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New 2016 Jeep Compass Sport

StyleSport Utility FWD
Engine2.0 L 4 Cyl.
ExteriorTrue Blue Pearlcoat
InteriorDark Slate Gray
Model CodeMKTE49


EPA Gas Mileage


City Hwy

±Actual mileage will vary with options, actual driving conditions, driving habits and the vehicle's condition. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tires - Front All-Season
  • Tires - Rear All-Season
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Rear Defrost
  • Privacy Glass
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Fog Lamps
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Satellite Radio
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Cruise Control
  • A/C
  • Cloth Seats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Floor Mats
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Child Safety Locks
  • POWER VALUE GROUP -inc: Body Color Door Handles Illuminated Entry Speed Sensitive Power Locks Keyless Entry Automatic Headlamps Power Heated Fold-Away Mirrors Power Windows w/Driver One-Touch Body Color Liftgate Applique
  • TRANSMISSION: CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSAXLE II -inc: AutoStick Automatic Transmission Tip Start
  • QUICK ORDER PACKAGE 24L -inc: Engine: 2.0L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT Transmission: Continuously Variable Transaxle II
  • *C7
  • -DV
  • APA
  • AWH
  • DAV
  • ECN
  • NAS
  • PBU
  • YG6
  • 24L
  • 3FN
  • 4EX
  • 5N6
Some equipment may vary. See Dealer for details.


Body StyleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Vehicle SizeSmall
Drive TypeFWD
Seating Capacity5/5 passengers
Engine BlockI
Engline TypeGas
Displacement2.0 L.
Compression Ratio10.5:1
Torque141ft-lbs @ 5000 rpm
Horsepower158hp @ 6400 rpm
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Fuel Capacity13.6 gal.
Fuel Economy*23/30
Wheelbase103.7 in.
Overall Length175.1 in.
Vehicle Width71.4 in.
Vehicle Height65.0 in.
Ground Clearance8.1 in.
Luggage Capacity22.7 ft3.
Cargo Capacity53.6 ft3.
Curb Weight3107 lbs.
Max Payload1350 lbs.
Gross Weight4435 lbs.
Towing Capacity1000 lbs.
Turning Circle 35.6 ft.
Front Headroom40.7 in.
Front Legroom40.6 in.
Rear Headroom39.9 in.
Rear Legroom39.4 in.
8.7 seconds


Basic 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside 5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Rust 5 Years / Unlimited Miles

Standard Equipment

(Typical standard equipment usually available on this model. Please contact us for more information.)
Width, 6.5Standard
Rim Type, Painted aluminumStandard
Spare Wheel
Rim type, SteelStandard
Spare Tire
Mount Location, Inside under cargoStandard
Size, CompactStandard
Rear Suspension Type, Multi-linkStandard
Front Suspension Classification, IndependentStandard
Front Spring Type, CoilStandard
Front Stabilizer Bar, RegularStandard
Rear Spring Type, CoilStandard
Class, TouringStandard
Independent, Four-wheelStandard
Front suspension type, StrutStandard
Front Fog lightsStandard
Roof rackStandard
Axle ratioStandard
Total Seating Capacity, 5Standard
Front seat type, BucketStandard
seating capacity, 5Standard
Passenger Seat
Head Restraint Whiplash Protection, Whiplash protection systemStandard
Rear Seats
Folding, Fold forward seatbackStandard
Type, BenchStandard
Front wipers - intermittentStandard
Privacy glassStandard
Rear defoggerStandard
Rear wiperStandard
Vanity mirrors, Dual vanity mirrorsStandard
Convenience Features
Cruise control, Cruise controlStandard
Power steering, Power steeringStandard
Steering wheel, Tilt-adjustableStandard
Cruise controls on steering wheel, Cruise controlsStandard
Cupholders, Front and rearStandard
Door pockets, Driver, passenger and rearStandard
12V DC power outlet, 1Standard
Retained accessory power, Retained accessory powerStandard
Center Console, Full with covered storageStandard
Comfort Features
Reading lights, FrontStandard
Steering wheel trim, UrethaneStandard
Floor mats, Carpet front and rearStandard
Cargo area light, Cargo area lightStandard
External tempStandard
Low fuel levelStandard
Transmission Temperature GuageStandard
Exterior Features
Rear spoilerStandard
Audio System
Satellite Radio, SiriusXMStandard
Antenna Type, FixedStandard
Total Number of Speakers, 4Standard
In-Dash CD, SingleStandard
Radio, SiriusXM AM/FM/SatelliteStandard
left rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
right rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
Rear door type, LiftgateStandard
Truck Features
Door reinforcementStandard
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsStandard
Head airbags, Curtain 1st and 2nd rowStandard
Passenger Airbag, YesStandard
Driver Airbag, YesStandard
Stability and Traction
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rear center seatbelt, 3-point beltStandard
Seatbelt pretensioners, FrontStandard
Transmission Hill Holder, Transmission hill holderStandard
Max RPM, 6,400 RPMStandard
Torque, 141 lb.-ft.Standard
Valve Gear, DOHCStandard
Total Valves, 16Standard
Engine Configuration, InlineStandard
Displacement, 122 cu.in.Standard
Vehicle Emissions, LEV IIStandard
Horse Power, 158 hpStandard
Variable Valve Timing, Variable valve timingStandard
Compression Ratio, 10.50 : 1Standard
Air Conditioning
Front air conditioning, ManualStandard
Air filtration, Interior air filtrationStandard
engine immobilizer, Engine immobilizerStandard
Adjustable Front Headrests, Manual adjustableStandard
Braking assist, Braking assist inchesStandard
Front brakes, Ventilated disc inchesStandard
ABS Brakes
ABS, 4-wheelStandard

Available Optional Equipment

The list of optional equipment below represents a mix of optional dealer or factory installed features. Some must be added by the manufacturer during the production process whilst others can be installed here at the point of purchase. Please note that this list is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any questions please contact us for clarification.

50-State Emissions   * 
Fleet Options
Soft Tonneau Cover   * 
Internal Options
MOPAR Leather Seat Group   * 
MOPAR Premium Floor Mats w/Logo   * 
MOPAR Cargo Area Liner   * 
Removable Ash Tray   * 
Autostick Automatic Transmission   * 
Power Heated Fold-Away Mirrors   * 
Keyless Entry   * 
Cigar Lighter   * 
Power Windows w/Driver One-Touch   * 
Speed Sensitive Power Locks   * 
Illuminated Entry   * 
Chrome Exterior Mirrors   * 
Automatic Headlamps   * 
MOPAR Bright Door Entry Guards   * 
Body Color Door Handles   * 
Body Color Liftgate Applique   * 
Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices   * 
MOPAR Bright Pedal Kit   * 
Tip Start   * 
MOPAR Electronic Vehicle Tracking System   * 
MOPAR T-Grip Shifter   * 
Class II Receiver Hitch   * 
MOPAR Chrome Fuel Filler Door   * 
6.5 Touchscreen Display   * 
40GB Hard Drive w/28GB Available   * 
Heated Front Seats   * 
Mineral Gray Fog Lamp Bezels   * 
Mineral Gray Gloss Jeep Badge   * 
Mineral Gray Gloss Compass Badge   * 
Mineral Gray Sport SE Badge   * 
Rear Bumper w/Mineral Gray Step Pad   * 
Body Color/Mineral Gray Grille   * 
Mineral Gray Liftgate Applique   * 
Mineral Gray Gloss Roof Rails   * 
Bright Exhaust Tip   * 
Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls   * 
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel   * 
Jeep 75th Anniversary Package   * 
Power Express Open/Close Sunroof   * 
Tangerine Interior Accents   * 
75th Anniversary Badge   * 
Jeep Bronze Badging   * 
Bronze Compass Badge   * 
Bronze Fascia Applique   * 
Bronze Liftgate Applique   * 
Bronze Roof Rails   * 
Remote Start System   * 
Moroccan Sun Interior Accents   * 
No Options
Base Vehicle Price (MKTE49)   $19,695 
Other Options
Destination Surcharge (Hawaii)   $50 
Monotone Paint Application   * 
Engine Block Heater   $95 
Manufacturer's Statement of Origin   * 
ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera   $995 
Power Value Group   $2,045 
Smoker's Group   $30 
Radio: 130   * 
Radio: 230   $595 
Radio: 430   * 
MOPAR Chrome Accents Group   $250 
MOPAR Electronics Group   $495 
MOPAR Interior Appearance Group   $375 
MOPAR Katzkin Black Leather   $1,300 
MOPAR Trailer Tow Group   $485 
Quick Order Package 2BL   * 
Quick Order Package 24L   * 
Quick Order Package 25L   * 
Quick Order Package 2GL   * 
Quick Order Package 24H Sport SE Package   $895 
Quick Order Package 2GK 75th Anniversary   $1,485 
GVWR: 4,435 lbs   * 
Seats & Seat Trim
Premium Cloth Bucket Seats   * 
Cloth/Vinyl Low-Back Bucket Seats   * 
Ombre Mesh Bucket Seats   * 
Wheels & Tires
Tires: P215/60R17 BSW AS Touring   * 
Wheels: 17 x 6.5 Aluminum   $895 
Tires: P205/70R16 BSW AS   * 
Wheels: 16 x 6.5 Aluminum   * 
Wheels: 18 x 7 Aluminum   * 
Tires: P215/55R18 BSW AS Performance   * 
Wheels: 18 x 7 Bronze Aluminum   * 
*See dealer for details


The Compass is an affordable compact SUV, designed to bring the Jeep name to a broader range of drivers with its car-like on-road capability and fuel economy.Sharing the same platform as its stablemate, the Patriot, the Compass is offered in both front-wheel and full-time four-wheel drive configurations. Two trim levels are available: Sport and Latitude. Front-wheel drive Compass models are powered by a 158-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while four-wheel drive models get a 172-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (optional on the FWD). Available transmissions include a five-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Trim-dependent standard equipment includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, heated front seats, air conditioning, cruise control, satellite radio, and power mirrors, windows and door locks. Trail Rated 4x4 capability is available with a Freedom Drive II Off-Road package that includes 4-wheel drive off-road mode, hill descent control, all-terrain tires, skid plates, tow hooks and a brake lock differential. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes with brake assist, electronic stability control with roll mitigation, traction control, and six airbags.The Jeep Compass carries over with minimal changes for 2016. A 75th Anniversary Edition is now offered, celebrating Jeep heritage with exclusive details that include bronze wheels, bronze exterior and interior accents, and custom color palettes.

Model Reviews

...looks like a Grand Cherokee that shrunk in the wash...

Car and Driver

The front has been beefed up with the addition of a redesigned hood with a power bulge, tweaked fascia, altered grille design, revised fenders, and quad-reflector-style headlights.

Motor Trend

The Compass shows vast interior improvements over the outgoing model, balancing rugged and refined with a substantial steering wheel and sturdy fabrics.

New York Times

...good riddance to that clownish old front fascia!

Road & Track

Overall, the Compass has a vaguely sleeker, classier look...

The Car Connection


The Jeep Compass combines competence and predictable maneuverability with smooth powertrains and an ample selection of standard equipment at affordable prices.Fuel economy is not a strong point, however, and the 2016 Compass is a dated product lacking the latest technology and safety features.

Compass was launched as a 2007 model and updated for 2011.
The 2016 Jeep Compass lineup has been trimmed to two levels: Sport and Latitude.Though dated, the current-generation Compass has been refined and considerably improved since its introduction.

All 2016 Compass models come with Uconnect hands-free calling and satellite radio compatibility.
The 2016 Compass Sport SE is a new package with heated cloth front seats, 18-inch wheels, and rearview camera.The High Altitude Package remains as an option for four-wheel-drive models with automatic.It offers most of the features from the previous Limited model, plus a sunroof and chrome-clad alloy wheels.

The Compass profile is essentially trapezoidal, subdued by soft detailing.
For 2011, Compass adopted styling cues from the big Grand Cherokee.

The interior has been updated with elements used on other Jeep and Dodge vehicles.

Base engine is a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a choice of 5-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed automatic transmission.
Limited models use a 172-horsepower 2.4-liter engine with a 6-speed automatic.

Jeep continues to offer the CVT.
In fact, it's the only choice if you want the highly capable Trail Rated four-wheel-drive system.That combination stands ready to churn through dirt or sand, and engage in moderate rock-crawls, though not with the capability of a Wrangler.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives Compass only three stars for frontal crash, four stars for rollover and overall, and five in side-impact testing.


Compass Sport ($19,495) comes with air conditioning, manual windows and door locks, cruise control, foglamps, illuminated cupholders, and 16-inch wheels.All-wheel drive ($2,000) is available and comes with 17-inch wheels.Compass Sport SE ($21,740) comes with heated cloth mesh front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, 18-inch Mineral Gray wheels, and rearview camera.(All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Compass Latitude ($23,795) gets power windows and locks, keyless entry, heated cloth front seats, 60/40-split reclining rear seats, 115-volt inverter, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Compass High Altitude ($24,790) includes leather-trimmed seating, a sunroof, six-way power driver's seat, and 17-inch chrome-clad wheels.

Safety features include active front head restraints and electronic stability control.


Essentially obsolete, the Compass has been available for a decade, without a significant redesign.Yet, it doesn't seem quite as outmoded as its years suggest.That's because a number of notable changes took place for 2011, sprucing up some of the awkward elements of the original design.2015 brought some detail changes, led by a new grille.

Overall, Jeep's smallest crossover looks somewhat like a miniature Grand Cherokee.
Boxy-looking wheelwells and an ungraceful rear uptick stem from the early Compass, now in a softer form.A few imperfect angles remain evident, yet the elements fit together better.


Taken as a whole, the cockpit comes across as straightforward and functional.One oddity makes it seem especially dated: Occupants sit well below the beltline, in contrast to the configurations found in most modern crossovers, including the Jeep Renegade.

As a result, the dashboard seems high.
The comparatively low seating position makes visibility a challenge when parking or changing lanes.That makes the rearview camera a compelling option for the Compass.

Front-seat comfort is adequate, but no more.
Worse, the back bench is one of the hardest and flattest that we've ever tested in a vehicle of this type.

Acoustic laminated front windshield glass helps control engine noise, which has been an issue from the start.
At least, noise levels have improved lately.

Sensibly laid-out, the interior has such appealing features as outward-facing tailgate speakers.
All told, though, the cabin ranks near the rear of its class in detailing and refinement.

Cargo space is in short supply, though rear seatbacks flip forward easily.

Driving Impression

The Compass drives nicely, though its main distinction is its off-highway capability.

While a 5-speed manual gearbox is available, the 6-speed automatic is nicely refined and impressively responsive, so it gets our recommendation for most buyers.
The automatic has a high top gear that helps highway fuel economy, plus a low-ratio first gear for more spirited launches.Manual shifting is available, too.While drivability with the manual gearbox is decent, a notchy shifter and imprecise clutch action takes much of the joy out of manually shifting.

Partly because it incorporates a Low range, the CVT is required if you want a Trail Rated badge and the best off-road system: Freedom Drive II four-wheel drive.
With that setup, a Compass can undertake far more off-road situations than most crossovers of its size.

Ride and handling are fine in most street and highway conditions.
With its short wheelbase, the Compass can feel busy over imperfect pavement.The ride leans toward the harsh end of the spectrum, making it feel more like being in a small car than in a compact crossover.Steering is weighted well enough; but here, too, a Compass drives like a tall small car.

Two distinct all-wheel-drive options are offered.
Freedom Drive I is more basic, simply providing rear-wheel torque when needed.Freedom Drive II is more effective, teamed with a CVT that includes a low range.

Compared to most newer rivals, the Jeep Compass trails in fuel economy.
With manual shift and the 2.0-liter engine, Compass is EPA-rated at 23/30 mpg City/Highway.Automatic and all-wheel drive drop the estimate to 21/27 mpg City/Highway.Pick Freedom Drive II, and mileage sinks to 20/23 mpg.


The 2016 Jeep Compass is a dated product with little to distinguish it other than off-highway capability.Look for deals or wait for the next-generation Compass.

Driving impressions by Bengt Halvorson, The Car Connection.
James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

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