2018 Jeep Compass Officially Revealed in Brazil. We all know the entire plan is on the table, but little we know that the new 2018 Jeep Compass will be announced so early. This has been an expected update as it has been years since Jeep offers an update on this model. The SUV is reported to have the finest look with Cherokee and Renegade is giving the most influence on the design. Here is what you should know from the reveal.
2018 Jeep Compass Specifications
This 2018 Jeep Compass SUV design has been revealed recently in Brazil where this particular SUV will be produced. Comparing to it predecessor, this Jeep SUV is going to be more road-focused and sportier. There will be several trims to offer for this model. The trims consist of Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk as range-topping trim with off-road credentials. This SUV has the same architecture as the Renegade. However, its wheel arches and front end look a lot like Cherokee with its D-pillar is more a Renegade.
Exterior – Jeep Compass 2018
On the 2018 Compass exterior, this SUV receives two-step headlight design and slotted grille design. In Trailhawk trim, this SUV will get bonnet decal, blacked-out features, two hooks, and specific wheel design. In standard, the exterior will be finished with the black-finished roof, high-mounted chrome trimming that reaches the rear end, thick D-pillar, box-style wheel arches, and fast-rising belt line.
Trailhawk variant will likely get specific design wheels wrapped with all-terrain tires in semi-aggressive style.Its rear end will look aggressive with its particular taillight design that reminds us on Audi that also corporate black background and high-set window.
In the Limited variant, this SUV will get LED signature on the bottom length at the rear. Twin exhaust pipes should appear as well, at least since the Limited variant and up.
Interior – 2018 Jeep Compass (Trailhawk and Limited)
Cabin finished should be similar to one on Cherokee. It will be equipped with UConnect 8.4 inch of touchscreen infotainment display and Beats Audio system with 506W amp. Navigation system should come as well as optional. Several other features are expected to appear on this car. LED headlights, 28-inch of alloy wheels, and panoramic sunroof should make the appearance on the outside, along with adaptive cruise control, reversing camera, parking sensors, and forward collision warning on the inside.
The dash should remind us a lot on Cherokee. It should feature dual-zone HVAC control system, rotary knob, auto up and auto down for the front windows, and voice control feature. In addition to it, the rear leg room should be more spacious with passengers should be provided with USB ports, more cup holders, and maybe, three-seat capacity.
2018 Compass Trailhawk trim should be expected with Active Drive Lock system that offers one locking rear differential and two-speed transfer case as well. In addition to it, this SUV should be provided with Select-Terrain system as well that includes Auto mode, Snow mode, Sports mode, Sand/Mud mode, and Rock mode. It means the SUV will be equipped for off-road activity which should be appropriate for this model.
Powertrain, Engine — 2018 Jeep Compass
Sadly, there is almost nothing to tell about its powertrain. With that secrecy, we can only hope Jeep will plan nice things under the hood. Jeep already confirmed though that this Compass SUV will be offered with up to 17 options of the engine in the lineup. Hold your breath. Not all engines will come to the more than 100 destination countries. Several engines will come to certain countries and several others won’t.
According to what Cherokee and Renegade offer today, this 2018 compact crossover SUV may have similar options. Cherokee has 3.2 liters of the V6 engine while Renegade has the excellent 2.4 liters four-cylinder Tiger shark engine and turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Those engines should make great members of the lineup. FCS’s nine-speed automatic transmission can be mated to the engine as well though many buyers will hope the six-speed manual transmission will appear too.
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This SUV most probably will be FWD based car even though the transversely mounted engine will enable part-time 4WD or full-time AWD.
2018 Jeep Compass Price and Release Date
Pricing on this all-new Compass 2018 SUV hasn’t been disclosed during the reveal. We should know soon though as it is scheduled to a premier during 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. As estimation sake, this car can be rated starting from $21,000. According to the official plan, this SUV will be available in USA market since the first quarter of 2017. Meanwhile, Australia needs to wait until late 2017 before they can touch the real metal.
In conclusion, this new Compass compact crossover SUV is going to be epic. It should have the expected look, updated performance, and features. And, it should deliver class and lifestyle as well across the variants. Added with brand reputation, along with excellent design and hopefully powerful engine, This SUV is going to make the hot hit in the market. We still need details on performance figures and other settings too, though. So, stay tuned to know more on 2018 Jeep Compass.
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