For Kelley Blue Book, the New 2018 Jeep Compass is a Trifecta of Style, Compact SUV Substance, and Tech

Fresh off all-new status in 2017, the new Jeep Compass fills the innovation-ripe design space between the subcompact Renegade SUV and the Cherokee compact, while "style-wise it resembles the handsome Grand Cherokee flagship." So what took the trim gamut, from Sport and Latitude through the ultra-durable Trailhawk® to the luxurious Limited, the extra mile?

For one, the automotive research and valuation expert appreciated 2018 Compass for its robust package, small enough for maneuvering but large enough for highway cruising comfort. But it came down to performance, too.

A 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-four putting out 175 pound-feet of torque proved energetic for the ride, to be sure. Ditto for the compact SUV's available four-wheel-drive systems -- Jeep Active Drive, complete with a Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System and Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud modes, and Jeep Active Drive Low, with a crag-ascending 20:1 crawl ratio, low Trail Rated® range, and Rock mode. Moreover, the new Jeep Compass remains a model of off-road fuel economy, too, offering an EPA estimated city/highway mileage of 23/32 mpg respectively in front-wheel drive when manual transmission-equipped.

But it was the 2018 Compass Trailhawk® trim, a favorite of KBB for its towering ride height, low-range setup, and other mechanical and electronic curios for the unbeaten path, that enabled Jeep, in the expert's opinion, to "outperform rivals like the Nissan Rogue Sport and Hyundai Tucson." Factor in another KBB favorite, the SUV's Uconnect® 4 infotainment system, boasting a faster response than its predecessor, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard for smartphone integration. Bring optional navigation and a host of available driver-assist tech like lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking. The result is plain to see: 2018 Compass excels.

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