Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Five-star crash-test score from Euro NCAP
  • Lots of safety systems available
  • Final specifications yet to be announced

The Jeep Compass achieved a five-star crash-test rating from Euro NCAP. It wasn't a completely glowing result, though, with concerns about occupant chest injuries resulting from the side-impact pole test.

Every Compass gets a suite of airbags, traction control, Isofix lashing points for child seats, lane-departure warning, keyless entry, cruise control, speed limiter, electronic parking brake and a type repair kit.

Then, depending on trim, you can also have adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, a rear-view camera, automatic wipers, a self-parking system and, in the case of the Trailhawk, an array of off-roading kit as standard. This information is expanded upon in the Equipment section.

Our test drive allowed us to sample the adaptive cruise control, the guidance system proving adept at not being foxed by parked cars or the vehicle in front slowing down at a much faster rate than expected.

How many Isofix points does the Jeep Compass SUV have?

Just the two located in the outer rear positions of the three-person bench, like the majority of its competitiors.

  • No new standards set for roominess
  • Usefully more capacious than the Renegade
  • Flexible loadspace not all that it seems

Jeep Compass: will my family fit?

Officially the Compass is a five-seater, although three adults are likely to feel somewhat squeezed on the Jeep’s rear bench.

Leg- and shoulder-room are decent enough, as is headroom, providing you don’t specify the optional panoramic roof.

There’s a decent amount of storage for odds and ends so the cabin shouldn’t look or feel cluttered.

Jeep Compass: will it fit in my garage?

Although the Compass isn’t much bigger than the Renegade, you really notice the difference in the back half of the car.

Yet, it remains compact in footprint and doesn’t feel especially elevated to drive, so it’s unlikely to feel unwieldy to a buyer trading up from a more conventional hatchback.

A reversing camera is available as is a self-parking function.

Jeep Compass: will my luggage fit?

Keep the rear seat up and you can extend the boot space by 50 litres not by adjusting the rake of the backrest, but by lowering the three-position boot floor.

As standard the Compass is likely to come with a 60:40-split rear bench, but a 40/20/40 arrangement will also be available.

High-grade Jeeps are also likely to feature an electric tailgate – featuring a button inside the boot rather than on the door itself – although we were disappointed to find no release handles for the folding rear seats in the boot itself.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Jeep Compass SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone

Limited equipment

Limited standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone
Limited optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric sunroof

Longitude equipment

Longitude standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone
Longitude optional equipment
None available

Night Eagle equipment

Night Eagle standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone
Night Eagle optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
Sport optional equipment
None available

Trailhawk equipment

Trailhawk standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone
Trailhawk optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Jeep Compass SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 90%
Child Occupant: 83%
Vulnerable Road Users: 64%
Safety Assist: 59%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.