The 2016 Jeep Compass Sport is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car of The Week

May 8th, 2020 by

The 2016 Jeep Compass SUV is a compact-crossover that may seem a bit old in automobile years, but it certainly doesn’t act like it. This front-wheel-drive truck provides just enough engine power to get you where you need to be, it also has a look to it that provides a bit of intensity without not looking too harsh but rather handsome. This Jeep also has a variety of features that are pretty standard but still up to date. Best of all this truck is more than exceptional for families during this difficult time of the pandemic, since the cost is very budget-friendly but still offers features that have plenty of value. It’s also the reason why the 2016 Jeep Compass Sport is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car of The Week!

Engine and Drive

The engine of the 2016 Jeep Compas is a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder machine and a 5-speed manual transmission, though it’s recommended to upgrade to the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder as it has 172 horsepower than the basic 158, which will be a big help when lugging cargo. Other than the 5-speed manual, there three other transmissions types, like the automatic 6-speed with Auto Stick and two continuously variable transmissions, otherwise known as CVTS. Picking a transmission depends on your preference of the overall engine and choosing between a front or 4-wheel drive. It also has just enough towing capacity to meet your basic needs, with a maximum of 2,000 pounds. 

For those who want to drive off-road, its recommended take elect for the Freedom-Drive II Off-Road Group, which includes all-wheel drive with off-road mode, 140-amp alternator, 17-inch alloy wheels, all-season floor mats, brake-lock differential, engine oil cooler, fuel tank skid plate shield, full-size spare tire, hill-descent control, hill-start assist, Goodyear all-terrain tires, tow hooks, trailer-tow wiring harness, and a Trail Rated badge.

For those who prefer to stay on the safe track, the Security and Cargo Convenience group also includes all kinds of nifty gadgets and gizmos in the interior, one of the highlights being the Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth.


The 2016 Compass adopts the more square and boxy version of the Jeep designs and has a look that is a bit more parallel to that of the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. However, this particular Jeep may be quite appealing for some because it has a more sophisticated and not so “outdoorsy” look, especially if shoppers opt for a black color.

Interior and Features

On the interior front, drivers and passengers will enjoy the ample amount of legroom. Front seats are pretty comfortable and rear seats are also proven to be very hospitable for at least two grownups for long trips, though it’s still okay to squeeze in a third person for shorter rides. The truck is also adequate enough for cargo, as it as a fold-flat in a 60/40 split. For a bit more oomph, buyers can opt to have leather has the material of choice rather than cloth; The stitching has great quality, both on the seats and door panels. Additionally, the instrument panel is quite simple to use and other controls are sensibly placed and easy to work with.

As previously mentioned, the compass has a wide variety of features. Starting out with our base trim (Sport), it has your standard prizes like air conditioning, cruise control, power heated outside mirrors, power windows and door locks, a 4-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with an auxiliary jack and 16-inch aluminum wheels. Those who upgrade to the Latitude trim will see that it racks in an automatic transmission, heated front seats, upgraded Uconnect infotainment system, a 115-volt power outlet, leather-wrapped steering wheel with built-in audio buttons and other amenity features. 

Driver’s Auto Mart

The 2016 Jeep Compass has an engine that is reliable and different transmissions to choose from. There is also an assortment of different features that both drivers and passengers can enjoy. Driver’s Auto Mart is currently selling the Compass Sport for an amazingly affordable price a bit under $16,000. Those who are interested in our Used Car Of The Week can view our online car inventory via our dealership website and chat with an online representative for further assistance.

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