The Compass has been revised for 2011 and hasn't yet been tested by either the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2010 Compass earned top five-star ratings for side-impact protection and four stars for frontal protection from the federal government—though it should be noted that those tests were more generously scored than the more stringent testing and ratings system introduced for 2011.
Standard safety features include side curtain airbags, Brake Traction Control, a driver-controlled three-mode Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with rough-road detection, along with front-seat side airbags and active head restraints.
Rearward visibility remains an issue in the Compass. For many drivers, the rear-pillar upkick gets in the way during lane changes; the Compass's tall rear window isn't so friendly for parking either.
The 2011 Jeep Compass comes with all the expected safety features, though rearward visibility could be an issue for some drivers.