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2018 Jeep Compass

2018 Jeep Compass

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$7,965 — $37,517 USED
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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

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2018 Jeep Compass Review

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
413 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Most reliable and beautiful car I've ever owned

by Carmen C from Saginaw, MI on June 4, 2021

This car meets all of my needs it's perfect, reliable, and dependable. It couldn't have come at a better time. I love everything about my new Jeep. Read full review

(3.0)

It's an okay car especially in the winter.

by Tom Taormina from Roscoe IL on June 4, 2021

I would not be interested in this model again. Not a lot of room for legs or luggage. Our phones would not work well if at all with the Bluetooth in the car. The dealership replaced everything from ... 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.*

Latch or Latch system

B

Infant seat

C

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

B

Booster

(second row)

B
* 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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