2018 Jeep Compass Review, Trailhawk

If you want a compact SUV with distinctive styling, good ride quality and a blend of safety tech and amenities the newest 2018 Jeep Compass is a good choice. It has been spruced up for 2018.

The skyrocketing popularity of the SUVs crossovers has prompted nearly all carmakers, including the luxury brands to come up with their iterations in various countries. Along with Ford, GM and Toyota, FCA has also joined the race to manufacture SUVs to cater to various types of buyers. As it is, there are various subsections in the SUV segment.

2018 Jeep Compass front

2018 Jeep Compass Exterior Design and Colors

The exterior styling of 2018 Jeep Compass blends cuteness and ruggedness in a nice way. Of course, there are well-known Jeep styling traits. The squared-off headlights, strong wheel arches and seven-slot grille exude a macho look but there are some curves on the body too.

The new model comes with a good number of nice exterior colors like Redline Pearl Coat, Diamond Black Crystal Pearl, Laser Blue Pearl, White Clear, Granite Crystal Metallic, Olive Green Pearl, Spitfire Orange, Billet Silver Metallic and Jazz Blue Pearl Coat. For a tougher looking exterior you should go for the Trailhawk variant.

Interior and Trims

The cabin of new 2019 Jeep Compass does not look cheap at all. On the contrary, it exudes a premium feel. However, the reality is material quality is better in top trims like Limited and Trailhawk than the others. It is not too hard to sense the typical Jeep design language even inside the cabin.

The dashboard is sleek and ergonomically made beyond any question. Some bins and cubicles are present in the cabin and you can store food and gadgets in those with ease. The cabin is spacious enough for 5 adults.

All trims of the 2018 Jeep Compass lineup are decently equipped both in terms of amenities and safety technologies. The models get a new version of FCA UConnect infotainment setup and size of touch display controller varies from one trim to another. There are some optional features too.

As we already said this small SUV will be available in four trims: Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk and Limited. The sport model will come with keyless entry and push-button start, also there is a rearview camera and a 6-speaker infotainment system. Also, in this trim one will get a 5-inch touch screen with Bluetooth streaming and voice control.

If one goes for the next trim Latitude it will get automatic cornering fog lights, bigger wheels of 17-inch and illuminated vanity mirrors. This trim will also have great ambient interior lighting.

2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk trim and Limited

The newest model will be also available with Trailhawk trim. While the Trailhawk is not hardcore ‘off-road’ champion this trim can be taken to rocky terrains without woes. It gets raised suspension and ground clearance. Its traction control setup gets 2 extra modes too. This trim will also possess skidplates and a blackout anti-glare hood. In the interior section, this trim includes leather seats, big 7-inch color LCD display, SiriusXM satellite radio, and also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The last one trim in this list is Limited. This one will add heated front seats and 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat powerful audio system Beats premium. As for the safety, the features like blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning,lane-keep assistance, automatic emergency braking, electronic stability control, roll stability control, low tire pressure warning are included.

2018 Jeep Compass interior

2018 Jeep Compass Engine Info

There are basically 2 engine choices for the 2018 Jeep Compass. A 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine is there and you can also go for the 2.0-litre turbo diesel. Not all trims can be equipped with the diesel engine though.

The ride quality is good thanks to the use of a new independent suspension. The SUV rides smoothly with default 16 and larger 17-inch wheels. However, you will have to cope with a bumpy and jittery ride in case you go for the 19-inch wheels.

2018 Jeep Compass Towing and Fuel Economy

Towing capacity of the new 2018 Jeep Compass is not remarkable. However, in the fuel economy section, the model with the 2,4-liter engine is rated 23/32 mpg for the FWD and manual gearbox, 22/31 mpg for the 4WD manual, FWD and automatic and last one is with a 4WD automatic that delivers 22/30 mpg.

2018 Jeep Compass rear

2018 Jeep Compass Price and Release Date

The base trim price of 2018 Jeep Compass is approx $29.000. If one choose Latitude trim it will cost $3,000 more. However, the Trailhawk model starts at $30,000. Furthermore, if one adds more features, the Trailhawk model and Limited will easily go over $35,000. It is going to debut soon.

Summing it up

The stylish and feature-rich 2018 Jeep Compass is an enticing compact SUV. Its decent engines, enough trim choices and great ride quality make it a suitable contender for target buyers. Models like Honda HR-V/ CR-V and Nissan Qashqai will rival the new Jeep Compass.

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