2018 Jeep Compass Review

Compact SUVs are very popular among new car buyers in the Dallas, Garland, and Arlington areas since they are so versatile. The 2018 Jeep Compass stands out in the class with its mix of off-road ability, interior technology, and impressive fuel efficiency.

Our team at Dallas Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram (DCJR) has created this review to aid your new car research process. Below you’ll learn all that you need to know about the 2018 Compass.

2018 Jeep Compass Performance

All 2018 Jeep Compass trim levels use a 2.4L 4-cylinder Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine that produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with the standard 6-speed automatic, but also offers an available 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic transmission.

The Compass can keep your fuel spending low as its impressive fuel efficiency offers an EPA-estimated 23 MPG city and 32 MPG highway.1

The great fuel economy is also supported by the engine’s Stop/Start technology that saves fuel by shutting off the engine when the vehicle stops and starting it again once the brakes are released.

Interior Technology

The interior of the Jeep Compass offers some technology features that make your driving experience all the more convenient.

Among the best interior technology features is the available 8.4-inch color touchscreen display that runs on signature Uconnect® 4. This comes complete with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Bluetooth®, and optional navigation capabilities.

The easy to use infotainment system allows you to stream music to the nine speakers and subwoofer of the available BeatsAudio™ Premium II audio system or answer phone calls hands-free so you can focus more on your adventure.

Available navigation with real-time traffic and weather updates could come in handy when making your trek across unfamiliar lands.

Another handy tech feature is the available, class-exclusive 7-inch Multiview Driver Information Digital Cluster Display. This full-color display is fully configurable to show your choice of navigation and media information, a full-speed gauge, and more.

Depending on the preference of the driver and front passenger, they can customize their personal climate using the available Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature control.

Tailored for the Outdoors

When you’re driving to a new campsite for that weekend camping trip or just going on a local outdoors adventure, you’ll want a car that is ready for whatever is thrown your way.

The 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk wears the Trail Rated® badge, which signifies the car’s ability to easily handle off-road conditions.

The car incorporates some unique features in the areas of traction, water fording, maneuverability, articulation, and ground clearance which helped it earn the Trail Rated® distinction.

Crawling over different types of terrain is made easy with the standard Selec-Terrain® Traction Management system. It allows you to cycle between five on- and off-road modes so that no terrain is an obstacle.

The Compass also features 8.5 inches of ground clearance that can help you bypass any large rocks or down branches.

Test Drive the 2018 Jeep Compass

The 2018 Jeep Compass blends a fuel efficient powertrain, advanced off-road features, and some driver-focused interior technology to make it a compact SUV that can bring out the outdoorsman in all of us.

If you are a Dallas, Garland, or Arlington area shopper looking to get behind the wheel of a 2018 Compass, contact us at Dallas DCJR.

Schedule a test drive today!


1 EPA estimated mpg and the Jeep® Brand Compact SUV Segment. Excludes other FCA US LLC vehicles. 2.4L engine with six-speed manual transmission, 4×4.