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  • Surya Solanki
    Automotive Editor - September 18, 2017

    Expert Rating

    3.5 (Good)
    MPG
    22 City / 31 Highway

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    2018 Jeep Compass OVERVIEW

    The 2018 Jeep Compass enters its first full model year after a sweeping redesign, receiving the most minor of updates. That's no bad thing – the Compass continues to bridge the gap between the tiny Renegade and the polarizing Cherokee, offering a right-sized character and a comfortable driving experience.

    What's New for 2018

    The Limited trim gets a front-wheel drive option.

    Jeep Compass

    Choosing Your Jeep Compass

    The Compass is available in four trims — Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited.

    All the variants get the same 2.4-liter inline-four engine that produces 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The Sport, Latitude, and Limited variants are available in both, front-wheel and all-wheel drive arrangements, but the off-road-focused Trailhawk is unsurprisingly only available with all-wheel drive.

    Depending on the variant, gearbox options include a base six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, or a nine-speed automatic. The manual is available on front and all-wheel drive versions of the Sport and the all-wheel-drive Latitude, while the six-speed auto is optional on the front-drive Sport and standard on the front-drive Latitude.

    The nine-speed auto is optional on the all-wheel drive Sport and Latitude and is standard on the Limited and Trailhawk. The all-wheel drive models get Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud drive modes and the automatic variants get the engine start-stop function – the Trailhawk adds a dedicated Rock mode, for crawling over really rough trails.

    The Compass Sport is the most fuel-efficient model in the line-up, with its front-wheel drive variant returning 23 miles per gallon in city and 31 mpg on the highway. However, other models aren’t very far off, all returning 22 miles per gallon in city and 30 or 31 mpg highway.

    Sport

    The Compass Sport starts at $22,090 (including $1,095 destination charges) for the front-wheel drive model, with a six-speed manual gearbox. All-wheel drive adds $1,500 to the price. Both can be paired to an automatic transmission for a premium of $1,500. However, while the front-wheel-drive Compass Sport gets a six-speed automatic unit, the all-wheel drive gets the more advanced nine-speed unit.

    Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, remote keyless entry with push-button engine start, cloth upholstery, heated side-view mirrors and a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and six speakers.

    Among the options, we recommend the Cold Weather Package ($745), the Sport Appearance Package ($695) and the Tech Group Package ($895). The Cold Weather pack adds heated front seats, heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, floor mats and windshield-wiper deicer. Meanwhile, the Sport Appearance pack includes 16-inch alloy wheels and deep-tinted rear windows (nothing says "budget crossover" like untinted rear glass) and the Tech Package pack adds a seven-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, satellite radio, automatic parking and dual-zone climate control.

    Latitude

    The Compass Latitude is – bizarrely – priced at $25,390 for both the front-wheel drive variant and the all-wheel drive. However, while the front-wheel drive model gets a six-speed automatic gearbox as standard, all-wheel drive customers will have to pay $1,500 for the nine-speed auto unit or make do with the manual transmission.

    New components on the Latitude trim include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, fog lights, faux leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped shift-knob and steering-wheel, ambient lighting, and passive entry with push-button start.

    The Latitude is the most customizable member of the Compass lineup, with a wealth of available packages. The Advanced Safety and Lighting Package ($895) adds bi-xenon headlights, automatic high beams, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist. The Popular Equipment Package ($1,295) adds a seven-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, eight-way power adjustable driver seat with four-way lumbar support and auto-dimming rear-view mirror, while the Safety and Security Package ($895) includes blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and automatic parking.

    The Navigation Package ($1,095) adds an 8.4-inch infotainment system with navigation, although it's kind of redundant considering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available with the Popular Equipment Package, which while slightly more expensive comes with more equipment. There is also, of course, the Cold Weather Package from the Sport trim and we also suggest having a look at the $1,295 sunroof and $495 power lift-gate options.

    Trailhawk

    The Compass Trailhawk has a price tag of $29,790 and comes with a nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive as standard. As mentioned earlier, the Trailhawk is ideally meant for off-roading excursions so it gets a tweaked suspension, higher ground clearance, off-road tires and an additional Rock drive mode. To visually differentiate from the other models, the Compass Trailhawk sports a more aggressive exterior design as well, with knobbly tires, red tow hooks fore and aft, and a black hood stripe, in addition to its higher ride height.

    Features include those on lower trims plus an 8.4-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a seven-inch TFT display screen in the instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, and enhanced interior ambient lighting.

    The only notable addition to the options roster is the $1,295 Leather Interior Group, which adds leather upholstery (duh) alongside all the gear from the Cold Weather Package.

    Limited

    The Limited trim can be had for $29,435 (front-wheel drive) or $30,190 (all-wheel drive). The new-for-2018 front-wheel drive model gets the six-speed automatic gearbox, while the all-wheel drive model packs the nine-speed auto.

    The Compass Limited gets components on lower trims plus 18-inch wheels, eight-way power adjustable driver seat with four-way lumbar support auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a heated steering-wheel, heated front seats, and leather upholstery as standard.

    Options are not very different from the other trims – there is the Advanced Safety and Lighting Package, the Safety and Security Package, and the Navigation Package, although the latter two are more affordable on the top-end trim. The Safety and Security Package's price drops to $745 and the Navigation Package is just $895.

    CarsDirect Tip

    The Compass Sport is a bit under-equipped for our liking but the Latitude and Limited trims provide great value for money. Being a Jeep, we think that you should go for the all-wheel drive configuration only. Which of these two trims you choose will depend on how much you want to customize your car – the additional packages on the Latitude are better suited for that.

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