2019 Jeep Compass

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2019 MODEL
$22,095 - $31,690

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2019 Jeep Compass Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Jeep Compass was never the best Subcompact SUV but has always been a strong contender for the title. It makes a strong case for itself with its brilliant brand image, low base price, and good off-road capability. It isn 't the most practical car around though, neither is it a great car within the city perimeters. Thankfully, it gets a lot of equipment and has upmarket looks which make it a really desirable car.

Cheap usually means not good. That has always been the case since the beginning of trade, back when cavemen decided to barter items for other items. The less you offer, the less you get. This, however, isn 't the stone age, neither we don 't barter anymore. Cost-efficient production has seen the prices go down and quality go up almost universally. Nowadays, you can buy a cheap item, and even those might last a long time, if not a lifetime. Is the Auto industry the same as well? It certainly is.

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Pros

Gorgeous looks

Responsive 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit

Brilliant 4x4 option

Trailhawk version

Cons

Slow Automatic gearbox

Price rise for subsequent models is quite steep

Rear space is compromised

What's New?

Minor revision of the feature-list

Apple Carplay and Android Auto now standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$22095

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

180 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

175 lbs.-ft @ 3900 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

60.7/60.3

dimensions

wheelbase

103.8 in.

length

173 in.

width

73.8 in.

height

64.6 in.

curb weight

3184 lbs.

ground clearance

7.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

27.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/32 mpg

highway range

432 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Jeep Compass in Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat color  2019 Jeep Compass in Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat color  2019 Jeep Compass in Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat color  2019 Jeep Compass in Laser Blu color  2019 Jeep Compass in Jazz Blue Pearlcoat color  2019 Jeep Compass in Pearl White Clearcoat color  2019 Jeep Compass in Olive Green Pearlcoat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine

7.0

Interior

7.5

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Jeep Compass Sport

Sport

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$22,095 - $23,595


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $23,595 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed manual four wheel drive 5
Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $22,095 MSRP (23/26/32) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Compass Latitude

Latitude

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$25,345


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $25,345 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $25,345 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed manual four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Compass Sun & Wheel

Sun & Wheel

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$25,890


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sun & Wheel 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $25,890 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive TBD   Redline Pearl Coat
  Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat
  Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  White Clear Coat

 2019 Jeep Compass Upland

Upland

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$26,040


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $26,040 MSRP (22/25/30) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive TBD

 2019 Jeep Compass Altitude

Altitude

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$26,515 - $28,015


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $28,015 MSRP (22/25/30) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Altitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $26,515 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Compass Limited

Limited

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$28,445 - $29,945


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $28,445 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $29,945 MSRP (22/25/30) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Trailhawk

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$29,445


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $29,445 MSRP (22/25/30) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5   Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat
  Spitfire Orange Clear Coat/Black Clear Coat
  Olive Green Pearl Coat/Black Clear Coat
  Sting-Gray Clear Coat/Black Clear Coat

 2019 Jeep Compass High Altitude

High Altitude

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$30,190 - $31,690


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
High Altitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $30,190 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive TBD
High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $31,690 MSRP (22/25/30) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive TBD

Top Jeep Cars

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
7.5/10

Engine: 293 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L V-6

MPG: 21 combined

2019 Jeep Cherokee
7.8/10

Engine: 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L I-4

MPG: 25 combined

2019 Jeep Renegade
7.7/10

Engine: 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L I-4

MPG: 25 combined

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUV
7.2/10

Engine: 707 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L V-8

MPG: 13 combined

2019 Jeep Wrangler
7.6/10

Engine: 285 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L V-6

MPG: 20 combined

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV
7.2/10

Engine: 475 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.4 L V-8

MPG: 15 combined

Expert Review


Amratya Nigam October 14, 2019

7.1

Overall Rating


Compact SUVs have taken the market by a storm, owing to their practicality and low prices. For further price savings, subcompact SUVs were introduced, which offer almost all the same goodies as the compact SUVs but at an even lower price point. This is where we find the 2019 Jeep Compass. It is a pretty little car for a pretty little segment. 

Borrowing plenty of design cues from its elder sibling - The Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Compass looks like a dwarfed version of the same. However, it all works in favor of the Compass. With the Jeep-specific 7-slit grille and a typical SUV-like boxy silhouette, its brawny road presence makes it stand apart from the segment. With the prices going over $21k for the base Rear-wheel drive variant, the Jeep Compass pokes the territories of some serious contenders such as Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, Subaru Crosstrek, and a few others. Let's move ahead and find out if it can make a place for itself in this, otherwise, crowded segment.

2019 Jeep Compass front view
2019 Jeep Compass front view
2019 Jeep Compass rear view
2019 Jeep Compass rear view

8.0/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine

 
 

7.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Jeep Compass Features

8.0/10

There are 5 trim options with the 2019 Jeep Compass. The base “Sport” variant in the Front-wheel-drive guise is quite a cheap entry point into the lineup, although the subsequent trims are significantly expensive. Off-road enthusiasts will appreciate the 4x4 versions. However, the ones seeking extraordinary performance on the off-roading front are sure to be tempted by the Trailhawk variant. Not only does it possess impeccable "go-anywhere" traits, but it also stands apart from the lineup with some extra aesthetic upgrades.

Trim

Sport

Latitude

Altitude

Trailhawk

Limited

MSRP RWD

$21,595

$24,395

$26,265

-

$27,945

MSRP AWD

$23,095

$24,845

$28,945

$27,765

$29,445

Key Features

Rear Back-Up Camera

Adding on top of Sport

Adding on top of Latitude 

Adding on top of Altitude

Adding on top of Altitude 

 

16-Inch Painted Tech Silver Aluminum Wheels

heated steering wheel

18-Inch Gloss Black Wheels

Ruby Red Tow Hooks

Heated Power Exterior Mirrors with Turn Signal Indicator

 

Uconnect 4 with 7-Inch Touchscreen

Uconnect 4 with 7-inch reconfigurable Driver Information Digital Cluster Display

Gloss Black Exterior Accents

Active Drive Low 4x4 System

Uconnect 4 with 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Featuring Android Auto™ Integration and Apple CarPlay Support

 

heated front seats

Piano Black Interior Accents

Leather-Trimmed Interior with Ruby Red Accents

Premium Heated Leather-Trimmed Front Seats

 
 

windshield wiper de-icer

Gloss Black Roof

Two-Tone Gloss Black Roof

   
 

Remote Vehicle Start

       
 

Selec-Terrain Traction Management System (For 4x4 models only)

       

We Recommend

For budget off-road enthusiasts, the Trailhawk trim is currently the best compact SUV in the market. For tighter budgets though, the base "Sport" trim, paired with the AWD system, would suit just fine as it is loaded with a plethora of standard features such as a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, heated front seats, remote vehicle start and a lot more. 

2019 Jeep Compass Engine

7.0/10
The Compass feels more agile than its tall, boxy profile would suggest, responding ably to inputs from the nicely weighted steering wheel.-Car and Driver

Jeep Compass, arguably, is a little too overpowered amongst similarly priced cars. For a starting price of $21,595, you get a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated inline 4 engine. Power and torque figures soar at 180 HP and 175 pound-foot, respectable but not worthy of an applause.

2019 Jeep Compass engine

The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual by default. You can also opt for either a 6 speed or a 9-speed automatic gearbox, both of which take their own sweet time to change gears. The power is transferred to the wheels via a rugged all-wheel-drive system. You get an option of front-wheel drive on higher trims as well, which should have been the other way around according to industry standards.

Models

Jeep Compass

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

MSRP

$21,595

$20,520

$20,945

$19,500

$23,200

$20,390

$21,859

21,300

$20,945

Engine

2.4 Liter Inline 4

1.8 Liter Inline-4

2.0 Liter Inline-4

2.0 Liter Inline-4

1.4 Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0 Liter Inline-4

2.0 Liter Boxer-4

1.4 Liter Inline-4

2.0 Liter Inline-4

Transmission

6-speed manual transmission (6 or 9-speed Automatic)

CVT

CVT

6-speed Manual (CVT optional)

6-speed automatic

CVT

6-speed Manual (CVT optional)

6-speed automatic

5-speed Manual (CVT optional)

Horsepower

180 hp @ 6400 rpm

141 hp @6500 rpm

144 hp @ 6100 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

138 hp @ 4900 rpm

148 hp @ 6000 rpm

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

138 hp @ 4900 rpm

148 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

175 lb.-ft @ 3900 rpm

127 lb. ft. @ 4300 rpm

139 lb. ft. @ 3900 rpm

132 lb. ft. @ 4500 rpm

148 lb. ft. @ 1850 rpm

146 lb. ft. @ 2800 rpm

145 lb. ft. @ 4000 rpm

148 lb.-ft. @1850 rpm

145 lb.-ft. @ 4,200 rpm

Compared to the compass, the cars here are a segment below. Smaller with weaker engines, the other cars listed above are quite low on power and torque. Subaru Crosstrek comes the closest, but fall 30 horses short against the Jeep. They are also a little cheaper, with the biggest difference coming up to $4,000.

Acceleration

Jeep Compass’s mildly powerful engine doesn’t perform too well. It gets the car rolling from a standstill to 60 MPH in a lazy 10 seconds. Quarter mile times haven’t been tested yet, but it is safe to say the Jeep won’t be setting any performance records.

2019 Jeep Compass

The power surge is quite linear and the Compass takes some time before it gets going. There is also a considerable turbo lag that could get frustrating in traffic conditions while performing overtakes at low speeds. Also, the maximum power output comes at a high rev-range and thus, adds to the lousy character of the Compass.

Models

Jeep Compass

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

0-60 MPH (sec)

10.0

9.3*

11.0

10.0

8.4

8.6

9.0

9.3

8.9

Quarter mile (sec)

NA

16.8*

18.4

17.3

16.2

16.3

16.9

16.8

16.6

Engine

2.4-L I-4

1.8-L I-4

2.0-L I-4

2.0-L I-4

1.4-L I-4

2.0-L I-4

2.0-L H-4

1.4-L I-4

2.0-L I-4

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

NA

6.3*

6.0

5.9

6.3

5.7

7.0

6.3

7.1

As for the competition, the best acceleration times come from the tiny turbocharged Buick Encore. It takes a blazing 8 seconds (sarcasm intended) for 0 to 60 MPH. Toyota CHR is the slowest by a long shot, taking 11 seconds for the same feat.

Ride and Handling

The Jeep is a relatively nimble car on its feet, much more than its bulk should allow. The steering is nicely weighted, although we wish it could express a bit more to the driver. The Compass is fast to respond to inputs, and hard cornering is sure to induce a fair amount of body roll. Ride quality is quite smooth and never gets unsettling, even when navigating through rough terrain.

2019 Jeep Compass

When you talk about a Jeep, its off-road ability is one of the most discussed features. Even though the Compass is primarily a “soft-roader”, Jeep hasn’t gone completely soft. If you find yourself in a neighborhood devoid of tarmac roads, you would appreciate the off-roading capabilities of this Jeep. It has 8.2 inches of ground clearance, which is good enough for not being stranded over smaller rocks.

Braking

The Compass has a nervous brake pedal, ready to engage at the slightest touch. Don’t let the response fool you into thinking the brakes are strong. They aren’t very effective at shedding speed, mostly due to its off-roading nature. Opting for better road tires might help here.

2019 Jeep Compass tire

Apart from its snatchy nature, there is also negligible travel from the brake pedal. You glance your foot over it and the SUV nose-dives. This phenomenon could get scary at spirited speeds and needs a little getting used to.

Model

Jeep Compass

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Brake Front (in.)

12

11.5

11.8

11.8

11.8

11

11.6

11.8

11.6

Brake Rear (in.)

11

11.1

11.1

9.0 (Drum)

10.6

11.1

10.8

9.0

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3327

2906

3300

2890

3237

2809

3113

2805

3,032

60-0 MPH (ft.)

NA

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Braking figures aren’t available at the moment, but keeping in previous years’ trends, the compact SUV segment isn’t too keen on decelerating. However, the Jeep is the heaviest of the lot surpassing the bulky Toyota C-HR. This could translate into a lousy braking performance, however, let's wait for the exact numbers before we plant our foot on a verdict.

2019 Jeep Compass Fuel Economy

The disappointment in performance can be justified by its efficiency figures. The Jeep offers great gas mileage, comparable to a similarly priced sedan. It runs for 22 miles within the city for a gallon, and 31 on the highway, which translates to great fuel savings. With less weight to lug around than a traditional SUV, compact SUVs manage much higher efficiency levels. The smaller engines on some of the cars listed here have even better mileage.

Model

Jeep Compass

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

MPG (city)

22

28

27

27

26

29

27

25

24

MPG (highway)

31

34

31

33

31

34

33

33

30

MPG (combined)

25

30

29

30

28

31

25

28

27

Mazda’s CX3 and Honda HRV seem to run only on fumes, proverbially speaking. The Jeep offers the least mileage within the city limits but come to the freeways, it overpowers its rivals by a wide margin. The rest of the competition is evenly matched and there is no picking a winner here.

2019 Jeep Compass Interior

7.5/10
The Compass has a spacious interior with good head- and legroom in both rows, though the available sunroof cuts into rear-seat headroom. The seats are generally comfortable and supportive.-Cars.usnews

Seating and Comfort

The Jeep Compass's cabin has enough space for the driver and front passenger, but space in the back leaves much to be desired. Officially, you can seat 5 people inside. In reality, the car seems better suited for 2 adults and 3 teenagers. There aren’t many complaints though, as the target audience for this car is an average suburban family, which usually consists of only the above-mentioned demographic.

2019 Jeep Compass  front seat

As you keep moving towards the top trims, the leatherette seating surfaces are replaced with real leather covers. The front seats, then, also feature heated functions and also enhance the comfort factor with their wide-adjustability traits. The top-trim also features a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel. That said, the seats do a fine job of holding you in one place under a spirited driving style.  Also, spending hours on them won't bother you at all, thanks to the apt cushioning and tremendous thigh support.

Model

Jeep Compass

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (cu. ft) Headroom

39.2

39.5

38.1

39.6

39.6

38.4

39.8

39.6

39.4

Front (cu. ft) Shoulder room

56.7

56.8

49

55.5

54.2

53.5

56.7

54.1

56.2

Front (cu. ft) Legroom

41.8

41.2

43.5

41.5

40.8

41.7

43.1

40.8

41.6

Rear (cu. ft) Headroom

38.5

38.3

38.3

37.8

38.8

37.2

38

38.8

37.9

Rear (cu. ft) Shoulder room

55.1

54.5

52.5

54.5

52.5

50.4

55.6

52.8

55.5

Rear (cu. ft) Legroom

38.3

39.3

31.7

34.6

35.8

35

36.5

35.7

36.3

There isn’t much difference in front cabin space among the competition. The rear space keeps varying though. Honda HRV has the best balance of space, which is comparable to, or even better than the Compass.

Infotainment System

The Compass Sport uses Jeep's trusted and familiar, Uconnect system, which is extremely intuitive and informative, with a standard 7-inch touch screen display. It is not as fancy as its rivals however, it works in favor of the Jeep, as its utility-focused interface is much better and easier to get used to. Having said that, other standard features associated with the infotainment system include:

  • Touchscreen-Infotainment System
  • USB Port
  • Auxiliary Input
  • Bluetooth
  • Voice Controls
  • A Six-Speaker Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

2019 Jeep Compass infotainment

Other than these, you get a few optional features as well, in case you want a little more character on the inside.:

  • An 8.4-Inch Touch Screen
  • Satellite Radio
  • Nine-speaker Beats Premium Sound System
  • Subscription for Navigation System is available

Cargo volume

This little Jeep comes with plenty of trunk space, 27 cubic feet to be precise, that is good for all your family luggage rolled into 3 giant briefcases. If the need arises for more, you can double the cargo space by folding the rear seats down with just a twist of a knob. On the higher trims though, this knob gets replaced by a powered button.

2019 Jeep Compass cargo space

The tailgate opens high and wide enabling easier loading/unloading. Also, the power-adjusted height lowering feature of the cargo floor on the Compass further adds an extra layer of convenience to its owners. There are also various nets and small hooks in the back that can be helpful in holding some precious elements in your luggage.

Oh, and let's also not forget that the more expensive - Trailhawk, also features bigger roof rails just in case the cargo space doesn't serve your purpose. In case you cannot stretch your budget upto the Trailhawk, then fret not as all the Compasses can tow up to 1,000 lbs behind them. There is a dedicated hook for this purpose on all the trims.

Model

Jeep Compass

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Trunk Volume (ft.3)

27.2

24.3

19

19.2

18.8

12.4

20.8

18.7

21.7

Cargo Volume with Rear seats folded (ft.3)

59.8

58.8

36.4

45.8

48.4

44.5

55.3

48.4

49.5

All the cars here come standard with foldable rear seats, which works great for additional cargo space. Not that they need it, as all daily hauls would easily fit in the trunk. The only exception is the Mazda CX3, which has a particularly small boot, poorer than most hatchbacks.

Interior Features

The Compass's dash has a neat and clean view with the large touchscreen system hugged by the equally large AC vents. The leather trim on the dash further escalates the oomph factor of the cabin and the heated steering wheel also adds to the same. That said, some of the key highlights of the Jeep's interior are:

  • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat and 6-way manual adjustable front passenger seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Height adjustable cargo loading floor
  • Rearview auto-dimming mirror
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with cabin air filter
  • Overhead console with reading lamps

 

2019 Jeep Compass front seat
2019 Jeep Compass front seat
2019 Jeep Compass interior
2019 Jeep Compass interior
2019 Jeep Compass sunroof
2019 Jeep Compass sunroof
2019 Jeep Compass
2019 Jeep Compass
2019 Jeep Compass
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2019 Jeep Compass Exterior

The 2019 Jeep Compass has nice cabin materials and decent off-roading abilities, but its underpowered engine and cramped cargo hold help push it toward the bottom of our compact SUV rankings.-Cars.usnews

Design and Dimensions

The 2019 Jeep compass does the segment proud by sticking to the unspoken dimension constraints. It remains quite small, less than 15 feet in length. It is also quite light, well under 3 and a half thousand pounds. The tiny 103-inch wheelbase helps with city maneuvering but compromises the interior space. There is also a lot of empty space under the body, with 8.2 inches of ground clearance.

2019 Jeep Compass

IThe 2019 model carries the same look as the 2017 Jeep Compass, with the same visual cues borrowed from the Grand Cherokee. It perfectly mimics the latter with its familiar 7-slit grille which ensures you do not get mistaken by a Jeep for any other car. Unlike most of its rivals, the 2019 Compass retains the classic traits of an SUV with its squared-off boxy silhouette. Further adding on to it, the big wheel arches also accentuate the rugged look of the SUV. All in all, the Compass is amongst the best looking SUVs pertaining to a commanding road presence with a high set hood and class-leading ground clearance.

Model

Jeep Compass

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Curb weight (lbs.)

3327

2906

3300

2890

3237

2809

3157

2805

3,032

Length(in)

173

170.4

171.2

164.0

168.4

168.3

175.8

167.2

171.9

Width(in)

73.8

69.8

70.7

70.9

70.1

69.6

71

69.9

71.3

Height(in)

64.6

63.2

61.6

61

65.2

60.7

63.6

64.9

64.8

Ground clearance (in)

8.2

5.4

5.9

6.7

6.2

6.1

8.7

6.2

8.5

Wheelbase (in)

103.8

102.8

103.9

102.4

100.6

101.2

104.9

100.6

105.1

Track width (in) F/R

60.7/60.3

60.4/60.6

60.6/60.6

62.0/62.4

60.62/60.62

60/59.5

61/61.2

60.6/60.6

60.6/60.6

Compact dimensions are a given with all the cars in this segment, which is also why none of the cars here will ever stand out in terms of dimensions. Subaru’s Crosstrek is minutely longer than the Compass, just 2 inches longitudinally. Apart from that, there aren’t any discernible differences between the two.

2019 Jeep Compass front view
2019 Jeep Compass front view
2019 Jeep Compass front view
2019 Jeep Compass front view
2019 Jeep Compass front view
2019 Jeep Compass front view
2019 Jeep Compass rear view
2019 Jeep Compass rear view
2019 Jeep Compass side view
2019 Jeep Compass side view
2019 Jeep Compass headlight
2019 Jeep Compass headlight

2019 Jeep Compass Safety

The 2019 Compass has been equipped with a stiffened chassis from before and its build quality gets even more evident with its crash-test results. With a "4-star" rating from the NHTSA, the Jeep Compass lines up head to head with its rivals in terms of build quality.

2019 jeep compass body structure

Apart from the rugged build-quality, the Compass also features a plethora of advanced safety features that further emphasize the better safety of its occupants. Some of the standard safety features offered with the 2019 Jeep Compass are:

  • 4-Wheel Disc Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • All Speed Traction Control
  • Center Rear 3-Point Seat Belt
  • Driver Inflatable Knee-Bolster Airbag
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Passenger Seat Belt Alert
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • LATCH Ready Child Seat Anchor System
  • Motorized Pretensioning Seatbelts
  • Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Rain Brake Support
  • Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Supplemental Side-Curtain Front and Rear Airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display

2019 Jeep Compass Competition

Jeep Compass vs Honda HR-V

Jeep Compass is a more expensive car than the HRV, and has the premium interiors to justify the price. What it cannot justify, however, is the lack of space and performance. Honda HR-V is much cheaper and offers comparable features. The Jeep demands a surprising premium over the other cars here, but you won’t get much for that dough. Jeeps are known for their ruggedness and off-road ability, and the Compass Sport keeps up with that tradition. If the 3-grand difference between the base trims of the two is not a problem, the Jeep is worth your money.

2019 honda hr-v

Jeep Compass vs Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is quite a mature car. For off-roading capabilities, you can opt for either of the two. For additional practicality, however, you can choose the Outlander Sport. Japanese cars are reputed for being utterly reliable and practical, and Mitsubishi maintains that word. If only you had a better automatic! Jeep might not be the most practical daily driver, but it certainly is more exciting, especially the Trailhawk version. If fun is high on your to-do list, then you can stop looking around the Jeep.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Jeep Compass vs Buick Encore

In terms of pricing, Buick Encore is the closest competitor to the Jeep currently. Those are the few similarities they have, along with a relatively heavyweight for the class. The Buick Encore is a much easier car for the city, with slightly tighter dimensions and better performance, but also has a pricier entry point. Both are great mile munchers too. If you do not have any interest in getting off the tarmac, ever, then consider the Buick Encore.

2019 Buick Encore

2019 Jeep Compass Final Verdict

You could look for better practicality in many other vehicles, but you would be losing out on the fun you can have in this one. The handling is a little weak on road, with plenty of body roll and slow performance, but take to the broken trails, and this car comes alive. In essence, this is just a family car that can offer you cheap thrills off-road, and that is just marvelous. It also has a premium feel, which only makes the ownership experience better.

FAQs

What is the difference between the 2018 Compass and the 2019 Compass?

The 2019 Jeep Compass is just as same as the 2018 model apart from a revised feature-list and it also gets the Apple Carplay and Android Auto as standard.

Is the 2019 Jeep compass expensive to maintain?

On average, the total annual costs for a Jeep Compass amounts to $519. It is slightly more than the average cost of maintenance ($504) for the compact SUV segment.

Is the Jeep Compass bigger than a Jeep Cherokee?

No, actually it's the other way round. While both are compact SUVs, the Cherokee is 9.0 inches longer than the Compass and also offers 2.5 inches of extra wheelbase. The former is 1.6 inches taller than the Compass as well. For more information, head over to our specifications page for the 2019 Jeep Compass.

Does the Jeep compass come with a warranty?

Yes, the 2019 Jeep Compass is backed by a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty. or more information on this front, head over to our features tab on top of this page.