Jeep® is known for producing astounding SUVs which can hold their own on both city and unmarked roads. However, when Jeep® first introduced its crossover SUV, the Jeep® Compass, back in 2007, the target audience wasn’t off-road die-hards.
Adding the Compass to Jeep’s ever-increasing lineup seemed like an attempt to satisfy every potential SUV buyer on the market. The Compass, a compact-SUV, has big city appeal. Its crossover utility makes it a more fuel efficient alternative to the bigger vehicles in Jeep’s lineup. However, in the years past, Jeep® has revamped the Compass (introducing the second generation in 2016) to not only be a great city option, but also able to hold its own off-road with the rest of Jeep’s lineup. It’s that combination of efficiency and capability, that makes the Jeep® Compass what it is today!
Hit the City
City-driving is a blast in the Compass with its peppy 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir I-4 engine. However, it’s the efficiency of the MultiAir technology that particularly shines to make the Compass what it is. The valve-lift system that is unique to the engine maximizes intake manifold pressure and manages combustion. The result? An engine with silky-smooth purrs that are both efficient and quiet. The Engine Stop-Start (ESS) makes the Compass even more efficient by working to shut off the engine every time the vehicle brakes to a stop.
The Compass is an absolute beast off-road. Though all trim levels are welcome to challenge roads less travelled thanks to their four-wheel drive technology, drivers opting for the Trailhawk® edition will get the most performance off the beaten trails. The Trailhawk® merges a Selec-Terrain® Transition Management System and Jeep® Active Drive Low 4x4 to match road conditions and distribute power to each of the 4 wheels. No matter if you’re driving through desert sands or icy roads, the Jeep® Compass can handle it.