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2018 Jeep Compass

$21,095 — $29,195 MSRP
SUV
5 Seats
25-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Looks like a baby Grand Cherokee
  • Interior quality
  • Roomy cabin
  • Trailhawk trim highly capable off-road
  • Selectable drive modes for off-road terrain
  • Manual transmission available with all-wheel drive

The Bad

  • Slow, slow, slow
  • Numb, uninspiring steering feel
  • Automatic transmission slow to respond (nine-speed)
  • Moonroof diminishes backseat headroom
2018 Jeep Compass exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Jeep Compass
  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • 180-hp four-cylinder standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity available
  • Trail-rated Trailhawk version available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What it is: The Jeep Compass compact SUV was redesigned last year. It seats five and is powered by a 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Front- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered. It competes with the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and other small SUVs.

New for 2018
The Limited trim level is now available with front-wheel drive.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
269 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Best Vehicle Ever!

by Josslyncm from Clinton, md on November 16, 2018

This is the best car to have buying a new car brand new. It?s realistically affordable, the drive is smooth, comfortable, and the interior/exterior is beautiful. Read full review

(5.0)

Couldn't be happier in my first brand new car

by BriIN from West Lafayette,IN on November 15, 2018

This SUV has every thing I could wish for and then some. It's a smooth ride. It's my first SUV and it is perfect. Being short I was worried about being able to see and this SUV makes me feel ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Jeep Compass currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 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

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 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.
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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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