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QUALITY | 6 out of 10
build quality issues
Adult-size headroom and legroom
Plenty of on-board storage spots
Kelley Blue Book
The 2009 Jeep Compass has comfortable seats and sufficient seating space, but suffers from cheap interior materials and lackluster cargo space.
ConsumerGuide is a fan of the interior space offered by the Jeep Compass, describing the headroom and legroom of this 2009 Jeep as "adult-size." They also like the softness of the seating, faulting only the level of support offered by the flat seats. Cars.com mentions the standard cloth upholstery is stain-resistant. Edmunds characterizes the interior of the Jeep Compass as spacious and comfortable. Nearly all testers like the passenger accommodations of the Compass. This model offers plenty of room for four occupants, with five not being uncomfortable.
Kelley Blue Book is impressed with the abundance of storage options, stating, "Plenty of on-board storage spots are available to stow water bottles, CDs and what-have-you,” but they are the only ones to offer positive comments. ConsumerGuide rates the Jeep Compass about average for cargo room, with the handy fold-flat seats and a removable floor liner for easy cleaning offsetting the marginal space with the seats up. Edmunds is less complimentary regarding cargo capacity, which is at the lower end of the spectrum for vehicles in this class at only 53.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
"Cut-rate" is an often-used term when characterizing the interior of the 2009 Jeep Compass. Edmunds warns, "Cut-rate interior materials pose a significant liability." ConsumerGuide also describes the interior of the Jeep Compass as having a "cut-rate feel." In addition, Edmunds notes unfortunate "build quality issues" in their Compass test vehicles, with visible edges of poorly fitting interior pieces.
Regarding cabin noise, ConsumerGuide points out some unrefined engine growl when accelerating, deems wind noise to be under control, and finds the 2009 Jeep Compass to be quieter than the mechanically similar Dodge Caliber.
The 2009 Jeep Compass’ cheap interior and lack of storage space limit its appeal despite decent passenger space and comfort.