Jeep offers the Compass in four trim levels. The base Sport is best avoided, while the Latitude and Limited will represent the bulk of Compass on the road. The rugged Trailhawk, meanwhile, targets consumers that fancy some rough-and-tumble off-roading but don’t need the outright capability or aren’t willing to live with the comfort sacrifices of a Jeep Wrangler.
On the surface, there's a $4,800 difference between the all-wheel-drive versions of the Compass Latitude and Limited, although since the Latitude demands $1,500 for the nine-speed automatic that comes standard on the Limited, the real-world difference is $3,300. Which version you choose ultimately comes down to what you’re willing to live without. But since most of the Limited’s equipment is available via one of the packages available on the Latitude, we’re leaning towards the more affordable entry thanks to its more customizable configuration.
- Model: 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4
- Engine: 2.4-liter four-cylinder
- Output: 180 hp/175 lb-ft
- Transmission: Nine-speed automatic ($1,500)
- Exterior color: Jazz Blue Pearl Coat w/Black Clear Coat roof
- Interior color: Black
- Base Price: $25,390
- Options: Advanced Safety and Lighting Group ($895, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, bi-xenon headlights, lane departure warning, auto-dimming rear-view mirror), Cold Weather Group ($695, heated front seats, heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel), Popular Equipment Group ($1,195, seven-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, dual-zone automatic climate control, seven-inch instrument cluster display, eight-way power driver’s seat, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, remote start, SiriusXM satellite radio), Safety and Security Group ($795, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers)
- Total Price: $31,165