2019 Jeep Compass
After the 2018 redesign, the Jeep Compass has become a winner again in the Jeep lineup. It offers excellent technical features, but Jeep also had to rethink some things about its list. For 2019, the Jeep Compass returns with a lot more.
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If customers go with a front-wheel drive, they have six trims to choose from – Sport, Sun & Wheel, Latitude, Altitude, Limited, and High Altitude. If selecting a 4×4 drivetrain, the same trims are available, but the Sun & Wheel is replaced with the Upland, and the addition of the Trailhawk is right before the Limited trim. What is powering all of the trims is a 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir engine or some variation of it. The differences are that one offers a Stop-Star dual battery system for increased fuel efficiency.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee generates 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine of 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir is on the base trim, the Cherokee Sport, but the lineup comes with the M-Air engine. It’s an option for the Sport in either drivetrain. With the 4×4, the Latitude takes a back seat and gets the MultiAir engine with Stop-Start tech, but you can also upgrade.
Transmission & Towing-
There is mention of a nine-speed automatic transmission option for the 4×4 drivetrain, but there you’ll find a six-speed manual standard for the base and Latitude with 4×4. Customers can upgrade to a six-speed Aisin automatic transmission. All other trims come with the AutoStick transmission for the choice of manual gear shifting.
Jeep states that the 2019 Jeep Compass still has the 4×4 systems from 2018, Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4. The specifications only say the basic Selec-Terrain system that all Jeeps come with, but they can handle multiple types of terrain. There are up to five modes of drives that are offered– Auto, Sport, Snow, Rock, and Sand/Mud. It’s only available with a 4×4 drivetrain if the 4×4 systems return, customers can also benefit from a 20:1 crawl ratio, a low-range for enhanced off-road capability in Active Drive Low 4×4 and a rear axle disconnect with Active Drive.
The only features that come standard on the 2019 Jeep Compass are solar control glass and heated exterior mirrors. Jeep keeps features like automatic headlamps, mirrors with turn signal indicators, fog and cornering lamps, a power liftgate for high-tier trims, roof rails, and a remote start system. The options for wheels run from 16-19 inches, and there are multiple styles available for each trim. You can add shield plates for the fuel tank, transmission, and transfer case for when going off-road on selected trims.
Optional in the vehicle is a 6-way seat adjustment for the driver and passenger seats (power 8-way seat adjustment in Compass Limited). Standard are a rear 60/40 folding seat, start, and rear heater ducts. Past the Sport, customers will find leather upholstery, heated front seats, automatic dual zone air conditioner control, remote keyless entry, and heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel as available options.
Most of the lineups come standard with a six-speaker system, Bluetooth streaming audio, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, Uconnect 4 on a 7-inch display. A Beats Premium audio system is obtainable on the Latitude, Trailhawk, Altitude, and Limited trims but it’s only standard on the High Altitude trim. Only the Limited and Trailhawk come with Uconnect 4 on an 8.4-inch display. The Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Uconnect 4C, and navigation are optional on various trims.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2019 Jeep Compass, has many safety features that come standard in the vehicle, such as advanced multistage front airbags, and side-curtain airbags, an engine immobilizer, a LATCH-ready child seat anchor system, supplemental front seat-mounted, all-speed traction control, electronic stability control, a panic alarm, and a ParkView backup camera. Available are advanced auto systems which include cross path detection and blind spot, a ParkSense rear park assist system, LaneSense lane departure warning, and full-speed forward collision warning plus.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a basic 3-year/36,000 mile warranty, a 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.