2008 Jeep Compass

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2008 Jeep Compass Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Small SUV of 2008

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#3 Jeep Compass

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 Jeep Compass after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Transmission smoothness

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 Jeep Compass during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Flexibility of seat configurations
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 23


27 - 28


158 - 172


5 speed, Manual


Gas I4


4-Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2008 Jeep Compass Review

Welcome to an entirely new direction of Jeep-enabled self-expression the 2008 Jeep Compass. Uniquely urban and designed to impress the all new Jeep Compass delivers admirable glances wherever it goes. Capability is the Jeep Compass’s middle name and even though Compass is more geared for the urban jungle. It still posses the capability of its ancestors with go anywhere 4 wheel drive capability and ultra sturdy suspension. With two available spirited engine choices a 2.4 liter 16 valve I-4 engine with 172 horsepower and a 2 liter that with earn a pocket pleasing 30 Miles Per Gallon. Jump in your Compass without a care. Split folding 60/40 rear seats fold flat to create additional cargo space. Available YES ESSENTIALS fabric protector ensures you keep the inside of your compass Clean. Piece of mind arrives with Compass’s plethora of Safety features. Jeep’s Electronic Stability Program advanced multistage driver and front passenger air bags and supplemental side curtain airbags all ensure the utmost of safety. The 2008 Jeep Compass. You’ll get year round driving confidence down any trail.

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