2022 Jeep Compass review

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  • Roomy seating despite the vehicle size
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Off-road-focused Trailhawk trim is incredibly capable


  • Sluggish performance from the base engine
  • Limited cargo space for an SUV
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission impacts performance

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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All Jeep Compass years

What is new for the 2022 Jeep Compass?

  • The Compass is available in a variety of new trims, including the High Altitude, Latitude Lux, and Red Edition.
  • The 80th Anniversary and Freedom trims have been discontinued for 2022.
  • Compass trims have been upgraded with Alpine Sound System as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Seat Heaters, Sunroof(s), Memory Seat(s), A/C Seat(s), and Automated Parking features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Parking Sensors, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.
  • The Altitude trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.
  • The Limited trim now comes with Remote Start as standard equipment.
  • The Latitude trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor and Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.

2022 Jeep Compass trims

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


  • 177-hp, 172-lb-ft of torque 2.4L
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Rear View Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Smart Key
  • Rear Defroster


  • Includes all features available on the Sport
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Alloy Wheels

Latitude Lux:

  • Includes all features available on the Latitude
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel


  • Includes all features available on the Latitude Lux
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Remote Start


  • Includes all features available on the Limited
  • No significant upgrades found on the Trailhawk

High Altitude:

  • Includes all features available on the Trailhawk
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Navigation System

Red Edition:

  • Includes all features available on the High Altitude
  • No significant upgrades found on the Red Edition

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Jeep Compass

1. Five trim levels

The 2022 Jeep Compass is a subcompact SUV offering several trims to suit any lifestyle. The base Sport model is nicely equipped with an 8.4-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone integration, roof rails, and a height-adjustable rear cargo floor, making it a good pick for daily driving. The Latitude trim adds extra conveniences, like proximity keyless entry and fog lights, while the Latitude Lux has leather upholstery and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat. Nearing the top is the Limited trim — with adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers — or the off-road equipped Trailhawk®.

2. Package options and Red edition

Looking for more style and pizzazz to set your 2022 Jeep Compass apart from the rest? Look for one of the subcompact SUV's many package options. For example, the Sun and Sound Group (available on all models except Sport) adds a dual-pane panoramic power sunroof and a nine-speaker Alpine® audio system or choose the Elite Group (Trailhawk and Limited) for 19-inch wheels, LED foglights, and premium leather upholstery. Additionally, there is the 2022 Jeep Compass High Altitude, which sports black interior and exterior accents, automatic high-beam headlights, and LED headlights. The Jeep RED Edition Compass also adds unique style and red badging to the SUV while raising awareness of important global causes.

3. Off-road skill

With its impressive off-road capabilities, the 2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk will quench your thirst for adventure. The Trailhawk trim boasts a standard Jeep Active Drive Low four-wheel-drive system and a Selec-Terrain® traction management system with Rock Mode to confidently climb uncharted territory. A raised suspension and skid plates allow the SUV to traverse over rugged landscapes while Hill Descent Control easily handles steep inclines.

4. Roomy cabin

The 2022 Jeep Compass seats five passengers comfortably inside its roomy cabin, that's great for trips long and short. Adults won't feel confined with 41.8 inches and 38.3 inches of front and rear legroom, respectively, and there is ample headroom for taller folks in either row. This seating comfort extends to cargo space in the 2022 Compass, which offers 27.2 cu-ft with the rear seat in place or 59.8 cu-ft when folded. Whether you carry people, cargo, or both, you'll have the space you need for all your travels.

5. Intuitive tech

The Jeep Compass has everything you need to feel connected on your drive. All 2022 models feature a Uconnect® infotainment system with crisp graphics, whether on the standard 8.4-inch touchscreen or the 10.1-inch touchscreen on Latitude Lux and higher trims. In addition to smartphone integration, there are three USB ports on the base trim for convenient charging. The 2022 Compass also includes a plethora of driver aids, including a rearview camera, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning with lane keep assistance, to name a few.

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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
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Sunroof(s)
  • 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"

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