Jeep Compass review

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27 Jun 2017 08:48 | Last updated: 23 Aug 2018 11:35

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The Compass is a further step into the mainstream for Jeep. Once known as a pioneering maker of off-road heavyweights, it has adapted its modern line-up to target family car buyers.

Having seen this strategy result in sales success with the Renegade, Jeep has now comprehensively reworked its bigger Compass model – the previous version went off sale two years ago – to relaunch it into the booming small SUV class.

The Compass is available with a 1.6-litre or 2.0-litre diesel engine (the latter with either 138bhp or 168bhp), as well as a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol (also in two outputs). A nine-speed automatic gearbox is available with the 2.0-litre diesels, and both get four-wheel drive as standard.

Read on over the next few pages to get our impressions of the Compass and which versions we recommend.


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There are 4 trims available for the Compass 4x4. Click to see details.See all versions
This entry-level model is sparsely equipped, coming with a 5.0in infotainment screen, fabric seats and 16in alloy wheels. We would recommend upgrading to Longitude if you can afford it...View trim
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Longitude models get a larger 8.4in infotainment screen that incorporates Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a reversing camera, keyless entry, 17in alloy wheels, part-synthetic-leather sea...View trim
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As well as the 8.4in infotainment screen, Limited models get a larger 7.0in colour instrument cluster that displays information such as sat-nav directions and vehicle settings. You also get larger...View trim
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This off-road-focused model will take you the furthest off the beaten track, thanks to increased approach and departure angles and a ground clearance that’s 20mm higher than other models in the ran...View trim
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