A classic SUV, the Jeep Compass offers excellent performance on all terrains, as well as comfort inside. A great car in every way, this is another leading model from a top class manufacturer.
Jeep Compass: A Stylish SUV
A magnificent SUV, the Jeep Compass joins the family of robust vehicles in the well-known Jeep line-up. The Compass uses the same platforms as both the Cherokee and the Renegade, looking just like a miniature Grand Cherokee.
The trim you choose determines what engine and set-up you have but at the lower levels, there’s both two wheel and four wheel drive on offer. Move up through the trims and you’ll find the Trailhawk and Limited models only offered in 4x4. The range of models all have automatic transmissions but once again, there’s a split in what’s included, with the lower Sports trim providing the option of a six-speed manual. The two-wheel drive has a six-speed automatic transmission while those which are 4x4, have a nine-speed automatic transmission. No matter the trim level you choose, under the hood, you’ll find a throaty four-cylinder 2.4-litre engine which produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb/ft of torque.
The Compass is perfect for offroad conditions and drivers can select the right mode suitable for the terrain, including hill descent and “rock” for those really challenging drives.
Style and Practicality
Jeep is well known for their practicality and the Compass is no exception to this. The cargo floor can be set at three different levels, offering functionality plus flexibility over space. In a thoughtful move, there’s a two-sided cargo mat; carpeted on one side for regular use and with a wipe clean side on the other suitable for muddy items.
Inside the cabin, there’s one of the best infotainment systems you’ll find in any vehicle, which can even be upgraded from a 7 inch to 8.4-inch screen on higher trims. Air conditioning, bucket seats, USB ports and steering wheel mounted audio controls can be found on every model, but there are more features included as standard as you increase the trim level.
On the exterior of the vehicle, the aesthetics are impressive with quad-halogen headlamps, all season tires, tinted glass, a black grille and heated mirrors.
Stay Safe, On or Off the Road.
The Jeep family of vehicles are loved for their rugged ability with no terrain proving too much trouble for these tough mud lovers. The Compass is of the same breed and is able to cover even challenging ground with the assistance of some driver aids in the vehicle.
Antilock brakes and a low-pressure tire monitoring system make a good start. But, it’s the inclusion of features such as all-speed traction control, hill start assist, trailer sway control, electronic roll mitigation, rain brake support and electronic stability control, which really make a difference.
Other safety features also included across every trim as standard are the seven airbags, active head restraints to reduce whiplash, remote keyless entry, electronic parking brake, and panic alarm.
The Jeep Compass is a welcome addition to the stable of SUVs and its pedigree is absolutely immaculate. One quick glance at this vehicle shows that it’s another winner with a sophisticated exterior, comfortable interior and a superb performance on the road.