Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,200 - $18,828
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
158-172
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,200 - $18,828
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
158-172
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

2.5 Overall Score
Performance 2.3 Comfort 2.9 Styling 2.0 Value 2.3

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Jeep Compass is a compact-crossover SUV that’s been around a while and, as such, lags behind several newer, fresher competitors. Being car-based, it’s more appropriate as a fron...

2016 Jeep Compass Owner Reviews

4.12

272 Reviews

41% 38% 16% 3% 2%

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My Jeep compass it opened a new world for me.

When my car was involved in an accident my rental was a white Jeep compass. I fell in love with the Jeep . It was much more roomy than my car. It also looked good and drove excellent. People would ask me if was mine. I loved being seen in it. When my car was repaired I hated to give it back. I went online and gathered information about Jeep s and then compass in particular. Before the rental I had never ridden in a Jeep so I was impressed. I decided that the next vehicle that I bought would be a Jeep compass. I also asked some of my coworkers who own Jeep s about the maintenance. They only told me positive things. The day arrived that I decided to purchase a new vehicle and my mind reflected back to the Jeep compass. I researched the dealerships in a hundred miles radius, the prices, the interior room space, the technology that was offered, the color and interior. I also made comparison of the other Jeep models. From the pictures I could tell some of them are too big for me. After my research I decided to go to some local dealers and test drive, check out the exterior and the feel of handling the compass. I went to three dealerships. At the last dealership when I drove up I saw the Jeep compass for me. It was the right size, color. Comfortable in side, beautiful inside and was the perfect Jeep for me. I will never forget the rental Jeep compass it opened a whole new world for me. My experience with the Jeep compass is all positive.

- Joyce A

Jeep compass. Great gas mileage, comfy ride that will go anywhere in any weather.

I am happy with my Jeep compass and the many features it came with. It was reasonably priced for what I got. I got a loaded 4x4 with many options cheaper than any of the comparable in the other brands. So far the gas mileage is good and I have had no problems with it. I have had it for almost 3 years. It has great pick up and does high the road pretty good for an SUV. The transmission seems to be smooth. The heated seats are great. I wish the moon roof was a little bigger. I think the code on the outside of the car for the keyless entry would make this car one of my top picks for the money. I had a Ford Escape with the keyless entry code on the door and the convenience of not having to carry your keys was great! The radio system works well and has a great sound. The braking system is good and I have never had issues stopping. The 4x4 is great. I can go through all kinds of weather with absolutely no problems. The tires that come with the Jeep do not seem to last long. I had to put all new tires on my vehicle rather quickly. The total package on this SUV is well worth the money. I am happy with it performance and will be keeping it at least another 3 years. It also has the manual option and of works very well. The seats are very comfortable and the seat belt fits a short person like myself very well. I would get another Jeep when I choose to purchase my next car. you hope this little blur helps you on the purchase of your next Jeep.

- Cassie B

A nice ride with a couple of imperfections.

My compass is very dependable, so far. I only have about 8 thousand miles on it and have only owned it a year. Fairly comfortable but could use a little more room. I got a lower version of this model. The stereo is a little better than average. It sounds fairly decent but craps out at high volume. It has Bluetooth u-connect so your phone links with car stereo. There are also volume and channel changing buttons on the steering wheel along with buttons to answer your phone on. The only real complaint I have with this is you can only reply to text messages from a predefined list of simple messages. It can understand a little speech but could be better. I have not needed the all wheel drive yet and we did not get much of any snow last year to really test it. We did get some ice and I would tell you about the compass as any other vehicle, stay home if possible. The small engine is undersized for the car. It is peppy enough and you can get up to cruising speed pretty quickly with the 9 speed transmission but if you carry any weight or extra people with you, fuel mileage drops dramatically. They didn't put a spare tire in it because of mileage concerns. That size tire and an aluminum wheel would weigh, at the most, 50 pounds. What does that tell you about hauling a lot of things, around. Overall, I like it but next time I will know a little better what to look for.

- Randy E

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Compare Models & Key Features

2016 Jeep Compass Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Sport
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2016 Jeep Compass Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
High Altitude Edition
Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,200 - $16,283
$14,294 - $16,407

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 172 hp
158 - 172 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
2.0L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

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

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.7 in.
103.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.6 ft.
35.6 ft.

Width

Width
71.4 in.
71.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3107 - 3352 .lbs
3107 - 3343 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 172 hp
158 - 172 hp

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1000 - 2000 .lbs
1000 - 2000 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

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

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

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 - 27 mpg
10 - 13 mpg

City

City
20 - 23 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 - 30 mpg
26 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

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

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