2018 Jeep Compass to Substitute its Sibling The Patriot

With its official unveiling at the Los Angeles Motor Show, Jeep is finally ready to launch its 2018 Jeep Compass to substitute its elder sibling as well as the Patriot. This car is a perfect blend between Jeep Patriot and Cherokee and has been a leader in the crossover segment for quite a while. Manufacturing its vehicle from China, India, Brazil and Mexico it is going to be unveiled in four options- Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk.

2018 Jeep Compass Release Date and Price

Facing direct competition from Mini Cooper Countrymen and Subaru Crosstrek this 4×4 is likely to be launched during the fall of 2017 or early 2018. With a price range of $18,000 to $24,000, Jeep Compass 2018 has not compromised with engine specifications.

2018 Jeep Compass

Known to be a Power Horse, 2018 Jeep Compass comes in 17 powertrain options. A 2.0 liter l4 DOHC 16-valve Tigershark engine has been kept standard. It yields 158 HP of power with 162 lb-ft of torque. A powerful version churning out 180 HP of power and 174 lb-ft of torque has also been provided. On the other hand expect Jeep to provide a 1.4 liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged 4.0 cylinder engines for some markets. While 1.4 liter opts to be manual, 2.0-liter engines shall be both manual and automatic transmissions.

AWD will have 2 variants of 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic while FWD will come with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic variants.

With an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 9.5 seconds, this SUV clocks a top speed of 112 mph. It gives an EPA rating of 20 mpg in cities and 26 mpg on highways. Towing capacity is kept constant at 2000 lbs.

Engine power transforms into the performance that Jeep provides which leads us to its off-road features. Tow-Hooks, raised platform comes with 176 mm of ground clearance. It is coupled with Anti-Glare Hood Decal and Jeep select drive terrain. With the low wheel FWD system, Jeep Compass 2018 claims to have a crawl ratio of 20:1 crawl ratio.

Design

Performance quality links up to its exterior design specifications which the company claims to be quite impressive. With a one of a kind tank-like front grille, its red bumper shows off the unique red recovery points. Compass sports a polished black painted roof, standard halogen fog lamps coupled with 2 pairs of head lights.

2018 Compass side view

Features

A 4-door SUV by nature, Jeep Compass 2018 is fitted with 16-inch, 17-inch or 18-inch aluminum wheels as per option. Its AWD system claims to send 100% torque to the desired wheel using brake force vectoring which aids this SUV limited traction situations. To aid its off-road capabilities Jeep fitted 2018 Compass with a Chapman rear and MacPhersons strut front suspension articulating its wheels up to 200 mm.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles provides latest techs to its interiors and 2018 Jeep Compass includes Android Smartphone integration, Apple CarPlay with an infotainment system varying from 5-8 inches. Other features include Power driver Seats, Heated Front Seats, Automatic Weather Control, Radio and Leather Strapped steering wheel. Power sunroof comes as optional.

With Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill Start Assist and Advanced Multistage Airbags Jeep ensure premium security to its passengers. Adding to this are Electronic Stability Control, Speed control and Anti-theft Detection System which come as standard. While Park-View rear backup camera, Lane Departure Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert has been kept optional. Only time will tell if 2018 Jeep Compass lives up to its expectations.

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