After the breakthrough, Jeep is now one of the leaders in the crossover segment. But, they are not stopping. In 2007 they launched a new SUV – Compass. It had very successful first generation. But, in 2017, Jeep is launching the new, redesigned and refreshed model. The interest was pretty high, the model is one of the best performers in the market. So, there is no doubt why we will see 2019 Jeep Compass with small updates.
Probably the most excitement will come with the Trailhawk model. However, the 2019 Jeep Compass will offer standard Latitude and Limited versions. With a V-6 engine, it will be as popular as the Cherokee. When we compare these two, many similarities will be found. Although specs are almost the same, the 2019 Compass will take position just under its siblings. Nevertheless, it is listed as a compact SUV, but we would position it between mid-size and compact class.
2019 Jeep Compass trim levels
In 2019, Jeep Compass will continue to use five trims of equipment. As the base unit, it will appear as Sport vehicle. It is somehow plain model. Well, it is offering basic features and equipment, but most buyers are always looking for something extra. With more accessories, 2019 Jeep Compass Latitude model can meet these demands. But, it will cost almost $4,000. That is the main complain about this vehicle. The entry-level model has too few equipment and costs way less than the competition. But, it is up to buyers if they would pick it as its favorite.
2019 Jeep Compass mid-range Altitude and Limited models
The real deal starts with Altitude model. It still offers cloth seats, but buyers will get black stitching. Also, the exterior is coming with distinctive details, such as black roof, single exhaust tip, and 18-inch wheels. Two-tone roof is available for Limited model, as well as pieces of infotainment system that will take you to another dimension. Huge touchscreen display and the latest version of Uconnect system are making difference between this trim and all previous.
2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk
While these models are paying more attention to details, comfort, and safety, the 2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk will offer better driving dynamics. It uses a unique 4×4 drive system, which will make the crossover more capable for an off-road drive. Selec-Terrain system will boost traction and balance. For the better off-road impression, there is a set of features, including hill descent control and special suspension. Of course, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk uses durable skid plates that will protect the SUV. Well, this version has some stylish parts, such as two-tone roof.
2019 Jeep Compass drivetrain specs and possible V-6
Under the hood of the 2019 Jeep Compass is a 2.4-liter inline-four engine. It is the sole option, and we can hear rumors that next crossover could get a V-6 engine. However, it is still a far-fetched story. For example, a 3.6-liter Pentastar powertrain would be too big for a compact SUV.
So, the 2019 Compass sticks to the good old Tigershark that provides 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. In all trim levels, buyers will choose between FWD and AWD, except the Trailhawk which is 4×4 only. A six-speed transmission mates the four-banger, and depending on a trim level, it will be manual or automatic. The 2019 Jeep Compass will be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds.
2019 Jeep Compass vs Jeep Cherokee
The 2019 Jeep Compass and Jeep Cherokee will be two very similar models. These are using the same engine, have the same outputs. But, there is a difference in size. Cherokee is 10 inches longer, but Compass is wider. Aforementioned offers more space for passengers, while the latter-mentioned comes with extra cargo volume on the back. The price difference is not significant. Jeep Cherokee is taking advantage of its size and costs about $2,000 more in the basic version.