2019 Jeep Compass

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2019 Jeep Compass
2019 Jeep Compass

Key specs

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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
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission slow to respond
  • Moonroof diminishes backseat headroom

7 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen now standard
  • 180-hp four-cylinder standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity standard
  • Trail-rated Trailhawk version available 

2019 Jeep Compass review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Jeep Compass?

The Jeep Compass compact SUV was redesigned for the 2017 model year. It seats five and is powered by a 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that teams with a standard six-speed manual or a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission. Front- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered, and those craving off-road capability should check out the Trailhawk trim level. The Compass competes with the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and other small SUVs.

What’s New on the 2019 Jeep Compass?

The Compass gets a standard 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and the Advanced Safety Group Package adds adaptive cruise control. A Trailhawk-inspired Upland Edition is available for the Sport trim, and a High Altitude Package is available for Limited models.

What Features in the 2019 Jeep Compass Are Most Important?

Advanced safety features like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist are bundled together in an option package. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system are also available. Trailhawk models feature a lifted suspension, off-road tires, skid plates, tow hooks, hill descent control and Jeep’s Active Drive Low four-wheel-drive system with a low range.

Should I Buy the 2019 Jeep Compass?

This Compass improves on its predecessor in many ways, particularly regarding interior quality, and the Trailhawk trim delivers impressive off-road performance. However, acceleration is slow, and the available nine-speed automatic transmission's responses are lazy.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Just bought

I just bought the jeep compass . so far its rides very nice, and has plenty of leg room. good on gas. love that the seats warm on cold mornings,


Highly recommended

This is the best in its segment i highly recommend it its smooth ride good suspension and good 4*4 but the transmission could be refined better.


Mike Duman Auto Sales

Service was fast and efficient and I felt like family not just another customer. My salesman Mervis Knight was friendly, knowledgeable, and answered all of my questions. This is where I will do business from now on, and I will be sending all my family and friends. He really took the time to find out what I wanted and needed in a vehicle and found me exactly what I wanted. Thr jeep is everything I wanted and more. I Absolutely love my new car.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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