Consumer Reviews Summary
9 of 10 (90%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2016 Jeep Compass Overview
- Compact crossover shares a platform with the Jeep Patriot
- Adds more standard features for 2016
- Two available four-wheel drive systems
The 2016 Jeep Compass enhances its value for the new model year by adding new standard features including satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Compass is offered in two trim levels, Sport and Latitude. It is very similar to another crossover Jeep builds called the Patriot; the two share a platform, powertrains, and even many interior pieces. Most of the differences between the two can be found on the outside, where the Compass offers a curvier, more modern look than the boxy Patriot. Wheels range between 16 and 18 inches in size. Fog lights, heated side mirrors, and roof rails come standard.
Under the hood, the Compass offers a pair of four cylinder engine options. The base engine which is standard on both trims is a 158-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a five-speed manual on Sport models, or a CVT in the Latitude. A six-speed automatic is optional. For those who want more capability and power, a 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder is also available. Front-wheel drive is standard, but the Compass still lives up to the Jeep name by offering a pair of four-wheel drive systems, one of which (Freedom Drive II) is trail-rated.
Inside, in addition to the features we mentioned earlier, a 60/40-split folding second row, air conditioning, cruise control, and an auxiliary audio input also come standard. A new Sport SE package which has been added for 2016 adds a leather wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats, along with other exterior accents. Also available are navigation, leather upholstery, and automatic climate control.
Standard safety features include six airbags, antilock brakes, and electronic stability control. A rearview camera is optional.