Jeep Compass SUV - Reliability & safety
The Jeep Compass’ safety is excellent, but reliability remains a question mark
Jeep Compass reliability
In 2016, Jeep posted a very encouraging result in our annual Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, climbing 15 positions to an 11th-place finish out of 32 brands assessed, but too few Jeep owners scored the brand for it to be included in our more recent results.
Although hybrid cars typically seem to be more durable than conventional petrol or diesel engines, brands such as Toyota are far more versed in hybrid engines than Jeep, so their reliability isn’t yet fully known.
Parent brand Fiat didn’t impress with a last-place finish out of 29 brands in our 2022 results, although the percentage of owners that reported a fault (13.21%) is slightly lower than average.
Euro NCAP tested the Jeep Compass in the summer of 2017, awarding it the full five stars. The car scored an impressive 90% in the adult occupant category and a very reasonable 83% for child occupant protection.
No less than 70 safety features either come as standard or can be fitted optionally, highlighting just how important safety is in a class where most customers are families. A forward collision warning system is fitted as standard, while lane departure warnings and cross traffic alerts sound an alarm if you head towards traffic on the motorway or while backing out of a parking space.