2014 Jeep Compass Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

Although the 2014 Jeep Compass has seen some significant suspension change, the Compass’s cabin design otherwise stays the same—meaning that you should expect the same ride, which is a bit on the harsh side, and a bit more like that of a small car than other compact crossovers.

From the driver's seat, the Compass feels like a small car—one that rides several inches higher than it otherwise would. It merely does the job with respect to seat comfort (and we don’t see that the seat design itself is different in the 2014); the rear bench in particular is one of the hardest, flattest ones we've tested in such a vehicle. And there’s not all that much cargo space behind the rear seats.

The cabin of the Compass is sorely lacking in flair and refinement, though it hits the mark for functionality.

All models also now get acoustic laminated front windshield glass, which should incrementally help tamp down this model’s ongoing issues with engine noise.

That said, the packaging is quite good. The interior is well laid-out and comes with a number of innovative features, like a rechargeable flashlight and outward-facing tailgate speakers. But due to seats that fall short on comfort and support, the Compass merely does the job; the rear bench in particular is one of the hardest, flattest ones we've tested in such a vehicle.

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