2017 Jeep Compass

Used Jeep Showdown: First vs Second Generation Compass

For adventurers, off-roaders, and SUV lovers, Jeep is a reliable brand. The company offers drivers a diverse lineup of SUVs, many of which are off-road worthy. If you’re in the market for a quality, used Jeep, consider the Compass. Known for its fuel economy and excellent off-roading abilities, the Compass is a great option for those who love the outdoors.

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The Jeep Compass has been in production since 2007 with two distinct generations: the first generation (2007-2016) and the second generation (2017-present). In this blog post, we will review the key differences between these two generations, so you can make the best choice when shopping for a used Jeep Compass. We will specifically look at ratings, features, and fuel economy to compare these two generations.

As a side note, Car City believes that everyone deserves a quality vehicle. At Car City, we understand this need and have over 600 quality used vehicles in our inventory. Car City specializes in supplying our customers with newer used vehicles. Our promise at Car City is that no one else provides better quality used vehicles to people of all credit types.

First Generation (2007-2016)

The first-generation Jeep Compass has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine at 172 horsepower. Trim packages included Sport, Latitude, and Limited. The 2014 model came with an updated interior and exterior design, a six-speed automatic transmission, and standard front-seat side airbags. U.S. News liked the vehicle’s simple audio and climate controls and rated it high for its total cost of ownership. The 2014 model got 20-23 mpg in the city and 23-30 on the highway with a 158-172 horsepower engine.

The 2014 model also saw increased safety features including standard front-seat side airbags and a rear backup camera. Kelly Blue Book recommends this vehicle to those looking for a “compact, fuel-efficient small SUV with rugged looks.” The 2014 Compass also proudly wears Jeep’s “Trail Rated” badge. This designation, according to the company, “represents the confidence to take on most any challenge.”

The 2016 Compass has good off-roading abilities, and it standardized Bluetooth and satellite radio in this model year. It gets similar gas mileage as the 2014 model, at 20-23 mpg in the city and 23-30 mpg on the highway with a 158-172 horsepower engine. The 2016 Compass also ranks high for its total cost of ownership, making it an affordable compact SUV.

Second Generation (2017-Present)

The second-generation Jeep Compass made its debut in the 2017 model year. Major updates include a refined design with a seven-slat grille and wheel arches. According to Autolist.com, the Compass redesign in 2017 resembles the Cherokee and Renegade. Additionally, the current generation also has a new trim level: the Trailhawk, perfect for off-roading adventures.

The 2017 model was fully redesigned with excellent off-road 4WD systems, a high-quality interior, and a spacious cabin. The 2017 Compass gets 20-23 mpg in the city and 23-32 on the highway with a 158-180 horsepower engine. This model also scored high for total cost of ownership and for interior quality. For a used Jeep, the second-generation Compass offers good off-roading abilities and a sleek design.

Used Jeep Compasses at Car City

Whether you choose the first or second-generation Jeep Compass, you can be assured of great fuel economy and excellent off-roading abilities. While the newer generation has more updated technological features, both generations offer an affordable, off-roading experience. At Car City, we have many quality, used SUVs (including the Jeep Compass). Visit one of our locations today to browse our inventory.

At Car City, our large inventory makes it easier for customers to choose a newer ride. If your credit is not perfect, or if you are simply looking for a quality used vehicle, look no further! At Car City, all vehicles come with a six month/6,000-mile warranty, GAP coverage, and a three-day money-back guarantee. Additionally, Car City offers a minimum of $1,000 for your vehicle trade. Simply bring your trade-in vehicle to any Car City location and apply the trade-in value towards your newer ride! Start your application today to drive away in a quality, used vehicle this year!

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