• (4.4) 49 reviews
  • MSRP: $19,695–$25,995
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 22-26
  • Engine: 172-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2016 Jeep Compass

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Jeep Compass

What We Don't Like

  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope
  • Noisy interior at highway speeds
  • Towing capacity only 2,000 pounds
  • Anemic power with 2.0-liter engine

Notable Features

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

2016 Jeep Compass Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Compass, a compact crossover SUV, is related to the more popular Jeep Patriot, and both are scheduled to be replaced for 2017 by a new crossover.

The Compass comes with a choice of four-cylinder engines and front-wheel drive or two full-time four-wheel-drive systems. It competes with the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and other small crossovers.
New for 2016
The Limited trim level is gone, leaving Sport and Latitude models. Bluetooth with hands-free calling and SiriusXM satellite radio with a one-year free subscription are now standard. A new Sport SE Package due in late 2015 includes steering-wheel audio controls, heated front seats, 18-inch aluminum wheels, roof rails and additional exterior details.
Significant Standard Features

  • Seats five
  • Air conditioning
  • Fog lights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Cruise control
  • Illuminated cupholders
  • Required in every new  car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder or 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission 
  • Front-wheel drive or choice of two full-time four-wheel-drive systems
  • Freedom Drive II Off-road Package
  • Navigation system
  • Power sunroof
  • Heated leather front seats
  • Backup camera

Consumer Reviews


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by John D. from VIRGINIA BEACH on November 13, 2017

This is a great little vehicle for the price! It is very comfortable and I appreciated that it has the get up and go when I got on the interstate!

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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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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