Jeep is preparing replacement for their Compass and Patriot vehicles. These SUVs are being present for past ten years, and being very similar had some pros and cons for company. However, US carmaker is preparing new vehicle. That vehicle is probably going to continue Compass nameplate, but new name is also not excluded. However, new crossover is getting new engine and platform is the same used on the Dodge Dart and Jeep Renegade. We will see if 2018 Jeep Compass can make desired impact on the market, after company decided to cut production of two similar models.
2018 Jeep Compass 3ngine and redesign
The 2018 Jeep Compass is going to keep most of the look from its predecessors. Recently, camouflaged model was seen in street testing. Spy-shots caught it, and most experts believe it is new Compass. Nevertheless, confirmation is still missing, as well as any information about drivetrain. We are sure there will be some details as release date is approaching. Some rumors are telling about 2.4-l I-4 as the favorite. The 2.0-l turbocharged I-4 is also possibility, if not as base, than as powertrain for higher trims. From what we can see on spy photos, new grille could be highlight of the crossover. It also gets new headlights. Size of the wheels are again 18-inches, and all other parts of the SUV were heavily covered, so not many more things could be concluded.
2018 Jeep Compass release date and competition
For a long time, Compass and Patriot crossovers had their battle on the market against compatriot Chevy Trax, and Japanese models Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. This rivalries will be continued when new SUV steps into market, probably as 2018 Jeep Compass. Other vehicles will get major redesigns in upcoming years, and buyers could benefit from this battle. However, new Compass could come by the end of 2016, as Jeep plans to launch it in plants in Brazil, and US model is coming in November, at LA’s car show. Soon after premiere, crossover is going to be in dealership salons. Price is still unpredictable, but we are sure it will be known soon.