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NICE DRIVE - 2018 Jeep Compass Review
Posted November 07, 2018

A half-size smaller than the Cherokee and half-size bigger than the Renegade, the Compass has the looks of the Grand Cherokee without the price.

The new Compass carves out that slim niche, starting with its smartly conceived shape. Inside, the Compass doesn’t stray far from Jeep’s current design themes. It’s laid out with care, and Jeep offers trim packages to brighten up its high-quality feel.

The engine is a 180-horsepower 4-cylinder with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. It struggles a little uphill with more than three passengers but on the positive side, the Compass rides and feels good. Overall it hits the sweet spot between crossover and SUV.

The Compass has an independent suspension on all models, and it’s designed for on-road comfort unless you spring for the tough-mudder Trailhawk model.

The Compass has a standard rearview camera and can be fitted with blind-spot monitors and forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking. Touchscreen audio, USB ports, Bluetooth, and cloth seats are standard. In the mid-$30,000s, the Compass Limited has leather, navigation, and Beats audio.

For more information on the Compass please visit www.jeep.com.

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