The last update of the Jeep Compass turned out to be a bit of a lemon, definitely worth holding off buying if you’re in the market for a Jeep. The reason for this is that Jeep are shortly to introduce the 2018 Jeep Compass and it promises to be much better.
The Compass is built on a stretched Renegade platform, meaning that the Compass sits squarely between the Renegade and the Cherokee. It’s a compact crossover.
Jeep haven’t released any official information about the new Compass yet, it’s expected that they’ll release data and specifications closer to the launch date.
2018 Jeep Compass Release date
We think that Jeep will launch the new 2018 Compass in the first quarter of 2017, although that perhaps could be closer to mid-2017.
2018 Jeep Compass release date: 2017
2018 Jeep Compass Price
Again, with no indication of pricing it’s difficult to pass comment, but the current Compass starts at $19,695, we believe that prices will rise slightly, so expect to see the new Compass hitting the showrooms for $21,000; $2,000 below the Cherokee and $3,000 above the Renegade.
2018 Jeep Compass video
2018 Jeep Compass Redesign and changes
It’s thought that Jeep will up their game with the new Compass – the last one really wasn’t that good. Jeep have said that worldwide, there will be 17 different configurations for powertrain, we don’t exactly know what that equates to in the U.S, but we think the Tigershark 2.4 liter 184 BHP has to play a part in that. It’s fairly safe to assume we won’t be seeing any diesel option.
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Whatever motor choice, it will be coupled up to the new 9-speed auto transmission which will drive either the front or all-wheels.
2018 Jeep Compass Equipment
We know that the style of the Compass will be based upon the Cherokee, in fact it will just look like a junior version, we also believe that the interior styling will draw inspiration from the Cherokee. There will be an 8.4” touchscreen UConnect system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, lane assist, push button start, auto start / stop and voice control.
There is also rumor that we’ll see the MySky removable roof panels which will be a neat touch.
70% of the chassis has been made from high strength steel, this should lead to quite a significant weight saving, which of course helps with ride and handling quality and has the added bonus of improving gas mileage.
Overall, the new 2018 Compass should be a considerable upgrade over the existing model.