2018 Jeep Compass

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Jeep Compass highlights

Customer rating


  • Intuitive tech interface
  • Off-road capability
  • Roomy interior


  • Single engine option isn't super powerful
  • On-road handling isn't amazing
  • Nine-speed transmission can be slow to shift

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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All Jeep Compass years

New for 2018

  • The Compass is available in a variety of new trims, including the Altitude, Limited, and Trailhawk.
  • The 75TH Anniversary Edition, All-New Latitude, All-New Limited, All-New Sport, All-New Trailhawk, High Altitude, and Sport SE trims have been discontinued for 2018.
  • Compass trims have been upgraded with Panoramic Sunroof as standard equipment this year.
  • Memory Seat(s) and Full Roof Rack features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Latitude trim now comes with Smart Key, Power Seat(s), Parking Sensors, Cloth Seats, Rear View Camera, Manual Transmission, and Android Auto as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Power Windows, Power Mirrors, Power Locks, Rear View Camera, and Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.

Explore Jeep Compass details

Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Beats Audio System
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.8"/R 38.3"

Head room

F 39.2"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2018 Jeep Compass

1. Capable yet compact

The 2018 Jeep Compass is a small SUV that's big on practicality. Available 4WD will keep you glued to the road as you head out on an adventure or swing by the store for groceries on a rainy afternoon. Inside the Compass, you'll appreciate the flexibility of the 60/40 split-folding seats, allowing you to carry both passengers and their stuff. Plus, you can drop the cargo floor down to accommodate taller items. Behind the rear row, you'll find 22.7 cu-ft of space, which opens up to 59.8 cu-ft with the seats folded.

2. Tackle any terrain

There are two types of four-wheel drive on the 2018 Jeep Compass, and all models can be found with full-time 4X4 capability. This gives you access to Snow, Sand, Mud, and Auto driving modes through the Selec-Terrain® system. If you want to go a step further, take a look at the Trailhawk trim, which adds a Rock mode for even trickier terrain. On top of this, you'll get hill-descent control and off-road suspension.

3. Be at one with nature

Whether you're heading to a campsite for the weekend or trekking through the wilderness with friends, the 2018 Jeep Compass has you covered. Alongside its 4X4 capabilities that will keep you rolling over mud and grass, the Compass brings nature to you with an available panoramic sunroof. Regardless of whether you're parked or taking the path less traveled, your passengers will have a great view of the world around them.

4. Little luxuries

As you climb the trim levels of the 2018 Jeep Compass, you'll gain access to a range of luxury features, including LED interior lighting, 12-volt exterior power, and driver-assistance features (all on the Latitude trim). Every trim has Bluetooth® connectivity as standard, but you'll need to step up from the base trim to get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration. Look for other available features such as a premium sound system, adaptive cruise control, and heated front seats.

5. Go farther between fill-ups

There's just one engine option for the 2018 Jeep Compass—a 2.4L engine with stop/start technology. With front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, the Compass gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined and is great for highway driving, where you'll get 32 mpg.

 Switch to a four-wheel-drive model and your mpg will drop slightly to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined.
 This thrifty engine still delivers plenty of power—180 hp, to be exact—giving you the get-up-and-go you need for any adventure.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Jeep Compass is a stylish, sporty, and affordable vehicle. Customers like the gas mileage, the space, and the features.

RepairPal gave the Jeep Compass an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Jeep Compass 15th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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2018 Jeep Compass trims

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