Almost 50% of People Regret Buying the 2022 Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade: Consumer Reports

Those statistics aren’t great. The 2022 Jeep Compass and 2022 Jeep Renegade are on the market, but unfortunately, owners don’t love driving these SUVs. Consumer Reports listed these two Jeep SUVs on the list of least satisfying cars, and owners seem to agree.

Why don’t owners love the 2022 Jeep Compass?

Consumer Reports on the 2022 Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade
Consumer Reports says people don’t love the Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Jeep tends to be very hit or miss for non-Jeep people. Those that are brand-loyal don’t find any faults with the SUV. Consumer Reports says both the Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade are some of the least satisfying vehicles on the market. Only 46% of owners would purchase the Compass again.

The 2022 Jeep Compass came in last on tested compact SUVs. It received a score of 45 out of 100 overall from Consumer Reports. On the road test, the Jeep Compass SUV racked up an average score of 56 out of 100. The predicted reliability was only a two out of five, but the predicted owner satisfaction was only a one out of five.

When it came to the list of high points, Consumer Reports listed only two items. The 2022 Compass offers easy-to-use controls, and it has the “allure of the Jeep brand.” The list of lows was much longer. The SUV is slow, noisy, rough, short on agility, and the back seat isn’t very comfortable. But forward-collision warning (FCW), automatic emergency braking (AEB), and lane departure warning (LDW) are included standard with the Jeep Compass.

The 2022 Jeep Renegade didn’t impress people, either

Only 46% of people would repurchase the 2022 Jeep Renegade like the Jeep Compass. Consumer Reports gave the Renegade SUV similar scores. A 42 out of 100 overall and a 56 out of 100 on the road test. The predicted reliability was again a two out of five, but the predicted owner satisfaction was only a one out of five.

Consumer Reports found that there were more highs listed for the Renegade. These include the Jeep brand image and some upscale options available for buyers. The Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is reasonably capable offroad. Plus, there are a few standard safety features. Compared to the Compass, though, that is still lacking. FCW and AEB are optional, but LDW and lane-keeping assist are standard.

If you ask Edmunds, the 2022 Jeep Renegade is still a well-balanced SUV. The people at Edmunds said the Trailhawk was a good buy and had agile handling in turns. Plus, it offered easy-to-use technology.

The compact SUV category is packed


Consumer Reports Doesn’t Recommend the 2021 Jeep Compass

While the 2022 Jeep Compass and 2022 Jeep Renegade didn’t get excellent scores, these are still solid SUVs. The Compass sits in the compact SUV segment, which is quite packed with vehicles. Compact SUVs like the 2022 Subaru Forester and Hyundai Tucson have excellent marks across the board. High-reliability scores, above-average owner satisfaction scores, and extra safety features.

Edmunds had positive things to say about the Compass too. It offers roomy seating, easy-to-use tech, and the Trailhawk is a good buy. In the subcompact SUV category, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek and Nissan Rogue Sport have above-average scores for the most part. This means that while the Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade are good SUVs, there might be a better option out there for buyers.