2008 Jeep Compass User Reviews

2008 Jeep Compass Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars 2.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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"fuel economy" 2 reviews
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Jonathan writes:
2008 Jeep Compass Limited 4WD Review
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It doesn't look like a Caliber.

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Its a bigger Caliber which is a bad car

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I Don't See The Appeal For This Jeep. — Before I knew all that much about American cars I thought this was the Wrangler's replacement. Well I was wrong since after driving it I knew exactly what this car is...a slightly bigger Caliber. There's absolutely nothing different between the two other than the badge and the body. The interior is literally identical to the Caliber so its a bad interior. Its full of cheap plastic and has cheap seats. To drive...its like a Caliber, slow. As a Jeep this one does not have off-road capabilities so its just a regular car. With the heavier body...all it does is consume more fuel than the already thirsty Caliber. Save your money...if you want a Caliber buy a Caliber, or better yet just walk since you might get there quicker.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Seth writes:
2008 Jeep Compass Limited Review
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5-Speed transmission

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The color

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The Baby Blue Behemoth (jeep Compass) — My Jeep Compass is a hideous baby blue but it has a great Chrysler inline 4 cylinder engine that is efficient and very reliable. My version has a 5 speed and it is a blast to row through the gears and cruise. Inside, there is cloth that at nearly 70,000 miles is intact and very comfortable. It's a great car minus the paint, that is the only thing holding it down.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2008 Jeep Compass Sport Review
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Good gas mileage (about 27-28 mpg average); reasonable styling; good interior space

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Leisurely acceleration; Dim-witted CVT; Questionable durability and build quality

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Pretty Good Car; Avoid The Cvt. — We have a 2008 Compass FWD w/ the 2.0 4cyl engine. It has the Jatco CVT, which is probably my least favorite part of the car. There is a lag with the CVT when accelerating; the whole thing just feels unpolished. Also...why does a car with only 158 hp have torque steer? Acceleration is only adequate, anyway. It would probably be more peppy with the 2.4 4cyl and the 5 speed manual. Handling is reasonable for a CUV...though there is a lot of road noise. Build quality is just ok; there are a lot of cheap trim pieces. There are a disconcerting number of rattles inside the car and it only has 30k miles. Not good... There is a good amount of room inside, considering it's not a very large car.

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Sam writes:
2008 Jeep Compass Sport Review
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Blinding headlights

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jumpy traction control

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Compass — My new Jeep is so cute...it just seems to look happy. CVT lags sometimes, but I like being able to manually control the ratios to get it to jump. Not enjoying the fact that I slip out on wet surfaces. Not even sure why this happens.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nathanael writes:
2008 Jeep Compass Sport 4WD Review
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good on gas, good warranty

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slow, can't tow

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Grrrr — Slow, alright looking car, i like the new car smell

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bteeters writes:
2008 Jeep Compass Sport Review
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I love the color. The black rims just sits perfect on this car. I love my stero system. Hwy miles are exellent on this car too be an jeep.

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Not many too cons. I jus dislike the mile i put on her.

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Not That Many Around Like Her — I like that it has gave me no problems for the 2 years i had hear. There has been nonthing but likes about this car. I dislike how its not an 4wd. Kinda sucks in the winter, but overall its an true great car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jessica writes:
2008 Jeep Compass Limited Review
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It seats 5 so there's always enough room for my friends! and there's a big trunk...

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Nothing!

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My Jeep Compass — Performance - Runs smoothly, accelerates easily, great brakes Build Quality - The door rattles because the automatic windows were added after the car was made Appearance - It's a hot car, I love it Cost of Ownership - Worth every penny! Fun Factor - It's a 4x4 so off-roading, here I come!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Mykola writes:
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heated seats....

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Room

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Cool Car — I like the overall car just the back is pretty tight.And not too much room in storage place in the back.

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2010 Jeep Compass Reviews

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2009 Jeep Compass Reviews

Mediocre, But A Practical Alternative For A Family Car If You Live In A Place With Infamous Roads By Pedro

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2007 Jeep Compass Reviews

The Perfect Combination - Simple And Economic By Chelsea

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