in 2013 Affordable Compact SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $16,676 - $20,540
Original MSRP: $19,495 - $26,395
MPG: 23 City / 30 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Jeep Compass Review

Review Last Updated: 4/17/15

With its underpowered engine, rough ride and cramped back seat, reviewers agreed that the 2013 Jeep Compass is a back-of-the-pack compact SUV.

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The base engine in the 2013 Jeep Compass is a four-cylinder engine that reviewers said is underpowered. A larger, more powerful four-cylinder engine is available, but reviewers weren’t much happier with its power output. A manual transmission is standard and an automatic is available. With the base engine and automatic transmission, the 2013 Compass gets an EPA-estimated 22/28 mpg city/highway, which is unimpressive for the class. Some reviewers noted that the Compass has a harsh ride, but commented that it is a more capable off-roader than other compact SUVs. Other critics remarked that the Compass has a surprisingly large turning circle for its size.

Reviewers described the 2013 Jeep Compass’ interior as basic, with acceptable materials. Most said the front and back seats offer sufficient space, however some critics had difficulty finding a comfortable driving position. Cargo space with the rear seats folded is small for the class. An auxiliary input jack is standard. Available features include Bluetooth, a USB port, navigation and leather upholstery.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The 2013 Subaru Forester has standard all-wheel drive, which is not the case with the Compass or most other SUVs in the class. Reviewers also appreciated the Forester’s roomy back seat and cargo area.

The 2013 Honda CR-V has a spacious and practical cabin, according to reviewers, with more standard features than the Compass. The CR-V also has an excellent reliability rating, and it has a lot of cargo space for the class.

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