Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,121 - $12,060
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
158-172
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,121 - $12,060
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
158-172
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

2.4 Overall Score
Performance 2.5 Comfort 3.1 Styling 2.2 Value 2.5

Editor's Overview

The 2012 Jeep Compass is the more road-going alternative to its entry-level stablemate, the Jeep Patriot. Based on the Dodge Caliber, the Compass is a suitable daily driving companion du...

Jeep Compass Models & Trims

2012 Jeep Compass Owner Reviews

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129 Reviews

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Jeep- excellent SUV with awesome standard features included.

I really love my Jeep. When I was looking for a vehicle with 4 wheel drive the Jeep had the best standard features at no extra costs that I also really wanted. The heated seats are a must have and are extremely warm for both your back and bottom. Automatic start was also another standard that I wanted and got. An added feature was the volume and channel changer for the radio on the back of the steering wheel, so you don't have to take your hands off the wheel. The 4 wheel drive is as easy as pushing 1 button and it turns on and definitely helps in bad road conditions. I also like the electric windows and the interior light are very cool, like the ones on the cup holders and for the windows. The back seats are very spacious and comfortable although a downside to sitting in the back seat is the front seat headrests are very high so it makes it hard to see out the front window. I had only 1 issue with my Jeep the whole time, under my warranty period, and that was my gear shifter got stuck in the park position. It was fixed and I had no other problems just all regular maintenance. The only extra that I did not get on my vehicle was the screen in the middle dash that has phone Bluetooth hook up and navigation that I really wished I had gotten then. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who is looking for a SUV, or 4x4 vehicle.

- Christine R

2012 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4

I am only the second owner of my jeep and in the first year I put about 20,000 miles on it. I have not had any problems with it at all. I've done some light maintenance on it just to prevent worse problems. I've replaced the brakes and rotors, got new tires, kept up on all oil changes, and gotten a tune up just to ensure that things run smoothly. I wasn't really having problems with any of these things, but with the amount of miles and being unsure of the maintenance from the previous owner, knew it was just time to update some things on the jeep. It's definitely reliable and has never left me stranded or without a vehicle. It has all leather interior that is still in perfect condition to this day. The only downside that I have about it is that car seats are a little snug when they are rear facing but otherwise still can be manageable. I'd definitely recommend this jeep if someone was considering it.

- Stephanie W

Descent vehicle for a small family, couple, or single person.

Not many problems outside of regular maintenance. We've had a couple recalls but we're fixed very quick with a simple appointment at the local dealership. There isn't much room when having two kids with car seats in the back, but it works for a four person family. It drives OK in the snow, but could be a lot better if it were the 4WD model. If there is much snow on the roads it can get stuck occasionally but that's a decision that needs to be made prior to going out in bad snowy weather if the roads in the area aren't salted or plowed often. We've got some check engine lights every so often but usually they can be checked out and fixed with a simple part change. I would recommend to a small family or couple, but doesn't provide much room beyond that.

- Dustin A

Ranked #20 Compact SUVs by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

2012 Jeep Compass Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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2012 Jeep Compass Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,121 - $9,820
$9,084 - $10,801

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 172 hp
158 - 172 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC 16V I4 dual
2.4L DOHC 16V I4 dual
2.0L DOHC 16V I4 dual
2.4L DOHC 16V I4 dual
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.7 in.
103.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.6 - 37.2 ft.
35.6 - 37.2 ft.

Length

Length
173.4 in.
173.4 in.

Width

Width
69.3 in.
69.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3082 - 3247 .lbs
3082 - 3247 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 172 hp
158 - 172 hp

Torque

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

Maximum Tongue Weight

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

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
22 - 26 mpg
21 - 25 mpg

City

City
20 - 23 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 - 28 mpg
23 - 27 mpg

Category Name: Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

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