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2015 Jeep Compass

$11,212 — $19,720 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
23-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Limited's available Saddle Brown interior
  • Off-road capability (Freedom Drive II)

The Bad

  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope
  • Noisy interior at highway speeds
  • Towing capacity only 2,000 pounds
  • Rear styling
2015 Jeep Compass exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Jeep Compass
  • Five-seat compact crossover
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Backup camera available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2015 Jeep Compass?

The 2015 Jeep Compass is a five-seat compact SUV that competes with the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester. The trim levels include the Sport, Latitude and Limited, all of which are available with front- or all-wheel drive.

What's New on the 2015 Jeep Compass?

The most notable update for the 2015 Jeep Compass is the addition of a High Altitude Package, which includes leather upholstery, a power moonroof, a power driver's seat and 17-inch bright-finish aluminum wheels. 

How Does the 2015 Jeep Compass Compare to Other Compact SUVs?

With its 2015 redesign, the Compass has become a much stronger competitor than previous models, though it still lags behind competitors when it comes to cargo space. It offers only 22.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats, which expands to 62.7 with the rear seats folded down on the Latitude and Limited trim levels. This is significantly more cramped than the interior of the Toyota RAV4 (38.4 behind the rear seats and 73.4 behind the front seats), Ford Escape (34.3/67.8) and Honda CR-V (37.2/70.9).

As is the case with most Jeep vehicles, its off-road capability easily outdoes competing models. This is emphasized by its exceptional 8.1 inches of ground clearance, which dwarfs that of the more domesticated CR-V (6.3).

What Features in the 2015 Jeep Compass Are Most Important?

The 2015 Jeep Compass is built with a standard 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or an available 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder combined with a five-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic and a continuously variable automatic transmission are available. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but the Compass is also available with two different all-wheel-drive systems.

Some significant standard features include fog lights, roof rails, cruise control, illuminated cupholders, CD stereo with MP3 jack, air conditioning, heated side mirrors, tilt steering wheel, cloth upholstery and a 60/40-split folding backseat. Notable available features include a backup camera, navigation system, Boston Acoustics premium speakers, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a power moonroof.

Also, as required in every new car of this model year, the 2015 Compass comes with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. The Compass also features front-seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. A backup camera is optional.

Should I Buy the 2015 Jeep Compass?

The Compass is best for adventurous off-roaders as its six-speed automatic transmission and off-roading capabilities make for a capable and fun ride. If you're sensitive to noise, this model can get a little loud when moving at highway speeds. It also has a low towing capacity - up to 2,000 pounds with the available Trailer-tow Prep Group or 1,000 pounds without - which may be off-putting for some.

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2015 Jeep Compass Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

One of two compact SUVs from Jeep, the Compass was originally derided as too soft for the Jeep brand, both in styling and p... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
52 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

I love my new Compass!

by Melody A from Chebanse IL on November 14, 2018

I searched online for at least a year now, looking for the Exact car I wanted and I found my perfect Jeep at Larry Roesch. Read full review

(5.0)

One of the most reliable cars I've ever owned

by dliebers from Hoboken, NJ on November 14, 2018

This car met all of my needs, from long road trips to tailgates in the parking lot to regular drives to work. Not only has this car met my needs on a daily basis, but has an added level of reliability ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Jeep Compass currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Jeep Compass has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Jeep

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Compass received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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