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Jeep Compass review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs

Latest Jeep models are pretty efficient, although the off-road capability exerts a price

While the Jeep Compass is only a medium-sized SUV, its sturdy build, high ground clearance and four-wheel-drive powertrain all point to efficiency levels that will fall below those of some of its more road-focused crossover rivals.

If you want the most efficient Compass, then you'll need to choose the 118hp 1.6 MultiJet diesel 2WD manual, which has an official return of 64.2mpg and emissions of 117g/km. The 2.0 Multijet 138hp has the same emissions as it has power, at 138g/km, while claimed economy is 54.3mpg, so the 4WD system doesn't penalise the car too badly. Go for the most powerful 168hp diesel 9-speed auto with 4WD, and the figures are poorer, with claimed economy of 49.6mpg and emissions of 148g/km.

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These figures don't change if you choose a higher spec trim, apart from the Trailhawk, which has the same economy as the other 168hp diesels in the range, at 49.6mpg, but has higher emissions, at 158g/km. You really need to ask yourself if you need its additional off-road ability if you're a company car buyer, as it adds a couple of hundred pounds to the car's Benefit in Kind costs.

Insurance groups

The Compass has a reasonable range of insurance classifications, ranging from Group 17-23. As you would expect, that's higher than the rankings for the Renegade, but lower than those for the Cherokee.

Depreciation

Residual values for the Jeep Compass are surprisingly strong, with figures in the 45 to 48 per cent ball park. That's better than any other current Jeep model, and is pretty respectable when compared to its rivals, too. Whether that's because the Compass is the newest model in the range only time will tell, but strong brand loyalty from Jeep buyers is sure to have a positive effect on these residual scores.

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.6 Multijet 120 Sport 5dr [2WD]
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £22,815

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.6 Multijet 120 Sport 5dr [2WD]
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £22,815

Fastest

  • Name
    1.4 Multiair 170 Limited 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £32,090
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