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For The Jeep Compass is cheaper to buy than key rivals, and every version comes well equipped. Four-wheel-drive versions should be pretty capable off-road.

Against The ride and handling disappoint, and the diesel engine is noisy. There are too many cheap-feeling plastics and the steering wheel doesn’t adjust for reach.

Jeep Compass Crossover
11 5stars

The Jeep Compass looks the part on the outside and is reasonably well priced, but most rivals are classier and better to drive.

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4.5

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There are 4 Jeep Compass versions available

Crossover 2.0 Sport 2WD 5dr £18,470
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 North 2WD 5dr £21,010
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 Limited 4WD 5dr £23,860
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 CRD Limited 4WD 5dr £25,740
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Unlike most Jeeps, the Jeep Compass is available with both front- and four-wheel drive.

Even four-wheel-drive models send all of their power to the front wheels in normal driving conditions to help fuel economy; it’s only when wheel slip is detected that power automatically goes to the rear as well.

You can, however, lock the system in all-wheel-drive mode by pulling a lever between the front seats. This divides the power equally between the front and rear to maximise traction when off-roading.

Every Compass comes with a three-year/60,000 mile warranty that covers unlimited mileage for the first two years.

Reader test team says:

Jeep Compass Crossover 2.0 Limited 2WD 5dr

One star from pro reviewers is just a joke. This is a very good car and I for one after 1000 miles do not intend to sell its, going to be a…

Mike Mitchell

5 out of 5 stars

Jeep Compass Crossover 2.4 Limited 4WD 5dr

I don't know why these Jeeps always get low ratings in reviews. This is the forth Jeep I've owned and it's the best yet. I can't afford the top end…

Charles Cliff

4 out of 5 stars

Jeep Compass Crossover 2.2 CRD 70th Anniversary 4WD 5dr

We brought the Jeep Compass as a replacement for a Jeep Patriot, it has a very good spec and the 2.2crd engine drives well, the MPG is good with…

Ian Winterflood

5 out of 5 stars

Jeep Compass Crossover MY11 5dr

Having owned a Grand Cherokee for 4 years with Costs of £800.30 for 3 services and an MOT and £543.00 for tyres and been very impressed as a reliable…

F M G GOURLAY

4 out of 5 stars
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