2013 Jeep Compass

MSRP $19,495 - $26,395

Ranked #4 in Suv

8.2

Overall Rating

2013 Jeep Compass Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 3, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Jeep Compass has off-road capabilities but it is not as hardcore as you would imagine. To get it going on those tough terrains, you have to equip it with various packages such as off-road packages. Coming to other areas, the interior is well-designed but the built quality is not that high. The exterior design is simple and boxy. The number of safety measures is also very less.

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Pros

Decent off-road capability

Low premium

Cons

Subpar safety ratings

Unenthusiastic acceleration

Less number of standard features

What's New?

No significant changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$19495

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

112 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

158 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

141 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm

transmission

5 speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

MacPherson strut front suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

103.7 in.

length

175.1 in.

width

71.4 in.

height

65 in.

curb weight

3082 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

53.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

payload capacity

925 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/30 mpg

highway range

408 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Sport$19,495 onwards

Sport 2.4$21,395 onwards

Latitude$21,795 onwards

Latitude 2.4$23,695 onwards

Limited$24,495 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 Jeep Compass in Black Clear Coat color
Black Clear Coat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


That said, the starting price tag of the Jeep Compass is $19,495 and it can go up to $26,395. The entire trim range is available in standard FWD. With the base engine, Compass churns out a healthy 158 horsepower. The Jeep Compass has cut-throat competition with the Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.


9.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2013 Jeep Compass Features

9.0/10

Three trim levels are offered on the 2013 Jeep Compass. The base trim has a starting price of $19,495 with the FWD and with 4WD it goes up to $21,395. It adds features like 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels, manual air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, and a 4-speaker sound system with a CD player. Once you move up, on the Latitude trim, heated seats are given along with the reclining rear seats to comfort you. The top of the range Limited trim consists of leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, 6-way power driver seat, SiriusXM, automatic climate control system, and more.

Trim

Sport

Latitude 

Limited

MSRP (FWD)

$19,495

$21,795

$24,495

MSRP (4WD)

$21,395

$23,695

$26,395

Key Features

2.0-liter inline-4 engine

Adds or replaces in ‘Sport’ 

Adds or replaces in ‘Latitude’ 

 

5-speed manual transmission

CVT

2.4-liter inline-4 engine

 

16-inch cast-aluminum wheels

Power heated folding mirror

18-inch cast-aluminum wheels

 

Fog lamps

Heated front seats

leather-trimmed seats

 

Sentry Key antitheft engine immobilizer

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

auto-dimming rearview mirror

 

Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp

115-volt auxiliary powerpoint

SiriusXM

 

Remote keyless entry

Tilt and telescopic steering column

Trip computer

 

Premium Cloth seats

   
 

Manual air conditioning

   

We Recommend

It is better if you choose the mid-range Latitude trim. It has more features as compared to the base trim and you don’t have to pay as high as the Limited trim. Therefore, this way not only do you get the Compass at a reasonable price but also you can enjoy holidays with the saved money.

2013 Jeep Compass Engine and Performance

9.0/10

There are two engines offered on the 2013 Jeep Compass. A 2.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-4 engine is found under Sports and Latitude trims. This engine has default 5-speed manual transmission on the base trim and power gets transferred to front wheels which can be directed to all wheels under optional 4WD. A CVT transmission is given on higher trim levels. The base engine churns out 158 hp and 141 lb-ft of torque. 

With the above arrangement, 2013 Compass does 0-60 mph in 10.5 seconds. Meanwhile, a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine is standard on the top Limited trim and is mated to a CVT transmission. It churns out 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. With this output, Compass reaches 60 mph from standard still in 10.1 seconds. Freedom Drive II off-road group offers an off-road model with 4WD, brake lock differential, hill descent control, engine oil cooler, transmission/engine oil pan skid plate, and more.

Model

2013 Jeep Compass Sport

2013 Hyundai Tucson GL

2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES

MSRP

$19,495

$20,595

$20,695

$19,170

Engine

2.0-liter inline-4

2.0-liter inline-4

2.0-liter inline-4

2.0-liter inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

5-speed manual

5-speed manual

5-speed manual

5-speed manual

Power

158 hp @ 6,400 rpm

165 hp @ 6,200 rpm

155 hp @ 6,000 rpm

148 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

141 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpmrpm

146 lb-ft @ 4,600 

150 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

145 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

10.5

9.8

9.5

9.2

Quarter mile (mph)

17.

17.0

17.1

17.1

Top speed (mph)

112

119

116

115

While Tucson displays the worst performance when it comes to acceleration, the other crossovers are not very praise-worthy. With the least horsepower, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport finishes 0-60 mph in 9.2 seconds while the CX-5 finishes the same in 0.3 seconds later than Outlander Sport. Overall, there is not much difference in the acceleration among Compass and rivals due to the similar engine and transmission configuration. However, Compass is the slowest in the competition. 

2013 Jeep Compass Fuel Economy

9.0/10

With the base 2.0-liter gas engine and manual transmission, the 2013 Compass has a fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined. If the base engine is paired with the CVT, fuel economy drops by 1/2/2 mpg in the city/highway/combined respectively. The 2.4-liter engine with CVT returns 2/3/2 mpg less in the city/highway/combined as compared to the base engine.

Model

2013 Jeep Compass Sport

2013 Hyundai Tucson GL

2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES

MPG (city)

23

20

26

24

MPG (Highway)

30

26

35

30

MPG (Combined)

26

22

29

26

Fuel Capacity

13.6

15.3

14.8

16.6

Range (City/highway)

313 / 408

306 / 398

385 / 518

398 / 498

The fuel efficiency of the Compass is decent but not the best in class. The title of the least thirsty car in the competition belongs to the CX-5. Outlander Sport secures the second spot after the CX-5 but it has the biggest fuel tank which results in a better range. Lastly, the least fuel effective car is the Hyundai Tucson.

2013 Jeep Compass Interior

9.0/10

You can either pick the dark slate gray or light pebble beige as your interior theme in the 201 Jeep Compass. The seats are wrapped with the Premium cloth upholstery which can be upgraded to leather on the top-tier trim. The steering wheel is covered in leather and the seats have good back support. The keyless entry function makes things more comfortable. There is a decent amount of head and legroom in the cabin.

4-way manual adjustment is standard for the base Compass. Driver seat height adjustment and forward-fold-flat passenger seat are given on the Latitude trim. The rear seats can split into a 40-60 pattern which can increase the cargo space from 22.7 cu-ft to 53.6 cu-ft. Manual air conditioning, tilt telescopic steering wheel, cargo lights, Speed-sensitive power locks, and bright interior accent are some standard cabin features on the 2013 Compass.

Model

2013 Jeep Compass Sport

2013 Hyundai Tucson GL

2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.7/54.6/40.6

39.4/57.1/41.2

40.1/57.5/41.0

39.4/56.2/41.6

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.9/54.0/39.4

39.1/55.1/38.7

39.0/55.5/39.3

37.9/55.7/36.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

22.7

34.7

25.1

21.7

Amongst the competitors, Outlander Sport is the most confined crossover. The Mazda CX-5 is the roomiest while the Compass and Tucson have nearly the same passenger volume. As for the cargo capacity, the bet has been won by Tucson while the Outlander Sport is crying like a loser. Compass also does not have a very big trunk as its cargo capacity is just 1 cu-ft more than the Outlander Sport. Lastly, the CX-5 has a cargo capacity of 25.1 cu-ft. Major interior features include:

  • Premium cloth seats
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Automatic climate control
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • Rear 60/40 folding seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Leather upholstery

How intuitive is the 2015 car’s infotainment unit?

Uconnect130 infotainment system is given on the base 2013 Jeep Compass. 4-speaker, CD player, and aux jack are standard features. Voice control, Bluetooth, USB port, and SiriusXM satellite radio are included under SiriusXM satellite radio Group. A nine Boston acoustics speaker system is given under the Sun and Sound group. The Uconnect430 system adds a touchscreen interface and digital music storage. Major infotainment unit features are:

  • 4-speaker sound system
  • CD player
  • SiriusXM (optional)
  • Auxiliary media jack
  • 9-speaker Boston acoustic sound system (optional)
  • Two articulating liftgate Speakers (optional)

2013 Jeep Compass Exterior

9.0/10

The exterior design of the Compass can be described as boxy and toned like a bodybuilder. There are no major sharp body lines on the exterior profile which makes it look very sporty but Compass does give the vibes of an off-roading SUV. At the front, halogen headlights, fog lights, and a bulged hood at the center are given. 

If you look from the side, there are no interesting elements to note down here. Bright side roof rails are given on the top of the 2013 Compass. Power heated side mirrors with manual folding are standard throughout the trim range. Compass runs on the 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels. However, 17 and 18-inch wheels are also available. The panoramic sunroof is given as the available option under the Sun and Sound group.

Model

2013 Jeep Compass Sport

2013 Hyundai Tucson GL

2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,101

3,139

3,208

3,201

Length (in.)

175.1

173.2

179.3

169.1

Width (in.)

71.4

71.7

72.4

69.7

Height (in.)

65.0

65.2

67.3

64.2

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.1

6.7

8.5

8.5

Wheelbase (in.)

103.7

103.9

106.3

105.1

Outlander Sport weighs more on the curb weight scale than any other crossover. However, It is the smallest car in terms of exterior dimensions. On the other hand, the biggest one is the rival from Mazda. The Hyundai Tucson has the least amount of ground clearance which makes it not a good choice for off-roading or bumpy terrain. Lastly, the shortest wheelbase belongs to the Compass which makes it easier to park as compared to other rivals. Major exterior features are:

  • 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels
  • Bright roof side rails
  • Fog lamps
  • Power heated folding mirrors
  • Solar-Control Glass
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Rear window defroster
  • Panoramic Sunroof (optional0
  • Tow hooks (optional)

2013 Jeep Compass Safety

9.0/10

The Jeep Compass has disappointing safety ratings. NHTSA has given an overall 3-star safety rating whereas IIHS has assigned ‘Good’ and ‘Marginal’ ratings in the crashworthiness tests. On the other hand, rivals have performed much better in the safety department. The standard safety features given on the 2013 Compass are emergency braking assist, rear door child safety locks, sentry key antitheft engine immobilizer, and engine block heater. and cruise control. Major safety features are:

  • Cruise control
  • Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp
  • Sentry Key antitheft engine immobilizer
  • Speed control
  • Brake assist
  • Hill-descent control (optional)

2013 Jeep Compass Final Verdict

If you are looking for a crossover for a normal commute that also has acceptable off-road capacity then the Jeep Compass is for you. However, in other areas from safety to performance, a list of features to the level of comfort, rivals have the upper hand. Therefore, if you don’t have a thing for a specific brand then Compass’ opponents such as Mazda Cx-5 are worth checking out.

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