2008 Jeep Compass Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Bright Silver
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,567 - $7,298
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
21 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
158-172
Seats
5

How 2008 Jeep Compass Ranks In Its Class

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Ranks  
#11
  By Price
Ranks  
#22
  By Experts
Ranks  
#12
  By MPG

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 serious off-road enthusiast.

Jeep Compass Models & Trims

Sport $5,567 - $6,978
Horsepower: 158 hp - 172 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $5,863 - $7,298
Horsepower: 172 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

3.76

Great car, very reliable vehicle.

I love my Jeep! It has 4 wheel drive. Haven't had any major issues- had to get the abs fixed but it was only a quarter of the price I thought it would be. Have done most the work myself (with help of a friend who is mechanically inclined ). Pretty decent on gas, has made two cross country road trips and at 185k miles is still going strong.

Lauren F
Helpful

Jeep compass great first vehicle.

I bought my vehicle used. Soon as I saw the design I knew she was the perfect vehicle for me and my daughter. The motor is very strong, great up and go. Took me a minute to get used to the cut trans but after I got the hang of it there was less worries on my end. I wasn't used to not feeling a vehicle shift.

Ashley G
Helpful

Jeep is awesome. It will take the roads, and the off-roads. It goes forever.

I have had some transmission replacement issues, but was covered under warranty. In general, I love my Jeep and my next car will be a Jeep. It runs very well. It has almost 300, 000 miles on it and is still going strong. I would never have another vehicle. Jeep it is!

Regina M
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,567 - $6,978
$5,863 - $7,298

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 172 (hp)
172 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

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, 2.4L DOHC 16V I4 DUAL VVT ENGINE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/65R17
P215/55R18

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

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3014 - 3157 (.lbs)
3101 - 3236 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 (hp)
172 (hp)

Torque

Torque
141 (ft. lbs.)
165 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 - 200 (.lbs)
100 - 200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.5 (gal.)
13.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
N/A
Side
G
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/brake assist *
  • Driver/front passenger advanced multistage airbags w/occupant sensor
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Electronic stability program w/roll mitigation *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (1)

Equipment Sep 2, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 2, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10E043000
Summary:
MARATHON IS RECALLING CERTAIN SEAT COVERS, BRAND SUPERHIDES WITH PART NUMBERS 593, 594, 578, 960, 228, 228-09, 267-08, 333, 625, AND 630, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE SEAT COVERS ARE MADE OF HEAVIER THREAD AND ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SEATS CONTAINING SIDE AIRBAGS. THE HEAVIER SEAT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH FULL DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAG IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Consequence:
AN IMPROPERLY DEPLOYED AIRBAG COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
Remedy:
MARATHON WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE SEAT COVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MARATHON AT 1-800-735-2769.

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