2016 Jeep Compass – Release Date and Info

2016 Jeep Compass Release Date, MSRP Price, Review, Engine, Specs – As the newest version of the 2016 Jeep Compass is being released, you will be getting a vehicle which offers a generally well equipped offer that comes for a bargain priced. But this small crossover does come with a few backdrops this time as there is not a technologically savvy interior offered nor does it come with a high safety rating. Nevertheless, the added accessories and the provided specs of the car are just enough for it to make it a good choice for this year.

2016 Jeep Compass
2016 Jeep Compass

It seems that the Compass has been sadly and gradually falling behind the competition as it has been slowly but surely shifted down the bench line and substituted but other vehicles to come. This has been going on for a while until the makers finally came to realize that the car needed to be seriously rearranged or thrown away all together. The revamp does not come suddenly as needed but good things are happening with the 2016 as it manages to revive the brand a bit. The models that are going to try and prevent to achieve its success include the Hyundai Tuscon, Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi Outlander and Subaru Crosstrek models.

2016 Jeep Compass gray color, grille and headlights

The Compass looks like a slimmed down Cherokee, as the car has lost some weight in all the right places and gained a much more comfortable interior. But we are not too happy about the technologically impaired package which needs to be updated for the future. But we love the price on the other hand. Check out all the specs and offered news about the newest Compass in this review and study the exclusively released pictures.

2016 Jeep Compass rear front, black color

2016 Jeep Compass exterior

The new 2016 Jeep Compass enters into its 10th generation with a somewhat revised exterior look. Everyone is calling it a mini-Cherokee look as the car is much similar to this vehicle and is actually the thing which manages to revive it after years of bland and awkward designs. The car has not been redesigned so much during its existence and was what caused the problem in the first place. The past update came 5 years ago in 2011 when some of the awkwardness was revised and changed a bit with some styling changes that managed to change the angels of the car and give it a bit of a modern look. The changes brought then were kept now and still remain a part of the exterior design of the car for the new 2016 model.

2016 Jeep Compass front
2016 Jeep Compass front

The newest elements and thus the highlights of the new design of the car feature a new grille, a revised good and newly added headlights as well. The grille is the same one used in with the Cherokee vehicle while the other parts of the front end of the car have been changed in accordance to bring us a much more modern design. The profile of the car is a lot different as it has some trapezoidal but soft details to it. Some would say that it looks a lot cuter now, but we would not like to go so far and can only state that the car is much more appropriate for the contemporary period.

2016 Jeep Compass back
2016 Jeep Compass back


The inside can only be described as controversial, as the 2016 Jeep Compass has gone through a significant update. This is one of the examples of a mid-year revamp seen only in the Chrysler and Dodge vehicles and as it manages to do a better job it also leaves a few backdrops and has a few misses here and there. But all in all we can say that this is a fairly good revamp. It manages to solve many issues that the vehicles have had before and adds a lot of comfort and usability inside the car. The design is pretty straightforward while it has some very functional features to it. The cabin has been arranged so every person can find its way around it and quickly learn what it’s all about.

2016 Jeep Compass interior
2016 Jeep Compass interior

They have concentrated on enhancing the upholsteries and the materials inside the car and have now made available the Saddle Brown perforated leather upholstery which has accent stitching. There has also been a change in the pallet of the colors that have been used inside the car, so for instance last year’s Eco Green Clear Coat has been updated with a Mojave Sand color theme for this year. But the design also leaves a lot of holes and it actually deals with the technical support which could not have been bleaker. We expect this to change for the future models and would like to see much more of the Compass vehicle in the tech department than the choices given to us now.

2016 Jeep Compass interior, steering wheel and dashboard


Although the engine has been refined along the years and we have various upgrades to the powertrain of the Jeep Compass now it still uses the same engine it always has. This means that under the hood of the 2016 model you will still see the 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while Limited versions of the Compass get the 2.4 liter version which produces 172-hp. The Sport trim gets a five-speed manual gearbox as its base option while a six-speed automatic one is available for all trims and comes offered as an optional choice. But the fuel economy does not come in high numbers as it has been rated to an EPA rating of 30 mpg on the highway at best, but the off-road package actually helps as it manages with 20/23 mpg.

2016 Jeep Compass engine


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.7 in. (103.7 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 7.1 in. (175.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.4 in. (71.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 101.3 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 22.7 cu.ft. ( max. 62.7 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3184 lbs.
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 9.4 sec
MPG: 23/30 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear ,Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear ,Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Eco Green Pearl Coat,Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Mojave Sand Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs

Price and release date

One of the advantages of the 2016 Jeep Compass is its price which still remains at an affordable rate of 19,595 USD as base MSRP. This is something that will help the Compass get its needed sales and it has always managed to help the line, but if the car does not get the required upgrades we are not sure how long will it manage to remain like so. The car is going to be available for sale next year with the release date made for March of next year.

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