Jeep Compass review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
Latest Jeep models are pretty efficient, with the 4xe plug-in hybrid model offering around 30 miles of all-electric drive
Previously, if you wanted the most efficient Compass then you needed to choose the 118hp 1.6 MultiJet diesel 2WD manual, which returned around 43mpg with CO2 emissions of 157g/km. The most powerful 166bhp diesel is paired with a nine-speed auto and four-wheel-drive (available solely in TrailHawk spec), so the figures are inevitably poorer, with claimed economy of 38.7mpg and emissions of 191g/km.
Choosing the (now discontinued) 138bhp 1.4 MultiAir petrol model offered average fuel economy of 36.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 172g/km, while the 168bhp version with a nine-speed automatic transmission and 4WD only achieved 30.7mpg on the combined cycle, with 208g/km of CO2.
Although it's the most expensive model to buy, the 4xe plug-in hybrid delivers appealing efficiency with up to 30 miles all-electric driver and CO2 emissions from 44g/km. The 128bhp pure petrol version isn't able to compete on fuel economy, but is up to £10,000 cheaper to buy: it averages around 40mpg, with CO2 emissions of 153-164g/km depending on which trim level you choose.
The Compass has a reasonable range of insurance classifications, ranging from group 19-31, with the plug-in hybrid models proving the most expensive to arrange cover for.
Residual values for the Jeep Compass are surprisingly strong, with an average of 47 per cent of its original value retained after three-years/36,000-miles of ownership - pretty respectable when compared to its rivals. Whether values will fall, only time will tell, but strong brand loyalty from Jeep buyers is sure to have a positive effect on these residual scores.
In this review
- 1Jeep Compass reviewStylish, comfortable and more usable off-road than the average crossover, the Jeep Compass has plenty to offer
- 2Engines, performance and driveTerrific off-road, especially in Trailhawk spec, but the Compass loses ground to rivals on tarmac
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingLatest Jeep models are pretty efficient, with the 4xe plug-in hybrid model offering around 30 miles of all-electric drive
- 4Interior, design and technologyCrisp exterior style has showroom appeal, while refreshed interior adds extra quality and onboard tech
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Jeep Compass is spacious and roomy, in spite of its sporty roofline
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe Compass has excellent safety scores, and much of its tech is tried and tested