Bah, you made me look. I've got 3000 miles on my latest oil and the level is right where it was when I rolled out of the dealer parking lot that day, 4/5 of the way up the hash marks. Still looks pretty clean too.
I think my engine broke in well, piston rings wore in nicely maybe because I started pulling some heavy loads for medium distances right around the 600 mile mark. A moderate amount of engine load can help the rings seat better.
The vehicle computer does have a running calculation on the remaining oil life. How long it will go before it shows a message on your dash for service depends on how you are driving it, mine came on right around 8000 miles. Unfortunately there is no screen anywhere that will show you the estimated remaining life, which is a huge oversight on Jeep's part because most other cars do seem to have this now. Our Honda shows the remaining oil life as a percentage and its great to be able to see that so we can think about whether to do an oil change before or after a 3000 mile road trip, and we can avoid having the oil change message start harassing us 1500 miles from home.
A major miss for the Compass for sure, but I don't sweat it much because I am the type to keep pretty close track of it on my own. My system is the "I do one, they do one" oil change strategy. I changed the oil at home at 4000 miles (did not reset oil life counter), then the car started asking for oil change at 8000 as I expected so I brought it in and let them do that one (they reset the counter), now when I reach 12,000 miles here shortly I will do one at home again without resetting the counter, and when it asks for oil change around 16,000 I'll bring it in and let them do it again. Back and forth, essentially it will get new oil every 4,000 miles which is slightly more often than necessary but better a little too often than not quite often enough. The dealer service history will show I always bring it in for all the changes the car computer asks for to keep my warranty standing air-tight and I have the peace of mind knowing I'm not ever running the oil to the last bit of its life.
Synthetic doesn't really wear out but the additives and modifiers do, I would rather spend a little to make sure the oil is always at top performance. Chances are I will never rack up enough miles on it to enjoy the added life the engine may have but you never know, I am increasingly disinterested in newer vehicles as they become worse and worse with the amount of electronic nannies the government requires. I heard all new cars have to have advanced assisted braking technology by 2022 or something like that, and I am not a fan of self parking or self lane maintaining junk tech. I think this buggy has about all the electronics I can stand as a reasonable tradeoff for modern safety and efficiency my old SUV lacked, so who knows maybe I will drive this one into the ground. I do seem to have gotten one of the "good ones" compared to some of the horror stories from the forum here.
A quick note on the comment:
Upon further research on other Jeep forums it's a common issue across all cars and SUV's that utilize the 2.4L TigerShark Multi Air Engine.
Can you substantiate this at all? I'm just saying anything mass produced is going to be prone to a percentage of lemons and its a bummer when that happens, but you have to think about it in perspective. Over 75,000 of these new 2nd gen Compasses have been sold now, even if you find 1000 documented lemons thats still only 1%, and lets be honest I doubt the number is anywhere near that. You may read a dozen reports of people having massive issues in the forums and get freaked out about it but that percentage is almost too small to measure compared to the thousands upon thousands of good ones driving along happily every day. Expand out to include all the recent FCA vehicles that use the 2.4 besides the Compass and even if you read dozens of reports of excessive oil consumption it is a minuscule percentage of the hundreds of thousands of 2.4-powered vehicles that are running without issue globally.
I look at that and say the evidence suggests its highly inaccurate and misleading to assert that excessive oil consumption is a "common issue". It may feel that way because people who are having problems are far more likely to post emotionally about it online vs everyone else driving around happy as can be, and to us 20 is a large number but the truth is only a tiny tiny fraction of a percentage win the genuine lemon lottery. Its too bad but its not common, and its not a reason to avoid the Jeep brand when you (un)lucky winners get out from under your lemon (every other mass-producing manufacture operates the same lottery with roughly the same odds, give or take).
Anecdotal experience simply doesn't hold up with regard to getting a lemon when you buy a new car. You may own six vehicles from six manufactures in your lifetime and if the one bad one just happened to be a Chevy you may be left feeling bitter when that brand comes up in conversation but your personal experience and sample set is still way, way too small to then turn around and use that as evidence that Chevy (or any other brand) is an inferior brand. Just some food for thought.