A Closer Look at the 2020 Jeep Compass

December 13th, 2019 by

A grey 2020 Jeep Compass, which is a popular option among the Jeep models, is driving on a snowy road in Colorado Springs, CO.

Few automakers make vehicles quite like Jeep does. As SUVs crowd the auto world, Jeep continues to be a stand out time and time again. Other SUV automakers attempt to stand out from the pack, presenting packages that may get the job done but don’t offer the rugged capability, utility, and same great features as Jeep. At Faricy Boys of Colorado Springs, we get a front-row seat to the great Jeep models in the industry, from vehicles as game-changing as the Jeep Gladiator to long-honored classics like the Jeep Wrangler. Our customers throughout the Colorado Springs area, sing praises about the Jeep brand, and recently have turned their focus to one model in particular, the 2020 Jeep Compass. Sleek and sporty, with all of the iconic characteristics that Jeep is known for, the latest Jeep Compass is a true standout in the Jeep family line, bridging the gap between outback savvy Jeep Wranglers and full-size stars like the Jeep Grand Cherokee. In this post, we’ll give you the full rundown of everything the 2020 Jeep Compass has to offer and provide you with some insight into how this SUV fits within the greater Jeep lineup.

Jeep Looks for the Day to Day

Whether spotted on the road or out in the wild, the Jeep Compass is a rugged SUV, sporting a kind of hybrid styling between vehicles as unique as the Jeep Renegade and it’s fuller sized cousin the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Jeep Compass, much like the Jeep Renegade, isn’t a one size fits all kind of vehicle. Offering four different trims, the Sport, the Latitude, the Trailhawk, and the Limited, the Jeep Compass is a diverse beast, with plenty to love all around.

With a starting sticker price of $22,105 MSRP, the 2020 Jeep Compass is plenty accessible. Exterior styling may not be the boxy design that Jeep is known for, but that’s hardly an issue. The sleek curved edges manage to result in aerodynamics that grants the Jeep Compass a stellar 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. As a result, the 2020 Jeep Compass is a potential commuter for the kind of driver who lives in the city but vacations out in the wilderness.

While the base Sport model does come with some fancy bells and whistles, if you’re looking for truly dirt bounding performance, the off-road prepped Trailhawk might be a better fit. The Jeep Compass fits a diverse range of lifestyles and can be customized inside and out to meet your unique day to day needs.

Jeep-Quality Performance

A side view of the black leather interior of a 2020 Jeep Compass is shown.

Unlike other vehicles in the Jeep family lineup, the Jeep Compass gives you a single, solid, and a quite capable powertrain to choose from. Across all trim levels, you can find a 180 horsepower 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that turns fuel seamlessly into 175 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission graces all base models, however, the 6-speed automatic transmission is much easier to come by. Front-wheel-drive is also offered off the gate, which is hardly a problem for the kind of driver who appreciates riding on pavement over trekking through the great outdoors.

While you may not get a bigger engine as you step up the trim option ladder, you’ll certainly find a more diverse listing of features, as well as upgraded performance in other areas. The Latitude trim model utilizes the same engine and transmission with the option to get a full feel of Jeep-quality performance with the 9-speed automatic all-wheel-drive alternative. These incredible performance features are considered as standard on the Trailhawk and the Limited models, however the Trailhawk ups the ante by providing drivers with a fully off-road vehicle the moment it rolls off of our showroom floor.

The 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk edition provides drivers the option of an SUV that is nearly on par with the Jeep flagship, the Wrangler. While maybe not as robust as some of the top of the line Wrangler models, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk can hold its own on the dirt thanks to a slew of add ons. All Jeep Compass Trailhawk models get the top performance package and sit about an inch or two higher than base models. The 9-speed automatic on the Jeep Compass Trailhawk also has a 20:1 crawl ratio, giving it incredible capability while out in the wild. Add in Jeep’s intuitive off-road software, which allows you to adjust your drivetrain based on the terrain with the turn of the dial, and you have an off-road SUV that can outpace even the best of them out there.

While the 2020 Jeep Compass may offer only a single engine option, it is certainly capable of delivering the kind of driving experience that Jeep is known for. And in typical Jeep fashion, the value and incredible features don’t stop at what’s beneath the hood.

Jeep: A Master of Utility

The Jeep Compass isn’t particularly big, and for many drivers, this is hardly an issue. In the age of compact SUVs and fuel conservation, smaller is better, especially when you can still get that incredible utility that Jeep is so well known for. While far and away from the size of something like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Jeep Compass seats five comfortably, thanks to the 38.3 inches of legroom in the rear. Cargo space is pretty solid as well, with 27.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 59.8 cubic feet when those rear seats are folded down.

All that said, the 2020 Jeep Compass isn’t some utilitarian vehicle; it comes with plenty of glitz and glamor as well. Base models of the 2020 Jeep Compass get two USB charging ports and a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen that can be connected via Bluetooth and sports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The basic Sport model can be added on to include things like a sprawling digital gauge cluster display, heated front seats, and premium alloy wheels.

The Latitude trim takes things up a notch, with more premium cloth upholstery and 17-inch wheels. Things don’t stop there either as the Limited edition adds leather, heated seats, a much larger 8.4 inch infotainment touchscreen and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Trailhawk model, however, exists within a league of its own, providing many of the previously mentioned features alongside some great Jeep-centric Easter-eggs that fan boys and girls will certainly enjoy.

A red 2020 Jeep Compass is parked on the top of a large rock after off-roading.

Purchasing a Compass is a Safe Bet

Safety in the 2020 Jeep Compass also comes with its share of highlights, as every model gets the option of adding automatic emergency braking, active lane control, automatic high beam headlights, blind-spot monitors, rain-sensing wipers, and active parking assist to the package. As a result, you can get an SUV that blends seamless power and capability with all of the modern technology that is so drastically changing the way we drive.

Driving the 2020 Jeep Compass at Faricy Boys

The 2020 Jeep Compass is a true showstopper, combining a solid powertrain and the option of including some of the most cutting edge automotive features out on the market to date. Couple that with the fact that the 2020 Jeep Compass can still be purchased with all of the off-road capabilities that Jeep is known for, and you have an SUV that is overflowing with value.

If the 2020 Jeep Compass has piqued your interest, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Customers from all around Colorado Springs and beyond have flocked to our dealership to check out this incredible SUV first hand. When you visit the Faricy Boys, you can expect to find auto dealers who will not only give you stellar customer service, but provide you the kind of five star dealership experience that all drivers should be able to expect.

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