Another fun & super opinionated car review – this time it's the (drum roll please)……….

2018 Jeep Compass Limited 4×4

But first, my #ForConsideration Disclaimer – All info provided in the review is based on a one-week test drive.

The vehicle was provided in consideration for my overly-opinionated opinion.

This car loan was a combo experience – I drove it for a few days & then handed it off to Brian Fanzo who was just coming off a cross-country road trip with Demian Ross. So this review includes several different viewpoints. Let's call it: Opinionated People Driving The Same Car
2018 Jeep Compass Limited 4×4
Base Price: $29,095
Total Prices with Upgrades: $34,860
MPG: 22 City/30 Highway/25 Combo
Engine: 2.4L
9 speed automatic transmission

Limited trim standard items: Uconnect 4 with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7.0-inch instrument panel driver’s display, leather-trimmed seats with perforated inserts, heated eight-way power adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, a 115-volt power outlet,

Upgrades:

  • Advanced Safety and Lighting – $895: LED tail lamps, HID headlamps, LaneSense lane departure warning, Full speed forward collision warning plus advanced brake assist.
  • Safety and Security group – $745: ParkSense rear park assist system, blind spot and rear cross path detection, and rain-sensitive intermittent wipers.
  • Navigation system – $995 – input of information is easy via both touchscreen and voice commands. A backup camera is large and clear on the center screen.

Overall Positives

• Tons of great standard items for the Limited edition

• Dual Pane Sunroof really opens up the car

• I loved the exterior look of the Compass – streamlined & sleek with the unique Jeep look & bold styling with the spiffy two-tone black roof and shiny roof rails.

• Infotainment system features the UConnect system, which remains one of the most user-friendly systems in the automotive world and is displayed on a large 8.4-inch touchscreen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay mirroring of your smartphone also possible, keeping up with the industry’s leaders in connectivity.

• Good value for compact crossover off-road SUV

• Performance: the all-wheel-drive Compass Limited hit 60 mph in a slow 10.5 seconds and hit the quarter-mile in 17.8 seconds at 76.1 mph.

Overall Downsides

• Lack of power and the slow-shifting transmission
• Start & stop – great for the fuel economy but difficult to get used to on a short drive
• Below-average cargo room
• Limited space up front for driver to store thins like phone, wallet, keys, chargers, etc.

Reading through consumer reviews, there seemed to several complaints of tech problems that happen after a few months so make sure to do your homework to get the full picture.

We didn't try it out with our 6'5″ friend in the front seat and an equally tall person in the back seat but it seems like it will be a bit squeezy if the front seats were pushed all the way back. That being said, Demian said he felt comfy in the back when his shorter friends were in the front seat. I think he just liked the feeling of being chauffered around 

Similar to: Subaru Crosstrek, Honda HR-V, Nissan Rogue Sport

My opinion – The Compass works to get around (especially with a family_ on shorter trips, but it’s not a road-trip vehicle.Either way, you'll look good driving around in it, especially if you are a fan of the Jeep look.

#ForConsideration #FemaleBuyingPower #FitsTallGuysInTheBack

Thank you Jeep and Rocky Mountain Redline for the loan in return for our feedback.

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