2013 Jeep Compass vs. Its Competition

2013 Jeep Compass Overland
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

In the years since the Jeep Compass was first introduced, it's gone from an alternative to somewhat larger, more family-oriented compact crossovers to part of a growing class of smaller crossover models.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one of them; it's road-oriented and has a somewhat better-designed interior, although it suffers from some of the same refinement issues.

The Nissan Juke is a lot of fun to drive, but somehow its interior space doesn't amount to much; it also has a harsh ride.

The Subaru XV Crosstrek is an interesting new model this year and handles better and with more refinement than the Compass while offering nearly the off-road capability.

On the other hand, the Mini Countryman isn't much of an off-road machine, but some will love its more stylish and better-detailed look inside and out.

One other more mainstream alternative is the Hyundai Tucson, which is compact and easy to park like the Compass but more stylish and contemporary as well as more fuel-efficient.

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2013 MINI Cooper Countryman FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2013 MINI Countryman
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Quick Specs
The 2013 Jeep Compass is affordable and makes good practical sense—but its disappointing interior appointments and lack of refinement limit its appeal.
Rich in value and interesting styling cues, the 2013 Hyundai Tucson's a pint-sized crossover that completely avoids SUV cliches of size and looks.
The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is space-efficient, comfortable, and very maneuverable, but its noisy interior and lack of refinement are limiting factors.
The 2013 Nissan Juke is road candy, from its zippy powertrain to its wacky looks--but tight space and low real-world gas mileage leave an aftertaste.
The biggest MINI, the Countryman adds crossover flexibility to the lineup without diluting the fun-to-drive factor too much.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas Turbocharged I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility VehiclesSport Utility Vehicle - 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Station WagonCompact
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door Manual GL2WD 4-Door Manual ES5-Door Wagon CVT S FWDFWD 4-Door
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilityCrossoverSport Utility Vehicle
ManualManualManualContinuously Variable RatioManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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