2018 Jeep Compass Toledo OH

2018 Jeep Compass
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The 2018 Compass was thoroughly reconstructed halfway into the year before to new "small-wide 4x4 architecture" standards, with increased capacities from an amazing 4-wheel independent suspension that gets 8.5" of ground clearance and up to 8.2" of wheel articulation! The five-seat, 4x2 2018 Jeep Compass (with the 2.4L engine) can achieve 32 mpg highway, which is best-in-class, using the 6-speed manual. The Compass fulfills your trail-centric wishes whether it is 2-wheel- or 4-wheel-drive. It can have a choice of three transmissions as well as several Jeep Active Drive systems with Jeep Selec-Terrain in there as standard. Let's get into this amazing vehicle a bit more, as it has many features and strong-suits to outline!

Engine Performance

  • 9-speed or 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 2.4L MultiAir Tigershark I4 with 180-hp and 175 lb-ft of torque
  • Optional 6-speed manual transmission

Safety Features

  • ParkSense Rear Park Assist option
  • Standard battery run-down protection
  • Option for Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking

Vehicle Design

  • 4x4 or 4x2
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth
  • Electronic Vehicle Information Center

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What powers the 2018 Jeep compass?

The 2018 Compass has a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard on its 4x2 Latitude & Limited trims plus, that transmission is a choice on the 4x2 Sport trim. A manual 6-speed transmission is there for both the 4x2 or 4x4 Sport trim, and also on the 4x4 Latitude model. If you want to conserve fuel even further, the Engine Stop-Start technology works on the automatic transmission. Moving on to the powerplant under the hood you will find a 2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark I4 engine that authors 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. That said, available on the 4x4 version there is also a 9-speed automatic transmission standard on the Limited & Trailhawk models (optional on Sport & Latitude).

How are the safety features within this vehicle?

The safety focus is strong on the 2018 Jeep Compass with nearly 70 possible safety & security items! It has 7 multi-stage airbags as standard and that list continues with an active grid lines ParkView rear backup camera, battery run-down protection, tire-pressure monitoring, four-wheel ABS, a panic alarm, the Latch system, electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist, rain brake support, and all-speed traction control. A Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection system is available, as are features such as an advanced brake assist, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, the LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, a Remote Proximity Keyless Entry that uses an immobilizer, and a ParkSense Rear Park Assist. The Trailhawk model, while also being very strong in performance, installs as standard a black hood decal in a glare-less finish as well as a tuned off-road suspension. Also standard on the Trailhawk model are skid plates on the transmission, fuel tank, front suspension, and transfer case.

Can you go through the features of each model?

The all-new 2018 Jeep Compass shows up in 4 distinctive model names: the Sport, Limited, Latitude, and the Trailhawk. There is in addition to that a limited edition titled the Altitude model, which has black finishes on several parts, a single exhaust with dual tips grouped together, a black roof, and 18" X 7" black aluminum wheels. All primary models possess as standard 6-speakers, a 13.5-gallon gas tank, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth, a Media Hub, quad halogen headlights, a capless fuel filler, and a daytime running light system. It can come in exterior colors like Bright White Tri-Coat, Laser Blue Pearl Coat, Rhino Clear Coat (Limited/Trailhawk), and Spitfire Orange (Trailhawk), among others. The Uconnect system can be 5", 7", and 8.4" sizes and can have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on sizes 7" plus. The Jeep Compass is available with features such as a push-button start, an adjusting-height & load floor, an Electronic Vehicle Information Center, a rear seat armrest, a rear cargo underfloor tray, dual 12-volt power outlets, an odometer with a temp display, and power door locks that are speed-receptive. The Limited model can have leather-trimmed seats with perforated inserts, an available dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and Uconnect 4C with an 8.4-inch touchscreen using enhanced Navigation.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Jeep Compass

Looking into 4x4 capability? Jeep Selec-Terrain is standard on all Compass models, with calibrations tuned for Auto, Mud, Sand, and Snow. The Compass has a turning diameter of 35.3 feet and can have Jeep Active Drive 4x4 system, which adds a rear axle disconnect functionality that goes between 2- and 4-wheel drive as needed. The Trailhawk model puts on another driving mode in addition to the other four already mentioned: Rock mode. The Trailhawk model also utilizes Jeep Active Drive Low for a best-in-class off-road performance 20:1 crawl ratio. Further, the Trailhawk model charges through 19" of water or less and brings to the game up to 2,000-lbs of towing capability with the Trailer-Tow Package. It can also use it's standard Hill Descent Control, which monitors throttle, speed, and braking on sheer inclinations as well as has Hill Start Assist. This feature keeps the brakes applied a bit to mitigate rollback on hills, after releasing the brake pedal. It's safe to say when you are out on a trail, you'll want the 2018 Jeep Compass underneath you guiding the way!

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