New 2018 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr Front-wheel Drive Listowel, Stratford, Goderich, Owen Sound, London and Orangeville, Ontario

2018 Jeep CompassSport 4dr Front-wheel Drive

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CITY

10.4

Litres / 100 Kms
HWY

7.3

Overall, the Compass has a vaguely sleeker, classier look...
- The Car Connection
The Compass shows vast interior improvements over the outgoing model, balancing rugged and refined with a substantial steering wheel and sturdy fabrics.
- New York Times
The front has been beefed up with the addition of a redesigned hood with a power bulge, tweaked fascia, altered grille design, revised fenders, and quad-reflector-style headlights.
- Motor Trend

Introduction

Jeep Compass, a front-wheel or all-wheel-drive compact crossover, is all new for 2018.Based on the sub-compact Renegade, the all-new 2018 Compass looks more like the midsize Cherokee, although it's narrower (and slower).

Compass is powered by an aging and underwhelming 2.4-liter engine making 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, 6-speed automatic, or 9-speed automatic that isn't as smooth as the new GM 9-speed.

But it handles well, and has a steady and comfortable ride on the standard 16-inch wheels and tires.

Compass is EPA rated at 26 Combined miles per gallon with front-wheel drive, 1 less mpg with all-wheel drive.

We most like the offroad Compass Trailhawk, which feels more like an authentic Jeep.It's not serious about off-roading like the Wrangler or Cherokee, but the Compass Trailhawk beats other crossovers on the trails.It has higher bumpers for clearing rocks and climbing and descending ridges, along with one inch added ground clearance and more rugged all-terrain tires.Its 9-speed transmission locks into first gear with a 20:1 simulated crawl ratio, so you can go very, very slow, an important feature in rugged terrain.

Competitors include the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.Compact crossover is a tough game.That's why the Trailhawk stands out.

Lineup

Compass Sport ($20,995) is well equipped, with rugged fabric seats, rearview camera, full power equipment, air conditioning, two USB ports, keyless ignition, 16-inch wheels, Bluetooth with audio streaming, and a 5.0-inch touchscreen audio system.(Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Compass Latitude ($24,295) adds 17-inch wheels, cloth/vinyl seats, roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more available equipment packages.Among them are a sunroof, Beats audio, navigation, blind-spot monitors, power tailgate, 7.0-inch touchscreen, tow package, and a safety bundle including forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking.

Compass Limited ($28,340) includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen, leather seats heated in front, 18-inch wheels, and an LCD screen in the instrument cluster.

All-wheel drive is available in these three models ($1500).

Compass Trailhawk ($28,695) comes standard with all-wheel drive and offroad rigging, including a 115-volt power outlet that's useful for camping.But it also comes with leather, and upgraded infotainment.

Walkaround

The all-new Compass is quite attractive, faithfully copying the form and profile of the Cherokee only in about 7/8 scale.From the front, it looks more like the Grand Cherokee, having its seven-slot grille, with a black air intake below the body-colored bumper.There's a lot of silver trim, but fortunately not the Cherokee's thin grille and strange split headlamps.

The body looks sleeker with the optional black roof.Without the optional roof rack and alloy wheels, it looks very plain.The 17-inch wheels are big enough, 19-inch wheels overkill.

The Trailhawk brings some Jeep back into the Compass, with its higher ground clearance and all-terrain tires.But the nose and tail are less clean, with a front bumper that rises over a larger air intake; and horizontal silver trim on the liftgate that appears to have gotten lost on its way to the Limited.

Interior

The cabin speaks Jeep's current design language, with a lot of pleasant curves and organic shapes.It's well finished.Climate controls are neatly positioned on the center console below the infotainment screen, and over a big dial that sets the modes for the all-wheel drive.

The quality of materials is generally high, although it might be brightened with savvy trim packages.The dash panel is soft-touch plastic, and the substantial fabric seats in the Sport feel durable.The Latitude blends fabric and synthetic leather, while the Limited gets inexpensive leather.

But overall, the Compass doesn't match its rivals.Headroom and legroom are good enough for four adults, but because it's narrow like the sub-compact Renegade it's based on, you can forget about five, at least in comfort.Even in the front, the occupants' shoulders are close.And the seats need better padding in front and rear.Also, the headrests are angled too far forward, something manufacturers do to get better crash-test scores.

However the front seat is height adjustable (manual on the Sport, power on the Limited), which is useful for its versatility.

Despite its narrowness, the cabin feels sizable for a compact.There's 27.2 cubic feet or cargo space behind the rear seat, which splits and folds to create more.But the cargo floor is 31.1 inches, a bit high for loading.

Driving Impression

The Compass needs and deserves a better engine, to keep up with its ride and handling.Its 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque don't sound so lame on paper, but on the road it struggles with more than two occupants.Add two more people and some gear in back, and it becomes work to keep the speed up.

The Sport and Latitude come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the 6-speed automatic is optional.Unfortunately we haven't driven a Compass with either of these transmissions, just the 9-speed automatic that we have found to be clunky in the Cherokee and other Chrysler models, especially downshifting for acceleration.So we might prefer the 6-speed automatic.By comparison, the new 9-speed in the GMC Terrain is smooth.

The independent suspension is tuned for comfort, except on the Trailhawk.But even the Trailhawk delivers a good ride.The Sport's 16-inch wheels deliver the best ride, the Latitude's 17-inchers are fine too, but with the 19-inch wheels the ride gets jittery.

There is some body lean, but the Compass still enters corners with confidence.The thick steering wheel suggests a level of sportiness that the chassis and steering don't deliver, however.The Compass doesn't handle like a Ford Escape or Mazda CX-5.

The Trailhawk offers something that the other compact crossovers don't, never mind that it's still only half-way to offroad.It's a gentrified small Jeep, not a true-blue one.But it's a nice compromise.

The raised bumpers give it higher approach and departure angles, but they detract from the clean styling.The one inch increased ground clearance gives it a total of 8.4 inches.The 9-speed automatic is programmed for rock crawling at very slow speed.But mostly, the traction control system adds two modes.

Summary

The Compass is one of the best looking compact crossovers.Its engine is dated and the 9-speed automatic lacks refinement.Ride quality is fine.The cabin is too narrow for comfort and the seat padding is too slim.

Sam Moses contributed to this review, with staff reports.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningManual
Front air conditioningManual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Knee airbagsDriver
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeFixed
Digital Audio InputYes
Memory Card SlotUconnect
RadioAM/FM stereo
Total Number of Speakers6
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeCloth
Fabric Type 2Plastic
Fabric Type 3Cloth
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area floor matCarpet and rubber
Cargo area floor matVinyl/rubber
Cargo area floor matCarpet
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Dash trimChrome
Dash trimChrome
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Floor matsVinyl/rubber front and rear
Heated steering wheelHeated steering wheel
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimMetal-look
Shift knob trimUrethane
Shift knob trimMetal-look
Steering wheel trimLeather/metal-look
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet2
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Multi-function remoteRemote engine start
Overhead consoleMini
Power steeringElectric power steering
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Dimensions
Aerodynamic Drag (CD).40 cD
Angle of Approach15.8 degrees
Angle of Departure30.8 degrees
Front Head Room995 mm
Front Hip Room1,375 mm
Front Leg Room1,046 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,439 mm
Front track1,542 mm
Overall height1,641 mm
Overall Length4,394 mm
Overall Width1,874 mm
Rear Head Room978 mm
Rear Hip Room1,250 mm
Rear Leg Room973 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,400 mm
Rear track1,532 mm
Wheelbase2,636 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeLiftgate
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Head Restraint Whiplash ProtectionYes
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height AdjustableManual
Manual Adjustments6
Drivetrain
Axle ratio3.50
Axle ratio3.83
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine
Block HeaterRegular duty
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio10.00 : 1
Compression Ratio10.00 : 1
Cylinders4
Cylinders4
Displacement144 cm^3
Displacement144 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power180 hp
Horse Power180 hp
Keyless IgnitionPush button start only
Max RPM6,400 RPM
Max RPM6,400 RPM
Max Torque RPM3,900 RPM
Max Torque RPM3,900 RPM
Remote engine startRemote engine start
Size2.4 L
Size2.4 L
Torque238 Nm
Torque238 Nm
Total Valves16
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearSOHC
Valve GearSOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Exterior Features
GrilleBlack w/chrome accents
Rear spoilerLip
Fuel Consumption
City10.4 L/100 km
Combined9.0L/100 km
Highway7.3 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size2.4 L
Engine Size2.4 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
Trans Type - VAManual
TransmissionManual
TransmissionAutomatic
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
Instrumentation
ClockIn-radio display
ClockIn-radio display
External tempExternal temperature display
External tempExternal temperature display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Transmission Temperature GuageTransmission temperature
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Vanity mirrorsDual vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
Head Restraint Whiplash ProtectionWhiplash protection system
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height adjustableManual
Manual Adjustments6
Rear Seats
Center armrestYes
FoldingFold forward seatback
TypeBench
Roof
Roof rackRails only
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Climate controlledDriver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback
FoldingFold flat passenger
Front seat typeBucket
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryCloth
Security
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
SizeCompact
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlWith Anti-Roll
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
wireless phone connectivityYes
Tires
Diameter16.0"
PrefixP
Profile65
Speed RatingT
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemYes
TypeAS
Width215 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Transmission
Automatic typeAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Manual / automaticManual
Number of speeds6
Number of speeds6
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
Auxiliary engine coolerRegular duty
Auxiliary engine coolerRegular duty
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size5.0"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distance100,000 km
roadside months60 months
rust distance160,000 km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place800 L
Cargo capacity, rear seat down or removed1,700 L
Curb weight1,444 kg
EPA interior volume2,840 L
Fuel Capacity51 L
Gross vehicle weight1,995 kg
Ground clearance198 mm
Max cargo capacity1,700 L
Payload420 kg
Turning radius6 m
Wheels
Diameter16
Diameter16
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Rim TypeBlack styled steel
Width6.5
Width6.5
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
Heated Windshield Washer JetsWiper park
One-touch windows2
One-touch windows2
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassDeep
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear wiperFixed interval
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Spoiler
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Front beverage holders
Heated steering wheel
Illuminated entry
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
AM/FM radio
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Wireless phone connectivity
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Delay-off headlights
Front reading lights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rear window defroster
Rear window wiper
Tachometer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Variable intake manifold
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Anti-whiplash front head restraints
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Knee airbag
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Heated front seats
Power 4-way driver lumbar support
Power driver seat
Rear seat centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Alloy wheels
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar

2018 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Listowel, Ontario

Bustard Chrysler Listowel, 754 Main Street East, Listowel, Ontario N4W-2C7

 

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Ontario N4W 2C7

Tel. No.: (519) 291-1900

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