Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,418 - $7,108
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
158-172
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,418 - $7,108
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
158-172
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Jeep Compass If...

The 2008 Jeep Compass is a Jeep for people who don't own one. A compass, that is. So we think you'll like the Compass if you're drawn to the Jeep brand but don't consider yourself a seri...

Jeep Compass Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 Jeep Compass Owner Reviews

3.85

52 Reviews

37% 31% 19% 8% 6%

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This probably would've been an ok car 100,000 miles ago.

I bought my Jeep from a family member for a very fair price, so I don't have anything super negative to say. That said, I also don't have anything super positive to say. She seems to have reached a point where im having to dump money into her just to keep her running. The back seat is so cramped, and the seats are the most uncomfortable thing in the world. I've had the fuel pump give out on the highway with no code and seemingly no reason why... Luckily she started right back up. But... Basically, my compass gets me from point A to point B but I don't have a lot of faith in her. Any day could be her last and given the opportunity I would have spent a bit more on a better/newer car when I had the chance. 190,000 miles

- aaron B

2008 Jeep Compass Sport, Rallye edition, 2.4L, front wheel drive.

I bought my Jeep used about 3 years ago. It's the Rallye edition and I fell in love with the body and leather interior. Pros, its sleek and sporty looking, gets decent fuel mileage (avg. 26 mpg), drives really smooth, and is very roomy. Cons, it's not super comfortable for long distance rides, the transmission is a CVT and expensive to service and runs into problems, plus this particular make/model does not hold its value. Current trade in is only $1400.

- Heather H

My reliable Jeep compass never lets me down.

Handles more like a truck than a car, especially after a couple years. 153, 000 miles and it is still running fine. Normal maintenance like brakes, alignments, etc. Had to replace clutch though at 60, 000 miles and needed a new transmission at 100, 000 miles. Its unusual for a manual transmission to fail. Always reliable, it's never left me stranded and it is always started no matter how cold or hot out.

- Liz F

Ranked #21 Compact SUVs by Owners

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2008 Jeep Compass Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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2008 Jeep Compass Front angle view.
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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,418 - $6,743
$5,777 - $7,108

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 172 hp
172 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC 16V I4 dual VVT engine
2.0L DOHC 16V I4 DUAL VVT ENGINE
2.4L DOHC 16V I4 dual VVT engine
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 in.
40.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 in.
40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.7 in.
103.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.5 ft.
37.2 ft.

Length

Length
173.4 in.
173.4 in.

Width

Width
71.3 in.
71.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3014 - 3157 .lbs
3101 - 3236 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 172 hp
172 hp

Torque

Torque
141 - 165 ft. lbs.
165 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 - 200 .lbs
100 - 200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.5 - 13.6 gal.
13.5 - 13.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 - 26 mpg
22 - 26 mpg

City

City
21 - 23 mpg
21 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 27 mpg
24 - 28 mpg

Category Name: Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

    N/A
  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety