Sharing the same platform as its stablemate, the Patriot, the Compass is offered in both front-wheel and full-time four-wheel drive configurations. Two trim levels are available: Sport and Latitude. Front-wheel drive Compass models are powered by a 158-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while four-wheel drive models get a 172-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (optional on the FWD). Available transmissions include a five-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Trim-dependent standard equipment includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, heated front seats, air conditioning, cruise control, satellite radio, and power mirrors, windows and door locks. Trail Rated 4x4 capability is available with a Freedom Drive II Off-Road package that includes 4-wheel drive off-road mode, hill descent control, all-terrain tires, skid plates, tow hooks and a brake lock differential. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes with brake assist, electronic stability control with roll mitigation, traction control, and six airbags.
The Jeep Compass carries over with minimal changes for 2016. A 75th Anniversary Edition is now offered, celebrating Jeep heritage with exclusive details that include bronze wheels, bronze exterior and interior accents, and custom color palettes.