Jeep Compass Limited 2018 Review

December 17, 2018

Improved in just about all aspects compared to its predecessor, the latest Jeep Compass has taken a big step towards competing effectively within a strongly-entrenched mid-size SUV cohort. Priced at $41,250 before on-road costs, the Limited version reviewed here has an answer to just about every question that could be asked of it… Except for the lack of standard autonomous emergency braking.

Small, or not so small?

When Fiat Chrysler Automotive Australia introduced the second-generation Jeep Compass SUV in late 2017, it was reckoned that the new model was destined to be a strong competitor in the mid-size segment against the likes of Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4.

That belief is something of an anomaly though: Industry statistician VFACTS rates the latest Compass not as a mid-size SUV but as a small-class competitor, up against Mitsubishi’s ASX, Mazda’s CX-3 and Nissan’s Qashqai.