The concept model of Jeep Compass was unveiled four years prior to the production of 2006 Compass. It is considered as Jeep’s first crossover SUV that entered into the second-generation production to as 2018 Jeep Compass.
The new Compass be a major as well as an essential overhaul to build this compact crossover SUV the most capable vehicle in its class.
2018 Compass in News:
According to the manufacturer, “The upcoming Compass will be the successor of first generation Compass and Patriot models.” Thus suggests that Jeep is all set to make a record with its upcoming model.
The new Compass model will be available in four trim levels. Here, Sport will be the base trim model, Latitude as mid-level trim. Limited will be luxurious trim. The Trailhawk will be its off-road capable trim model.
The base version will likely to have front-wheel-drive where all the above trim models will receive all-wheel-drive (AWD) system as optional except Trailhawk. This is because it will come with standard AWD system. In total, this model will be available with 17 powertrains which will cover more than 100 global markets.
2018 Jeep Compass: Interior, Features
Ahead of the Los Angeles New York Auto Show debut in November 2016, 2018 Jeep Compass has already received many praises. As for now, it has been sourced out that several changes will be seen in its interior.
The model gets familiar Jeep’s design in its cabin and better materials. The focus is also on the technology and passenger comfort.
The dash features a simple and clean design with well-arranged controls. The instrument panel includes display between the two gauges. The display is 3.5- or 7-inches depending on the trim level.
The new Compass also gets Jeep’s latest Uconnect infotainment system with Android auto and Apple Car Play capability on all models. The center screen dimension, however, varies between trims and it is available in 5-, 7- or 8.4-inhces options.
At its exterior, the upcoming changes will be essential to give a modern touch to this vehicle. The model will look sleeker and more modern. It will mix some styling cues from the Cherokee and Renegade models.
The front fascia will look similar to that on the Cherokee model. The seven-piece grille will, of course, be there as well as nice headlights. The model will also feature trapezoidal fenders and strong belt line.
Depending on the trim, the Compass will also get unique exterior features. Off-road capable Trailhawk will get an anti-glare hood decal, red hooks, underbody protection, special suspension, and all-terrain tires. It will also boast better approach angle of 30 degrees and departure angle of 34 degrees.
2018 Jeep Compass: Engines
Powering the new 2018 Jeep Compass in the US will be a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine. It will provide 180 hp and torque of 175 pound-feet.
Three transmission options will be available. The models with front-wheel drive will get a 6-speed manual or automatic options. For the all-wheel drive models, Jeep will offer a 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic transmissions. Equipped with the 9-speed gearbox and thanks to the engine stop/start system, the model will earn up to 30 mpg.
In the other markets, available will be a 1.4-liter turbo and 2.0-liter petrol power mills. The diesel range will include a 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter turbo four units.
2018 Jeep Compass: Price and Release Date
The price of its base model should be around $21,000. Regarding the release date of 2018 Jeep Compass, it should arrive in the first months of 2017.