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Jeep has a rich tradition of crafting vehicles more than capable of handling off-road challenges dating back to World War 2. After the war, servicemen and women loved the Jeeps so much the manufacturer decided to make some back home for everyday use. 75 years later, the Jeep brand is still synonymous with quality and …

Recently, Fiat Chrysler revealed a fresh design for its 2017 Jeep Compass model. This SUV’s new design resembles the aerodynamic stance found on Jeep’s Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models. Its captivating exterior design is more in line with what buyers want in an SUV. Its muscular lines give it a sportier allure while Jeep’s seven-slot …

Rating 87/100 Background Despite obvious shortcomings, the 2016 Jeep Compass continues to be a steady seller, just like its cheap-Jeep sibling, the Patriot. There’s little doubt that the Compass’ rock-bottom starting price has a lot to do with it. Those baby-Grand Cherokee looks certainly don’t hurt, either, and the Jeep name has enduring appeal for …

Rating 75/100 Background You know how the old adage goes: "If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything." But every car deserves a review, however unloved it may be. And that’s how we end up discussing the 2015 Jeep Compass compact crossover. In fairness, Jeep has made sure the Compass has a …

Rating 72/100 Background Compact crossovers have to cover a lot of ground. They need to be able to carry your mountain bike at a moment’s notice. They need to offer enough all-terrain capability to get you to work during a snowstorm. They need to be roomy and cozy for you and a couple of kids. …

Rating 62/100 Background The Jeep brand is famous for a couple of reasons, but never has one of those reasons been exceptional fuel economy. The entry-level 2013 Compass tries to get Jeep personality into the gas-saving game by attaching a few of the brand’s signature styling elements and various (optional) off-road components to what is …

Rating 72/100 Background Compared to its two-dozen competitors, the 2012 Jeep Compass is a compact crossover that continues to search for its direction. Built on the same car-based underpinnings as the Dodge Caliber, the Compass has always seemed to be caught between two worlds. The homely little trucklette was neither refined enough to compete with …

Rating 75/100 Background We have to give Jeep credit for trying harder this year. Nearly all of the improvements seen in the 2011 Jeep Compass are related to issues about which we’ve previously griped. Plastic-fantastic interior? Jeep has added soft-touch materials to the cabin. Not worthy of a Jeep badge? Now there’s an off-road package …

Rating 70/100 Background We come up with a list of Pros for each car we review, and the 2010 Jeep Compass made this task a challenge. Eventually we settled on its discount price and optional flip-down tailgate speakers — these speakers are legitimately interesting. But that’s frankly the best we could do. There’s no two …

Rating 53/100 Background Although one could legitimately credit Jeep as the creator of compact sport-utilities, only recently did the company begin building the kind of small SUV that most of today’s consumers want to buy: a small, docile, car-based crossover. Introduced last year, the Jeep Compass represents a huge departure from traditional Jeep values. It’s …

Rating 62/100 Background For many people, small, car-based SUVs represent an ideal choice for a primary vehicle. Smaller in size and more cozy than traditional SUVs, yet more stylish than hatchbacks and wagons, they are very popular with younger buyers living in urban environments. For 2007, Jeep, a brand not traditionally known for catering to …

SUVs have many benefits that make them appealing options. However, based on the latest research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it seems many manufacturers overlooked a key component of their SUV’s safety: their headlights. The IIHS tested headlights on 37 models, then assigned each SUV a grade based on its findings. Those …