2020 Jeep Compass  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#49 of 2020 SUVs

#88 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Jeep Compass
The Compass, part of Jeep's lineup since 2007, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Jeep Compass has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Compass has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Jeep offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Jeep Compass is 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 2020 Jeep Compass has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.036%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.2%.

We estimate that the 2020 Jeep Compass has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0416% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7551%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0416% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7551% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Jeep Compass is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Jeep Compass is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Jeep Compass offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8463M. Outlander SportM. Eclipse CrossHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekNissan Rogue SportJeep RenegadeJeep CompassFIAT 500LBuick EncoreMazda CX-30Kia SportageJeep CherokeeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Jeep Compass with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 84. The 2020 Jeep Compass is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2020 Jeep Renegade, and the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2020 FIAT 500L.

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