Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The Jeep Compass is priced towards the upper reaches of the family SUV class, and the S version of 4xe plug-in hybrid is too expensive to recommend.
Residual values for the Compass trail those of the Volvo XC40 whether you opt for a standard petrol or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model. This not only makes it a potentially expensive ownership prospect in terms of depreciation, but it’ll probably cost more in terms of finance because future resale values are taken into account.
If you go for the 4xe plug-in hybrid, the least expensive Trailhawk model has 17in wheels, a spare tyre and model-specific front and rear bumpers that can clear larger obstacles off road. The more road-biased S model gets 19in wheels, electric drivers seat adjustment, sat-nav, an electric tailgate and rear seats that split and fold in three sections rather than two.
The Compass comes with a generous amount of safety features, including six airbags, forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning, but blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection are included only on the most expensive S version. The Compass scored a full five stars in its Euro NCAP safety test, and performed particularly well in the adult and child occupant protection categories (scoring 90% and 83% respectively).
Every Jeep gets a standard three-year warranty, with the battery pack on 4xe models gets a separate eight year/100,000 mile policy.
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