Powerful all-weather capability

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2.0L DOHC 16V engine

Compass offers an efficient 2.0L DOHC 16V 158 hp four-cylinder engine capable of delivering a powerful 141 lb-ft of torque. Matched to a five-speed manual 2WD transaxle or an available CVT2 automatic transmission, it comes with a convenient automatic oil change monitoring system.

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2.4L DOHC 16V engine

Compass also offers an available 2.4L World Engine with 172 hp and an awesome 165 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with the available, smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission, it provides up to 28 hwy mpg+. When properly equipped, the versatile Compass vehicle becomes capable of towing+ up to an awesome 2,000 pounds. A five-speed manual transmission comes standard.

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2015 Jeep Compass DOHC Engine
2015 Jeep Compass Freedom Drive II

Choose an available 4X4 system

Freedom Drive IThis system provides you with active, full-time 4WD capability with Brake Traction Control and selectable LOCK mode. Freedom Drive I features an Electronically Controlled Coupling (ECC) that monitors wheel slippage and transfers torque to the axle that can use it most. In tough conditions, it can be locked 50/50 front/rear for added low-speed capability and control.


Freedom Drive II®This system takes Freedom Drive I and adds a selectable locking Off-Road mode with Hill Descent Control (HDC) along with grade-sensing features and a boost to the crawl ratio. When not in low speed Off-Road LOCK mode, torque is adjusted on demand for added response and efficiency. This system’s capability and control handles difficult road situations both on and off-road, including deep snow, mud and up to 19 inches of water+. Included with Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group.

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BadgeTrail Rated® for the
tough trails

Confirming the Jeep® brand's place as the one of the leaders in 4x4 innovation and off-road+ capability, the Trail Rated® badge signifies that any vehicle bearing it has been tested to perform in the following five categories of off-road conditions: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording+. The Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group is also available when you're ready to take off-roading+ to the next level.Jeep Trail Rated Videos

2015 Jeep Compass Snow Terrain Capable

Control on higher ground

Available Hill Descent Control helps monitor throttle, speed and braking on Compass when you need it most, while Hill Start Assist keeps brakes applied for a short time after you've removed your foot from the brake to give you time to accelerate. And for exceptional handling, Compass also has a four-wheel independent suspension with MacPherson strut front and a multilink rear.

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All-weather group

2015 Jeep Compass All Weather Group

Being prepared can make all the difference. For added all-weather capability, choose Compass 4x4's available All-Weather Capability Group.

Tow hooks

2015 Jeep Compass Tow Hooks

Available heavy-duty forged steel tow hooks are perfect for helping pull less-capable vehicles out of ditches and include two front-mounted and one rear-frame mounted tow hooks.

Skid plates

2015 Jeep Compass Skid Plates

Skid plates help protect the underside of your vehicle from off-road rocks and on-road debris. Available with the Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group.

Up to 2,000 pounds towing capability+

When properly equipped with a 2.4L engine and the Trailer Tow Prep Group, Compass is able to tow up to 2,000 pounds of Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight and is ready to haul everything from folding camping trailers to trailers for small boats, motorcycles and snowmobiles.

Feature Availability 2015 Jeep Compass Towing Capability