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2020 Jeep Compass

Original MSRP Range
$22,105 - $29,905
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
22 - 23 MPG City / 30 - 32 MPG Hwy
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2020 Jeep Compass

What We Like

  • Unmistakable Jeep styling
  • Ample user-friendly tech
  • Distinctive, off-road-ready Trailhawk version

What We Don't

  • Meager performance and unremarkable fuel economy
  • Unresponsive 9-speed transmission
  • Limited small-item storage

Ratings

Expert Rating

3.6/ 5

Consumer Rating

3.9/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2020 Jeep Compass?

Changes to the Compass are minimal heading into the new model year. For 2020, the Compass gains a new Velvet Red Pearl Coat exterior color and a newly available Alpine premium audio system for Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk models.

Additionally, the Safety and Security Group (Gloss Black exterior mirrors, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic assist, ParkSense rear park assist system, rain-sensing windshield wipers and vehicle theft security alarm) and Advanced Safety Group (leather steering wheel, forward-collision warning-plus, lane-departure warning-plus, auto high-beam headlamps, adaptive cruise control, advanced brake assist, and auto-dimming rearview mirror) are both now available on the base Sport trim.

Finally, a new Luxury Seat Group (power passenger seat, memory driver seat and ventilated front seats) is optional on Limited, High Altitude and Trailhawk trims. See the 2020 Jeep Compass models for sale near you

Which Compass is the Best?

The Trailhawk represents the Compass at its most distinctive and therefore most appealing. Alternatively, the new Upland Edition could be a good call: It offers much of the Trailhawk's look but trades capability and equipment for a lower price point. Find a Jeep Compass for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Jeep Compass Cost?

The 2020 Jeep Compass comes in Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim levels. Upland, Altitude and High Altitude sub-trims are also offered that add unique styling elements and some mild packaging tweaks to the Sport, Latitude and Limited trims, respectively.

The Sport ($23,600) comes with 16-in steel wheels, hill-start assist, black door handles, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, a height-adjustable driver's seat, cloth upholstery, a 115-volt power outlet, a 7-in touchscreen, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, an auxiliary audio jack and a 6-speaker audio system. With optional AWD, the Sport includes Selec-Terrain traction settings that include auto, snow, sand and mud. The Tech Group adds roof rails, rear parking sensors, body-colored door handles, proximity entry, push-button start and satellite radio. The AWD-only Upland Edition adds Trailhawk-inspired design elements, including 17-in alloy wheels. The Sport is the only Compass to offer an available manual transmission.

The Latitude ($25,620) comes standard with an automatic transmission and adds its own 17-in alloy wheels, automatic headlights, fog lamps, ambient LED cabin lighting, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth/vinyl upholstery and the Tech Group equipment. The Altitude Special Edition adds to the Latitude equipment a variety of black exterior design elements, including 18-in wheels.

The Limited ($28,140) comes with 18-in alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, remote ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a manual height-adjustable passenger seat, a heated steering wheel and an 8.4-in touchscreen infotainment system. The High Altitude trim is a more rugged take on the Limited, with a few additional standard features like a Beats audio system and unique wheels and accent colors.

The Trailhawk ($29,290) has standard AWD with simulated low-range gearing and a crawl mode, a more off-road-appropriate suspension, greater ground clearance, hill-descent control, skid plates, tow hooks (two at the front, one at the back), Falken all-terrain tires, unique 17-in wheels, a full-size spare, special styling, and all-season rubber floor mats. Inside, the Trailhawk builds on the Latitude's equipment with cloth/leather upholstery and the 8.4-in touchscreen. The Leather Interior Group basically adds all the Limited's extra equipment.

Optional on the Sport, Latitude and Trailhawk is the Cold Weather Group that adds a windshield wiper de-icer, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and all-season floor mats, features that are also included on the Limited. Optional on the Latitude and Trailhawk is the Popular Equipment Group that adds Limited's upgraded seat adjustments and an auto-dimming mirror. A compact spare is optional on non-Trailhawk trims.

As mentioned above, the Safety and Security Group adds blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic assist, rear parking sensors, automatic wipers and remote ignition. To that offering you can add the Advanced Safety Group, which includes lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams and, when equipped with the automatic transmission, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking. These two safety-oriented packages are now available on all trim levels for 2020.

Latitude, Trailhawk and Limited models can be had with the Premium Lighting Group, which adds bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights and LED taillights. Other options on these trims include a tow package, a power lift gate, a panoramic sunroof and integrated navigation.

Compass Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Compass Altitude 4x4$25,355 / $24,9354 Cylinder18022 / 306-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 9-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Compass Altitude FWD$25,355 / $24,9354 Cylinder18022 / 316-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 9-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Compass High Altitude 4x4$29,905 / $29,2114 Cylinder18022 / 306-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 9-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Compass High Altitude FWD$28,405 / $27,8014 Cylinder18022 / 316-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 9-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Compass Latitude 4x4$25,355 / $24,9354 Cylinder180N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 9-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Compass Latitude FWD$25,355 / $24,9354 Cylinder18022 / 316-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 9-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Compass Latitude w/Sun/Wheel Pkg FWD$25,355 / $24,9354 Cylinder18022 / 316-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 9-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Compass Limited 4x4$29,905 / $29,2114 Cylinder18022 / 306-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 9-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Compass Limited FWD$28,405 / $27,8014 Cylinder18022 / 316-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 9-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Compass Sport 4x4$23,605 / $23,4074 Cylinder180N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 9-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Compass Sport FWD$22,105 / $21,9894 Cylinder180N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 9-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Compass Trailhawk 4x4$29,675 / $28,9954 Cylinder18022 / 309-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Jeep Compass Safety

Is the 2020 Jeep Compass a Safe Car?

Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control and seven airbags (including one for the driver's knees). The Compass' top three trims can be equipped with forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic assist system.

The Compass received four stars overall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including 4-star frontal and 5-star side crash ratings. The non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named it a Top Safety Pick+ due to it receiving top scores for both crashworthiness and its crash prevention systems.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Cold Weather Group
  • Interior Premium Pkg
  • Cold Weather Group
  • Interior Protection Pkg
  • Graphics Pkg, Mopar
  • Safety & Security Group
  • Safety Group
  • Safety Group
  • Sport Appearance Plus Pkg
  • Tech Group

Competition

2020 Jeep Compass vs the competition

2020 Subaru Crosstrek -- For those more interested in the Compass' capability, space and price than its Jeep style, the Crosstrek is an excellent choice that comes well-equipped with standard AWD.

2020 Jeep Cherokee -- If you're OK paying a bit more for greater refinement and a stronger engine, upgrading to the similarly sized Cherokee is probably a good idea. You can see how they generally compare in our article from 2018 explaining the differences between the Compass and Cherokee.

2020 Kia Sportage -- The value-rich Sportage provides a better on-road driving experience and a higher-quality interior than the similarly sized and priced Compass. Its warranty is also longer.

Used Honda CR-V -- Admittedly, there's no rugged Jeep-like coolness to the CR-V. But if anyone is looking for a good, reliable used compact crossover, this does the job. A certified pre-owned (CPO) version comes with a decent warranty.

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