2018 Jeep Compass price, specs and release date
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- Jeep Compass pricing revealed
- Costs from £22,995
- Takes on the Skoda Karoq and VW Tiguan
- On sale now
The Jeep Compass hits UK showrooms today, starting from £22,995 for the entry-level model. It’ll go toe-to-toe with the popular Skoda Karoq, VW Tiguan and SEAT Ateca, and will offer four-wheel-drive on almost all trim and engine levels.
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Jeep has given the Compass rugged and macho styling, subtly influenced by the company’s WW2 Willy’s Jeep. It’s a very square shape with blocky wheel arches and a tall bonnet. The front end sees a fairly slim version of Jeep’s signature seven-block grille first used on the aforementioned classic, and chrome fog light surrounds.
While the front doesn’t push the envelope in terms of styling, the rear makes more of an effort, thanks to LED brake light units and a chrome strip slicing downwards from the contrasting roof and under the narrow rear windscreen. It looks tougher and more like a traditional 4×4 than the Karoq and Tiguan, which could appeal if you’re looking for a butch SUV that’s bigger than the Jeep Renegade.
The interior will feel more premium than the cheaper Renegade, with extra soft-touch materials and a much larger infotainment system in the middle of the centre console. It’ll be a touchscreen unit, controlling the navigation, media and smartphone mirroring. Half-leather seats will be an option, and the Jeep will offer a range of off-roading tech that other mid-size SUVs won’t have.
Engines and driving
You’ll have a choice of three engine sizes with the Compass – a 120hp 1.6-litre MultiJet diesel (front-wheel-drive only), a 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol with a choice of front or grippy four-wheel-drive and power outputs of 140 or 170hp, and a four-wheel-drive 2.0-litre diesel producing either 140hp or 170hp.
A six-speed manual will be available alongside a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The top-spec Trailhawk version includes a separate low-range gearbox, more ground clearance, skid plates, hill descent and a ‘Rock’ driving mode to be able to traverse most types of off-road terrain.
Price and release date
The Jeep Compass is on sale in the UK now, with deliveries starting from February 2018. The entry-level car costs £22,995 while the range-topping Trailhawk – available from summer 2018 – will cost £35,595 before options.
|Sport 1.6 diesel FWD||120||£22,995|
|Longitude 1.4 petrol FWD||140||£24,995|
|Longitude 1.6 diesel FWD||120||£25,995|
|Limited 1.4 petrol FWD||140||£27,995|
|Longitude 2.0 diesel 4WD||140||£28,495|
|Limited 1.6 diesel FWD||120||£28,995|
|Limited 2.0 diesel 4WD||140||£31,495|
|Limited 1.4 petrol 4WD automatic||170||£32,595|
|Limited 2.0 diesel 4WD automatic||170||£34,295|
|Trailhawk 2.0 diesel 4WD automatic||170||£35,595|
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