The Jeep Compass’ performance in the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) 2018 Automotive Performance Index™ (API) Study, demonstrates the tight performance of Jeep’s industry leading crossover platform. With an EPA estimated 32 MPG highway (23 city/32 hwy/26 combined), the Compass beats competitors in class by an average 4 mpg highway, moving the needle on fuel economy gains and reduced fuel costs in the crossover segment, earning ASG’s BEST ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE Award.
ASG’s economic performance analysis is a comprehensive data-driven assessment, analyzing economic factors from vehicle purchase through the first 6.5 years of vehicle ownership (87,594 vehicle miles traveled).
The Compass earned a class leading economic performance rating in ASG’s Study for the second consecutive year, outperforming the average vehicle in its segment by 37%, costing $23,341 less to purchase and operate over the first 6.5 years in its life-cycle. The Compass lead notable competitors including the Hyundai Tucson and Chevrolet Equinox with a 5% cost advantage, and the Mazda CX-5 , Kia Sportage and GMC Terrain by 7% and 8% respectively, to offer the best value.
The Jeep Compass leverages an efficient 2.4 Liter 4 cylinder engine to deliver fuel efficient transport in the crossover segment, without the need for advanced powertrain components. In fact, the Compass light weighting strategy gives it an average 20% weight advantage across the segment, coming in at 723 pounds lighter than the average curb weight in class. Less resources, translates to reduced costs.