2014 Jeep Compass

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39 reviews
Available Price Range $11,304-$20,944 Trims6 Combined MPG 24-26 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2014 Jeep Compass

Our Take

One of two compact SUVs from Jeep, the Compass was originally derided as too soft for the Jeep brand, both in styling and philosophy, being a car-based design built on a front-wheel-drive platform... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope
  • Noisy interior at highway speeds
  • Crash-test rating
  • Towing capacity only 2,000 pounds
  • Rear styling remains dumpy

Notable Features

  • New six-speed automatic transmission
  • Tweaked exterior styling
  • Mildly upgraded interior
  • New backup camera option
  • Manual and CVT automatic also offered
  • Front- or all-wheel drive


Our Expert Reviews

Newly available premium leather and a proper six-speed automatic transmission make the 2014 Jeep Compass the best yet, but the compact SUV continues to struggle with its cheap roots. Jeep's compact Compass was a hard sell in the burly off-road automaker's lineup — until a redesign in 2011 brought fitting styling that casual onlookers could easily mistake for its bigger brother, ... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

Based on 39 reviews

2nd compass

by 2nd Compass from Millsboro, PA on December 6, 2013

I had a 2010 compass and loved it, when trading it in. I knew i wanted another i purchased a 2014 Lattitude and i love it as much as my first Compass. the great feature now is remote start and heated ... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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