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2020 Jeep Compass

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2020 Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $22,280
2020 Sport 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $23,780
2020 Latitude 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $25,625
2020 Latitude 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,625
2020 Limited 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,630
2020 Trailhawk 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $29,850
2020 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $30,130
Expert Rating
2.7 (Fair)

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What's New

The 2020 Jeep Compass returns with no major changes. However, Jeep has more active safety features like blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control available on the base model, making the crossover more appealing.

Choosing Your Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass is available in four trims: Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. Pricing starts at $23,600 including destination for the Sport and climbs to $31,170 for the Trailhawk.

Additionally, the Latitude is available in two sub-trims: Sun and Wheel and Altitude. The Limited is available in a High Altitude sub-trim.

Engine Choices

The Compass is only available with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 180 horsepower and 175-pound feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard on all but the Trailhawk, which is available exclusively with four-wheel drive. Add $1,500 for 4x4 on the other three trims.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the Sport, while a six-speed automatic is available for $1,500. With four-wheel drive selected, the manual is still standard while a nine-speed automatic becomes a $1,500 option.

The Latitude comes standard with the six-speed automatic gearbox on FWD models, but AWD ones come with the six-speed manual as standard and offer a nine-speed automatic transmission as a $1,500 option. The Limited gets the six-speed automatic with FWD, or the nine-speed automatic with 4WD, while the 4WD Trailhawk exclusively gets the nine-speed automatic gearbox.

With the manual transmission, the Compass earns an EPA-estimated 23 miles per gallon city, 32 mpg highway, and 26 combined with FWD, or 22/31/25 mpg (city/highway/combined) with 4WD. The six-speed automatic achieves 22/31/25 mpg, while the nine-speed automatic earns 22/30/25 mpg.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Jeep Compass seats five passengers. It offers 27.2 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row, or 59.8 cubic feet with it folded.

Safety Features

The Compass comes standard with no active safety features on any model, which is disappointing in a time where more and more automakers are making these standard across their lineups.

Fortunately, several safety features are available through extra-cost packages throughout the range. The Safety and Security Group ($795) adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. The Advanced Safety Group ($795) brings adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams to the Compass.


Sport and Latitude trims come standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. Limited and Trailhawk models get an 8.4-inch display.

Navigation and the 8.4-inch touchscreen are available for $1,345 on Latitude trims, while navigation costs $1,245 on the two that come standard with the 8.4-inch unit.

Sport - From $23,600

Specifications on entry-level Compass Sport models are modest with features such as six-way manual front seats, cloth upholstery, and a 3.5-inch driver information display. However, it does bring such creature comforts as dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, and push button start.

Buyers can further upgrade to heated front seats, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote start, and more with the $845 Cold Weather Group bundle.

Latitude - From $26,850

If you look closely, you’ll be able to tell Latitude and Sport models apart by the former’s body-color door handles and outside mirrors, deep-tinted glass, and fog lights. Latitude models also get upgraded cloth upholstery, satellite radio, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

Buyers can upgrade to bi-Xenon HID headlights and LED taillights with the $695 Premium Lighting Group. The Sun and Wheel subtrim brings a panoramic sunroof and 17-inch polished aluminum wheels for $895, while the Altitude subtrim adds 18-inch black wheels, a black roof, and black accents and trim for $1,420.

Limited - From $29,900

Focusing on luxury, Compass Limited models are distinguished by leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, the larger touchscreen, and a 7-inch driver information display. Remote start and an eight-way power driver seat with lumbar support are also included.

Equip your Compass with a power liftgate through the $725 Rear Convenience Group, which also includes a reversible carpet/vinyl cargo mat. The Limited is available in the High Altitude sub-trim, which adds black accents and trim, the bi-Xenon HID headlights and LED taillights, and an Alpine audio system for $1,995.

Trailhawk - From $31,170

With a focus on off-road ability, the 4x4-only Trailhawk adds an off-road suspension, skid plates, red tow hooks, and a two-tone paint job. Seats revert back to partly cloth, and the driver seat is back to being six-way manually adjustable.

Buyers can enhance the Trailhawk's creature comforts with the $1,695 Leather Interior Group bundle. It adds full leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, the eight-way power driver seat, remote start, and more.

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CarsDirect Tip

If you want off-road prowess, the 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk is the only way to go. If you want creature comforts, we'd suggest that you start your search with the Limited trim and its leather upholstery, 8.4-inch touchscreen, and heated front seats and steering wheel.

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Expert Review

  • Off-road-capable Trailhawk
  • Many available features
  • Upscale exterior design
  • Poor automatic transmission
  • Subpar crash test scores
  • Cramped rear seat
  • No standard safety features
Expert Rating
2.7 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Capable off-roader. If there’s one thing that separates Jeep from other automakers, it’s how capable its models are when it comes to off-roading. The 2020 Jeep Compass may be the baby Jeep, but it's available in an off-road-friendly Trailhawk trim.

The Trailhawk is only available with all-wheel drive and comes with raised suspension, a crawl mode for difficult terrain, and underbody skid plates. All of these goodies make it capable of tackling rugged terrain.

Grown-up styling. The compact Compass shares a lot of its exterior design with Jeep’s larger Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, giving it an upscale look in a segment that’s not known for it. Styling ranges from conservative and upscale to rugged, depending on the trim.

The Compass’ interior follows Jeep’s trend of being easy to use and having a fair share of high-end materials on higher trims. Some optional color schemes also add a little more style to the interior.

While the front seats are comfortable, the rear bench seat isn't quite big enough for three adults. Hip room in the back measures in at just 49.2 inches, which makes things tight.

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Subpar safety ratings and features. The Compass carries a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. However, take a look at the rollover test and the front-wheel-drive model received just a three-star rating.

The Compass also comes with no standard active safety features, in a day and age where more and more automakers are. Things like forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking are available in optional packages.

Uninspiring engine, poor transmission. Every Compass comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 180 horsepower. The engine isn’t great, but it's enough to get the job done.

It’s the nine-speed automatic transmission that we have a gripe with. It struggles to shift and can be easily confused by throttle inputs. We recommend going with the manual gearbox, but finding one at a dealer lot may be a difficult task.

Final thoughts. Ever driven a Jeep Cherokee or Grand Cherokee and thought that it was too big? That’s where the 2020 Jeep Compass fits in. Small, upscale, affordable, and off-road friendly in the Trailhawk trim, the Compass is a small Jeep that’s, well, still a Jeep.

While we like the high-end design and the off-road prowess of the Trailhawk, there are a few things we’re looking for from future models: more standard safety features, a smoother automatic transmission, some more space for passengers in the rear seats, and more power.

If off-roading is your thing and you’re going to go with the Trailhawk, there isn’t a lot of competition. For the rest of the lineup, competitors are better in key areas.

Against the Honda CR-V, the Compass loses when it comes to handling, fuel economy, performance, and space. Compared to the Toyota RAV4, the Compass falls behind when it comes to power, fuel economy, interior space, and safety.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 180 HP / 175 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 32 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 180 HP / 175 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 32 / 27 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Strut
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
59.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
173.0 "
Exterior Width
73.8 "
Exterior Height
64.6 "
Front Headroom
39.2 "
Rear Headroom
38.5 "
Front Legroom
41.8 "
Rear Legroom
38.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,184 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
18.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Black Styled Steel / 16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
6-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Warning-plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning-plus Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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