Test Drive: 2018 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4
If I owned Jeep, the first thing I would do is change the Compass’ name.

"If you don’t need a larger vehicle, why haul one around all the time?"

The vehicle that previously wore this badge was a mediocre little thing, a plasticky lump based on the Dodge Caliber. Overall, its most notable attribute was that you could get it for cheap. Other than its name, this new Compass has about as much in common with the old one as a Fiat 500 does with a one-ton Ram truck.
You’ll pay more for the new Compass over the old, of course, but overall, it’s worth the bump.
The all-new Jeep Compass was unveiled for 2017, and it rumbles virtually unchanged into 2018, except for some new features in its available SiriusXM: travel link, traffic information, and Guardian, which includes remote services and assistance.

The Compass comes in front-wheel drive on the entry-level Sport and next-up North. Both can be optioned to 4x4, the only configuration on the Trailhawk and my tester, the Limited.
It’s based on the same platform that underpins the larger Cherokee and smaller Renegade. All Compass models use a 2.4L four-cylinder engine cranking out 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The Sport can be ordered with a six-speed manual. Otherwise, you get a six-speed automatic when you order front-wheel drive, and a nine-speed automatic in four-wheeler models.

Pricing starts at $25,250 for the base Sport, and rises to a high of $35,245 for the Limited. Of course several options are available, and my ride was ordered from the factory with a heavy hand: $7,125 in extras, bringing it to $42,370 before freight and taxes.
That was a bit too hefty a tag for my compact ride, but on the other hand, I also like that more automakers are now allowing buyers to load up smaller vehicles, if that’s their preference. It used to be that if you wanted more features, you had to buy a larger footprint. My loaded-up Compass felt as well-equipped as some Grand Cherokees I’ve driven, but without the bulk that our two-member family doesn’t require. If you don’t need a larger vehicle, why haul one around all the time?

The Compass’ little engine is fine if you’re driving moderately, but it gets wheezy when you ask it for more and run it out. If you want some passing power, especially at highway speeds, you put your foot down and then count a couple of beats while the transmission downshifts and then everything catches up. The nine-speed gets it up into the higher gears as quickly as possible for fuel economy, but at the same time, I thought it shifted more smoothly than a Trailhawk I tested last year. Perhaps a bit of extra trans tuning for the Limited’s more luxo feel?
Also, in keeping with fuel economy and emissions, the engine has a automatic stop-start feature, which shuts it off at idle, such as when you’re sitting at a light. You get a noisy, rough jolt when it starts up again, and if it’s too much, you can disable the system by pressing a button.

Despite its somewhat lacklustre engine performance, the Compass redeems itself with its ride. It’s wonderfully smooth and composed, soaking up bumps and coddling passengers without feeling detached or floaty. The cabin is very quiet, too, which adds to the overall higher-end feeling. Against the official figures of 10.8 L/100 km in the city and 7.8 on the highway, I averaged 10.1 L/100 km in my week with it.
The four-wheel system runs primarily in front-wheel, seamlessly transferring power to the back when necessary. A dial on the console lets you adjust the system to better tackle snow, sand, or mud, and you can lock it into power to both axles when travelling at low speed in the sticky stuff. My tester did fine in some heavy snow, but if you want more of the full Jeep experience, opt for the Trailhawk. It adds a “rock” setting and low range with a 20:1 crawl ratio, and while it isn’t as gnarly as a Wrangler, this trim level is far more off-road capable than you’d expect.

The Compass is a handsome beast that looks a lot like a scaled-down version of a Grand Cherokee. North trims and up include automatic headlamps, roof rails, and fog lamps; while the Limited adds rain-sensing wipers (which, like all moisture-sensitive ones, work great in steadier precipitation, but fizzle in drizzle, and aren’t as effective). My tester was further optioned with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, at a wallet-draining $1,595.
The interior design is close to that of the larger Cherokee, and it’s as handsome as the outside, with lots of soft-touch materials, contrasting stitching, and curvy styling. However, not all is perfect. There are several controls stuffed into the centre console, with no room left over for storage. There’s a small covered console box and door pockets, but no place up front to casually toss your phone or other items.
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Comments

    • T L
      T L

      FCA is straight garbage anyways-

      about 1 day ago
    • Me First
      Me First

      Made in India for India , so keep it in India 😁

      about 11 days ago
    • Cartier de Cuntery
      Cartier de Cuntery

      That's not a "FULL REVIEW!!!" - That's a FULL COMMERCIAL!!! you Indian cunt.

      about 11 days ago
    • Toya Girl
      Toya Girl

      Forget the Jeep Zaddy come here😜 lmao😂

      about 18 days ago
    • Joseph Thangal
      Joseph Thangal

      Awesome.... I'll buy after 3 years cause I'm a student yet 😅🔥

      about 20 days ago
    • Patap Singh
      Patap Singh

      Lahap

      about 26 days ago
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      about 26 days ago
    • Occams Razor
      Occams Razor

      Review my ass. This is a paid advertisement.

      about 1 month ago
    • TrayyD
      TrayyD

      3:45 i always tried to figure wtf that was in my compass now i know 😂😂😂 i went at a corner pretty fast and felt this

      about 1 month ago
    • Akhilesh Keshari
      Akhilesh Keshari

      On rod price kya hoga Varanasi me

      about 1 month ago
    • Ommdas Ommdas
      Ommdas Ommdas

      Nice

      about 2 months ago
    • Desain Galih
      Desain Galih

      In indonesia, this car use yellow light 😥

      about 2 months ago
    • Faisal Khan Khan
      Faisal Khan Khan

      Good jeep

      about 2 months ago
    • jyotsna sebastian
      jyotsna sebastian

      Where is cruise control???

      about 2 months ago
    • India Great
      India Great

      One of the best car in my life

      about 2 months ago
    • H B
      H B

      Jeeps are lemons!! Dont buy one🍋🍋🍋

      about 2 months ago
    • Samantsinh Dabhi
      Samantsinh Dabhi

      My name is rajveer sinh dabhi I love Jeep compass
      Nice👌👍🙏❤️

      about 3 months ago
    • Samantsinh Dabhi
      Samantsinh Dabhi In reply to Samantsinh Dabhi

      My name is rajveer sinh dabhi I love Jeep 😠💀

      about 3 months ago
    • Where is showroom

      about 3 months ago
    • Prereet Soni
      Prereet Soni

      One like for Milind Soman :)

      about 3 months ago
    • kindlet1145
      kindlet1145

      I've always liked the compass model, but it seemed like the 1.4 petrol struggles in power. So I've been wondering if there'll ever be a 1.6 or 2.0 litre automatic petrol engine 4x4 available here in the UK? I'm really not a fan of diesels.

      about 3 months ago
    • Nigel Rowe
      Nigel Rowe In reply to kindlet1145

      170bhp petrol turbo fitted to 4x4 with 9sp auto

      about 3 days ago
    • Bassi Janardhan
      Bassi Janardhan

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      about 3 months ago
    • RAVI DHYANI
      RAVI DHYANI

      Awesome

      about 3 months ago
    • 14peicesofsilver
      14peicesofsilver

      Synomyms of Jeep=Crap=poor QC.... It sells at a higher MSRP in India than it's cost in importing countries.... What's the make in India advantage to Indians.......🤔🤔

      about 3 months ago
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      Carros Problemas

      Olhem meu caso... JEEP COMPASS COM PANE ELETRICA!!! Carro ficou 03 meses na concessionária por falta de peças, pôs venda horrível!

      about 3 months ago
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      Carros Problemas In reply to Carros Problemas

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      about 3 months ago
    • Twe Foju
      Twe Foju

      interior is ugly as hell

      about 3 months ago
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      niranjan d

      My dream car

      about 3 months ago
    • Hai Kim
      Hai Kim

      Very supper car auto.Thanks.!

      about 3 months ago
    • AK
      AK

      My only complaint is the lack of front consoles. Where do I put my phone? My sunglasses? My cigarettes? The random pieces of jewelry or hair bands? (Well ok, they DID give us a 2.5” little turd sized thing that isn’t even big enough for a lighter. I’ve had to use my cup holder to stash shit, which is a prob if I have a passenger with a drink (cuz I always have a bottle of vitamin water)....can’t fit a larger Gatorade bottle anywhere either...so pretty much the passenger seat is my storage area...they could’ve at least made some sort of cell phone storage on the dash—sooooo much space, but SLANTED so anything put on there falls off going around turns of starting up at a traffic light.

      about 3 months ago
    • swarup singh
      swarup singh

      super

      about 3 months ago
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      Sanjib kumar Jena

      World Best... Car jeep compass 👌👌.🙏 no 1. Car.....

      about 3 months ago
    • Sanjib kumar Jena
      Sanjib kumar Jena In reply to Sanjib kumar Jena

      Love this jeep compass 🙏

      about 3 months ago