2016 Jeep Compass Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,295 - $19,249
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
158-172
Seats
5
Color:  Bright White Clearcoat
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,295 - $19,249
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
158-172
Seats
5

Ranks #23 By Owner Reviews

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 front-drive, around-town hatchback than as a rugged trail-bopper, even though Jeep offers it in Trail-Rated format. Modest in several ways, it at least is available with an appropriately modest price.

Jeep Compass Models & Trims

Sport $14,295 - $16,358
Horsepower: 158 hp - 172 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 17 X 6.5 (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
Latitude $16,148 - $18,241
Horsepower: 158 hp - 172 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 18 X 7 (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
High Altitude Edition $17,154 - $19,249
Horsepower: 158 hp - 172 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5, 18 X 7 (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
Sport SE Pkg $14,320 - $16,403
Horsepower: 158 hp - 172 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (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
75th Anniversary $15,634 - $17,723
Horsepower: 172 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (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

4.13

214 Reviews

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The front passenger side brakes squeal and service can never hear it nor locate any problem with the brake.

The Compass Sport is extremely small inside. It can comfortably carry 2 adults and 2 children under age 12. Tall people will have difficulty sitting comfortably (better on passenger side). 2 overweight, average height can ride upfront, however it can be crowded feeling. It is a 2L engine so if you want to get up and go (i.e. while entering onto an interstate), you need to leave plenty of room between you and upcoming traffic. Since purchasing the vehicle in 2016 the passenger seat belt sensor goes off often when seat belt is properly in use. Dealership has never found the problem therefore no repairs attempted. Same with front passenger brake squealing, especially in wet conditions. Finally the rear seat should easily host a rear facing car seat. However this is not the case. If you have a growing family, checkout a larger Jeep.

- Belinda M

Be willing to pay top dollar or it will not live up to your expectations.

My compass has no power. A lot of rev in the engine but it does not go anywhere. Mileage per gallon is great I pay about 32 for a tank that lasts a week and a half. It does have a hub noise which is not from wear and tear I drive the car to and from work that is all not sure how that happened. It is got a good sized trunk and the legroom in the back is great considering I have three car seats back there. The heated seat and remote start are amazing features but for a lease I feel like I am paying for more of a name than a luxury vehicle mainly because the drive is not smooth as mentioned before there’s no power and the interior is great but I have no backup camera. The radio is spotty definitely will not be buying.

- Dana V

The Jeep Compass, a wonderful winter, vehicle.

Small sized SUV but comfortable and able to put things in the back. Able to fit 8' 2x4's by putting the back seats down by pulling a lever. It has a smaller engine in it, so it doesn't have a lot of power. It does have all-wheel drive, which makes it handle better in the winter. Comes with automatic start, heated seats and mirrors and an alarm system. We have had it for 3 years and all we have had to do to it is change the brakes (all the way around) and of course, change the oil every 3-6 thousand miles, rotate the tires, and lubes. She runs great and I am glad we got her.

- Daniel H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,295 - $16,358
$16,148 - $18,241

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 172 (hp)
158 - 172 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
2.0L I4 DOHC 16V DUAL VVT
2.4L 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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
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.)
39.9 - 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.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Vinyl, Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
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

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/65SR17
P215/60R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.7 (in.)
103.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.6 (ft.)
35.6 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
71.4 (in.)
71.4 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3107 - 3352 (.lbs)
3171 - 3439 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
172 (hp)
172 (hp)

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

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

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

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
25 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Optional
Optional
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

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

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*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
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (1)

Engine And Engine Cooling > Engine Dec 15, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 15, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V907000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot vehicles manufactured May 9, 2016, to July 15, 2016. The crankshaft or camshaft sensor may only work intermittently, causing the engine to stall.
Consequence:
If the engine stalls, there is an increased the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the crankshaft or camshaft sensor, free of charge. The recall began February 8, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S89.

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