Canada Press Kit: 2018 Jeep Compass

FCA Canada: 2018 Jeep® Compass Overview

Windsor, Ontario August 31, 2017 - The 2018 Jeep® Compass expands the brand’s global reach with an unmatched combination of attributes, which includes legendary and best-in-class 4x4 capability, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, premium and authentic Jeep design, superior on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings.
 
A truly global compact SUV, the 2018 Jeep Compass is manufactured in Brazil, China, Mexico and India, for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world.
 
The all-new Jeep Compass, the most capable all-new compact SUV, offered an abundance of new features with its launch for the 2017 model year:
  • Premium, sculptural design with a wide stance and exceptional glass-to-wheel proportions
  • Legendary Jeep seven-slot grille sports a fresh approach that features a Gloss Black field with individual chrome outlines around each of the seven individual slots
  • Available painted Gloss Black roof contributes to a unique, premium appearance in the compact-SUV segment
  • Sophisticated interior developed with clean, sculptured forms, signature design elements, precise technical detail, high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology
  • Compass utilizes FCA’s “small-wide 4x4 architecture” for best-in-class off-road capability and superior on-road performance
  • Designed for Trail Rated adventures, small-wide 4x4 architecture features four-wheel independent suspension with up to 208 mm (8.2 inches) of wheel articulation and 216 mm (8.5 inches) of ground clearance 
  • North American models powered by proven, fuel-efficient 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir engine producing 180 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Four Uconnect multimedia centres with 5.0-, 7.0- and 8.4-inch touchscreen sizes
  • Fourth-generation Uconnect multimedia centres provide a range of available handsfree communication, entertainment and navigation features, including new Apple CarPlay compatibility and Android Auto
  • Loaded with more than 65 standard and available safety and security features
 
New for 2018:
  • SiriusXM Guardian (late availability) delivers advanced in-vehicle connectivity and useful apps for drivers and passengers. Features include SOS Call, Roadside Assistance, Send and Go, Vehicle Finder and Remote Services, which can be used virtually anywhere, allowing owners to lock and unlock doors, and start their vehicles. Available with the Uconnect 4C NAV Multimedia Centre.
  • SiriusXM Travel Link (late availability) makes every trip more efficient, SiriusXM Travel Link provides premium data services and information, including weather, fuel prices, sports and movies. Available with the Uconnect 4C NAV Multimedia Centre.
  • SiriusXM Traffic Plus (late availability) works with the vehicle’s navigation system to display traffic speed and flow information, along with accident information to assist drivers in routing around congested areas. Available with the Uconnect 4C NAV Multimedia Centre.
 
Highlights:
  • Jeep Compass features 17 global combinations of fuel-efficient powertrain options
  • Premium, distinguished, authentic Jeep exterior styling includes open-air dual-pane sunroof
  • Interior includes sculptured forms, high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology
  • North American models, powered by the fuel-efficient 2.4L Tigershark, deliver superior fuel economy
  • Choice of three transmissions:
    • Class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission for 4x4 models
    • Six-speed automatic transmission for 4x2 models
    • Six-speed manual transmission for Sport 4x2 and 4x4 models
  • Jeep Active Drive Low features class-leading 20:1 crawl ratio and exclusive five-mode Jeep Selec-Terrain system for best-in-class off-road performance
  • Selec-Terrain provides up to five modes for the best four-wheel-drive performance in any weather condition
  • Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes standard on all 4x4 models; Trailhawk models gain Rock mode
  • Trailhawk provides best-in-class Trail Rated 4x4 capability with:
    • Standard Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 20:1 crawl ratio
    • Increased ride height of almost 25 mm (one inch), skid plates and Jeep signature red front and rear tow hooks
    • 30-degree approach angle, 24-degree breakover angle and 34-degree departure angle
    • Hill-descent Control
    • Aggressive 17-inch off-road tires
    • Up to 483 mm (19 inches) of water fording
    • Up to 907 kg (2,000 pounds) towing capability
       
Model Lineup
For 2018, the all-new Jeep Compass lineup consists of four models:
  • Sport (4x2 and 4x4)
  • North (4x2 and 4x4)
  • Limited (4x4)
  • Trailhawk (4x4)
 
Available Exterior Colours:
  • Redline Pearl
  • Spitfire Orange (Sport and Trailhawk models)
  • Laser Blue Pearl
  • Olive Green Pearl
  • Jazz Blue Pearl
  • Billet Metallic
  • Granite Crystal Metallic  
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
  • Pearl White Tri-Coat (Limited models)
  • White 
  • Rhino (Limited and Trailhawk models)
 
Available Interior Colours:
  • Black
  • Black and Sandstorm
  • Black and Ski Grey
  • Trailhawk Black


FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 96th anniversary in 2021. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers that sell Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo products, as well as SRT performance products. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler Grand Caravan (Windsor) and Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.