JEEP COMPASS

Jeep Compass

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How much does the Jeep Compass cost to run?

The 1.4L petrol is the most economical Jeep Compass to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Jeep Compass 1.4L petrol costs £160.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band F.

It does not far off 46 MPG on average, which means it will cost £13.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Suzuki Vitara 1.4L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 17, which is lower than the Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4L petrol, but higher than the Suzuki Vitara 1.4L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Suzuki Vitara has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.4L petrol2.0L petrol2.4L petrol
mpg40.9 - 45.637.231.4 - 32.8
emissions143 - 160175199 - 209
tax£160.00 - £200.00£235.00£300.00 - £325.00
insuranceGroup 17 - 21Group 21Group 22 - 25

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Jeep Compass: How big is the boot?

The Jeep Compass has a below average boot space (565 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 3 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 4 large bags or 4 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 981 litres.

Is the Jeep Compass easy to park?

The Jeep Compass is very middle of the road - it fills just over three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Suzuki Jimny.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4428m long it gives you reasonable 372mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Jeep Compass has the best performance?

The fastest Jeep Compass from 0-60, is the 1.4L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 250 lbs/ft torque and 170 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 9.5 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Jeep Compass to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.4L petrol2.0L petrol2.4L petrol
zeroTo629.5 - 9.910.610.5 - 10.7
torque230 - 250190220
bhp140 - 170154168

What size caravan or trailer, can the Jeep Compass tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Jeep Compass 2.4L petrol which has 220 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1500kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.