2017 Jeep Compass Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  White Knuckle Clear Coat
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,188 - $26,215
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
158-180
Seats
5

How 2017 Jeep Compass Ranks In Its Class

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#11
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#22
  By Experts
Ranks  
#13
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.4Comfort 3.9Styling 3.9Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

The 2017 Jeep Compass offers compact-SUV buyers a good-looking, comfortable-riding and surprisingly versatile option. From the base Sport model with its available manual transmission and 4-wheel drive, to the top-line Limited and its premium features, to the off-road-ready Trailhawk and its raised suspension and skidplate-armored undercarriage, the new Compass should definitely be on compact-SUV shoppers’ lists.

Jeep Compass Models & Trims

Latitude $17,604 - $19,757
Horsepower: 158 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7, 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 $16,469 - $18,616
Horsepower: 158 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 17 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Styled Steel
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 $19,057 - $21,220
Horsepower: 158 hp - 172 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
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 $16,188 - $18,309
Horsepower: 158 hp - 172 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
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 Edition $18,046 - $20,233
Horsepower: 172 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
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
Trailhawk $23,768 - $26,215
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 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
Limited $22,722 - $25,135
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7, 19 X 7.5 (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

Owner Reviews

4.43
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

An SUV that will do you good and get you through the day.

Like the features - backup camera; phone hook up. Wish it had a GPS and other vehicles warning. Runs fine. Good on gas. Like the color. Has 4WD so it is very good in the snow in the mountains where I live. Just the right size. The seats fold down so you can put in extra cargo. It is just high enough to see over all those large vehicles. Not too bumpy riding like some SUVs. Should have gotten the sunroof. Easy to park and drive as it is not huge.

Linda L
Helpful

Car review. Good, realizable and awesome car.

Me and my wife bought our first car together and it is really good car for us. We leave in reno and for us the car that we got is really realizable. It is a 4w drive and it is good for anything, the only thing that I do not like is when we have a big stuff it kind of does not want to fit inside without putting the seat down but other than that everything about our car is good and we love it and I cannot wait to get another one.

Monica D
Helpful

Great car but some non related issues.

I really enjoy my car, however I haven't been as to drive it much since purchasing it the end of last year. It is not the cars fault though. We had a hail storm which broke the windshield and due to demand, we had to wait for a hood. I also had the breaks seize up which was the result of the dealership not fully going over the car and properly lubing the car directly from the factory.

Katie M
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,604 - $19,757
$16,469 - $18,616

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 180 (hp)
158 - 180 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L I4 MultiAir w/ESS, 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR, 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR W/ESS
2.4L I4 MultiAir, 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR, 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR W/ESS
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 - 41.8 (in.)
40.6 - 41.8 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 - 40.7 (in.)
39.2 - 40.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.3 - 39.4 (in.)
38.3 - 39.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 - 39.9 (in.)
38.5 - 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

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional
Not Available

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Vinyl, Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Optional
Optional

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

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum, Steel

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/65SR17
P215/65SR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.7 - 103.8 (in.)
103.7 - 103.8 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.6 - 36.3 (ft.)
35.6 - 36.3 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
71.4 - 73.8 (in.)
71.4 - 73.8 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3171 - 3439 (.lbs)
3107 - 3352 (.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
23 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
25 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Optional
Optional

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Optional
Optional
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
Standard
Optional
Optional

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

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Not Available

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

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Not Available
Rollover
Not Available

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning *
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning *
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Driver Knee Airbag *
  • ParkView Back-Up Camera *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (4)

Equipment > Other > Owners/service/other Manual Jul 6, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 6, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V433000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017 Jeep Compass vehicles. The affected vehicles have User's Guides that contain incorrect information regarding the jump start procedure, specifically, the polarity of the battery terminals are reversed in the battery terminal graphic.
Consequence:
If a customer follows the User's Guide, they may hook up the battery jumper cables incorrectly, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners and will replace the User's Guides with a corrected version, free of charge. The recall began August 22, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T46.
Power Train > Axle Assembly > Axle Shaft May 8, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
May 8, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V301000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017 Jeep Compass vehicles equipped with a 6-speed transmission. The left front halfshaft may not be properly seated, and, as a result, it may disengage from the transmission and/or break.
Consequence:
If the left front halfshaft disengages or breaks, the vehicle will have a loss of drive. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked without using the parking brake, the vehicle may roll, despite being in 'Park.' Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, dealers will inspect the left front halfshaft for engagement and replace any that are not properly engaged in the transmission, free of charge. The recall began on June 12, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T26.
Electrical System > Instrument Panel Nov 20, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 20, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V740000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2017-2018 Jeep Compass vehicles. The brightness of the backlighting for the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) cannot be adjusted. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Controls and Displays."
Consequence:
An instrument cluster that is too bright, and cannot be dimmed, can reduce the driver's ability to see at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update IPC software, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began December 8, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T70.
Equipment Dec 20, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 20, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V824000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling various Dodge, Chrysler, and RAM vehicles equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers. A list of the affected trailer models is available at: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17V824-0103.pdf. These extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf
Consequence:
If the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a fire.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners instructing them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall began February 14, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403 or Kidde customer service service toll-free at 1-855-262-3540, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information. Chrysler's number for this recall is T82.

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