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The 2018 Jeep Compass occupies a unique niche in the Jeep brand's lineup of functional and powerful compact SUVs, offering greater capability than the Renegade's around-town cruising yet a smaller design than the Jeep Cherokee. It's urban style and maneuverability ready to get you where you want to go, as well as get to plenty of places you wouldn't think you could. There's truly global love for this SUVs can-do attitude and Jeep's signature rugged build; being sold in more than 100 countries, the Jeep Compass has tackled the world's offered challenges and always comes out the other side wanting more.

Engine Performance

  • Standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder Tigershark engine
  • Six-speed manual or automatic, or nine-speed automatic transmission options
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity

Safety Features

  • Seven standard airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control with Roll Mitigation to enhance handling and traction
  • Driver Assist features available in higher trims

Vehicle Design

  • Two-toned body design with striking black roof
  • 27 to 60 cubic space of rear cargo capacity
  • Available in four trim configurations: The Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk

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What are the new features of the 2018 Jeep Compass' design?

Athletic and wide, yet sleek and aerodynamic, the 2018 Jeep Compass takes heavy design cues from the Jeep Grand Cherokee, looking like the little sibling that's ready to keep up with just as much adventure as its larger counterpart. This vehicle comes in four capable trim configurations: the Sport, Latitude, Limited, and off-road specialized Trailhawk. All models lead with Jeep's famous seven-slot grille, available in either black or chrome, and round, expressive headlamps with accent LEDs. Its designed to look fast, with a longer styled nose, sharply angled windshield, and a dramatic roof-to-rear slope with exaggerated wheel forms and structured, crisp lines running the length of the SUV. The body color comes two-toned with the Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk model designs, with the main color as well as a black roof to accentuate the sweeping design. The Trailhawk comes with an increased ground clearance, skidplates, a blackout anti-glare hood, and accenting red tow hooks. Travel to the interior, and discover just as much thought and upscale consideration paid to the inside layout of the 2018 Jeep Compass. Five passengers sit comfortably within, with 39 inches of legroom for the rear seating. 27 cubic feet of space is behind the second row, and that increases to 60 cubic feet when the seats are folded down. Standard features include keyless entry and push-button start, rearview camera with a five-inch touch screen, six speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, and voice recognition. Higher trims include further enhanced quality-of-life features, such as automatic headlights, power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, navigation, increased touchscreen sizes, and an upgraded Beats audio system.

How does the 2018 Jeep Compass performance rank?

While globally, the 2018 Jeep Compass has seventeen various powertrain configurations and builds, American models are powered with the 180 horsepower, 175 pound-feet torque 2.4-liter four-cylinder Tigershark engine. There's optional front- or all-wheel drive on all trims but for the Trailhawk, which only comes in 4WD. The base Sport model comes with a six-speed manual transmission. Otherwise, front-wheel drive Compass models come with an automatic six-speed transmission, while the all-wheel drive vehicles are upped to the nine-speed automatic for more gear and torque specificity when handling difficult terrain or weather conditions. Automatic-equipped Compass models also come with a start/stop idling system, that cuts engine activity when brakes are fully applied in order to save on fuel. The FWD manual has the highest fuel efficiency, getting 23/32 mpg, while the automated 4WD achieves 22/30 mpg. Hill Ascent and Descent Control aids in handling 30-degree approach angles, 24-degree breakover angles, and 34-degree departure angles. The Compass can drive through up to 19 inches of water like a pro, and towing up to 2,000 pounds is a breeze thanks to the Tigershark's capability and power.

How are the 2018 Jeep Compass safety features?

Loaded with over seventy available and standard safety and security features, the 2018 Compass is ready to protect with the latest technology and engineering Jeep has to offer. Seven airbags come standard on a solid, high-strength steel frame to surround you in safety. Electronic Stability Control with Roll Mitigation taps directly into the traction and antilock brakes to analyze road conditions, weather, and terrain in order to minimize slipping and sliding. Available Driver Assist features include Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning with Stop, LaneSense Departure Warnings, LaneKeep, hands-free voice activated phone controls, and Cross-Path Detection. A rear backup camera is standard within all Compass models.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Jeep Compass

The 2018 Jeep Compass is a fantastic option for those who want power in a small package, and who see the potential of around-city nimbleness as applicable off-roading too. The Compass is entertaining to drive in either setting, and nothing about its size gives any hint to limiting its strong and rugged performance. Its great styling is one to turn heads, and connotes a sporty, fun attitude that welcomes challenges at every turn of the road. Come check out the 2018 Jeep Compass today.

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