2018 Jeep Compass Review

White 2018 Jeep Compass

Many drivers in the Richmond, New Baltimore and Detroit areas have already made the switch to a crossover. With the demands of modern life, the interior space of a sedan just isn’t enough, yet SUVs just don’t have the efficiency and maneuverability you need. Fortunately, crossovers are a great middle ground.

Not only can crossovers get the job done for all your trips through the streets, but some are great if you like to venture off the beaten path as well. If you have plans for off-roading, why go for anything other than the master of off-roading. The 2018 Jeep Compass is an incredible crossover that can perform both on and off the road. Learn more in our comprehensive 2018 Jeep Compass review.

Trail Rated

Like quite a few other vehicles in the Jeep lineup, the Compass Trailhawk has earned the coveted Trail Rated Badge. In order to obtain this badge, the Compass was submitted to numerous tests examining its capability in off-road performance. As expected, it passed with flying colors.

The Compass’ success is due to many off-roading features like its improved traction. The Selec-Terrain traction management system and the 20:1 crawl ratio allow the Compass to conquer snow, sand, mud and rock type terrain. Its articulation is also impressive allowing all four wheels to maintain contact with the ground even when the surface is uneven.

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Spitfire Orange 2018 Jeep CompassUnder the hood, the Compass is packing the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 engine. This bad boy uses pressure and combustion management technology to maximize efficiency. With the available nine-speed transmission, you can expect consistent power delivery with surprisingly effective acceleration.

Getting down to the numbers, the Compass’ engine offers up to 180 horsepower with 175 lb-ft of torque. Not only does that power allow you to traverse rugged landscapes, but it provides the Compass with a 2,000-pound towing capacity when properly equipped. That’s more than enough to haul small camp trailers, motorcycles, small boats and more.


Whether you plan on venturing off-road or staying firmly on the pavement, safety should be a top priority. You don’t have to worry when you’re behind the wheel of the Compass, however, since clever construction and advanced driver assistance features work together to keep you and your passengers safe. The high strength steel frame creates a protective cocoon around the cabin directing kinetic energy around the Compass rather than straight through it.

You’ll also have driver assistance systems on your side like LaneSense which alerts you if you begin to drift out of your lane and can even edge you back in. The forward collision warning system can automatically apply the brakes for you if an imminent collision is detected ahead.

Test Drive the 2018 Jeep Compass

For your next off-roading adventure in the Richmond, New Baltimore and Detroit areas, consider the 2018 Jeep Compass. This brilliant trail rated crossover is sure to impress. Come see it for yourself at dick Huvaere’s Richmond Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Our knowledgeable team knows the ins and outs of this Compass and can help you determine if it’s right for you. Visit the dealership and schedule your test drive today!