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2016 Jeep Compass Review

2016 Jeep Compass
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With its bold and modern style coupled with great off-road capabilities (with off-road package) there should be plenty of potential customers as the 2016 Jeep Compass is one of the most affordable compact crossover SUVs on the market.

2016 Jeep Compass Trims and Prices

There are two main trims for the 2016 Jeep Compass the Sport and the Latitude – each of the trims also has a variation sub-trim the Sport SE and High Altitude available through a package. There is also a limited edition available the 75th Anniversary Edition.

All trims, sub-trims and limited additions are available in FWD or 4x4 configurations. All FWD trims with the exception of the Anniversary Edition come standard with a 2.0-Liter I4 DOHC 16-Valve Dual VVT Engine – the 4x4 versions and the 75th Anniversary FWD come standard with a 2.4-Liter I4 DOHC 16-Valve Dual VVT Engine.

The Sport would be the entry level Compass – it comes with a great sticker price of $19, 595 MSRP. It comes with premium seats, 16-inch aluminum wheels, and 5-speed manual transmission with available 6-speed automatic transmission. The Sport comes with roll-down windows and manual locks.

The Sport SE adds cloth and vinyl low-back bucket seats, 18-inch aluminum painted pocket wheels, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, power windows and locks, and the Autostick automatic transmission.

The Latitude comes with cloth and vinyl low-back bucket seats with driver height adjuster, the rear 60 /40 seats also recline, 115 volt auxiliary power outlet, silver interior accents, illuminated entry, 16-inch aluminum wheels, keyless entry, and comes with the Autostick automatic transmission.

The High Altitude adds an optional unique interior color combination – dark slate grey and saddle tan, leather trimmed seats, power 6-way adjustable driver’s seat with manual lumbar adjust, power express open and close sunroof, 17-inch granite painted pocket wheels.

The 75th Anniversary Edition Compass has a lot of exclusive highlights – a distinct exterior color Recon Green, low gloss bronze accents on the roof rails, grille, trim rings and has a special 75th Anniversary badge. Bronze accents can also be found throughout the interior and the wheels are 18-inch bronze low gloss painted wheels. It also comes with the sunroof and Autostick automatic transmission.

2016 Jeep Compass MSRP Pricing From:
Compass Sport FWD $19,595
Compass Sport 4x4 $21,595
Compass Sport SE FWD $21,840
Compass Sport SE 4x4 $23,940
Compass Latitude FWD $23,895
Compass Latitude 4x4 $25,895
Compass High Altitude FWD $24,890
Compass High Altitude 4x4 $26,890
Compass 75th Anniversary Edition 4x2 $25,070
Compass 75th Anniversary Edition 4x4 $26,470
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Interior Features
The interior is well laid out but features a lot of hard plastics, the cabin features plenty of headroom for both front and rear seat passengers but with the front seats in there full back position the rear seat legroom does suffer.

Jeep Compass interior

Cargo storage is on the low end with 22.7 cu.-ft. behind the rear seats and 53.6 cu.-ft. with the seats folded down – but then again this is a compact crossover SUV so that is to be expected.

While air conditioning is standard there is an option to upgrade it to automatic temperature control on the Latitude and sub-trim High Altitude. Auto-dimming rear view mirror with built in microphone comes standard across the trims as does UConnect Voice Command with Bluetooth and remote USB port.

The interior comes in Dark Slate Gray (available on all trims), Dark Slate Gray with Light Pebble Beige (available on the Sport, Latitude and High Altitude), Dark Slate Gray with Saddle Tan exclusive to the High Altitude or Black with Light Frost Beige exclusive to the 75th Anniversary Edition.

There is a Parkview Rear Camera Package standard on the Latitude and optional on the Sport that includes Uconnect Media Center, AM/FM/CD/DVD radio with MP3/WMA support, 40GB hard drive and a 6.5-inch touchscreen.

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Exterior Features

2016 Jeep Compass

While the 2016 Jeep Compass looks modern and bold with a front end inspired by its bigger siblings the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee – some wish that it still had the more classic jeep look to it round headlights and larger jeep grille.

Standard on the Latitude are dual heated power foldaway mirrors, fog lamps, and side roof rails. A sunroof is available in a package on the Latitude and standard on the High Altitute and 75th Anniversary Edition.

More Jeep Compass exterior specs.

There are two engines that power the Compass a 2.0-Liter I4 engine that comes standard on FWD versions (except the 75th Anniversary Edition) and a 2.4-Liter I4 Engine that comes standard on 4x4 versions and the 75th Anniversary FWD and is available on the Sport FWD and Latitude FWD.

While the 2.0-Liter I-4 offers slightly better mileage – the 2.4-Liter is a much more capable engine and should be chosen unless money is a factor.

For those who want to do some off-roading in their Compass you’ll want to get the Freedom-Drive II Off-road Group it adds 17x6.5-inch aluminum wheels and All-terrain tires, four-wheel drive off-road mode, brake-lock differential, engine oil cooler, fuel tank skid plate shield, Hill-descent Control and Hill start Assist as well as a full-size spare tire and tow hooks.

Safety and Security
The Jeep Compass comes with six airbags – Advanced multistage Front Airbags, Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags and Supplemental Side-curtain Front Airbags. Also standard across all trims are Electronic Roll Mitigation, Speed Control, Electronic Stablility Control and Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System.

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Fast Stats
MSRP from

2.0L I-4
2.4L I-4

158 @ 6,400
172 @ 6,000
5-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Autostick automatic
CVT automatic
2.0L man. 23 / 30
2.0L autostick 22 / 26
2.4L man 22 / 27
2.4L autostick 20 / 26

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