In the market for a compact SUV? The 2019 Jeep Compass is worth looking into. While a pleasant drive, and fairly luxurious with a bigger standard touchscreen Its unmistakable advantage is the off-road capability of the Trailhawk version.
Jeep Compass Standard Features and Options
The Jeep Compass comes with a four-cylinder standard engine, producing 175 lb-ft of torque and 180 horsepower. To save a tad on gas when the vehicle is idling, it has a stop-start feature. Depending on your choice of trim, a six-speed automatic for the front-drive variety, a six-speed manual transmission for the lower trims, and a 9-speed automatic for the all-wheel models.
The compact five-seat crossover comes in four trim levels:
Standard features include dual-zone climate control, black door handles, 16-inch steel wheels, a backup camera, heated mirrors, cloth upholstery, height-adjustable driver seat, USB port, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth a six-speaker audio system and an auxiliary jack. It has an all-wheel-drive option which features Selec-Terrain traction settings like Auto, Sand, Mud and Snow. Rear parking sensors, proximity entry, roof rails, body-colored door handles, satellite radio and push-button start are added in the Tech Group. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels reminiscent of the Trailhawk are added in the Upland Edition.
Automatic headlights, ambient LED cabin lighting, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel, Tech Group equipment and cloth/vinyl upholstery are all standard features of the Latitude. Black design elements to the exterior are featured in the Altitude Special Edition, as well as eighteen-inch alloy wheels. A manual transmission is not available in this trim.
An exterior chrome trim, heated front seats, remote ignition, rearview mirror with automatic dimming, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, manual height-adjustable passenger seat, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, an 8.4-inch touchscreen and heated seating are all added to the Limited.
This vehicle has a suspension that is more appropriate for off-roading, standard all-wheel drive with gears in lower ranges and a crawl mode, hill-descent control, greater ground clearance, two tow hooks at the front and one at the back, skid plates, seventeen-inch wheels, all-season on/off-road tires, a full-size spare, all-season rubber floor mats and special styling. The Trailhawk interior adds to the Latitude’s equipment with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and cloth/leather upholstery. The Leather Interior Group essentially includes all the extra equipment of the Limited.
Where the Compass really shines, is in the Trailhawk and its off-road capabilities. On top of the low range gearing and crawl mode, the Trailhawk can clear 8.5 inches, compare that to the 7.8 or 8.2 inch clearance offered by other trims, it boasts a break over angle of 24.4 degrees, a departure angle of 33.6 and an approach angle of 30.3 degrees – these are some sweet figures considering how well it drives on the street.
Those drivers interested in off-roading are sure to be satisfied by the Trailhawk, while the other trims like the Latitude will satisfy those looking to make the most out of a performance in a compact SUV.
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