Right from the trailhead, the redesigned Compass comes up short in the white-hot small SUV market, earning the dubious distinction as the lowest-rated model in its class. It doesn't measure up in several ways. Factor in a price that's typically higher than better competitors, and the result is that shoppers should be driven in another direction.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Had to reprogram on board computer for better shifting. Engine definitely degrades when AC is on. The handling is adequate for a vehicle in its class."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Jeep Compass)

"The Jeep is decent on acceleration and handling"

Rodney B., MI (2017 Jeep Compass)


Anonymous, OH (2017 Jeep Compass)

"The auto shut off feature feels somewhat clunky and matches how CR has reviewed this vehicle. My wife is the main driver and is still very happy with the vehicle overall. Highway acceleration is not real smooth, but once you're used to it is ok. This also matches how CR has reviewed this vehicle."

Scott G., WI (2017 Jeep Compass)

"Definitely underpowered especially with a/c on"

Anonymous, NV (2017 Jeep Compass)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The Jeep is not very comfortable and you feel squeezed in"

Rodney B., MI (2017 Jeep Compass)

"The seats are comfortable, with the heated front seats an extremely nice feature. We bought the redesigned Compass and we're extremely happy with how they improved the look of the vehicle. The ride isn't overly quiet, but is acceptable."

Scott G., WI (2017 Jeep Compass)

"Seats could be more comfortable, especially the passenger seat. Ride is adequate for a smaller vehicle, and is mostly quiet."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Jeep Compass)

"seats are very comfortable"

Andrew D., WI (2017 Jeep Compass)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say


Anonymous, OH (2017 Jeep Compass)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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