It is official. The brand new 2018 Jeep Compass has just been presented at the Los Angeles Motor show. Compass has been very popular worldwide because of its affordable price and solid capabilities. It is smaller than the larger Grand Cherokee but yet, enough capable for off road drive. The new Jeep will represent the second generation model. So, we will see it with modern exterior, fine interior design and an excellent drive dynamics.
The all-new Compass will be available in four trim levels. Those are: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk. The last one will show a great off-road capability and many modern tech features. Subaru Crosstrek, Chevy Equinox and Honda CR-V will be its main rivals.
2018 Jeep Compass powertrain
2018 Jeep Compass will be powered with five engines. It will receive three petrol and two diesel versions. The one will be a 2.4-liter four cylinder petrol engine. It will be able to make 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Depending on a market and a drivetrain, it will be switched to either six-speed manual or automatic gearbox or even a nine-speed automatic. Jeep automaker will offer as well a smaller 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Tigershark engine. Moreover, a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder Fire turbocharged will be available in some markets too.
As for the diesel versions, new Jeep will offer a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine paired with a manual gearbox only. The second will be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel mated to a manual or automatic transmission.
The new Compass will be available with AWD and FWD systems. Moreover, it is also said that this time, Jeep will show better fuel consumption.
Design of exterior and interior
2018 Jeep Compass will ride on a so called small-wide platform. So considering its size, it is between the Renegade and Cherokee. Speaking of the exterior, it will feature well known bold and more athletic design. The profile will be sleeker and more aerodynamic. The front end features recognizable seven-slot grille. The headlight will have daytime running lamps and LED lighting strip will be available too. The new chrome exhaust tips will be integrated into rear fascia and give it original look. We will notice as well, a chrome line that goes all over the body, which will give it more elegant and refined appearance. Furthermore, the new Compass will ride on aluminum alloy wheels. The will be offered in a sizes from 17- to 19-inches.
When it comes to interior, the main focus will be spaciousness and latest technology. It has two rows of comfortable seats. The second can be folded if you need an extra cargo capacity. The seats are upholstered in black leather. The front are adjustable and heated. Depending on a trim level, the dashboard will feature a 5.0-, 7.0- or an 8.4 inch touchscreen infotainment system. Navigation, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, Voice Command etc. are just some of the available features. As for the safety, 2018 Jeep Compass will be provided with seven airbags, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure assistant, blind spot monitoring and so on.
Release date and price
2018 Jeep Compass should hit the market worldwide in late 2017. As for the price, it is not yet confirmed. However, we believe that that starting price won`t be under $22,000.