Despite its facelift that mimicks the look of the (much-better) Grand Cherokee, the Compass is mediocre. The engine is noisy, lacks punch and the continuously variable transmission accentuates its unpleasant growl. Handling is unimpressive, the seats are second-rate and the driving position is flawed. The cabin feels claustrophobic, visibility is problematic and access is hampered by a tall doorsill. On the credit side, road noise is low, the ride is absorbent and controls are simple and straightforward. However, the Compass scores low among small SUV competition.
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