2019 Jeep Compass

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Jeep Compass highlights

Customer rating


  • Roomy seating for a small SUV
  • Interior feels high-end and solid
  • Attractive, easy-to-use tech interface
  • Off-road-focused Trailhawk trim is ready for adventure


  • Sluggish performance from the base engine
  • Limited cargo and cabin space
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission feels slow to respond

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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Compact and mighty.

With a peppy 2.4L engine making 180 horsepower, the 2019 Jeep Compass is ready to be as on-the-go as you are. It's at home both on and off the road and with features like a manual transmission and Selec-Terrain to customize your experience, the Compass is small but mighty. If you're looking for a compact SUV with plenty of style and utility, check out the Jeep Compass.

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What is new for the 2019 Jeep Compass?

  • The Compass is available in a variety of new trims, including the High Altitude and Upland.
  • Compass trims have been upgraded with Remote Start, Beats Audio System, Satellite Radio Ready, and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control and Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Latitude trim now comes with Apple CarPlay as standard equipment.
  • The Altitude trim now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Smart Key, and Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.

2019 Jeep Compass trims

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High Altitude:

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Jeep Compass

1. Family friendly

2019 Jeep Compass Review: Backseats | CarMax

The 2019 Jeep Compass comfortably seats five. The materials that make up the interior are hardy. It's all about the fun, and the 2019 Jeep Compass delivers. This vehicle has storage cubbies stationed throughout for convenience. The front passenger seat even folds down so you can toss a few fishing poles across the right side of the vehicle while sitting on left.

2019 Jeep Compass Review: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

2. Available Beatsaudio

The 2019 Compass comes standard with a fine audio system. However, if you love music, you'll want even more for your listening pleasure. A BeatsAudio sound system is an available option for your Compass, meant for serious audiophiles and casual listeners alike. Nine speakers and a 12-channel amplifier turn the joy up to 10 when it comes to riding down the road with this premium audio system add-on. If you have a 2019 Compass with a sunroof, open the top and let the neighbors hear the sound of your musical choices flying through the air behind you.

3. The Trailhawk trim

You can absolutely get a base model Compass and tackle some rough terrain, especially if you opt for the AWD. But the Compass Trailhawk takes it a step further into the wild. The 2019 Trailhawk is for drivers who prefer to forge a path rather than just sticking to the road. It includes the Selec-Terrain system, designed to help you adapt to climbing hills and mashing through tree stumps and debris. Additional underbelly protection is also available.

4. Technology touches

2019 Jeep Compass Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

The 2019 Jeep Compass packs a great deal of technology into a small space. A lot of buyers will be interested in Jeep's Advanced Safety package. The driver assistance package offers forward collision warning with active braking. Meanwhile, lane-keep assist is designed to prevent you from drifting across the line while adaptive cruise control and available blind-spot monitors further boost your confidence on the interstate.

5. Stickshift option

A six-speed manual transmission is available on the 2019 Sport and Latitude trims. If you love the feeling of following the gearbox all the way up the chain, this option is for you. Driving stick will make you feel firmly in control and the Compass responds in kind. The 2019 Jeep Compass is a charming drive, and fans of manual transmissions will like the feeling of engagement, keeping the focus of the driver on the car itself.

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The Jeep Cherokee is a compact SUV that was introduced in 2014. It has seating for five, and 24.6 cu-ft of cargo space on the 2018 model. It comes standard with a 184-hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine, with an optional 271-hp 3.2L V6. The Cherokee comes standard with rear-wheel drive but has Jeep's flagship off-road capabilities when it's equipped with optional four-wheel drive.

Here's what you'll find on the Jeep Cherokee in model years 2014–2018:

  • Five-inch touchscreen

  • Standard remote-keyless entry

  • Available off-road features include locking rear differential, off-road suspension, and skid plates.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Jeep Compass is a compact SUV that drives well and has all the amenities customers need. Customers love how comfortable it is for long trips. The gas mileage is pretty decent and the car overall is very comfortable.
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

Altitude 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Beats Audio System
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.8"/R 38.3"

Head room

F 39.2"/R 38.5"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



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Color options

Exterior colors

  • Billet Silver Metallic

  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearl

  • Granite Crystal Metallic

  • Jazz Blue Pearl

  • Laser Blue Pearl

  • Olive Green Pearl

  • Pearl White Tri-Coat (Limited)

  • Redline Pearl Coat

  • Spitfire Orange (Sport and Trailhawk)

  • Sting-Gray (Trailhawk and Limited)

  • White

Interior colors

  • Black with low-back cloth bucket seats

  • Sandstorm/black with low-back cloth bucket seats

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