What's new on the 2019 Jeep Compass compact SUV?
Posted on August 4, 2020
We're only entering the third model year of the second-generation of the Jeep Compass, but that's usually about the time a model tends to get a bit of a refresh. To be honest, the 2019 Jeep Compass actually stops short of what could be considered a full refresh. But that's not too much of a shock as there's no real need to mess with what's already a winning formula. There are a number of updates for the 2019 model year though, so here's a look at what's new and some of what makes the Compass such a tempting proposition in the crowded compact SUV crossover market.
New for the 2019 model year
First of all there's a new Sting Grey exterior paint colour that's been added to the Compass palette for the new model year. Other changes covering the whole lineup are the addition of adaptive cruise control to the available Advanced Safety Group Package, and the availability of a Premium Lighting Group. Sport and North trim levels will now come standard with a 7-inch Uconnect multimedia centre with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and the Trailhawk model gets a refreshed set of 17-inch wheels.
Upland Special Edition
A new Upland special edition is added to the Compass portfolio for 2019, but it's only available as an upgrade to the Compass Sport trim level. The special edition adds: 17-inch Trailhawk alloy wheels, front fascia with Matte Black tow hooks, and a front suspension skid plate. That's not all as the upgrade also includes the likes of a Gloss Black grille with black rings, fog lamp bezels and badges, Gloss Black roof, silver anodized interior accents, bright chrome exhaust tip and a set of Trailhawk all-weather mats.
High Altitude Appearance Package
The Limited trim level of the Compass also gets a new upgrade package this time around in the shape of the High Altitude Appearance Package. This package takes the already impressive Limited specification and adds the likes of: 19-inch Satin Gloss Granite wheels, Uconnect 4C NAV multimedia centre with 8.4-inch touchscreen and GPS navigation, high-intensity discharge headlamps with signature LED light and LED tail lamps at the rear. Further aesthetic upgrades include: Satin Gloss Granite grille surrounds, daylight opening and badges, a Gloss Black roof, deep-tint glass, anodized gunmetal interior finishes and tungsten interior stitching.
The Compass is a little larger than the funky Renegade that's been such a big hit with buyers all over the globe, but it takes its styling cues from the larger Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models. For 2019 it will be available in four trim levels Sport, North, Limited and Trailhawk. The entry level Compass Sport and North models are front-wheel drive as standard, but four-wheel drive is an available upgrade for both. But, the Limited and Trailhawk models are exclusively four-wheel drive.
All models come with the same 2.4-litre four-cylinder powerplant developing 180 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque, but there are no less than three different transmission options. These include a class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission for 4x4 models, a six-speed automatic transmission for 4x2 models, and a six-speed manual transmission for both 4x2 and 4x4 models.
To find out more and to arrange a test drive in the 2019 Jeep Compass or any of the current lineup of Jeep SUVs, don't hesitate to get in touch with us here at North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge today.