Consumer Reports Ranks the 2022 Jeep Compass in Last Place

Whoa, the tiny but mighty Jeep Compass could be facing some trouble. While the Compass stands out as a spacious and above-average off-roading SUV, critics aren’t impressed. Let’s see why Consumer Reports ranks the 2022 Jeep Compass in last place. 

Is the 2022 Jeep Compas worth buying? 

How reliable is the 2022 Jeep Compass?
2022 Jeep Compass | Jeep

Yes, the 2022 Jeep Compass is a solid choice if you’re looking for a practical compact SUV with true off-roading chops. The Compass has plenty of features to brag about, including a lavish interior and tons of passenger space. 

However, Consumer Reports disagrees. On the list of the best SUVs, they rank the 2022 Compass in dead last. Rivals such as the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape have better scores. 

Even the aging 2022 Jeep Cherokee managed to get a better ranking, and it hasn’t been updated since 2013. But the Compass just got an attractive makeover with enticing upgrades. So, what’s holding it back? 

What are the potential 2022 Cherokee problems? 

It looks like the 2022 Jeep Compass doesn’t have the best reliability ranking. It has a below-average score based on issues that drivers reported in previous model years. But Consumer Reports doesn’t have any data available to back things up. 

Both J.D.Power and Repair Pal give the 2022 Compass a slightly above-average reliability ranking. However, the Compass is only expected to make it between 150,000 to 200,000 miles, which is a little low. 

For example, the Toyota RAV4 is expected to last between 200,000 to 250,000 miles and could provide extra years of service on the road in comparison. 

The Jeep Compass also struggles with predicted owner satisfaction. That means it might not have the best ride quality, driving experience, or value. 

It kicks things off with a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 177 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. It’s the sole engine option, and it’s a bit weak. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 9.5 seconds. But the 2023 Compass features 200 hp and 211 lb-ft of torque.

Plus, the front-wheel drive models are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the 4×4 models get a nine-speed automatic transmission. But both are a bit clumsy. The Compass has slow transmission shifts. 

The Compass has a pretty smooth ride over the pavement with limited wind and road noise, though. The seats are well-padded and supportive, and the climate control system is effective. But the Compass lacks cargo space compared to rivals. 

What do critics like about the 2022 Compass? 

2022 Jeep Compass interior
The 2022 Jeep Compass interior | Jeep

The 2022 Jeep Compass has a high-quality interior design with premium leather upholstery and contrasting shades of soft-touch-covered materials. It’s attractive, with a convenient and well-planned layout. 

While an 8.4-inch infotainment screen comes standard, you can upgrade to the 10.1-inch unit. It’s intuitive and works quickly. Plus, the voice recognition software and built-in navigation are effective, and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto is included. 

The Jeep Compass Trailhawk has true off-roading capabilities with a suspension lift, 17-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, skid plates, tow hooks, hill descent control, 4×4 low, and a Rock driving mode. 

The 2022 Compass is in last because it doesn’t have the best reliability rating or the best performance. The 2023 Compass has more power and could make a difference.