2020 Jeep Compass

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Jeep Compass highlights

Customer rating


  • Roomy, comfortable interior
  • Tech interface is easy to use
  • Capable off-road Trailhawk trim


  • Sluggish performance from the four-cylinder engine
  • Limited cargo space compared to rivals
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission isn't as responsive as you'd expect

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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A rugged, off-road capable compact crossover

The 2020 Jeep Compass is a compact crossover that is as capable off-road as it is on the pavement. Even the base model is loaded with connectivity capabilities that will make your daily commute that much smoother. Standard-equipped with front-wheel drive, this five-seater is also available with a 4X4 drivetrain that includes selectable drive modes to help you traverse a range of terrains. The Compass is just the right size if you're looking for a versatile family mover that also excels when playing in the dirt.

All Jeep Compass years

New for 2020

  • The Compass is available in a new trim called the North Edition.
  • The Upland trim has been discontinued for 2020.
  • Compass trims have been upgraded with Alpine Sound System and CD Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • Memory Seat(s) and A/C Seat(s) features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Latitude trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

Explore Jeep Compass details

High Altitude 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.8"/R 38.3"

Head room

F 39.2"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2020 Jeep Compass

1. A great off-roader

Jeep Compass: Backseats | CarMax

The 2020 Compass offers off-road technology that you'll love. Across the range, a 4X4 drivetrain is available as either an option or standard equipment on every model, even on the entry-level Sport and mid-tier Latitude trims. Vehicles equipped with this feature have a dial mounted on the center stack that you can use to adjust traction, designed to help your Compass maneuver over a range of difficult terrains, including snow, sand, and mud. If you're after some serious off-roading, you'll want to check out the Trailhawk model, which raises the ride height while adding an off-road suspension and crawl model to help it overcome steep or rocky environments.

2. Flexible cargo space

Jeep Compass: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

With up to 59.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity, the 2020 Jeep Compass offers you abundant room to fit all your luggage and equipment. The rear seats split 60/40 to accommodate longer items while still making room for your rear-seat passengers. It also features a height-adjustable cargo floor that has three levels to help accommodate a wide range of gear and belongings, such as coolers, construction tools, and furniture.

3. Convenient connectivity

Jeep Compass: Tech Dash | CarMax

The entry-level 2020 Jeep Compass doesn't skimp on technology features. Every model is equipped with either a seven-inch touchscreen (standard on Sport and Latitude trims) or an 8.4-inch touchscreen (standard on the TrailHawk and Limited trims) as well as the Uconnect 4 infotainment platform. This electronics system features standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, Bluetooth audio, and voice-command communication, all of which will satisfy you and your passengers' connectivity needs.

4. Panoramic sunroof

An optional panoramic sunroof will help your passengers take in the scenery on longer drives. This dual-pane sunroof spans the entire length of the Compass' roof, letting in maximum daylight and providing an open-air view from every seat. The rear glass panel is fixed but the front pane slides open to let the wind sweep throughout the car. A power-controlled sunshade also makes it easy to block out the light and add a little extra privacy when you want it.

5. Works with Alexa

Jeep Compass: Front Seats | CarMax

The 2020 Jeep Compass helps smooth the transition from home to the car, making your commutes feel easier. With the optional SiriusXM® Guardian subscription service, you can use any of your Amazon Alexa-enabled devices to communicate with your Compass remotely from the comfort of your own home.

This cloud-communication capability introduces a range of skills for Alexa to perform, including starting your car to warm or cool the cabin or sending an address to the navigation system, all before you even get behind the wheel.

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Image of Jeep Renegade

Classic Jeep styling, a comfortable interior, and plenty of tech add up to make the Renegade a serious contender if you're looking for a small SUV. The 2018-2021 Jeep Renegade is available across four trims (Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited) and with a choice of turbocharged engines, including a 180-hp 2.4L four-cylinder. The five-seat Renegade can take you off-road with the trail-ready Trailhawk trim, or into luxurious territory with the Limited trim.

The 2018-2021 Jeep Renegade Sport base trim features include:

  • Rearview camera

  • Fold-flat front passenger seat

  • Five-inch touchscreen (seven-inch from 2021)

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Jeep Compass an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Jeep Compass 15th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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2020 Jeep Compass trims

Curious how Jeep Compass trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Sport (4x2 and 4x4):

  • Includes 16-inch wheels, cloth seating material, keyless entry, push-button start, six-speakers, Uconnect with seven-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth audio, voice-command operation, two USB ports, selectable drive modes on 4X4 models, and more.

  • View all Jeep Compass Sports in stock

Latitude (4x2 and 4x4): 

Trailhawk (4x4 only):

  • Includes features of the Latitude trim while unlocking additional option packages. Also includes a 115-volt outlet, leather-trimmed cloth seating material, seven-inch color driver-information display, Uconnect 4 with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, off-road suspension, full-time 4x4 with crawl mode, and auto terrain modes with hill-descent control.

  • View all Jeep Compass Trailhawks in stock

Limited (4x2 and 4x4):

  •  Includes all the features of the Latitude trim and select features of the Trailhawk while adding 18-inch wheels, a windshield-wiper de-icer, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seating, and more.

  • View all Jeep Compass Limiteds in stock

2020 Jeep Compass FAQ

More about the 2020 Jeep Compass

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat

  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat

  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat

  • Jazz Blue Pearl Coat

  • Laser Blue Pearl Coat

  • Olive Green Pearl Coat

  • Pearl White Tri-Coat (Limited models)

  • Redline Red Pearl Coat

  • Spitfire Orange Clear Coat (Sport and Trailhawk models)

  • Sting Gray Clear Coat (Limited and Trailhawk models)

  • Velvet Red Pearl Coat

  • White Clear Coat

Interior details

The 2020 Jeep Compass interior includes:

  • Up to 27.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the rear seats up and 59.8 cubic feet of storage space with the rear seats folded forward

  • Seating for up to five passengers

  • Standard Uconnect 4 with a seven-inch touchscreen display or available 8.4-inch touchscreen display

  • Available heated front seats (standard on Limited)

  • Available ventilated front seats (optional on Limited)

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