2017 Jeep Compass


Ranked #5 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$20,835 - $28,995

Key Spec of 2017 Jeep Compass
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular unleaded


158 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2017 Jeep Compass Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Jeep Compass has been completely redesigned for 2021 and is available for sale with its price ranging between $20,995 and $28,995. Its trims include Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited. It gets a new powertrain this year which is a 180-hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine that can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 8.5 seconds. Although acceleration is meager, this SUV is rather known for off-roading while fuel economy is also pretty decent. 

2017 Jeep Compass front angle view

The cabin of the Compass gets a new minimalistic layout loaded with lots of features. It offers a spacious cabin but is not practical as its rivals. Unlike the old model, the new Compass has earned great safety ratings and packs the latest safety tech but none of them are standard. In the competitive compact SUV segment, the Compass gets stiff rivalry from the Mazda CX-5, the Ford Escape, and the Chevrolet Equinox

2017 Jeep Compass Latest Updates

  • Feb' 18, 2022 : Orders Are Now Open For The 2022 Jeep Compass Altitude Package That Comes At An MSRP Of $1,695 Read More »

ProsConsWhat's New

Great fuel economy

Meager acceleration

Fully redesigned

Suave looks

Below-average reliability

Spacious and feature-filled cabin

Poor cargo colume

Good safety ratings

Excellent off-roading ability

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Pricing and Features7.00
Engine and Performance6.60
Fuel Economy7.70
Notable Rankings

#5 in Compact Suv

#8 in Suv

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Sport SE$20,835 onwards

Sport$20,995 onwards

  • 16 inch painted aluminum Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Manual front air conditioning
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite radio
  • Six-Speaker sound system
  • Uconnect system w/ 5-inch touchscreen display

75th Anniversary$23,275 onwards

Latitude$24,295 onwards

  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Upgraded cloth & simulated leather seat upholstery
  • Vinyl Seat trim

High Altitude$25,645 onwards

Trailhawk$28,595 onwards

  • 17-Inch wheels
  • Off-Road-Oriented tires
  • Unique front fascia

Limited$28,995 onwards

  • 18-Inch wheels
  • 8.5-Inch Uconnect touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Heated front seats and leather upholstery
  • Upgraded driver information display
  • Upgraded exterior trim


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Price Drop, $100
Previous Price: $1450019 May 2022

2017 Jeep Compass Latitude

Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Est. $195/mo
Excellent Deal
$1,376 Below market
RMV: $15,776
Gilroy, CA
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2016 Jeep Compass30
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $1149515 Apr 2022

2016 Jeep Compass Sport

Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 172 hp 4cyl 6A)

Est. $149/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,359 Below market
RMV: $14,354
Naugatuck, CT
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2018 Jeep Compass30
Price Drop, $230
Previous Price: $1678918 May 2022

2018 Jeep Compass Latitude

Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Est. $224/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,563.5 Below market
RMV: $23,122.5
Southern Pines, NC
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Price Drop, $1500
Previous Price: $1341517 Dec 2021

2016 Jeep Compass Sport SE

Sport SE 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Est. $161/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,585 Below market
RMV: $16,500
Dallas, TX
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2018 Jeep Compass6
Price Drop, $488
Previous Price: $1798721 May 2022

2018 Jeep Compass Limited

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

Est. $237/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,283 Below market
RMV: $24,782
Willmar, MN
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2017 Jeep Compass X Latitude

X Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 172 hp 4cyl 6A)

Est. $196/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,504 Below market
RMV: $19,995
Indianapolis, IN
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Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $1350001 May 2022

2017 Jeep Compass Sport

Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 180 hp 4cyl 9A)

Est. $176/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,911 Below market
RMV: $17,911
Dunn, NC
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2016 Jeep Compass Sport

Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 172 hp 4cyl 6A)

Est. $135/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,714 Below market
RMV: $13,709
Grafton, WV
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Price Rise, $500
Previous Price: $948817 May 2022

2016 Jeep Compass Sport

Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 172 hp 4cyl 6A)

Est. $135/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,453 Below market
RMV: $13,441
Glendale, AZ
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Colors and Styles

2017 Jeep Compass in Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The all-new 2017 Compass does much more than clear the low bar of being better than its predecessor- Kelly Blue Book

The all-new Jeep Compass is back with completely new styling, both outside and inside. The new powertrain setup doesn't change the fact that it has sluggish acceleration. The interior still feels cheap in some places. The main plus point of this SUV is its infotainment system, which offers more features than other compact SUVs. Another feature worth noting is its commendable safety ratings. 

Owning a Compass is pretty affordable as its ownership costs are considerably low than many of its class rivals. It costs close to $6,500 every year for its maintenance, repairs, fuel, etc. The average cost per mile is $0.43, thanks to its fuel-efficient engine. However, its reliability rating is pretty low in its class which is one of the main reasons for its unpopularity and low sales. 

2017 Jeep Compass Front View
2017 Jeep Compass Rear View


Even base models offer a competitive set of standard features- Carfax

The all-new Jeep Compass comes in four trims which include Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited. The base Sport has its price fixed at $20,995 while the top-most Limited trim costs nearly $29,000, excluding a $1,095 destination charge. Both FWD and 4WD drivetrains are available except for the Trailhawk and Limited trims that exclusively come in 4WD configuration only. The feature list is pretty elaborate in the Compass.

2017 Jeep Compass front view

Even the base Sport model offers a lot of standard features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, a 5-inch touchscreen display, 16-inch steel wheels, a 6-speaker sound system, and many more. There are several optional packages available too. The Advanced Safety and Lighting Group adds full-speed forward collision warning, lane departure warning, advanced brake assist, auto-dimming rearview mirror, bi-xenon HID headlamps with auto high-beam assist. 

Trim Sport Latitude Trailhawk Limited
MSRP (FWD) $20,995 $24,295 N/A N/A
MSRP (4WD) $22,495 $25,795 $28,595 $28,995
Key Features 5-inch touchscreen display Adds/ Upgrades to Sport trim Adds/ Upgrades to Latitude trim Adds/ Upgrades to Latitude trim
  16-inch steel wheels Premium cloth upholstery with vinyl accents Off-road suspension 18-inch polished aluminum wheels
  6-speaker sound system 17-inch alloy wheels Hill Descent Control Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  Dual-zone automatic climate control 6-way manual-folding front seats Red tow hooks 7-inch customizable display

Daytime running halogen quad headlamps

Split-folding rear seats 215/65R17 BSW on/off-road tires Heated front seats & steering wheel
  Push-button start Leather steering wheel

Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 system with enhanced Selec-Terrain system

8-way power driver's seat with 4-way power lumbar support
  Keyless entry   8.4-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Exterior mirrors with turn signals

  Cloth upholstery   High-strength steel skid plates

A two-tone black roof with a panoramic sunroof

We Recommend

The Sport trim is the best choice for those people who don't prefer off-roading. This trim adds a lot of features for a base model. We also recommend buying the $895 Tech Group package that adds a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, SiriusXM, 115V power outlet, a 7-inch driver's display, dual-zone automatic climate control, and remote engine start. 

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Engine and Performance

Jeep has dramatically improved the way the new Compass drives- Edmunds

2017 Jeep Compass Engine and Transmission

The Jeep Compass is powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 180 hp and 175 lb-ft. of torque. The base Sport trim gets a 6-speed manual transmission as standard while a 6-speed automatic transmission for the FWD models. The Trailhawk and Limited models use a 9-speed automatic transmission while the former comes with a standard 4WD system. 

2017 Jeep Compass engine

From a rolling start, the Compass isn't going to impress anyone who is looking for mass amounts of horsepower. This engine has never really been appreciated by enthusiastic drivers because it is slow and noisy. Those 180 horses feel completely diminishing while driving this vehicle. Nevertheless, this engine makes enough power for exploring different streets in the city. 

Models 2017 Jeep Compass 2017 Ford Escape 2017 Chevrolet Equinox 2017 Mazda CX-5
MSRP $20,995 $23,750 $23,100 $24,045
Engine 2.0L Inline-4 2.5L Inline-4 2.4L Inline-4 2.5L Inline-4
Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD
Transmission 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Power 180 hp @ 6,400 RPM 168 hp @ 6,000 RPM 182 hp @ 6,700 RPM 187 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 175 lb-ft. @ 3,900 RPM 170 lb-ft. @ 4,500 RPM 172 lb-ft. @ 4,900 RPM 185 lb-ft. @ 3,250 RPM

With 187 horses under its hood, the Mazda CX-5 is the most powerful car in this competition. The Chevrolet Equinox grabs second place as it develops just 2 horsepower more than the Compass. On the other hand, the Ford Escape makes just 168 horsepower and therefore, trails back to the last place. 

2017 Jeep Compass Acceleration

Acceleration isn't that great for a vehicle of this size. The Jeep Compass hurdles from 0-60 MPH in 8.5 seconds, despite weighing less than some of its rivals. Furthermore, it completes a quarter of a mile in 16.4 seconds with a top speed of 120 MPH. The power it makes isn't sufficient enough and therefore, passing other vehicles on a freeway is frustrating.

2017 Jeep Compass reaches 60 MPH from a standstill in 8.5 sec

Straight-line performance is far less impressive. When you step on the gas and really ask for power, you get a delay while the 9-speed automatic's shifting behavior is unpredictable. The transmission doesn't quite work as smoothly and as enthusiastically as some of the vehicles in the segment. What's the use of nine gears if the car is not able to pick the right gear.

Models 2017 Jeep Compass 2017 Ford Escape 2017 Chevrolet Equinox 2017 Mazda CX-5
0-60 MPH 8.5 sec 9.1 sec 9.5 sec 8.9 sec
Quarter mile 16.4 sec 16.8 sec 17.0 sec 16.6 sec
Engine 2.0L 2.5L 2.4L 2.5L

Top Speed

120 MPH 110 MPH 115 MPH 120 MPH

Speaking of performance figures, the Compass beats its rivals in both performance tests while the Mazda CX-5 is right behind it with decent acceleration. Despite making the least power, the Ford Escape manages to keep up with eh competition while the heavy curb weight of the Chevrolet Equinox results in its sluggish acceleration. 

2017 Jeep Compass Ride and Handling

What the new Jeep Compass does very well is handling. The suspension has a difficult time soaking up small road imperfections like sharp ruts or potholes while large bumps are gobbled up relatively easily. But again, that firmness of the suspension gives the Compass a light lively character in corners. The body roll is minimal when you take turns at high speeds, which is quite unexpected. The steering is just plain great. It's light yet progressive enough supposed to not feel overly artificial.

2017 Jeep Compass side angle view

When it comes to off-roading, the Trailhawk is the best option as it adds even more off-road capabilities such as a 20:1 crawl ratio, hill descent control, and a rock setting that manages the brakes to simulate a locking differential. Even without the Trailhawk's sophisticated 4WD system, higher ground clearance, and all-terrain tires, every Compass 4x4 is a depth off-roader. In slick low-speed situations, the traction management system works as intended, and through flowing twisty trails, the Compass is sown for some fun running. 

2017 Jeep Compass Braking

Unlike its sluggish acceleration, the Jeep Compass has impressed many people with its braking capabilities. While decelerating from 60-0 MPH, the Compass took 112 feet of braking distance, which is a competitive figure in its class. Part of that credit goes to its light curb weight and strong brakes which are 12-inch discs in the front and 11-inch discs at the back.

2017 Jeep Compass brakes

The Compass's brakes are kind of sensitive. The vehicle responds immediately to your braking actions, which is really good. Although the braking is immediate, it doesn't give that jerky stop but instead stops in a smooth manner. Moreover, the Compass also comes with a brake assist that comes in handy during emergency stop situations. 

Models 2017 Jeep Compass 2017 Ford Escape 2017 Chevrolet Equinox 2017 Mazda CX-5
Brake Front 12.0 in 12.8 in 12.6 in 11.7 in
Brake Rear 11.0 in 12.0 in 11.9 in 11.9 in
Curb Weight 3,184 lbs 3,552 lbs 3,764 lbs 3,527 lbs
60-0 MPH 114 ft. 112 ft. 119 ft. 126 ft.

The Ford Escape manages to take the shortest braking distance in the brake test and stand at the top of the table while the Compass lands in second place with 114 feet. Despite weighing more than 3,700 pounds, the Chevy Equinox's braking performance is really appreciable but the Mazda CX-5 displays the worst performance in this section.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is near the top of the segment, with all-wheel-drive automatic models- MotorTrend

Although the all-new Jeep Compass has seen an increase in power, the fuel economy is more or less the same, which is really impressive. In the city, it returns 23 MPG while the highway mileage is estimated to be 32 MPG. A combined mileage of 26 MPG is obtained when using a manual transmission. 

2017 Jeep Compass side driving view

Switch to a 6-speed automatic and the MPG figures drop down by 1 MPG. The 4WD models don't drink much fuel and have a combined MPG of 25. Owing to the 13.5-gallon fuel tank, the Compass can drive up to 371 miles in its FWD guise while the 4WD models reduce that number to 351 miles. 

Models 2017 Jeep Compass 2017 Ford Escape 2017 Chevrolet Equinox 2017 Mazda CX-5
MPG (City) 23 21 22 24
MPG (Highway) 32 29 32 31
MPG (Combined) 26 24 26 27
Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons) 13.5 15.7 18.8 14.8
Range (City/ Highway/ Combined; Miles) 311/432/371 330/455/392 414/602/508 355/459/407

The Mazda CX-5's fuel ratings are almost the same as the Compass but the former's larger tank contributes to a better driving range. The Ford Escape stands in third place as it returns only 24 MPG combined while the Chevy Equinox is the least fuel-efficient vehicle here, though it shares the same MP figures with the Compass.


The redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass' interior is a step above the outgoing model's cabin- Cars.USNews

2017 Jeep Compass Seating and Comfort

The interior of the all-new Jeep Compass has been redesigned and is now crafted with loads of soft-touch materials. That said, there are some hard plastics found on the door panel. The design of the dashboard is boring but at the time quite utilitarian. All five seats are dressed in cloth on lower trims while higher versions get leather-trimmed seats. The front seats are comfortable, supportive, and are well-cushioned. An 8-way power driver's seat with a heated function is reserved only for the top-end Limited trim. 

2017 Jeep Compass dashboard

Passenger space is great in the front row. Even the rear-seat occupants will enjoy a good amount of leg and knee room. Though, the short overall height means headroom will be restricted for taller people. The rear seats also feel comfortable as the seatback is set at a good angle while there's ample under-thigh support too. Seating a third person could be an issue due to the contour of the seat bottom and the transmission tunnel. There are rear vents that are slightly lower mounted for the rear passengers too. 

Models 2017 Jeep Compass 2017 Ford Escape 2017 Chevrolet Equinox 2017 Mazda CX-5
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5 5
Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 39.2/56.7/41.8 39.9/55.9/43.1 40.9/55.8/41.2 39.7/57.1/41.0
Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 38.5/55.1/38.3 39.0/55.2/37.3 39.2/55.3/39.9 39.0/54.8/39.6

The Chevrolet Equinox has the most spacious rear row in this competition. The Ford Escape offers the least legroom for the rear occupants. On the other hand, the Mazda CX-5 offers slightly rear head and legroom than the Compass. Speaking of interior quality, the CX-5'cabin has a better fit and finish in this competition. 

2017 Jeep Compass Infotainment System

The base Sport trim comes with a Uconnect 5 infotainment system that includes a 5-inch touchscreen display featuring Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition, and a hands-free text message feature. However, it can be upgraded to a 7-inch touchscreen with SiriusXM, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay compatibility that runs on the updated Uconnect 7 interface. The Uconnect 8.4 system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display is only standard on the Trailhawk and Limited trims.

2017 Jeep Compass infotainment system

This system features an integrated voice-activated navigation system, Siri Eyes Free, traffic, and weather updates. A 6-speaker sound system is standard on all trim levels. Irrespective of the screen size, the layout is clean and simple but response times are laggy. The buttons and knobs present below the screen make it easy to change the settings. Even the smallest screen support pinch-to-zoom gesture, which is really cool. The intuitive interface makes it easy to use. 

2017 Jeep Compass Interior Features

The cabin highlights of the Compass are mentioned below:

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather steering wheel 
  • 8-way power driver's seat with 4-way power lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Cloth & leather upholstery
  • Push-button start
  • Remote engine start 
  • 5-inch touchscreen display 
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 6-speaker sound system

2017 Jeep Compass Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity is not the strongest point in the Jeep Compass. It offers 27.2 cubic feet of cargo space that's small for a compact SUV but good for a sub-compact SUV. Either way, this is a decent way to pack your gear. Thanks to the 60/40 split-seat function, the rear seats fold to give 59.8 cubic feet. 

2017 Jeep Compass cargo capacity

The rear seats do not fold completely flat on this vehicle. Therefore, carrying long items would not be a great idea. Unfortunately, a power tailgate is offered even on the top-most Limited trim, which is kind of disappointing. Also, the high loading lip of this vehicle can make things challenging while putting things into the cargo area. 

Models 2017 Jeep Compass 2017 Ford Escape 2017 Chevrolet Equinox 2017 Mazda CX-5
Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.) 27.2 34.0 31.5 30.9

With a maximum cargo space of 67.8 cubic feet, the Ford Escape is the clear winner here. The Chevrolet Equinox comes in second with 63.7 cubic feet. The cargo volume of the Mazda CX-5 is almost similar to the Compass which is 59.6 cubic feet. Also, all these rivals offer an available power tailgate too. 


The new Compass has a strong family resemblance to the larger Jeep Grand Cherokee, and we’re not complaining -CarAndDriver

2017 Jeep Compass Dimensions and Weight

With a complete exterior redesign this year, the all-new Jeep Compass is a great-looking SUV and it does look like a smaller Grand Cherokee. Jeep hasn't gone overboard with chrome, giving the Compass a clean look. The iconic seven slat grille is finished in gloss black with chrome surrounds. The quad headlights setup has a three-dimensional look and also comes with a cornering function. The Compass sits on 16-inch wheels that feel small for an SUV of this size but has a high ground clearance that is perfect for exploring off-road. 

2017 Jeep Compass side driving view

The wheelbase of the Compass is comparatively short in its segment but that doesn't compromise on the interior room. The wide and squared-out wheel arches are the hallmarks of every Jeep product in the past and that is what gives the Compass that muscular hunker-down look. Also, from the side view, there is a small piece of chrome that runs from the A-pillar all the way across the car to the C-pillar and then swoops down right into the tailgate. Around the back, the 3D taillamps are unique and eye-catching.

Models 2017 Jeep Compass 2017 Ford Escape 2017 Chevrolet Equinox 2017 Mazda CX-5
Curb weight (lbs) 3,327 3,552  3,764  3,527 
Length (in) 173.0 178.1 187.8 179.1
Width (in) 73,8 72.4 72.5 72.5
Height (in) 64.6 66.3 66.3 65.3
Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 7.8 6.9 7.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.8 105.9 112.5 106.2
Track width (in) F/R 60.7/60.3 61.5/61.6 62.9/62.1 62.8/62.8

The Chevrolet Equinox's wheelbase is the widest here, measuring at least 9 inches more than the Compass. Although both SUVs have similar cabin space, the wide wheelbase also helps to offer a stable and comfortable ride. The low ground clearance of the Mazda CX-5 will benefit in its driving dynamics, especially handling abilities. The extra weight is the reason the Ford Escape trails behind the Compass in terms of performance. 

2017 Jeep Compass Exterior Features

Some main highlights of the Compass's exterior are:

  • Cornering quad headlights
  • Cornering fog lamps
  • Halogen DRLs
  • Exterior entry lights
  • Power & heated exterior mirrors
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips
  • Black grille with chrome accents
  • Chrome headlamp bezel
  • Chrome window trim
  • Front & rear skid plates
  • Chrome roof rails
  • 16-inch polished aluminum wheels

The expected high-tech safety equipment is available, but not standard on any model- The Car Connection

The 2017 Jeep Compass received decent ratings by NHTSA. A 4-star overall safety rating was given to the Compass. In detail, it scored 3 stars for the front crash test, 5 stars for the side crash test, and 4 stars in the rollover crash test. The front crash prevention is not that great in the Compass but the side and rollover crash prevention is good.

NHTSA Rating 

Overall rating 4 stars
Overall frontal barrier crash rating 3 stars
Frontal barrier crash rating driver 3 stars
Overall side crash rating 5 stars
Side barrier rating 5 stars
Side pole rating driver front seat 5 stars
Combined side rating rear seat 5 stars
Rollover rating 4 stars
Side barrier rating driver 5 stars
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger 3 stars
Combined side rating front seat 5 stars
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat 5 stars

Unlike NHTSA, the Compass was well-received by IIHS. It was honored with the 'Top Safety Pick' award, which is considered the second-highest accolade from the agency. It received 'Good' ratings in all crash tests and a 'Superior' rating for front crash prevention. It also received the second-lowest 'Marginal' rating for its headlights. 

IIHS Rating 

Small overlap front driver side Good
Small overlap front passenger side Good
Moderate overlap front Good
Side Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats Good
Front crash prevention Superior
Headlights Marginal
Child seat anchors (LATCH) Poor

All these ratings prove the fact that the Jeep Compass is a safe vehicle. The seven airbags further increase the safety factor for the passengers. These airbags include dual front, front side, side curtain and driver's knee airbags. These airbags will protect the occupant's heads in the event of an accident.

2017 Jeep Compass crash test

The Compass also comes with a decent list of driver-assist features. These technologies can help prevent the risk of a crash. Some of them include:

  • Rearview Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning w/ Steering Assist
  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Brake Assist
  • Hill Descent Control

2017 Jeep Compass vs 2017 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape is nearly $2,700 costlier than the Compass but makes the least power in this competition. Hence, its performance is not much great but its driving dynamics are way better than the Compass. It's more power also burns more fuel. Also, the legroom in the rear row is slightly less than the Compass but its cargo space is one of the best in the segment. The Escape didn't win any award for its safety but packs a good list of features. 

2017 Ford Escape 

2017 Jeep Compass vs 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevy Equinox's initial price is a bit higher than the Compass. Although it makes similar power to the Compass, it displays a sluggish acceleration and the worst fuel efficiency in this segment. It gains some points as it offers a spacious rear row while its cargo capacity is also greater than the Compass. In view of safety, the Equinox's safety ratings are not that strong compared to the Compass and also packs fewer features.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox

2017 Jeep Compass vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

With a starting price of $24,045, the Mazda CX-5 is the most expensive car in this competition. It makes more power but still, its acceleration is not faster than the Compass. But, its fuel ratings are almost similar to the Compass. The CX-5 also offers more rear passenger space but its cargo capacity is the same as the Compass. Unlike the Compass, the CX-5 won the 'Top Safety Pick+' award for its safety, therefore a safer option.

2017 Mazda CX-5
Final Verdict

With a completely new design inside and outside, a new powertrain, and technological features, it is an attempt of Jeep to shine a light on the all-new Compass in the ever-competitive compact SUV segment. However, due to its poor reliability ratings, it ranks less than its rivals. But the Trailhawk has its rivals beat on mud, rocks, and trails. Also, considering America's insatiable appetite for high-riding vehicles, the tweener size Compass is going to fit right in. 

2017 Jeep Compass side angle view


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

144 cu in

horse power

172 hp @ 6000 rpm


165 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm


6 speed Automatic


175 in


104 in


71 in

curb weight

3343 lbs


65 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

passenger volume

101.3 cu ft

cargo volume

62.7 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

20/22/25 mpg

highway range

337.5 mi

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

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Randall Ware

2017 Jeep Compass

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 25, 2022

Jeep Compass

Pros - Small, easy to turn

Cons - Interior, rear visibility, camera quality

Drives really good Since I bought it, this car has behaved admirably. I had to repair a water pump, but other than that, it was simply routine maintenance and a new set of tires. Best car buying experience and very honest staff

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Mona Kennedy

2017 Jeep Compass

Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 29, 2022

Jeep earned my disrespect!

Pros - Unique exterior styling, Interior space, Offroad performance

Cons - Defective Coolant System, Overheating Engine, Undependability

Unreliable and poor SUV Within just four years of the purchase, the coolant system became faulty and the engine started to overheat while driving for long durations. When I reached the dealership for assistance, they found leakages in the expansion tank and replaced it using the warranty program. These issues were unexpected in a 2017 trim and the service engineers have no answers to my questions...

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Teresa R. Weis

2017 Jeep Compass

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 21, 2022

Sluggish SUV with weak engine

Pros - Amazing interior space, high off-road capability, rugged exterior style, and upscaled interior.

Cons - Weak engine, sluggish acceleration, primary safety features, poor reliability factor, poor ride quality, and poor performance.

An unsafe and unreliable vehicle. Don't judge anything based on appearance, looks can be deceiving.I bought the 2017 Jeep Compass because of its tough exterior and upscaled interior design, but the engine failed after 7,000 miles, reducing the car's overall performance. It's now simply a display piece in my garage or a frequent visitor to the servicing centre. Please save your money and do not pu...

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Unreliable and poor SUV Within just four years of the purch...

by Mona Kennedy




Sluggish SUV with weak engine

An unsafe and unreliable vehicle. Don't judge anything ba...

by Teresa R. Weis




Disappointed to know that I still own this car

Really wasn't expecing this There's always this one doucheb...

by Jessica Cameron




Visually just perfect

No fun what so ever The Compass is basically a delusional v...

by A. Louis

Jeep Compass 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $43,956
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$1,790$1,419$1,067$611$238$5,125
Taxes and Fees$2,355$159$129$159$155$2,957
Total Cost-To-Own$15,481$7,239$6,614$7,575$7,047$43,956
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