Changes for the 2014 Jeep Compass:
For 2014, Jeep makes a surprising number of modifications to a vehicle nearing the end of the road. Exterior trim revisions, a new acoustic windshield for a quieter cabin, new available projector-beam headlights, and larger 18-inch aluminum wheels debut for 2014.
Inside, the Compass gets standard side-impact airbags, and offers new seat fabrics, accent stitching, revised instrumentation, and additional soft-touch surfaces. Metal-look trim gives the interior a more upscale appearance, and Saddle Brown perforated leather is a new option for the Compass Limited. A reversing camera is also optional this year.
Finally, a new 6-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous continuously variable transmission (CVT) on all versions except for those equipped with the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package.
The 2014 Jeep Compass is offered in Sport, Latitude, and Limited trim levels. Latitude models add 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated front seats, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a fold-flat front passenger’s seat, and a handful of additional upgrades. Limited models are nicely equipped with leather, automatic climate control, an upgraded audio system, a power driver’s seat, better brakes, and bigger 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Options, depending the model, include a reversing camera, a navigation system, Uconnect smartphone pairing technology, a power sunroof, and a premium sound system with rear liftgate speakers that articulate down to share the music with whatever outdoor gathering is happening within earshot of the Compass.
Engines and Transmissions:
A 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard for the Sport and Latitude models, delivering 158 horsepower and 141 lb.-ft. of torque to the Jeep’s front wheels. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard for the Compass Sport, with a new 6-speed automatic included for the Compass Latitude.
Standard for the Compass Limited and optional for the Compass Latitude, a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine provides 172 horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard with this engine unless the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is ordered. Those “Trail Rated” versions of the Compass have a continuously variable transmission (CVT) specially designed for use with that 4-wheel-drive system.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
A Compass Sport with front-wheel drive and a manual transmission returns 26 mpg in combined driving. Add the automatic, and that number drops to 24 mpg. Equip the Compass with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, and expect 24 mpg to 25 mpg, depending on transmission choice.
The bigger engine is the only one offered with 4-wheel drive. So equipped, the Compass is rated to get 25 mpg with the manual, 23 mpg with the automatic, and 21 mpg with the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package.
Crash-test ratings for the 2014 Compass are scarce. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not tested this model, while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates side-impact performance at 3 stars and rollover resistance at 4 stars. The NHTSA offers no frontal-impact test result.
Other than a navigation system, a reversing camera, and Uconnect Bluetooth connectivity, there isn’t much to discuss in the way of technology.
|Get a $5 Amazon Gift Card|
We want to know what you think of minivans. Please click on the link below to take a short survey. You will receive a $5 Amazon electronic gift card for completing the survey. The survey should only take 5 minutes or less to complete.
• Click here to take the survey!
Your monthly car payment is:
*Disclaimer: This calculation is based on the information you entered and is for illustrative purposes only. This calculation reflects amounts in U.S. Dollars rounded to the nearest whole dollar. Estimated monthly payments DO NOT include license, doc, emissions, or other possible fees.
All loan figures are based upon non-commercial usage and are subject to credit approval from an independent lending source. Actual down payment and resulting monthly payments may vary depending upon type and use of vehicle, regional lender requirements, and the strength of your credit. Check with your dealer for exact monthly payment.