2015 Jeep Compass Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$18,995-$28,795
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What's New for 2015:

  • Altitude and High Altitude trim levels offer optional 4WD
  • Latitude offers optional navigation system
  • New wheels for High Altitude
  • Minor equipment changes

Introduction
The 2015 Jeep Compass is a compact crossover SUV that offers various options, many of which, taken together, add up to greater off-roading capability than most of its competitors. It offers a choice of two engines, and front-wheel drive (FWD) or two types of 4-wheel drive (4WD). The Jeep Compass shares a platform and drivetrain with the Jeep Patriot, and competes against small crossovers such as the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Nissan Juke, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Subaru XV Crosstrek, Toyota RAV4, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Models and Features
The 2015 Jeep Compass is available in Sport, Altitude, Latitude, High Altitude, and Limited trim levels. Standard equipment for the Compass Sport includes 16-in. wheels (17-in. wheels with the optional larger engine), air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, floor mats, illuminated cupholders, outside temperature indicator, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, fog lights, and aluminum wheels. The Altitude adds 18-in. black glossy wheels, black exterior trim, sportier upholstery, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

The Compass Latitude adds an automatic transmission, power windows and locks, power heated exterior mirrors, remote keyless entry, sport mesh fabric with vinyl seat inserts, driver's seat-height adjuster, fold-down front passenger seat, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 115-volt power inverter. The High Altitude features 17-in. wheels and adds leather upholstery, 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and a sunroof.

The top-of-the-line Jeep Compass Limited features the more powerful engine, upgraded headlights, brakes, and exterior trim, and 18-in. aluminum wheels. The Limited interior includes automatic climate control, leather upholstery, 6-way power driver's seat, vehicle information center, auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, and an upgraded stereo with a hard-disc drive and satellite radio.

Options and Packages
Depending on the trim level selected, available upgrades to the 2015 Compass include remote engine start, a power sunroof, reversing camera, Bluetooth connectivity, improved audio systems with iPod connection, premium sound system with tailgate speakers that deploy for outdoor parties, and a navigation system. A trailer-towing package adds 2,000 lbs. of towing capacity. An Off-Road package adds what Jeep calls \"Trail Rated\" capability to the Compass.

Under the Hood
The standard engine for the 2015 Compass is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit that generates 158 horsepower and 141 lb.-ft. of torque. Optional for the lower trim levels and standard for the Compass Limited is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 172 horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard for the Compass Sport, while the Latitude and Limited get a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard for all 2015 Compasses, but two 4WD options are offered. Freedom Drive I provides full-time 4WD and a lock mode for improved traction when necessary. Freedom Drive II is a 4WD system that includes an Off-Road package: all-terrain tires, raised ride height, fuel tank skid plate, tow hooks, and a full-size spare tire. The Off-Road package also includes hill-start assist, hill-descent control, Brake Lock Differential, and a continuously variable transmission.

Fuel Economy
Fuel economy for the 2015 Jeep Compass ranges from 23 mpg city to 30 mpg highway with the 2.0-liter engine and manual transmission. Adding the automatic transmission results in a slight mileage penalty (21/28/24 mpg city/highway/combined). With the 2.4-liter engine and manual transmission and FWD, fuel economy is 23/29/25 mpg (21/28/23 mpg with the automatic). With 4WD and manual transmission, fuel economy is 21/27/23 mpg, and 20/23/21 mpg with the automatic.

Safety Ratings and Technology
With the exception of the Limited trim level, all 2015 Compass SUVs with FWD employ rear drum brakes; all other versions have front and rear disc brakes.

In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2015 Jeep Compass received 3 out of a possible 5 stars for frontal crash protection, and 4 stars for rollover protection.

What's New for 2015:

  • Altitude and High Altitude trim levels offer optional 4WD
  • Latitude offers optional navigation system
  • New wheels for High Altitude
  • Minor equipment changes

Introduction
The 2015 Jeep Compass is a compact crossover SUV that offers various options, many of which, taken together, add up to greater off-roading capability than most of its competitors. It offers a choice of two engines, and front-wheel drive (FWD) or two types of 4-wheel drive (4WD). The Jeep Compass shares a platform and drivetrain with the Jeep Patriot, and competes against small crossovers such as the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Nissan Juke, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Subaru XV Crosstrek, Toyota RAV4, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Models and Features
The 2015 Jeep Compass is available in Sport, Altitude, Latitude, High Altitude, and Limited trim levels. Standard equipment for the Compass Sport includes 16-in. wheels (17-in. wheels with the optional larger engine), air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, floor mats, illuminated cupholders, outside temperature indicator, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, fog lights, and aluminum wheels. The Altitude adds 18-in. black glossy wheels, black exterior trim, sportier upholstery, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

The Compass Latitude adds an automatic transmission, power windows and locks, power heated exterior mirrors, remote keyless entry, sport mesh fabric with vinyl seat inserts, driver's seat-height adjuster, fold-down front passenger seat, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 115-volt power inverter. The High Altitude features 17-in. wheels and adds leather upholstery, 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and a sunroof.

The top-of-the-line Jeep Compass Limited features the more powerful engine, upgraded headlights, brakes, and exterior trim, and 18-in. aluminum wheels. The Limited interior includes automatic climate control, leather upholstery, 6-way power driver's seat, vehicle information center, auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, and an upgraded stereo with a hard-disc drive and satellite radio.

Options and Packages
Depending on the trim level selected, available upgrades to the 2015 Compass include remote engine start, a power sunroof, reversing camera, Bluetooth connectivity, improved audio systems with iPod connection, premium sound system with tailgate speakers that deploy for outdoor parties, and a navigation system. A trailer-towing package adds 2,000 lbs. of towing capacity. An Off-Road package adds what Jeep calls \"Trail Rated\" capability to the Compass.

Under the Hood
The standard engine for the 2015 Compass is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit that generates 158 horsepower and 141 lb.-ft. of torque. Optional for the lower trim levels and standard for the Compass Limited is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 172 horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard for the Compass Sport, while the Latitude and Limited get a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard for all 2015 Compasses, but two 4WD options are offered. Freedom Drive I provides full-time 4WD and a lock mode for improved traction when necessary. Freedom Drive II is a 4WD system that includes an Off-Road package: all-terrain tires, raised ride height, fuel tank skid plate, tow hooks, and a full-size spare tire. The Off-Road package also includes hill-start assist, hill-descent control, Brake Lock Differential, and a continuously variable transmission.

Fuel Economy
Fuel economy for the 2015 Jeep Compass ranges from 23 mpg city to 30 mpg highway with the 2.0-liter engine and manual transmission. Adding the automatic transmission results in a slight mileage penalty (21/28/24 mpg city/highway/combined). With the 2.4-liter engine and manual transmission and FWD, fuel economy is 23/29/25 mpg (21/28/23 mpg with the automatic). With 4WD and manual transmission, fuel economy is 21/27/23 mpg, and 20/23/21 mpg with the automatic.

Safety Ratings and Technology
With the exception of the Limited trim level, all 2015 Compass SUVs with FWD employ rear drum brakes; all other versions have front and rear disc brakes.

In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2015 Jeep Compass received 3 out of a possible 5 stars for frontal crash protection, and 4 stars for rollover protection.

Available Trims for the 2015 Jeep Compass
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Limited (4WD 4dr) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 28795.00 Engine 2.4 L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/23
Name Latitude (FWD 4dr) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 23195.00 Engine 2.4 L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Sport (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 20995.00 Engine 2.4 L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/23
Name Sport (FWD 4dr) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 18995.00 Engine 2.4 L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Limited (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26795.00 Engine 2.4 L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Latitude (4WD 4dr) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 25195.00 Engine 2.4 L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/23
Name Altitude Edition (FWD 4dr) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 18995.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name High Altitude Edition (FWD 4dr) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 23195.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name Altitude Edition (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 20995.00 Engine 2.4 L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name High Altitude Edition (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25195.00 Engine 2.4 L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
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INTERIOR
  • Front Seats w/Manual Driver Lumbar
  • 6-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt, Manual Recline and Manual Lumbar Support
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Compass
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Instrument Panel Insert, Chrome Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Chrome Gear Shift Knob
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, 1 12V DC Power Outlet and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Tip Start
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
  • Sliding Front Center Armrest w/Storage
  • Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion, Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback
  • Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer
  • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Air Filtration
  • 1 12V DC Power Outlet and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Cloth/Vinyl Rear Seat
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer and Trip Odometer
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • 4-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat
  • Manual Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Instrument Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Manual 1st Row Windows
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Includes Manual Recline
  • Includes Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 18" x 7" Aluminum
  • Tires: P215/55R18 BSW AS Performance
  • Wheels w/Polished Accents
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Chrome Bumper Insert
  • Black Bodyside Cladding
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Chrome Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • LED Brakelights
  • Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Aluminum
  • Tires: P205/70R16 BSW AS
  • Wheels w/Painted Accents
  • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps
  • Wheels: 17" x 6.5" Aluminum
  • Tires: P215/60R17 BSW AS Touring
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Door Handles
  • Black Manual Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Body-Colored Grille w/Chrome Accents
  • Manual Tailgate/Rear Door Lock
  • Kumho Brand Tires
  • Tires: P225/60R17 BSW AS
  • Wheels: 18" x 7.0" Black Aluminum
  • Tires: P215/55R18 BSW AS Performance (Retail)
  • Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Wheels: 17" x 6.5" Aluminum -inc: Kumho Brand Tires
  • Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Step Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • 3.37 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,575 lbs
  • 50-State Emissions
  • Transmission w/Autostick Sequential Shift Control
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Automatic Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
  • 60-Amp/Hr 525CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 120 Amp Alternator
  • 925# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Touring Suspension
  • Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • 13.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • Engine: 2.0L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
  • 3.65 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,435 lbs
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 13.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual T355
  • 4.12 Axle Ratio
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transaxle II
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transaxle II -inc: Firestone Brand Tires
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic -inc: Autostick Automatic Transmission, Tip Start
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • ParkView Rear Camera
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: Uconnect 430 CD/DVD/MP3/HDD
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • 4 Speakers
    • Fixed Antenna
    • 40GB Hard Drive w/28GB Available
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Radio: Uconnect 130 AM/FM/CD/MP3
    • Radio w/Clock and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices
    • Radio w/Clock

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