2018 Jeep Compass Trim Levels Explained
Posted on January 20, 2020
If you're in the market for a new vehicle and you're going deep into researching different options online, you might find a lot of manufacturers use some of the same names for the different trim levels of their vehicles. And in some cases, the vehicle themselves can also look pretty similar even when they're from different manufacturers. Well, Jeeps don't look like anyone else's vehicles, and the company also sometimes turns trim levels on their head too. You sometimes find a familiar model name that's often associated with the top models in the ranges of other manufacturers in a Jeep model lineup, but here it can be at the other end of the trim level spectrum completely. The Jeep Compass compact SUV is good example, so let's take a look at the 2018 Jeep Compass trim levels to explain further.
Plenty of automakers have a Sport model towards the top of a vehicle range, but here with the Jeep Compass it's actually the entry level model. Despite being the first model in the lineup, the Jeep Compass Sport is still a very well equipped vehicle even in its standard form. In its basic format it comes with a 2.4-litre inline-four engine, which sends its 180 horsepower to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. However, it can also be had with a six-speed automatic, or a nine-speed automatic if you go for the available four-wheel drive system. On the inside there are the likes of air conditioning, push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio, and the Uconnect 3 multimedia centre with a 5-inch touchscreen.
Next up is the Compass North, which then upgrades the Jeep to 17-inch Tech Silver alloy wheels and cornering fog lamps on the outside for a more upscale look. In the cabin you'll find ambient LED interior lighting, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a one-year subscription, and gun metal interior accents above and beyond the standard features of the base Sport model.
Seasoned Jeep observers will know a Trailhawk trim level means things are getting serious when it comes to negotiating roads and trails off the beaten track. It's not without its aesthetic upgrades as well though, so it gets some very smart 17-inch Mid-Glass Black wheels with polished pockets, a black roof and accent colour exterior accents. The big news though is the Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 system with enhanced Selec-Terrain traction management system, the off-road suspension, and the red Trail-Rated badge that lets everyone know what this model is all about.
A Limited trim level often means a top-of-the-range offering, and this is where Jeep does follow common convention with the Compass. Things really do start to get very luxurious here with the likes of heated leather-faced front seats and steering wheel, the Uconnect multimedia centre with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, ambient lighting, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and plenty more besides.
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