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.
At a glance
|Number of trims||5 see more|
|Number of engines||4 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||diesel, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||32.5 - 47.9|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,902 / £2,693|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£3,805 / £5,386|
Good value and in parts spacious, but not great to d...
A top-drawer family SUV, offering comfort and superb practical...
A little pricey, but otherwise a fine family SUV
There are far better all-rounders in this class