2016 Jeep Compass  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#38 of 2016 SUVs

#88 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Jeep Compass
The Compass, a mainstay of Jeep's lineup since 2007, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Jeep offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Jeep Compass is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Jeep Compass has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Jeep Compass has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0482% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5016%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0482% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5016% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Jeep Compass is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Jeep Compass is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8853Toyota Scion tCM. Outlander SportBuick VeranoMitsubishi OutlanderFIAT 500XHyundai TucsonFord EscapeSubaru ForesterJeep CherokeeChevrolet TraxKia SportageJeep CompassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Jeep Compass with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 88. The 2016 Jeep Compass is safer than the 2016 Toyota Scion tC, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2016 Buick Verano, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, and the 2016 FIAT 500X and less safe than the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, the 2016 Subaru Forester, and the 2016 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2016 Kia Sportage and the 2016 Chevrolet Trax.

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