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Top Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying a 2016 Jeep Compass

2016 Jeep Compass

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For those thinking of getting into the compact crossover SUV segment but are on a budget the 2016 Jeep Compass might be a smart buy. With modern yet bold exterior looks, surprising off-road capabilities and roomy interior for passengers the Compass should definitely be considered when shopping in this segment.

2016 Jeep Compass - Pros and Comparisons

• Affordable – with a starting MSRP of $19,995 the 2016 Jeep Compass is one of the most affordable compact crossover SUVs on the market.

MSRP Pricing From:
Compass Sport $19,595
Ford Escape $23,100
Hyundai Tucson $22,700
Kia Sportage $22,990
Mazda CX-5 $21,795
MINI Countryman $22,750
Mitsubishi Outlander $22,995
Nissan Juke $20,250
Subaru XV Crosstrek $21,595
Toyota RAV4 $24,350

• Choice of FWD or 4x4 layouts – all the trim levels come in either FWD or 4x4 configurations – so depending on your needs there a combination that will suite them.

2016 Jeep Compass Interior

• Comfortable and spacious passenger room – the seats are comfortable and come covered with various clothes or leathers depending on the trim level or package. And the interior dimensions lead to some nice passenger space. At 40.7-inches front and 39.9-inches rear seats the 2016 Jeep Compass has the most headroom versus its competitors – as well as rear seat leg room with 39.4 inches.

Interior Dimensions
Headroom Leg Room Hip Room Shoulder room
Front Row Rear Row Front Row Rear Row Front Row Rear Row Front Row Rear Row
Jeep Compass 40.7 39.9 40.6 39.4 52.3 51.0 54.6 54.0
Ford Escape 39.9 39.0 43.1 37.3 54.8 52.4 56.0 55.3
Hyundai Tucson 39.6 39.2 41.5 38.2 55.6 54.5 57.1 55.5
Kia Sportage 39.1 38.5 41.4 37.9 53.7 49.1 56.7 55.1
Mazda CX-5 40.1 39.0 41.0 39.3 55.2 53.7 57.5 55.5
Mini Countryman 39.9 37.5 40.4 38.8 n/a n/a 52.8 52.8
Mitsubishi Outlander 40.6 38.4 40.9 37.3 52.6 51.7 56.6 56.1
Nissan Juke 39.6 36.7 42.1 32.1 51.5 48.4 53.6 51.4
Subaru Crosstrek 39.8 37.7 43.5 35.4 52.2 53.1 55.6 54.2

Jeep Trail Rated Badge• Surprising Off-road capabilities – when equipped with the Freedom-Drive II Off-Road Group the Jeep Compass is surprisingly capable off-roads something most of the competing compact crossover SUVs can’t boast. The package includes 17.5 x 6.5-inch aluminum wheels with All-terrain tires, four-wheel drive off-road mode, hill descent control, fuel tank skid plate shield, tow hooks, brake-lock differential, engine oil cooler and the Jeep Trail Rated Badge so that everyone will know what your off-road capabilities.

• Manual roll up windows in Sport – the base Sport trim comes with roll up window it may seem odd that this is a pro – but it’s always nice to have that option available.  It’s getting harder to find cars that have roll up windows – and it’s just one less thing to worry about. Power windows are nice but if you end up having a problem they always seem to happen at the most inopportune time – such as they stop working during a rain storm with the window down. Power windows are available across all other trims and with the Sport SE package, so if you have to have them they are available.

• Attractive exterior – the Jeep Cherokee is very attractive its modern, bold looks fits nicely in a lineup with its bigger siblings the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee.
Jeep Compass Exterior

• 2.4-Liter I-4 engine gives better performance – for the Jeep Compass the 2.4-liter I-4 engine is the better choice giving more horsepower (172 @6,000 rpm) and torque (165 @ 4,400) while not sacrificing much mileage efficiency. The engine gives the Compass a much more capable and sporty feel.

2016 Jeep Compass - Cons and Comparisons

• Engines are not powerful – with 158 @ 6,400 rpm horsepower and 141 lb.-ft. Torque @ 5,000 rpm the 2.0-liter I-4 engine feels a bit sluggish while the 2.4-liter I-4 is a nice upgrade the Compass lacks a truly powerful engine choice.

• Average gas mileage – while the 23 city / 30 highway estimated mpg fuel efficiency on the 2.0-liter engine is by no means bad it does fall behind the Mazda CX-5’s 26 city / 35 highway mpg.

Estimated Mileage (mpg) City Highway
Compass Sport 23 30
Ford Escape 23 32
Hyundai Tucson 26 33
Kia Sportage 21 28
Mazda CX-5 26 35
MINI Cooper Countryman 27 32
Mitsubishi Outlander 25 31
Nissan Juke 28 32
Subaru XV Crosstrek 23 31
Toyota RAV4 23 30

• Poor front crash test rating – the Jeep Compass received a 3-star crash frontal crash rating from the NHTSA. It did receive a 4-star rollover rating – overall and side crash ratings have not been given yet although if they follow the same ratings given to the 2014 model they would be 5-star side crash and 4-star overall ratings.

• Small cargo storage space – while this is expected to some degree in the compact crossover SUV division with 22.7 cu.-ft. behind the rear seats and 53.6 cu.-ft. with seats folded – the Compass falls behind many of the competitors. This would be something to consider if you really need cargo space.

Cargo Room (cu.-ft.) Behind Rear Seat Rear Seats Folded
Jeep Compass 22.7 53.6
Ford Escape 34.3 67.8
Hyundai Tucson 31.0 61.9
Kia Sportage 26.1 54.6
Mazda CX-5 34.1 64.8
Mini Cooper Countryman 16.5 42.2
Mitsubishi Outlander 34.2 63.3
Nissan Juke 10.5 35.9
Subaru Crosstrek 22.3 51.9

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