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.
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The 2016 Compass offers a low-cost entry into Jeep ownership; if your expectations aren't terribly demanding, it's an adequate 5-passenger compact SUV. Jeep does offer the Compass in a Trail-Rated format, although it doesn't seem to us to be exactly the thing for climbing over boulders.
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There are numerous compact SUVs and crossover SUVs that offer generational leaps in refinement, style, features, comfort and driving pleasure compared to the Compass. Some of them cost more money, and they're probably worth it.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
If the engine stalls, there is an increased the risk of a crash.
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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