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2024 Jeep Compass Model Review with Prices, Photos

Key Features

  • Starting at $28,400 MSRP*
  • 2.0L I4 DOHC DI Turbo Engine producing 200 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque
  • AutoStick® Automatic Transmission
  • Standard AWD with Selec-Terrain® System
  • Standard LED Reflector Headlamps
  • Uconnect® 5 with 10.1-Inch Touch Screen Display
  • Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection
  • Trailer Sway Damping with 2,000-pound towing capacity
  • Available Premium Alpine® Speaker System
  • Available Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof

About The Jeep Compass

For as fiercely competitive as the compact SUV segment is, few models really stand out. One very notable exception is the Jeep Compass, a vehicle that brings style and genuine offroad ability to a segment of otherwise nearly identical vehicles. With more power and standard equipment than the competition, the Compass is an attractive alternative to the ordinary. All-wheel drive comes standard, as does a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen. The 2,000-pound towing capacity is among the highest in the segment, and aesthetic touches like available two-tone paint options and standard LED headlights add up to a real standout vehicle.

What the Critics Say

“It's loaded with tech and driver-assistance features — even in the base model — and it comes with standard four-wheel drive, which makes the Compass a pretty capable off-roader. It feels secure and easy to maneuver around town, and the engine provides sufficient thrust.” - U.S. News “Out of town, another facet comes to light: Every new Compass now comes with the reassurance of all-wheel drive. However, Jeep can always be relied upon to take that to another level, calling its system 4-wheel drive. Moreover, the Trailhawk version has low gearing and a locking 4-wheel-drive system, enabling it to explore wild places that might scare off owners of other compact SUVs.” - Kelley Blue Book

What’s New For 2024

The adventurous Jeep Compass does receive a handful of small updates for the 2024 model year. 2024 Compass models receive a new front grille insert while Compass Trailhawk grades get new all-terrain tires. New alloy wheel designs are also available across the entire Jeep Compass range. Aside from those small changes, the Jeep Compass is back mostly unchanged from last year.

Jeep Compass Features

Serious Capability

Right from the start, the Jeep Compass lets you know that it means business. Even for those who don’t plan on taking it offroad, the Compass packs standard AWD, a huge help in the snow and rain that everyone in Ohio is all too familiar with. But if you do plan to go offroad, even light offroading, the Compass is by far the star of the compact segment. Option up to the Trailhawk trim and you’ll get offroad tires, a “crawler” low gear, a raised suspension, and a whole lot more specialized offroad gear. While other companies offer offroad packages that mostly just boil down to appearance packages, the Trailhawk brings legitimate offroad credentials. The Compass earned those Trail-Rated badges.

Impressive Tech

Jeep couldn’t have built something as capable as the Compass in a compact package if not for a commitment to cutting-edge technology. That’s also why you’ll find touches like a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, bigger than many of the optional “big” screens in competing vehicles, come standard with the Compass. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come standard with this, and there is an available wireless charging pad too. The available premium stereo comes with 9 speakers and is made by Alpine®, a longtime big name in the world of automotive stereo systems. LED reflector headlights are standard, with even more powerful LED projector headlights available. Safety tech is impressive, with things like Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection, Active Lane-Management System, and Hill-Start Assist all coming standard.

Stylish Design

It’s obvious when you see the Compass that you’re looking at a Jeep. The brand's popular design heritage translates easily to the Compass, hinting at the SUV’s capabilities. Jeep gives you a long list of appearance options, from fascia and wheel flare color options, to a wide range of wheels up to 19 inches. There are two-tone paint options, and even the side mirrors are available in either body color or gloss black. To set it apart just a bit more, the Trailhawk also comes with a large black hood decal. The interior is full of natural light, thanks to the available dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and you’ll find quite a few trim-specific aesthetic touches.

Trims & Specs

Sport

  • Starting at $28,400 MSRP*
  • 2.0L I-4 DOHC Direct-Injection Turbo engine with 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Jeep® Active Drive 4x4 system with Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System
  • Premium cloth seats
  • Uconnect® 5 with 10.1-inch touchscreen display
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

Latitude

  • Starting at $33,265 MSRP*
  • Premium vinyl and cloth seats
  • Overhead cupola interior LED lamps
  • Premium-wrapped steering wheel
  • Keyless Enter ’n Go™ with engine immobilizer (front-door locks)
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamp Control

Latitude Lux

  • Starting at $34,990 MSRP*
  • Heated leatherette front seats
  • Burnished Copper interior accent stitching
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Remote Start System
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

Limited

  • Starting at $36,245 MSRP*
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System
  • Rain-sensitive / intermittent wipers
  • Liquid Chrome / Vertical Brush LowGloss Hydrographic interior accents
  • Black-painted roof

Trailhawk

  • Starting at $36,395 MSRP*
  • Unique front and rear fascia with Ruby Red-accented
  • Trail Rated® and Trailhawk® badges
  • Off-road 4x4 suspension with 1-inch increase in ride height
  • Premium leather-trimmed seats with cloth inserts
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot3 (3-month / 1GB of data trial, whichever comes first)
  • Skid plates: transmission, transfer case, front suspension and fuel tank

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