2014 Jeep Compass vs. Its Competition

2014 Jeep Compass
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior 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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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 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$22,100
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Station WagonCompact Cars
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door AltitudeFWD 4-Door GLS2WD 4-Door CVT ES5-Door Wagon CVT S FWDFWD 4-Door
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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