Jeep Compass Engine Specs & Performance Features

August 23rd, 2018 by

2018 Jeep Compass Off-Roading Through Water

Smaller than the Jeep Cherokee but larger than the Renegade, the 2018 Jeep Compass is a compact SUV with all the performance qualities critics and Conway drivers love about Jeep. The Jeep Compass engine specs and performance specs elevate it above others in its class, including the Nissan Rogue. Below, you can explore part of what makes the new Compass great: its capable engine and handling systems!

Jeep Compass MPG & Power

The 2018 Jeep Compass trims are powered by one engine: a 2.4L 4-cylinder. It generates up to 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, giving you ample power on and off North Myrtle Beach roads. With this engine, the Jeep Compass towing capacity reaches 1,000 pounds, so you can tow a jet-ski or small boat to Myrtle Beach for a day of fun in the sun. The Jeep Compass engine specs also mean it offers great fuel economy. Here’s a quick look:

  • Jeep Compass Sport: EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway
  • Jeep Compass Latitude: EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway
  • Jeep Compass Limited: EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway
  • Jeep Compass Trailhawk: EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway

Drivetrains & Transmissions

Front-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain for the 2018 Jeep Compass, but the top-tier Trailhawk gets standard all-wheel drive. The Jeep Compass comes standard wth a 6-speed manual transmission. North Myrtle Beach drivers have a choice of s 6-speed automatic for the Sport FWD or a 9-speed automatic for the Sport AWD. The Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk come standard with the 6-speed automatic.

Off-Road Capability

The 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk promises best-in-class 4×4 capability. So, if you’re shopping for an SUV that glides over rough terrain without guzzling gas, the Trailhawk has you covered. Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System lets you adjust traction for different environments and climates; it includes settings for Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud. Additionally, the Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 System adds a 20:1 crawl ratio and low range for Trail Rated® capability.
2018 Jeep Compass Capability Selec-Terrain Traction Control

Put the Jeep Compass Performance to the Test at Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep!

Schedule a test drive at Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep to see how the 2018 Jeep Compass engine specs equate to some of the most impressive capabilities in the compact SUV class. Have additional questions about the Jeep Compass interior, safety, or another feature? Contact us online, or pay us a visit near Surfside Beach! While you’re here, check out our Jeep Compass vs Jeep Renegade comparison, as well as our comparison between the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Patriot.

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