The 2018 Jeep Compass offers a variety of different features that make it an excellent choice for your next escapade. From the solid off-roading ability you’d expect from a Jeep, paired with a high-quality cabin, you’d never guess at its budget price tag. Let’s explore the top five reasons you’re going to want to take the Compass on your next adventure.
Jeeps are famous for their ability to perform well on the trail. Their tradition of legendary traction, high ground clearance, superior maneuverability, and water fording aptitude are second to none. You’re serious about going off-road, and the four-wheel drive Compass is outfitted with four traction control settings: auto, mud, sand, and snow.
If you plan to spend more time in the woods than on the highway, move up to the Trailhawk trim. It proudly wears Jeep’s Trail Rated badge. This trim is equipped with off-road tires, hill descent control, and plenty of crawling torque, along with an additional control setting: rock.
Class-Leading Fuel Economy
Go for a long ride in your new Compass, and don’t worry about filling up. It has a dynamic, 2.4-liter engine under the hood. This powerhouse delivers best-in-class 4×4 highway fuel economy of 32 mpg and an impressive 23 mpg city. Choose from the stock six-speed manual transmission or opt for the available six- or nine-speed automatic that delivers fuel-saving stop/start technology.
You might not believe the new Jeep Compass is one of the least expensive vehicles in its class once you have a seat in its quality cabin. It feels just as classy as its sibling, the Grand Cherokee. With generous seating for five, this compact SUV even transport adults comfortably in the back seats.
Enjoy supportive cloth seats or upgrade to available leather upholstery. Its quality materials and tasteful styling is a welcome respite from a day of adventuring.
The Compass offers convenient and versatile cargo storage. Find 27 cubic feet of room behind the back seat or 60 cubic feet with the fold-down rear seats. The front-passenger seat also folds down, making room for long items.
Jeep added a few strategically placed cubbies to stow away smaller items that are essential on every journey, such as a first aid kit. Engineers also added a bin in the cargo floor that’s perfect for safely stashing away valuables, like your adventure camera gear.
Infotainment System and Connectivity
If you’re like most of us, you want to stay connected on your journey into the great outdoors. Jeep’s Uconnect interface is very user-friendly. This infotainment system offers a 5-inch touch screen or upgrade to the 8.4-inch display, with a customizable home screen and crisp graphics.
Enjoy Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an available navigation system, plus two USB ports. We highly recommend the optional nine-speaker Beats premium audio system.
The Compass is an ideal choice when you want to go off-roading on a budget. Get your own base front-wheel-drive Sport model starting at $21,095. It’s hard to beat this price for a Jeep SUV.
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