Jeep Compass (2011 – 2014) Review

Jeep Compass (2011 – 2014) At A Glance


+Has full time AWD. Strong chain cam 2.2 litre diesel engine. Decent handling and grip.

-The quality of the trim won't appeal it to someone who pines for a Range Rover Evoque.

Insurance Groups are between 19–27
On average it achieves 93% of the official MPG figure

Fiat version of prevously fairly dire Compass, with new engines, restyling and a two wheel drive option. High spec arrived UK 15 April 2011. Lower spec from August 2011. 

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Real MPG average for a Jeep Compass (2011 – 2014)


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Average performance


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25–44 mpg

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Why is my heater blowing cold air?

"My 2011 Jeep Compass heater is blowing cold air all the time. Any ideas on what is wrong?"
That means that hot coolant from the engine is not reaching or is not circulating through the heater matrix. May be a stuck electric valve.
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Which tyres are best for the Jeep Compass?

"I'm need new tyres for my three year old Jeep Compass, but am not sure what tyres to fit. The size is 215/55/18 V95, currently on original Continentals, would it be better to change? I'd like a quiet tyre and I do some slight off road, but nothing drastic, just fields. What do you suggest I fit?"
The Nokian zLine SUV Summer tyre has just won the Auto Bild allrad’s and OFF ROAD’s SUV summer tyre tests 2015. It achieved the top ratings “exemplary” and “highly recommended”. “Very good wet grip, short wet braking distance, very balanced summer tyre” are the “strengths” of the new Nokian Line SUV summer tyre according to Auto Bild allrad (4/2015). The tyre achieved top results in both the wet and off-road subtests. As the outright test winner, new Nokian zLine SUV was awarded the overall rating very good by the 4x4 magazine OFF ROAD (4/2015). “Strength: The Nokian achieves top ratings for braking and handling on dry and wet surfaces.” The Nokian zLine SUV from Finland also takes first place thanks to its low rolling resistance. “The winner in this category is amazingly the Nokian, being the only top tyre to successfully balance low rolling resistance with good grip.”
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