It is acceptable around town but this is not the vehicle to go chasing corners in. While the Compass was originally panned for its homely styling and chintzy interior, the automaker tweaked the design modestly a couple of years ago—just enough to make it over as 'mini Grand Cherokee' but not enough to remedy the low-rent feel that's evident from the first time you get inside. It is fairly slab-sided and the low ride height shows that it isnt intended for serious forays into the bush. However, while it looks less like the Dodge Caliber upon which it's based, you still can't think of it as looking like a real Jeep, and the architecture remains saddled with a relatively narrow track that will accept little more than smallish tires. The Compass was originally panned for its homely styling and chintzy interior, but that changed a couple of years ago, when Chrysler tweaked the design modestly, just enough to give it a makeover as a 'mini-Grand Cherokee' but not enough to overcome the rather low-rent look and feel of the interior. With that last refresh, the Compass also got a spruce-up inside; but unlike the extensive makeover given to the interior of the Dodge Journey crossover, this one still looks cheapish.
And, given the pricing difference between it and a comparably-equipped Patriot, you really need to appreciate the looks of the Compass to consider the additional expense. Only for 2013 Jeep has eked a little more highway mileage out of its five-speed manual model, managing 30 mpg on the highway, but that's the best it gets. A couple of years ago Chrysler invested some money in making the Compass better-looking, but it didn't complete the task by also making it better-performing. Chrysler has made several attempts to tamp down engine noise, but it's still one of the louder vehicles in this class from inside the cabin. Built from a platform once shared with the now-defunct Dodge Caliber, the Compass is more car than truck, more commuter than off-road warrior.
The Compass has yet to hit the crash-test wall but will probably earn four stars. As a commuter vehicle sometimes tossed into foul-weather conditions, the Compass is fine. Please take a quick U-turn back to our , clearing your cookies in the process. The brakes come with the usual software but the pedal is hard and dead and doesn't inspire confidence when stopping at highway speeds. Please visit if you need help with clearing cookies in your browser. That said, the packaging is quite good.
The drone still intrudes into the cabin and performance is sedate rather than spirited. Automatic climate control and 18-inch alloys are reserved for top Limited models. Overall, the Compass has a vaguely sleeker, classier look from some angles, but from others there's still a hint of ungainliness. It gets rugged appearance upgrades, too, but it's enough for some off-road situations with logs and boulders, and it's enough of a real deal to earn Jeep's Trail Rated badge. The Compass' equipment list is best compared to that of an affordable small car. Although the 2013 Compass still looks a little awkward from some angles, the nips and tucks worked wonders, and it's now even somewhat attractive on the outside.
And, don't regard the Compass as an investment, as the resale value falls short of virtually everything in its competitive segment. Gas mileage used to be reasonably against competing models a few years ago, but it's lagged behind newer designs; for 2013, Jeep has boosted the highway mileage of five-speed models to 30 mpg. There are better materials and a cleaner look, but it definitely feels done on a budget. Latitude and Limited models get extras like remote start, Bluetooth, and a media center with 30 gigabytes of storage. At least it tracks true and the car has been tuned to deliver easily manageable understeer. Chrysler has made several attempts to tamp down engine noise, but it's still one of the louder vehicles in this class from inside the cabin. That said, the packaging is quite good.
Vehicle Details The interior of the 2013 Jeep Compass includes soft-touch materials on the door trim, a comfortable center armrest and a steering wheel that provides decent feel and grip. It gets rugged appearance upgrades, too, but it's enough for some off-road situations with logs and boulders, and it's enough of a real deal to earn Jeep's Trail Rated badge. Automatic climate control and 18-inch alloys are reserved for top Limited models. And we read that as a good sign for the Compass. The interior is well laid-out and comes with a number of innovative features, like a rechargeable flashlight and outward-facing tailgate speakers. It is acceptable but will never earn the accolades of its big brother - it is a well-priced, middle-of-the-road runner. Please return to the previous page to try again or contact if you feel that you have received this message in error.
Step up to the all-paw Compass Sport 4x4 and there's a 2. Cargo space is limited—both because the cargo floor is surprisingly high, and simply because there isn't much space behind the rear seats. The 2013 Jeep Compass offers a choice of two 4-cylinder engines, neither of which strikes us as terribly refined or powerful. If a 2013 Jeep Compass is your one-and-only consideration, consult Kelley Blue Book's Fair Purchase Price for an idea of what consumers are paying in your area. The signature chrome seven-bar grille dominates the front end and, unlike some vehicles in this class, the fog lights arent so big they distract from the styling. We recommend getting the 172-horsepower, 2.
But here's where the Compass stands apart from its more carlike cousin: If you give it the right options, you'll end up with a vehicle that's worthy of its Jeep badge. In short, as a Jeep it still looks too much like an entry-level hatchback. The 2013 Compass feels like a small car, riding several inches higher than it otherwise would. We recommend the optionally available 2. Your request has been blocked.
Cargo space is limited—both because the cargo floor is surprisingly high, and simply because there isn't much space behind the rear seats. The interior now looks modern and the seats provide plenty of support. Please reference the following incident number so we may assist you with this error. Cargo space is 458 litres with the rear seats in place or 1259 litres when they're folded. In order to deliver the best possible user experience sites on the carsales network require scripting to be enabled. Ride quality is on the harsh side, but harder impacts and harder cornering bring out a softness and bouncing that's not always welcome.