The 2020 Jeep Compass is a compact crossover that features a spacious cabin, head-turning looks and a long list of standard features. The Compass can handle off-road trails better than competing vehicles in its class when properly equipped. Best of all, the Jeep Compass comes with an economical price tag at dealerships like the Jeep dealer in New Buffalo.
Off-roaders will want to choose the Compass Trailhawk trim. This model comes with all-wheel drive, a lifted suspension, an upgraded traction control system, heftier tires and underbody skid plates. Add hill descent control, a lockable center differential and a first-gear hold feature and you’ll understand why the 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk is so popular at the Jeep dealership in New Buffalo. Anyone looking for a compact SUV that’s capable on the road and off should take a close look at the 2020 Jeep Compass.
The automotive media gives the 2020 Jeep Compass high marks. CNET wrote: “I love the rugged playfulness of a Jeep. That go-anywhere, do-anything aura really speaks to me. Like its larger siblings, the 2020 Compass has what it takes to go off the beaten path and get you out into the wilderness.”
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The 2020 Jeep Compass is offered in four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk. The Latitude and Limited models have Altitude and High Altitude subtrims that add exclusive exterior embellishments and some more features.
The 2020 Jeep Compass is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup and all models get available all-wheel drive except the Trailhawk, which gets AWD standard. Front-wheel-drive models get a six-speed automatic, AWD models get a nine-speed automatic, and the Sport and Latitude trims get an optional six-speed manual gearbox.
The base Jeep Compass Sport trim comes with a nice set of standard features, including a rearview camera, keyless entry, an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen and six speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Bluetooth. Available safety features on all Compass trims include forward-collision alert and blind-spot monitoring.
The Latitude comes with 17-inch wheels, a proximity key with push-button start, automatic headlights, fog lights, illuminated vanity mirrors and ambient interior lighting. Options include a navigation system and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk trim includes dual-zone climate control, leather seating, a 7-inch color LCD display, an 8.4-inch Uconnect center display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a one-year subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio.
The top-spec Limited trim comes with heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Available features include a panoramic sunroof, an Alpine premium stereo system and a tow package. Optional active-safety features include blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assistance, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.
The IIHS has yet to test the 2020 Jeep Compass as of this writing. However, the 2019 Compass received the highest score of Good in all crash tests. We expect the 2020 Compass to receive identical scores.