In-depth reviews

Jeep Compass SUV - Practicality & boot space

Loads of interior and boot space makes the Compass a practical family SUV

Carbuyer Rating

3.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

Read owner reviews
Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

Jeep Compass interior space & storage

The Compass is 150mm longer than the Jeep Renegade and slightly larger than a Nissan Qashqai. Much of this extra size translates to increased legroom for those in the back. Headroom isn’t too bad either, even though passengers sit relatively upright, not slouching as they might in a saloon. Avoid the panoramic sunroof if you're likely to carry adults in the back often, because it cuts into the ceiling height. Those in the front should have no trouble getting comfortable and the large glass area allows plenty of light in as well as giving a good view out.

Boot space

Although the 438-litre boot is quite a bit bigger than the Renegade’s 351 litres of space, it’s small compared to other family SUVs. It’s roughly on a par with those of the Cupra Formentor and Range Rover Evoque, but some way off the 510-litre SEAT Ateca or the 520-litre Peugeot 3008. The Compass wins back points with a practical and versatile flat loading floor though.

Plug-in hybrid models take a very tiny hit on boot space, offering 420 litres of space behind the rear seats. Usually, a PHEV will have a much smaller boot than a conventional petrol equivalent, so it’s good to see that the Jeep Compass 4xe will still be suitable for family life. The boot floor is slightly higher, making it a little easier to load bulky items.

Towing

Not all plug-in hybrids can tow, so it’s good to see that the 4xe can hitch up a trailer weighing up to 1,250kg. The 1.3-litre petrol has a surprisingly large 1,750kg, towing capacity, mind.

Most Popular

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers
Honda CR-V deal
Deals
13 May 2022

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Nissan Leaf front
Best cars
3 May 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
25 Apr 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
23 Mar 2022

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
21 Jan 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
25 Apr 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Nissan Leaf front
Best cars
3 May 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
3 Feb 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022