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Why Buy The 2016 Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass is highly affordable and available in multiple trim levels so drivers can choose the model that works best for their needs. Like all other Jeep models, it is versatile and highly capable, giving you access to off-road adventures.

Engines and Towing

The 2016 Compass comes with one of two engines. The base 158-horsepower 2-liter 4-cylinder has 141 pound-feet of torque. It works with a 5-speed manual or CVT automatic to deliver up to 30 mpg on the highway; you can go over 400 miles without having to stop and refuel. For more power, opt for the 2.4-liter World Engine and have access to 172 horsepower and a torque of 165 pound-feet. It works with a 6-speed automatic with smooth shifting to give you 28 mpg on the highway or a standard 5-speed manual. Depending on how you configure your Jeep Compass, you will be able to tow as much as 2,000 pounds.


Thanks to the multiple 4×4 systems, the Jeep Compass is ready to tackle your off-road adventures. Freedom Drive I delivers full-time active 4×4 capabilities and includes Brake Traction Control, a selectable LOCK Mode, and an Electronically Controlled Coupling. Freedom Drive II builds on Freedom Drive I, adding Hill Descent Control, a selectable locking mode for Off-Roading, a better crawl ratio, and features to sense the grade of the terrain. Thanks to this particular 4×4 system, you can handle nearly any terrain, including up to 19 inches of water in addition to deep mud or snow. No wonder the Compass is Trail Rated.

Interior Features

The interior of the Jeep Compass is spacious, letting five adults sit in comfort. You can pick from premium cloth sport mesh, premium cloth, and leather trim for the interior depending on whether you want a premium feel or to stick to practicality. Comfort is guaranteed with available features like automatic temperature control and a power driver’s seat. Opt for heated front seats to help with Ohio’s winters. The power sunroof lets you enjoy any weather, including when you are off-roading.

As an SUV, the 2016 Compass is also incredibly versatile, giving you the option to maximize passenger room or cargo space. The rear seats fold flat after splitting 60/40 so you can get as much as 53.6 cubic feet for luggage or other supplies. Jeep even has you covered in terms of technology with the Radio 430N system with its 6.5-inch touchscreen, navigation, SiriusXM, Uconnect Voice Command, hands-free calling, voice texting, and Bluetooth streaming audio. Those who enjoy the outdoors will appreciate the innovative flip-down liftgate speakers that are perfect for tailgating or picnics.


Regardless of the Compass trim you choose, you will always get Hill Start Assist, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Active Head Restraints, Advanced Multistage Front Airbags, Supplemental Side-Curtain Front Airbags, and Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags. The available ParkView Rear Backup Camera makes reversing and parking a breeze by displaying the image in front of you on your Uconnect Touchscreen. You don’t even have to do anything to activate it as the image appears whenever you put your Compass into reverse.

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