The 2020 Jeep Compass is a ‘tweener crossover SUV. It is not very as compact as a Renegade, not very as large as a Cherokee.
With excellent looks and ability but compromises in protection and general performance, we give it a center-of-the-highway 5.three out of ten over-all. (Read much more about how we amount automobiles.)
For 2020, the Compass arrives in Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Minimal editions. The 2020 Compass loved ones will get some further selections such as protection tech capabilities on every single trim such as the foundation Sport design and a luxury seat bundle that contains heated and cooled ability entrance seats.
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In phrases of styling, the Compass is much more Grand Cherokee than Wrangler, adopting swoopy styling and business enterprise-pleasant finishing touches. The interior is equally reserved, and can be had in either mild or darkish colour strategies. Trailhawk products dial up the depth with black accents on the exterior and pink trim inside, reflecting this trim’s go-wherever attitude.
A two.4-liter inline-4 is the only motor available and is satisfactory for jaunts about town but not significantly else. What lets the powertrain down is the easily perplexed 9-pace automatic transmission, nevertheless a six-pace automated or manual is available with entrance-wheel-push products. All-wheel push is optional on the Compass, as a single would assume from Jeep. Journey quality is high-quality, and highway manners will not maintain anybody from savoring a Compass—and in Trailhawk mode, it’s a decently capable off-roader.
The Compass cabin has greater leg home than shoulder home, so whilst four adults fit, 5 will be pinched. Cargo space is excellent, as it need to be in any crossover SUV.
Security leaves one thing to be sought after, with only a four-star over-all crash check score from the federal federal government, nevertheless the IIHS gives the Compass “Good” scores all about minus the headlights. The foundation Sport design will get the option for both equally passive and active protection capabilities this year, but they however are not typical capabilities.
Compared with some Jeep products, the 2020 Compass is very well-equipped even in foundation Sport mode, with a 7.-inch infotainment procedure that capabilities Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. Upgraded products insert bigger wheels, ability and heated seats, leather upholstery, an upgraded eight.4-inch infotainment device, and navigation as very well as other goodies.
Gas economy is normal at about twenty five mpg put together, but could be greater provided that more substantial competitors handle greater normal figures.