2015 Jeep Compass

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Jeep Compass. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2015 Jeep Compass

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

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

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Vehicle Overview

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What Drivers Are Saying


reliable car

by Jeep from Hopkins, MN on August 20, 2018

i like this car, look is awesome and it is good to drive. It is compact and good looking car with ample space. good for a small family and long trips Read full review


Super reliable

by mrzjc from Lexington, Ky on July 21, 2018

The compass is very reliable - no mechanical issues. My only complaint would be the suspension absorption, as bumps can feel quite bumpy. Otherwise, great, safe and reliable car with a nice body shape... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2015 Jeep Compass currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Jeep Compass has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Jeep

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, Carfax vehicle history report, rental car and 24-hour towing, and first day rental

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 mile warranty on all certified vehicles
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 125 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker