The 2020 Jeep Compass allows drivers to enjoy the Jeep experience in a compact crossover that’s more geared toward city driving then it’s siblings. Some customers at the Bridgman Jeep dealer enjoy the Compass’ exceptional maneuverability and appealing external styling, while others are impressed by its ample cargo space, outstanding infotainment system and available off-road features.
The 2020 Jeep Compass is available in four trim levels at dealerships like the Jeep dealer near Bridgman: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk. Powering the Compass is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims except the Trailhawk, which comes with all-wheel drive (AWD). The other models can get AWD as an option. The standard transmission on front-wheel-drive models is a six-speed automatic, while AWD models come with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Sport and Latitude trims have an available six-speed manual transmission.
Let’s take a look at the different trim levels and see what each one brings to the table.
Jeep Compass Sport
The Compass’ base Sport trim has a nice standard feature set, including keyless entry, heated mirrors, height-adjustable front seats, a rear bench that splits 60/40, a rearview camera, automatic dual-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Audio, an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system and USB ports in the second row. Safety features that are available on all Compass trims include blind-spot monitoring and forward-collision alert.
Jeep Compass Latitude
Latitude and Limited models have Altitude and High Altitude variants that add exclusive exterior accents and some additional features. The Latitude comes with alloy wheels, rear air vents, roof rails, upgraded cloth and faux leather seats, keyless ignition and entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and satellite radio. The Latitude gets option packages that are unavailable on the Sport trim.
Jeep Compass Limited
The Limited trim gets the most comprehensive list of features. Standard features include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, remote engine start, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a color information display and an AC power outlet.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk
This off-road-focused Trailhawk is based on the Latitude but comes with some of the Limited’s upgraded equipment. The Trailhawk gets all-wheel drive, an upgraded traction control system, underbody skid plates, a lifted suspension, off-road tires, a lockable center differential, hill-descent control, a first-gear hold feature and a larger touchscreen.
Many of the features found on the upper trim levels are available in the other trims as part of option packages. Safety packages include the Safety and Security Group and the Advanced Safety Group. Both of these offer a number of advanced driver-assistance features. Standalone options include a sunroof, a navigation system, a premium Alpine audio system with nine speakers, xenon headlights and a power liftgate.
As of the date of this writing, the IIHS hasn’t tested the 2020 Jeep Compass. However, the 2019 Compass received the top score of Good in all crash tests. We expect the 2020 results to be the same as last year.