2012 Jeep Compass

#4 in Small SUV
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2012 Jeep Compass Ratings


Consumer Rating

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

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Small SUV of 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Small SUV
#4 Jeep Compass

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Jeep Compass after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Jeep Compass during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Performance Specs

MPG City

21 - 23


26 - 29


158 - 172


1 speed, Continuously Variable Ratio, 5 speed, Manual


Gas I4


Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Jeep Compass Review

Jeep Capability. The 2012 Jeep Compass. Bridging the gap between comfort and hard-core SUV capabilities. With a go anywhere – do anything attitude the 2011 Compass includes a powerful 2.4 Liter Engine and commands up to 29 miles per gallon highway. Ready for the journey ahead – the Compass provides ample space and relaxing heated front seats with 60/40 reclining and folding seatbacks. Turn up the volume on the Media Center – including Satellite Radio Uconnect with voice command and an Audio Input Jack. The remote start system and keyless entry make it even easier to hop in and out of your Compass. All while cradling you and your passengers in safety. The 2012 Jeep Compass – Geared up for your next adventure.

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