2018 Jeep Compass consumer reviews

$21,095–$22,595 MSRP range
side view of 2018 Compass Jeep
85% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5
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Do not purchase!

My first and last from JCD. Had nothing but electrical issues one year after purchase, was told the mileage took it out of warranty. I'm not sure how mileage affects the radio calling so for no reason.


Never again

I have had problems since 3500 miles. Tires, brakes, suspension, electrical etc. I I even tried to get the company to replace early on. I will never buy another Jeep product.


Can't judge a lemon by its peel

I was so thrilled to buy a beautiful white jeep with black roof, and the first 6 mos. the car performed great. Between 6 mos-1 year the car started losing oil, then shutting off without warning. I brought it back to Jeep dealer-they suggested I do oil changes more frequently. Are you kidding? Do you know how much synthetic oil costs? And of course the oil level was good at the dealership. Fast forward to present-oil issue is no longer---new issue-- while driving on the highway at 65 mph the temp gauge goes up to hot then stalls and shuts off-while driving at fast speed. Luckily the few times this happened I was able to coast off the ramp onto side street, and the car started again in a few mins. This has happened to me many times. This is so dangerous. I brought it back to Jeep & they were trying to re-create the problem by keeping my car for over a month and putting 600 miles on it-to see if oil issue reappeared, and if it stalled like it did for me. When I picked up my car, month later, they said they couldn't find anything wrong & I got charged $110 for gas that they used to re-create the problem. I want to get rid of this car so bad. Nothing but problems for almost 5 years & Jeep ignores the complaints & recalls all over the internet. Car is sitting in my boyfriends driveway till I can sell it. I'm scared of getting into an accident so I won't drive it.



As I'm writing this, my car is once again in the shop for the same problem that it's been in the shop three times. It is now out of the manufactures warranty thank God I purchased the extended warranty. It has stranded me more times than I can say last was last Saturday night in a bad part of town that I was lost in actually and the whole entire car went into limp mode I'm told nothing worked. I could only go 30 miles an hour, my great extended warranty and insurance as a matter fact neither would send a tow truck in there. I sat on the side of the road helpless. Basically they tell me every time that they can't make it duplicate what happens and so this time my grandson drove it 30 miles an hour manually shifting by the way to my home, and I had the service foreman pick it up and drive it in front of me so that they could not say it was not duplicating the problem. His words when he got out of the car were yeah, this is got some problems. That said it seems the same thing that's been replaced or worked on since I bought at the stop start feature that I don't even use because I don't trust it seems this time now instead of batteries being low or gone. Basically it's broken. In some type of wheel sensor that actually towed controls everything in the car if it's messed up, then the car doesn't run. This is a new thing. I hate the car. I am leery about driving alone. I've been stranded so many times and it's always been light at night. I just don't trust it. I'm going to get rid of it as soon as I can. I've always had a Ford I had a explore 17 years never a problem. Oh by the way this car only just turned 19,000 miles in three years ridiculous stay away from this car it's just a limb and they should paint them all yellow. Oh and this time not to mention they tried to add on tires, and some sort of cabin filter of course none of these are covered by the warranty never even heard of the stuff if the tires were bad, why didn't the computer say some thing isn't that what it's for and both of the front tires are bad to me that says there's some thing in the front end either alignment if they still do that with all these computers, I don't know but they're not even equally worn. Just trying to get me to buy tires from them that's not gonna happen I could just go on and on just beware please read these reviews I wish I'd known about this site before I bought this car.


Do not recommend

I would NOT recommend this car,2 times in 1 yr it left me stranded already.If I could give it a 0 I definitely would have for reliability



I own a 2018 Compass with 1.4 l gas engine, 125 kw, 170 HP. This is not mentionned in the article. And this engine is quite more powerful than the American atmospheric one. Still, the Jeep is not quick :) The gas pedal still 'creates more sound than speed' :) Giedrius, Europe


So much Hope...Alas Bummed

We have had this car since July and so far have had the Transmission replaced, Transfer Case, and they were going to do the rear dif. However having done all that this car still makes noise at 50mph. It doesn't affect the driving thus far.


Problem after problem!

After purchasing our 2018 Jeep Compass, we have had to replace the entire rear suspension system, and now, it nearly failed the emissions inspection because the rear drive shaft was spraying grease near the exhaust system! Now the rear drive shaft and differential both need replaced! On top of all of that it shakes like a tractor on the highway



I do Really regret About buying this Vehicle Is Good looking Vehicle But that's All you going to get. This Car Have tons of Problem Electrical, Mechanical etc etc etc. Been already 5 times on the shop and they always say Is All set and as soon I take to the road problem comeback. This car is a Official BIG LEMON please do not buy.



To many problems with the car I need calipers and rims we can't buy them at auto store. Also the car quirts transmission problems had the repair they had a for a month and still does the quirts. Very unhappy with the car.