Now in its second generation, the Jeep Compass boasts sharp looks and all-terrain talent at an easy-to-swallow price.
A 2.4-liter inline-four sends 180 hp to the front or all wheels through a six-speed manual or a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission.
The Compass is composed on the road, and the available Trailhawk model has real off-road chops. Standard Uconnect infotainment and optional Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are welcome luxuries in a comfortable cabin.
The Compass’s 173.0-inch length makes it a bit shorter than the old Compass and Patriot, and its new styling looks far better than those fraternal twins ever did. With a Grand Cherokee–like face and a well-proportioned body, the Compass finally looks the part of a modern Jeep.