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2019 Jeep Compass Interior Review


Interior: 7.1

The 2019 Jeep Compass doesn’t reach the interior quality of some other Jeep models, but with mostly soft-touch materials and supportive seats, it gets close. There’s plenty of legroom in both rows, though headroom in the back shrinks when you add the sunroof. The infotainment system is easy to use, but this vehicle has less cargo space than many rivals.

  • "Inside, the Compass is handsome and well-equipped, especially in terms of its abundant, user-friendly technology. Materials quality is merely acceptable, though, and you won't find the sort of clever small item storage up front as you'll find in many compact SUV competitors." -- Autotrader
  • "The newest Compass is miles better than the previous, pre-2017 version. Durable soft-touch interior materials are well-represented, and leather covers the steering wheel and shift knob. We noticed no creaks or rattles, even on the bumpiest of trails." -- Edmunds
  • "Inside, the Compass uses roughly the same dashboard layout as the Renegade, though it takes itself far more seriously. Soft-touch materials and high-quality trim pervade, and there are fewer playful details, although the whole shebang doesn't feel quite as high-zoot as the Cherokee." -- Automobile Magazine (2017)


The Compass seats up to five people on standard cloth upholstery. Heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery, and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel are available.

The spacious cabin provides plenty of legroom in both rows. Headroom is good too, though the available sunroof restricts headroom in the back. The seats are generally comfortable.

For installing child safety seats, there are two full sets of LATCH connectors for the Compass’ rear outboard seats, as well as an upper tether anchor for the middle seat. The lower anchors are buried deep in the seat cushions and are hard to work around. It also takes a lot of force to attach them to car seats. For these reasons, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the system the lowest rating of Poor for ease of use. 

  • "The Compass is surprisingly roomy. Even with the driver's seat all the way back, there's room for shorter passengers to sit comfortably. You'll find lots of head-, legroom and elbow room front and rear. The center drive tunnel isn't too tall or intrusive, which helps free up space for the rear middle passenger." -- Edmunds
  • "You also sit quite high, which is often a reason people want an SUV in the first place." -- Autotrader
  • "Slide into the back seat and it's reasonably comfortable for a 6-foot adult. There's no lack of legroom, to be sure. However, our particular Limited was equipped with the dual-pane sunroof, which cut into headroom back there. If you plan to carry tall adults in that backseat with some frequency, skip the sunroof." -- Autoweek (2017)

Interior Features

Jeep outfits the base Compass Sport with dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and the Uconnect infotainment system, which includes voice controls, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 7-inch touch screen.

Optional equipment includes a sunroof, proximity keyless entry, remote start, a larger 8.4-inch touch screen, navigation, satellite radio, and a nine-speaker Beats stereo. Several advanced safety features are also available, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.

The Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment system draws praise for its ease of use. It’s responsive and it displays crisp graphics. There are redundant buttons and knobs for controlling climate and audio settings.

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  • "Inside, the Compass is handsome and well-equipped, especially in terms of its abundant, user-friendly technology." -- Autotrader
  • "While it's not a tech-heavy vehicle, the Compass proves that quality is better than quantity. Uconnect is easy to use, and functions such as the drive mode, engine stop-start and traction control are all accessible." -- Edmunds
  • "Generally regarded as one of the more user-friendly infotainment setups on the market, Uconnect Access integrates most of the truck's audio, navigation and climate control functions into one unit." -- Left Lane News (2017)


The 2019 Compass has 27.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. Folding them down reveals 59.8 cubic feet of storage. Both figures are below average for the class. However, the Compass does have a fold-flat front passenger seat, making it easier to carry longer items. A power liftgate is available.

  • "While maximum cargo volume is on the low side, the available space is useful." -- Edmunds
  • "There's also less space for larger items. … Many competitors have at least 10 cu ft. more, which is significant." -- Autotrader
  • "In back, the cargo area is wide at the rear and fairly sizable. … That folded seat back doesn't lay quite flat and it rests about one inch below the level of the cargo floor, but that's far better than resting one inch above, as there's no problem sliding long items forward. Speaking of long items, the Compass also has a fold-flat front passenger seat that allows for really long items to be carried. There are also a few tie-down hooks in back, along with some hidden storage space under the cargo floor." -- Consumer Guide (2017)

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