What Car? says...
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.
Stylish, practical and good to drive
Classy, comfortable and great for safety. A former What Car? C...
Astonishingly good off road, but rivals are more pra...
One of the best small SUVs; great to drive and classy inside