Before I got my wj I had a 2014 Jeep Compass. It’s amazing the hate that Jeep hates. It’s a pretty decent vehicle.
Mines was the base model. 2.0 6 speed Hyundai automatic , fwd sadly.
-AVOID THE CVT
-Interior was a on the cheaper side but not horrible , it’s simple and it works.
-smaller 2.0 engine was pretty weak but using the auto stick feature I could get it going fairly decently.
- it is on the smaller side especially if you’re a big guy. I am 6’3 and room was decent.
-sport base model was a little lacking on the features department.
-better 4x4 system than competitors
- First gen Compass Platform started in ‘07 , by 2014 or later most of the kinks had been Worked out
- simple design
- maintenance like spark plugs , brakes , oil changes , filters are all easy to perform
-parts aren’t to expensive on it since it shares it with many other jeeps
- 2.0 and 2.4 world engines appear to be fairly solid engines. Hardly hear any horror stories about those.
hyundai 6 speed automatic used in it is pretty solid too. Just make sure to change the trans fluid. They say it’s sealed for life but don’t buy into that.
-it’s safe. My 14 had standard seat airbags , curtain airbags , front airbags and kept my mom safe when she got hit by a red light runner. There was not a scratch on her.
To sum it up , I had my 2014 Compass from 48k up to 122k when it was totaled. only issue I ever had with it was that the a/c recirculation door Actuator went bad which isnt horrible To replace and 1 day before it got totaled I had the check engine come on for a faulty brake light switch. That was it. Not bad compared to what I see working at a Honda dealer. Everything else was normal maintenance. It was a simple but reliable car and did it’s job up till the end.
If you Just want a simple daily driver that will get you there and back with pretty good mpg and you want the Jeep name I wouldn’t shy away from it.
this is how the Nissan that hit it looked like
little compass held up extremely well. It is a safe car