New Jeep Compass to be offered in off-road Trailhawk version
The redesigned 2018 Jeep Compass, to be built in Toluca, Mexico starting January, will be available in a Trailhawk new off-road ready trim level.
The next-generation Compass replaces both the existing Compass and the Jeep Patriot in the brand’s U.S. lineup. Pricing has not been released.
The new Compass debuted first in September in Brazil. It will also be built in China for Asia. Its North American debut was delayed as Fiat Chrysler shifted its manufacturing footprint to build more Jeep and Ram vehicles.
Like the Jeep Renegade, with which it shares a platform, the redesigned Compass will have a new top-end Trailhawk trim level with added capability off-road.
The Compass will be powered by a 2.4-liter I-4 engine mated to either a nine- or six-speed automatic transmission, depending on its configuration.
A six-speed manual will also be available. The Compass will be equipped with stop-start technology to improve fuel economy, which is expected to be about 30 mpg highway.
Inside, the 2018 Compass will feature one of four optional Uconnect infotainment systems, including Fiat Chrysler’s 8.4-inch touch screen system available elsewhere in its lineup. The crossover will also, for the first time, have an optional dual-pane sunroof.