After undergoing a redesign during the 2017 model year, the Jeep Compass and its revamped design earned accolades from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). As a result, the 2018 model year received a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS for its commitment to safety. The four trims, which include the Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk, offer more than 70 available safety and security features to keep you safe, whether you’re behind the wheel or riding as a passenger. Find out what in-demand safety features make the 2018 Jeep Compass stand out above the rest.
Blind Spot Monitoring
It’s vital to remain safe on the road, but even more so when you’re driving down a busy highway at high speeds. Sensors in the Blind Spot Monitoring system scan about one lane over on each side of the vehicle. This system alerts you with an audible chime and illuminated icon whenever a vehicle enters your blind spot area.
Jeep knows how important it is to keep your hands on the wheel at all times. That’s why the 2018 Compass comes with hands-free connectivity. With Uconnect Voice Command, the vehicle allows you to answer the phone and control the music without taking your hands off the steering wheel. You must have a smartphone with Bluetooth capabilities to take advantage of this system.
Rear Park Assist System
Sometimes you need help navigating difficult parking spaces. The Rear Park Assist System can detect obstacles near the back of the Compass. This system, which is available on all trims, can help you guide the car while in reverse due to sensors that determine the distance to a nearby object. There’s a graphic display found on the instrument panel that notifies you of the object’s proximity.
Lane Departure Warning
With the Lane Departure Warning feature, the 2018 Compass has a camera mounted on the windshield that watches the striped and solid markings on the road ahead. This function makes sure your position on the road stays within the lane boundaries. If the Compass determines that you’re drifting unintentionally, the vehicle will alert you and guide itself back into the lane. However, be careful if the markings have faded or if there is inclement weather that covers the lines. The warning system might not work in those instances. This feature is available on all trims except for the Sport.
Forward Collision Warning and Active Braking
To protect you from potential frontal impacts, the 2018 Compass includes Forward Collision Warning and Active Braking. If the vehicle senses impact, unless you respond to avoid the collision, the vehicle automatically engages the brakes.
In addition to its high rating from the IIHS, the 2018 Jeep Compass earned a four-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The high marking is thanks to Jeep’s commitment to the three most common driver assists: protecting you in the front with forward collision, the side with lane departure warning, and the rear with blind spot monitoring. If you’re interested in testing out the in-demand safety features for yourself, talk with the professionals at Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Plano.
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