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SAFETY | 7 out of 10
Since its refresh a couple of years ago, the Compass hasn't been retested by either of the major crash-test agencies, but it's achieved reasonably good ratings in the past and the closely related Jeep Patriot carries over some top ratings.
Side curtain airbags, Brake Traction Control, Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, front-seat side airbags, active head restraints, and a driver-controlled three-mode Electronic Stability Program (ESP) are all included as standard features, and an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with rough-road detection are all included.
The very closely related Jeep Patriot has earned Top Safety Pick status from the the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and it's earned top 'good' ratings in all categories—as well as Top Safety Pick status. And we read that as a good sign for the Compass.
Outward visibility is the one issue we've noted with Compass models in the past; you'll want to check on vision during parking and lane changes.
There aren't any up-to-date crash-test results for the Compass, although its safety-feature list is good.