FCA’s 2018 Jeep Compass will mark the beginning of the second generation of this compact crossover SUV. Almost 10 years we waited for the presentation to be held at 2016 Los Angeles auto show in November. The crossover receive classy new styling and improved interior with 17 fuel-efficient drivetrain options. Production will model for the global market began in Brazil at the end of September until the end of the first quarter arrives in showrooms in over 100 countries.
Edition and the US market will be assembled in Mexico and could be a bit more expensive than the current. The official price will be known for a couple weeks before the start of sales or speculate about 21,000 dollars for base trim. Otherwise, let’s say that the second generation will be available in Sport (base), Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim. As you can see the company has improved off-road performance because this is the first time that we see Trailhawk under Compass name.
2018 Jeep Compass Exterior, Dimensions
Length 174 inches
Width 71.65 inches
Height 63.77 inches
Wheelbase 103.93 inches
Ground Clearance 8.59 inches
The latest facelift of first generation brings front and wheel arches from Grand Cherokee and D-pillar from Renegade. With additional black molding for protection was only a prelude for change in new generation. New 2018 Jeep Compass brings familiar face with the exception steeply racked lower fascia which aims to improve off-road approaches. Expected more attention will draw Trailhawk trim because it is the first time appears under Compass. It include HID projector beam headlights, LED daytime running lights, specific wheels with all-terrain tires and red tow hooks down low.
Back side view will bring to the attractiveness. For this is primarily credited brightwork inside taillights with clear lens, deeply scalloped tailgate and chrome strips near D-pillars. Twin exhaust pipes system will be available from higher trim, probably Limited trim. A blacked-out roof remains as a traditional feature.
2018 Jeep Compass Interior, Safety
Improved cabin in second generation include 14.48 cubic feet cargo space except Trailhawk 13.7 cubic feet. In front of the driver is TFT center display with twin-barrel gauge cluster. A little further to the right can see 8.4 inches Uconnect system with updated software. The center stack next to display have two A/C vents with dual zone controls. Immediately below is positioned Aux-input jack, USB port and 12-volt power outlet.
Safety include lane keep assist, lane departure warning, electronic parking brake and for first time electronic stability control. In 2018 Jeep Compass also can find steering wheel controls, start/stop system, power side mirrors, visible voice control and auto-up and down front windows. As regards the seat rear should include 60/40 fold flat for additional cargo space.
Safety features for Trailhawk trim:
Lane Departure Warning
Adaptive Cruise Control
Front Collision Warning
Front Collision Prevention
Automatic High Beams
2018 Jeep Compass Engine
Under the 2018 Jeep Compass hood, two engines are mentioned, and both will arrive at the installation in Brazil. First is 2.0 L Inline-4 Tigershark paired to six speed Aisin automatic transmission. He will be concluded in US and delivers 163 horses and 144 lb-ft of torque. American customers probably can expect automatic transmission with nine speed and optional Active Drive Low 4WD system. Second engine is turbo diesel 2.0 L Inline-4 Mulitjet concluded in Italy. It delivers 167 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque and coming with all wheel drive and automatic transmission with nine speed.
Although there are no big chances to see the diesel option in the US market, especially after the fiasco that has seen Volkswagen maybe this will change in the near future. Speculation based on facts that General Motors prepare 1.6 L 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine for next Equinox. Jeep main competitors are Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.
2018 Jeep Compass Release Date, Price
Jeep at the end of September began production in FCA’s Jeep Assembly Plant in Goiana, Brazil for global markets. When it comes to Compass units for US market production took place in Mexico. The 2018 Jeep Compass official premiere is scheduled at November 2016 during Los Angeles auto show. The first units of the second generation arriving in showrooms in the first quarter of 2017 with possible price around $21,000. Recall current edition start from $19,695. If we look at other models of the company with new price, Compass become $3,000 more expensive then Renegade and $2,000 Cheaper then Cherokee.