One of the most affordable models in the Jeep lineup, the Compass is part of the brand’s strategy to own the compact crossover segment.
Jeep also offers the Cherokee in this space, with that model offering more robust capability and towing power, not to mention a more premium price. The Compass, however, is the more affordable option, delivering Jeep style in an efficient package.
Plus, as a Jeep, it continues to offer more capability than segment rivals.
Jeep Compass Tire Size
The above sizes of tires are those that come fitted to the Compass from the factory depending on if you select a Sport, Latitude, Limited or Trailhawk trim. Most models roll off the factory floor on the Firestone Destination LE 2 tire.
Best Jeep Compass Tire
Continental Cross Contact LX 25
The Continental Cross Contact LX 25 is a true premium tire that delivers in every area and somehow isn’t all that expensive. Sometimes “value” isn’t just a badge that’s slapped on something cheap.
Handling and braking on this tire are well-above average, both in the wet and dry. It’s quiet and comfortable too.
We love its 70,000 tread life warranty, but we really love is the added warranty features. Continental equips this tire with its Total Confidence Plan that, among other things, includes a free flat tire change or 150 mile tow during the first year of ownership, as well as a free replacement tire during that period for any tires damage as a result of a road hazard (like a pot hole or nail).
Add to this a very reasonable price point, and it’s easy to go with the Contis here.
Longest Lasting Jeep Compass Tire
Goodyear Assurance MaxLife
The Goodyear Assurance MaxLife tire has many great features although, as the name suggest, long life is its best quality. Boasting an 85,000 mile tread life warranty it tops all other tires in this claim, by a 5,000 mile margin. And many by a whole lot more.
It’s a premium touring tire, so it’s not cheap, but it comes with all the benefits you’d expect, like a quiet ride as well as above-average driving dynamics and braking performance. Some owners report a slightly stiffer ride.
Is it worth the extra price for those few extra thousand miles of warranty? That’s up to you!
Best All-Season Tire for Jeep Compass
Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady
If you don’t feel like swapping out your all-seasons for a set of winter tires, and then swapping them back again in the spring, Goodyear has a tire for you. Sure you could just drive around all winter on your all-seasons, hit an icy patch or a pile of slush, spin out and crash your car. Or, you could get the Assurance WeatherReady tires.
Certified for true winer use by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC) it features the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on the sidewall.
It’s decently engaging to drive in the summer thanks to tread blocks that lock together under load. And for long-term wet weather capability, the channels that run the length of the tire actually open up and get wider as the tire tread wears down.
A bit pricier than average and with a lower tread life warranty, you do have to make some compromises to never have to worry about swapping your tires.
Best Jeep Compass Off-Road Tire
Falken Wildpeak AT Trail
As far as Jeeps go, the Compass is more of a soft-roader. Sure the Trailhawk edition is reasonably capable. Either way, if you do want off-road grip the new Falken Wildpeak AT Trail tire is purpose made for applications like this.
Rather than extreme off-rod grip, it’s designed to perform really well on dirt trails and gravel roads. That doesn’t mean it’s not capable. It’ll out-perform any all-season and a fair number of more budget-focused all-terrain tires. It’s also intended to be used off-road regularly and will withstand this sort of abuse for a guaranteed 65,000 miles – a rarity amongst all-terrain tires.
On top of all that, it’s rated for extreme winter weather so the Falken Wildpeak AT Trail will take you most anywhere and do so all year round too.
Best Jeep Compass Performance Tire
Michelin Premiere LTX
We’re not talking about a high-performance tire here. This is a Jeep Compass after all. Let’s not get crazy. Still, if you enjoy driving dynamics and want your vehicle to perform it’s best, the biggest change you can make are your tires. And the best tires to add some engagement to your Jeep Compass driving experience are the Michelin Premiere LTX.
This performance all-season
For improved traction in adverse weather conditions, the tire uses Evergrip Technology and a high silica content that boosts the tires ability to stick to wet or dry roads. And because of its long treadlife, the tire remains safe as it wears. These safety features, good all-season traction, and long treadlife make the Michelin Premier LTX an outstanding choice for crossover and SUV drivers seeking a combination of safety and value.
Best Budget Tire for Jeep Compass
Hankook Kinergy GT
The Hankook Kinergy GT is an impressive all-season tire with an even more impressive price. The silica-infused tread compound makes it grip well in the wet as well as the dry, while also maintaining tire life. Impressively it’s rated to last 70,000 miles.
Cheapest Jeep Compass Tires
Ohtsu Tire FP0612AS
So you just want to save a few bucks on your next set of tires. Well, if you want to save a lot of bucks, there’s the Ohtsu FP0612AS. Costing roughly 50 percent of the other tires on this list, there’s good reason for it.
They solidly mediocre when it comes to performance and tread life is pretty miserable with just a 40,000 mile tread life warranty. Then again, they’re so cheap you can afford to replace them pretty darn often.
What Tires Come on the Jeep Compass?
Falken Wildpeak H/T HT01A (Trailhawk)
Tire Buying FAQ
Where can I find the best price on tires?
There is no one answer to this question unfortunately. Sites like Tire Rack and Discount tire offer deals all the time on specific brands. You can also find deals on Amazon though they are much harder to find and often only apply to a specific size or group of sizes. Visit our Tire Deals page for more info.
When is the best time to buy tires?
It’s common that many shoppers buy tires once its already too late. At that point you don’t have a lot of choice and can often over-pay. If you’re planning ahead, generally, retailers offer significant tire deals around major holiday weekends (especially in the summer), as well as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
How much is Shipping?
Shipping is often included when you purchase tires online. Many retailers offer free shipping if you get your tires shipped to an installer that they recommend. Even if you ship to your home, Tire Rack offers free shipping on purchases over $50. And if you’re buying new tires, that won’t be hard.
How long does shipping take?
Shipping can take just a few days, or over a week in the worst cases. Often it depends on where you live. anyone in a larger urban center or living closer to a tire distribution center can get them quite quickly.
Does anyone offer mobile tire installation?
Depending on where you live, there may be numerous local mobile tire installers available. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of tracking one down, TireRack offers its own service. You don’t even have to purchase tires from TireRack to use it.
While it’s more expensive than bringing your tires to the shop, it’s also a lot more convenient. Prices start at $25 per tire.
How much does it cost to install a tire?
Generally you’ll pay between $25 and $50 per tire for installation services. This includes mounting and balancing, while using the latest tools so your rims don’t get scuffed or scraped.
Do I need to replace the tire pressure monitoring system when I change tires?
It’s not necessary to replace TMPS sensors when you change tires, but you may want to consider it. The units can fail over time due to damage or corrosion. Also, most units contain a battery and as a sealed unit, they must be replaced when the battery wears down. While most tire installers will handle sourcing these parts for you, you can also buy your own here.
Do online tire retailers offer rebates?
Absolutely! In fact, rebates are offered by most brands (even premium ones). Often these incentives are offered with other deals including up-front discounts and credit card offers.