Pricing: Too High to Remain Relevant
Our model came with options like an improved stereo with a touch screen, a sunroof, the off-road package and more to drive the price well above its $19,295 starting MSRP – and at well below the fuel mileage we would have appreciated from a four-cylinder engine.
While the Compass was by no means bad to drive, it’s understandable why Jeep is cutting it from the lineup. Competition from similarly-sized options like the Honda CR-V offer four-wheel drive, better fuel economy, on-par pricing and a better overall experience. The improved interior and exterior help the Compass stay relevant but it’s perhaps trying too hard to stick to the Jeep off-road mantra while delivering too little on-road to be worth the cash.