Review: 2018 Jeep Compass

Review: 2018 Jeep Compass

Drivers in Massachusetts love the Jeep Cherokee, so we’re excited to introduce the all-new 2018 Jeep Compass, a compact SUV that’s capable off-roads and styled after the popular Cherokee for a completely redesigned look we know will be popular.

We’d love for you to come visit our convenient Newton location for a test drive. But first, check out our full review:

Performance

The all-new Compass comes in four trims: Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited. All models are available as 4X4, and the Sport and Latitude models are also available with front-wheel drive. Each model is equipped with a 2.4-liter Tigershark inline-4 engine with a MultiAir 2 valvetrain system. You have the option between three transmissions (dependent on the model): a 6-speed Aisin automatic, 6-speed manual, or a 9-speed automatic.

All 4X4 models come with Selec-Terrain traction control, which gives you five customizable settings, including Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud, and Rock, to optimize performance based on the terrain ahead. The 2018 Compass can tow up to 2,000 pounds, and AWD models come standard with Trailer Sway Damping.

Features

Even the lower trims come equipped with entertainment and tech features to keep you connected, including a Uconnect 3 infotainment system 5-inch touchscreen display, 6-speaker audio, Bluetooth Streaming Audio and Integrated Voice Command, USB and auxiliary media hub, and second-row USB port. Additionally, all models feature a 12-volt power outlet, media center electronics storage, and push-button start.

The 2018 Compass is also available with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Beats Premium Audio System, Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-inch display, Sirius XM Radio, and HD Radio.

Interior

Whether you need seating that will hold up to kids, pets, and outdoor activities or are looking for a more luxe SUV, there’s a Compass for you. The Sport model comes standard with cloth bucket seats, driver’s seat height adjuster, front passenger fold-forward seats, and rear 60/40 split-folding bench. You also have the option for leather-trimmed bucket seats with perforated leather inserts, heated front seats, power-adjustable seating, stitching accents, and, as a deluxe alternative to leather, premium cloth seating.

The Compass also comes available with a CommandView Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof for enjoying that Northern California weather, as well as ambient interior lighting, a heated steering wheel, and interior leather accents.

Safety

All models of the 2018 Jeep Compass come standard with advanced multistage airbags, All-Speed Traction Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, a panic alarm, and the ParkView Rear Back Up Camera. Additionally, the Safety and Security Group is a package of features that adds Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection, rain-sensitive wipers, and the ParkSense Rear Park Assist System.

Pricing

Starting at $20,995 MSRP

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