Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 6.3 - 8.1 mpp
Diesel engines 7.3 - 9.7 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 29.4 - 37.7 mpg
Diesel engines 36.2 - 47.9 mpg
  • No class-leading efficiency figures here
  • Entry-level diesel should be the cheapest to run
  • Remember replacement brakes and tyres will cost more

Jeep Compass: what will it cost me to run?

Although it’s a relatively compact crossover, the Jeep Compass is still capable off-road, and the requisite all-wheel drive package and raised ride height will inevitably make it thirstier and more costly to run than others in the segment.

Efficiency figures are only provisional at this stage, but the 1.6-litre MultiJet II diesel is likely to cost the least to run, courtesy of its manual gearbox and front-wheel drive arrangement. Indications are that it will have a claimed average of around 64mpg.

What’s likely to prove to be the thirstiest Compass is the 1.4-litre MultiAir II petrol, with an automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The official figure is likely to be around 40mpg.

SUVs also tend to cost more in terms of consumables thanks to being heavier than their nearest hatchback counterparts, so brake pads, discs and tyres will all be pricier – especially the off-roading rubber the Trailhawk sports.

Jeep Compass: will it be eco-friendly?

While most buyers considering a crossover along the lines of the Jeep Compass should be able to find a model that suits their pockets, it’s disappointing that there’s not much sign of a ultra-low emission model on the horizon.

The cleanest model in the range – the 1.6-litre MultiJet II – still weighs in at 117g/km of CO2, while at the opposite end of the scale, the 1.4-litre MultiAir II petrol churns out 160g/km.

  • Too soon to have an accurate picture
  • Based on the reliable Renegade platform
  • Built at an all-new facility in India

Jeep Compass: will it break down on me?

It’s far too soon to have an accurate idea of how reliable the Jeep Compass will prove to be, especially as it’s built at a new factory in India, but the early signs are positive.

Firstly, it’s built on a stretched version of the same platform that underpins the smaller Renegade and in that model’s time on sale there have been no DVSA vehicle inspectorate-sanctioned recalls.

Build quality and the general tactility of the controls and switchgear of the models sampled so far – admittedly built at a different factory – bode well, too.

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As ever, time will tell.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150
Insurance group 16 - 23
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