Jeep Compass has met all our requirements as a family Vehicle. The gas mileage could be a bit better but has been great for Maine winters.


Amazing value, four years and going strong

I purchased this vehicle brand new in 2013 primarily due to the price and value. Through TrueCar, I purchased a 4WD Latitude with Uconnect/Bluetooth, security package and off road package for a little over $19K compared to the window sticker of $27K. I was skeptical given this vehicle consistently ranked among the worst in reviews of small SUVs. Nonetheless, I couldn't ignore the low price and value. Four years later, I still love this vehicle. It looks nice, is roomy, reliable, and practical. I feel very comfortable taking the car anywhere under any conditions. One thing I regret is not purchasing the sun and sound package with improved sound system and moonroof. I will admit that I purchased a lifetime extended warranty through Jeep for a little over $2K (online was WAY cheaper than at the dealer), due to all the negative reviews and reliability ratings. Although I don't anticipate needing it, I will pretty much plan to drive this vehicle until the wheels fall off. Highly recommend given that this vehicle is significantly less expensive than others in this class, and is a tremendous value.


You get a lot for your money with the Jeep Compass

Good reliable SUV good on highway and limited off road, ok on dirt roads but not on trails in the wilderness. Handles snowy roads well, especially with studded snow tires all around