2014 Jeep Compass

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Jeep Compass highlights

Customer rating


  • Comfortable and spacious
  • Interesting optional features
  • Freedom Drive II gives off-road ability


  • Sluggish performance
  • Lots of road noise
  • Ride feels rough at times

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 27 highway, 23 combined

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Capable crossover for daily life

Look out for the new-for-2014 optional six-speed automatic, which offers a slightly smoother ride from the two engine options available for this year. The standard 2.0L engine is great if you need something practical for city driving, but the optional 2.4L engine gives a bit more power where it's needed, with 172 horsepower.

All Jeep Compass years

What is new for the 2014 Jeep Compass?

  • The Compass is available in a new trim called the High Altitude.
  • Compass trims have been upgraded with Leatherette & Cloth, Rear View Camera, and Sunroof(s) as standard equipment this year.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Side Airbags and Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2014 Jeep Compass

1. Capable off-roader 

As you expect from a Jeep, you get plenty of capability from the 2014 Jeep Compass. Base models have standard two-wheel drive but four-wheel drive is available for light off-roading and to give you extra confidence on slick roads. Look for the Freedom Drive II group, however, if you’re looking for adventure. This adds 17-inch wheels, tow hooks, a dedicated off-road driving mode, hill descent control, and underbody skid plates. This might be a compact crossover but the Freedom Drive II models will serve you well when the going gets tough.  

2. Comfortable interior 

Even the base model is comfortable for you and your crew with standard air conditioning and a handy 115-volt household power outlet. If you want more look for the Latitude and Limited models, which add little luxuries like a leather steering wheel. Look out for the Sun and Sound group on those trims, too, as it adds a sunroof, premium sound system, two flip-down tailgate speakers, and more. 

3. Updated tech 

Niceties like Bluetooth® connectivity and USB input are optional on the top trims, so keep an eye on the feature lists as you shop. For 2014, Limited models now get a standard rearview mirror and touchscreen audio interface to make the whole vehicle feel more up-to-date. Other available tech includes a navigation system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and those cool tailgate speakers. 

4. Space for your crew 

This might be a crossover rather than a full-size SUV but front-seat occupants get a comfortable 40.6 inches of legroom. Adults will be comfortable in the back, too, with 39.4 inches of legroom. This gives everyone space to stretch out on your next road trip or jaunt to the lake. You also get 22.7 cu-ft of space in the trunk, which can open up to 53.6 cu-ft if you fold the rear seats. 

5. You’ve got options  

With three trims to choose from — Sport, Latitude, and Limited — you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to features. The 2014 Jeep Compass has a few cool things hidden up its sleeve, too. Look out for the available flip-down tailgate speakers to enhance your next tailgate party or load up the available cooled glovebox with sodas ahead of your next road trip. Other useful features include a fold-flat front passenger seat (available on Latitude, standard on Limited) to extend cargo space for long items, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a rearview camera (both on the Limited trim). 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2014 Jeep Compass is a small SUV that is great for people who are looking for a car that is economical and has a sporty look.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Jeep Compass an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Jeep Compass 18th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Jeep Compass features and specs

Sport 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch

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Leg room

F 40.6"/R 39.4"

Head room

F 40.7"/R 39.9"

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Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



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