2018 Jeep Compass
Why Buy the 2018 Jeep Compass?
While the 2018 Compass shares a platform with the Renegade, it actually looks like a smaller version of the Grand Cherokee–and that’s a good thing. In fact, from a distance and without something to give you scale, you could easily mistake the Compass for a Grand Cherokee. The 2018 Jeep Compass is an upgrade on the old model, and it is an upmarket upgrade.
The Jeep Compass offers buyers four trim levels, but you can of course expect limited and special editions to tap distinct parts of the market soon. Standard equipment on the entry model of the Compass include air conditioning, power features, two USB ports, a 5.0-inch touchscreen audio system, keyless ignition, cloth seats, and a rearview camera, with the additional option of 17-inch alloys, roof rails, a proximity key, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth/vinyl upholstery, and a number of extra-cost packages.
Is the Jeep Compass 4×4?
Believe it or not, the Jeep Compass does not have a 4×4 option. It is considered a compact SUV but actually shares more in common with subcompact models. If you’re looking for a Jeep 4×4 option, consider the Jeep Patriot, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, or, of course, the Wrangler.
Is the Jeep Compass Good on Gas?
If frugal fuel consumption is your goal, a front-wheel drive Compass with the manual transmission is the way to go as it’s rated by the EPA at 23 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg combined. The good news is front and all-wheel drive versions with an automatic transmission are rated the same at 22/31/25 mpg, so there’s no penalty for the added capability of all-wheel drive.
Why Are Jeeps So Popular?
Jeeps were the original off-road vehicle, the original SUVs, so it makes sense that their reputation continues to be one of innovation. It’s also important to note that the Jeep Wrangler is well-known as a vehicle that holds its value–and as a vehicle that’s one of a kind–so that makes a positive impression as well. The love for Jeep is deep and long-standing.