Riding atop an aging platform, the 2015 Jeep Compass claims only mediocre status when compared with fresher 5-passenger compact SUV crossovers such as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, Ford Escape or even its new sibling, the Cherokee. Those competitors start beyond the Compass' sub-$20,000 base price, but they offer better refinement, newer technology and more satisfying on-road manners.
You'll Like The 2015 Jeep Compass If...
If you're looking for an inexpensive entry into the Jeep brand and dig the Compass' style over that of the similar-under-the-skin Patriot, this 5-passenger compact SUV may just pull you in. For buyers who like off-roading, or portraying the image of, a Trail-Rated Compass has passable credentials.
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Compact SUV rivals ranging from the Subaru Forester to the Kia Sportage offer better features, style and comfort for not much more money. If your heart is set on a lower-cost Jeep, check out the Cherokee or the new Jeep Renegade.
The overall traffic safety administration rates a four out of five stars.
With my Jeep compass you have to do almost everything manually. Such as locking the doors you have to press down the locks on each separate door with is pretty annoying. Also, headlights are manual and with my old car being automatic sometimes I forget that I have to turn them on. My side windows are manual, so you literally have to like push on the mirror for it to move instead of having a button to do it for you. Every time someone else drives my car they have to stick their hand outside of the car and adjust to their likings. Another thing is sometimes it is a little rough on bumps or just on the road in general, but other than that I love it.
. The one nice feature is the rear view camera.
I have had Jeeps before. The best one I ever had was a 1995 sport. That car had a lot of get up and go. This one is all right but not the same. I am not thrilled by the automatic windows. They seem to do whatever they want to. The reverse view is a nice feature. The rest of it all just seems average to me. Haven't really had any problems with it, which is good. There has been call backs with it, all minor but still a hassle. Does not seem that the quality has gotten any better then in 95. I do not think that I would buy the same car again though. I would probably buy a Honda, Toyota or a Subaru next.
In the 45, 000 miles I have put on my car, I have never had an issue!
The reliability of my Jeep compass is absolutely great. I have gone on rugged roads, through deep puddles, and faced challenges with my car. I got into two accidents and neither time did my car or the other car get damaged. The mileage is okay, but I drive more than three times a day. I have never had internal issues with my car. I do have the most basic model so I do not have volume buttons on my steering wheel which I would recommend. I love the roominess of the car, it does not seem as big on the outside but there is plenty of space both in the back seat and trunk.
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Steering > Hydraulic Power Assist > Hose, Piping, And Connections
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles manufactured January 1, 2015, to May 11, 2015. During assembly, the power steering hose retention clamp may have been installed at an incorrect location, resulting in the detachment of the low pressure return hose.
If the power steering fluid return hose detaches, it would leak fluid and increase the risk of a fire.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the return power steering hose clamp, repositioning the clamp as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R68.
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