New 2018 Jeep Compass: A Step in the Right Direction

The 2018 Jeep Compass provides a great value for smart auto consumers looking for a solid SUV that also offers a little extra fun with off-roading capability. Combining the comfort of a larger Cherokee and the affordability of a Renegade, the Compass is the just-right medium-sized SUV many buyers are looking for.

New 2018 Jeep Compass

Now available at Bloomington Jeep dealerships and Jeep dealers around the country, the 2018 Jeep Compass is little-changed from the 2017 model. The 2017 Jeep Compass was a major redesign that kicked off a new generation of Jeep Compass vehicles, and that redesign breathed some much-needed life into the Compass brand.

The new generation of Compass vehicles has a modernized exterior design that retains the distinctive Jeep look. Jeep also upgraded tech features for the new generation of Compass autos and made them more comfortable. The end result is an exceptional automobile that’s a joy to drive.


The Compass is equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 180 horsepower. The vehicle handles fairly well on pavement, but the off-road is where the Compass stands tall—especially the Trailhawk edition.

The Compass is fairly fuel-efficient, getting 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Interior & Tech

Jeep Compass Performance

The new Jeep Compass is a five-seater, and its cabin offers generous head and leg room. The Compass has a very well-appointed interior, with materials that match the quality of its larger and swankier sibling, the Cherokee.

Seating is comfortable and child safety seat anchors are easy to find. The cargo area offers 27.2 cubic feet of space, but a flat-folding rear seat and the front passenger seat can vastly increase space for hauling. Cubbies and small storage areas also abound in the Compass.

The Compass offers a standard 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. You can also upgrade to an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and other great features. The Jeep Compass offers the Uconnect infotainment interface—an extremely user-friendly system.


The new Jeep Compass is a very affordable SUV. You can get a base model for just $20,995, and a fully-loaded Compass costs around $28,695. A four-wheel drive upgrade on the lower trim levels costs just $1,500.

Trim Levels

The new Compass is available in four trim levels—Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. The Trailhawk is best suited for off-roading, with 17-inch wheels, an elevated suspension, a front fascia designed for the rough and tumble of challenging terrain, and the Selec-Terrain system.

The Compass is a great vehicle for folks who want enough room for a small family and the capacity to have a little fun on the trail with a competent off-roader. If you’re in the market for a 2018 Jeep Compass, Community Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bloomington offers an excellent car-buying experience. Stop by today to browse the Jeep dealer’s comprehensive inventory of new and pre-owned Jeep products and chat with friendly staff devoted to ensuring you get the most automobile for your money.