Jeep bills the new Compass as the most capable compact SUV, and the model lineup backs up that claim. The Compass is powered by a 2.4L "Tigershark" 4-cylinder engine that makes 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The engine features stop-start technology to increase fuel efficiency, and Jeep claims the Compass is capable of delivering up to 30 mpg on the highway.
The Compass is offered in both 4x2 and 4x4 architecture. Standard on 4x2 and 4x4 models is a 6-speed manual transmission, while a 6-speed automatic is available on 4x2 models and a new class-exclusive 9-speed automatic can be ordered with the 4x4 Compass.
Styling for the 2018 Compass is quite attractive and modern and it's easy to see the family resemblance to the bigger Cherokee, and a historical nod to all Jeeps with its distinctive 7-slot grille. With a sleek roofline, sculpted, high-shoulder profile and wide stance, the Compass is unmistakably Jeep.
It rides on a fully independent suspension with a front and rear strut system that features advanced damping. Electric power steering offers precise control behind the wheel at low and high speeds. Rigidity and weight are both optimized thanks to a structure comprised of 65-percent high-strength steel.
In 4x4 configuration, the new Compass benefits from two advanced systems -- Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low. The former provides full-time 4x4 capability, while the latter offers a 20:1 crawl ratio. Both systems include Selec-Terrain, which provides several modes for driving, including Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud. On highly capable Trailhawk models, a Rock mode also features, along with increased ride height, skid plates, and front and rear tow hooks. Other standout features on the Trailhawk include hill-descent control, 17-inch tires, a front fascia with a 30-degree approach angle, a 2,000-pound towing capacity and the ability to ford up to 19 inches of water.
The interior of the Compass is highlighted by attention to detail in every surface and material. The center stack features a color touchscreen of 5.0, 7.0, or 8.4 inches depending upon trim. Each is accompanied by a Uconnect intotainment system. Steering wheels feature audio, voice, and cruise controls, while a 7-inch LED driver information display allows drivers to easily configure the information most needed during every day driving. Other tech features on the Compass include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, for seamless smartphone integration.
Available safety features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic detection. Anti-lock brakes, stability control and seven airbags are all standard.
Versatile Layout For People And Gear
After the Jeep Compass was completely redesigned for 2017 this year's models receives no major updates. The Limited trim is now offered in front-wheel drive.
The Jeep Compass is one of the lowest-priced off-road utility vehicles on the market. With fresh new styling reminiscent of the upscale Cherokee, it's also a standout design in a crowded segment. Ease of parking and maneuverability remain strengths for the model, and it's also reasonably fuel-efficient at an EPA-estimated 30 mpg. When properly equipped, the Compass can tow up to 2,000 pounds. And its off-road prowess is rooted in Jeep's legacy of go-anywhere, do-anything capability, particularly in the Trailhawk variant.
Engine: 2.4L I4 Zero Evap M-Air w/ESS
Transmission: 6-Speed Aisin F21-250 Gen 3 Auto
3.502 Axle Ratio
Transmission w/Autostick Sequential Shift Control
Engine Oil Cooler
500CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
160 Amp Alternator
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Steering
13.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Strut Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Piano Black/Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Vinyl Door Trim Insert
Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
Premium Cloth/Vinyl Bucket Seats
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Front Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Cargo Space Lights
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Outside Temp Gauge
Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Sliding Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
2 12V DC Power Outlets
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver Knee Airbag
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
ParkView Back-Up Camera
TRANSMISSION: 6-SPEED AISIN F21-250 GEN 3 AUTO (STD)
ENGINE: 2.4L I4 ZERO EVAP M-AIR W/ESS (STD)
SKI GRAY/BLACK PREMIUM CLOTH/VINYL BUCKET SEATS
MONOTONE PAINT APPLICATION
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP -inc: Remote Start System Rear View Auto Dim Mirror Power 8-Way Driver/Manual 6-Way Passenger Seats 4-Way Power Lumbar Adjust Cluster 7.0 Color Driver Info Display 115V Auxiliary Power Outlet 7.0 Touch Screen Display
QUICK ORDER PACKAGE 28J -inc: Engine: 2.4L I4 Zero Evap M-Air w/ESS Transmission: 6-Speed Aisin F21-250 Gen 3 Auto
MANUFACTURER'S STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
TIRES: P225/60R17 BSW AS (STD)
RADIO: UCONNECT 4 W/7 DISPLAY
WHEELS: 17 X 7.0 SILVER PAINTED ALUMINUM (STD)
POWER 8-WAY DRIVER/MANUAL 6-WAY PASSENGER SEATS -inc: 4-Way Power Lumbar Adjust
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