FCA is now sprucing up its entire vehicle lineup for 2019. The Jeep range of SUVs and crossovers, as a result, are also getting spruced up. The new 2019 Jeep Compass has already got a favorable response from the buyer and industry experts. It is not exactly a budget SUV neither can you call it a premium SUV like the Grand Cherokee.
The new model also sits somewhere in the middle of the two segments and offers enough customizations and versatility. However, the model offers superb ride quality, looks dashing and comes with enough safety features to trounce most segment rivals.
2019 Jeep Compass Design and Colors
Built in the company’s new factory in India, the new Jeep Compass looks striking and sleek. It is available in some attractive exterior colors. The cabin is also stylish and focus is mostly on utility than a luxury. Furthermore, there is space for 5 adults in its cabin. Position wise, it is slotted between siblings like Cherokee and Renegade in Jeep lineup.
Except for the base trim, material quality is upscale in other trims. For example, all trims get the leather-wrapped steering wheel and 17-inch alloy wheels. The trims are Latitude, Sport, Limited and Trailhawk.
The Sport model will possess features like rearview camera, keyless entry, audio system with 6-speakers and a 5-inch touchscreen. Also, the USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity is there. The middle equips trim Latitude will add better looking and bigger 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights with function automatic cornering and also a ambient interior lighting that one can change with mods.
2019 Jeep Compass Limited and Trailhawk trims
The 2019 Jeep Compass is also a good contender in safety segment and amenities border on luxury class. The Limited and Trailhawk trims have better-looking cabins. They get light-sensing headlights, leather-upholstered seats, Beats stereo system, 2 zone climate control, 8.4-inch touch screen infotainment setup and an auto-dimming interior mirror.
The trims can also be equipped with features like the contrasting black roof, dual-pane glass sunroof etc. An advanced technology pack adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning and blind spot monitor. The new version of infotainment is also sleek and quite fast. The only thing missing is standard autonomous emergency braking which is found in most segment rivals.
2019 Jeep Compass Engine Specifications
For the 2019 Jeep Compass, there are 2 engine choices. A 2.4-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine is in base 2 trims. A 2.0-litre turbo-diesel is available too and this is the only choice for buyers picking the Trackhawk trim. Furthermore, the diesel engine is ideal for tackling rocky terrains and it offers better acceleration as well. Fuel economy in the engines is on par with segment rivals.
The nine-speed automatic transmission offered in the powertrain is a good performer though the gasoline engine gets clubbed with a six-speed manual transmission. The gasoline engine is best suited for urban driving needs. The suspension soaks up potholes and most bumps easily. The cabin remains mostly noise free- event at high speeds.
Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy
The Trailhawk is a pro at handling off roads and it gets different bumpers along with raised ride height. It also has underbody protection plates. Cargo space is decent and you get plenty of choices to store beverages and gadgets. With the 2,4 liter engine, this SUV will maximum tow 3300 pounds. However, in the fuel economy section, this engine model will provide 23/32 mpg FWD, 22/31 mpg for the 4WD manual, and with 4WD automatic 22/30 mpg.
2019 Jeep Compass Price and Availability
The approx base trim price of 2019 Jeep Compass is $21.000. It will reach showrooms in mid-2018. The Trailhawk trim price can exceed $30.000 mark with customizations. The main competitors of the 2019 Jeep Compass are models Honda HR-V, Honda CR-V and Nissan Qashqai.