Power dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Navigation, Leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Keyless Entry & Push-Button Start, Rearview Camera, Power Liftgage, 8.4-Inch Uconnect Center Display, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 19-inch Bright Aluminum with Gloss Black Accents, 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir®2 with Engine Stop/Start (ESS) technology and 9-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick, Selec-Terrain ® Traction Management System, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 23,800 kms
Slotting between the Renegade and the larger Cherokee, the 2019 Jeep Compass is a compact-crossover SUV that looks very much like a full-size Grand Cherokee that was left in the dryer a bit too long! As with all Jeeps, the Compass is a competent off-roader. The 2019 Jeep Compass has a rugged look, an impressive array of features and the ability to go places a Nissan Rogue Sport or Kia Sportage can only dream about.
The 2019 Jeep Compass is built on the same underpinnings as the smaller Jeep Renegade and larger Jeep Cherokee, and it behaves like a successful blend of the two.
FEATURE FAVOURITE: UCONNECT 4 – Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment systems have always been among our favorites, and the latest version is really hard to fault. The screens are large and bright, with easy-to-use graphics, fast response times and cutting-edge features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Interior: If you once owned or rented an old Jeep Compass, banish all memory of that car’s horrid interior. The 2019 Compass’ cabin is crafted with the same look and feel found in the Cherokee and Renegade, with large round air vents, logically arranged controls and proper knobs and buttons where they are needed most. The seats are comfortable and rear-seat passengers enjoy 38.3 inches of legroom, more than in most midsize sedans. With the rear seat in place, there’s a generous 27 cubic feet of cargo space, which expands to nearly 60 cubic feet with the seats folded.
Exterior: Jeep’s 2019 Compass looks like a smaller Grand Cherokee, which is welcome to our eyes. The Compass has its share of “Easter eggs” — hidden design elements like the Loch Ness monster on the exterior mirror — that will surprise and delight buyers. Limited models offer more chrome on the exterior.
The all-wheel drive has a variety of terrain-conquering modes. An automatic setting allows the car to direct torque to the wheels as it sees fit, while Snow, Sand, and Mud modes allow varying amounts of wheel-slip for improved traction.
The Compass feels more agile than its tall, boxy profile would suggest, responding ably to inputs from the nicely weighted steering wheel. There is some lean during tight cornering, but overall the Compass feels well controlled, solidly planted, and capable on the road.
Modern crossovers don’t have the go-anywhere, do-anything spirit of old-school SUVs, but some can still handle off-road adventures when called upon. The 2019 Jeep Compass is a competitively priced small crossover that can tackle dirt trails like nothing else in the class.
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