2014 Jeep Compass vs. Its Competition

2014 Jeep Compass
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

In the seven 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.

Among them, the Nissan Juke is perhaps the sportiest, yet the least practical.

The MINI Countryman is also at the sporty side of this group; it offers a lot of interior space, although its ride can be harsh and it doesn’t offer much if any off-road ability.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, on the other hand, has a somewhat better-designed interior and a comfortable ride, although it suffers from some of the same refinement issues as the Compass.

The Subaru XV Crosstrek is a more carlike vehicle, but it’s surprisingly tough and fuel-efficient; the down side here too is refinement.

The Hyundai Tucson is compact and easy to park like the Compass, but more cohesive and stylish in design.

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2014 Nissan Juke NISMO RS2014 Nissan Juke
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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid  -  Quick Drive, July 20142014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
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2014 MINI Cooper Countryman2014 MINI Cooper Countryman
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Quick Specs
6.6
The 2014 Jeep Compass finally finds true north, with a better automatic transmission and a few more fine details.
7.4
A better ride and improved handling should add to the appeal of the 2014 Hyundai Tucson, which carries forward with curvaceous sheetmetal and against-the-grain crossover styling.
7.6
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander looks sporty, maneuvers easily, and is very space-efficient. All that's missing is the refined interior that the exterior suggests.
6.8
The 2014 Nissan Juke is part oddball, part exotic, and part awesomely different (although not all that practical) small car.
8.0
The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is an equal-opportunity hatchback, with agility for Snow Belt commuters and outdoor adventurers alike.
8.0
The 2014 MINI Countryman puts the brand's fun-to-drive spirit into the body of a versatile compact crossover.
MSRP From     
$18,795$21,450$19,470$19,170$21,995$22,100
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door GLS2WD 4-Door CVT ES5-Door Wagon CVT S FWD5-Door Manual 2.0i PremiumFWD 4-Door
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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