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There’s a lot to love about the 2018 Jeep Compass. Five things high on the list are the technology, safety, performance, versatility and affordability. This can be perfect as either a family vehicle for hauling people and their stuff anywhere, or an off-roading beast for outdoor adventures. The good thing is, when you buy the 2018 Jeep Compass you don’t have to choose, you can do both.

The technology in the 2018 Jeep Compass gets high marks. It begins with its upgraded
Infotainment system which now features among the most user-friendly, excellent UConnect systems in the automotive industry. With its large 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring and industry leading connectivity, you can stay in touch no matter where your travels take you. The Compass’ excellent available Navigation system with voice command and touchscreen information input makes finding and following the right route a breeze. Add the optional Beats premium audio system to the one year SiriusXM satellite radio that comes with the Compass and you’ll be entertained all the way there. To see for yourself, take one for a spin at Chapman Chrysler Jeep, and you are sure to fall in love.

And any journey in the 2018 Jeep Compass can have the added protection of the available Safety and Security group featuring rear cross path and blind spot detection, rain-sensitive intermittent wipers and Jeep’s rear park assist package called ParkSense. Jeep’s Advanced Safety and Lighting packagr offers full-speed forward collision warning, advanced brake assist, LaneSense lane departure warning, HID headlamps and LED tail lamps to help ensure safety on the roadway. Plus, the 2018 Compass has a 5-star front and rear seat side crash rating, four-star frontal crash rating and good rollover ratings. Together they add up to a 4-star safety rating overall.

Available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the 2018 Jeep Compass is powered by a 180 horsepower, four-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine that delivers 175 pound-feet of torque and is usually mated with a 6-or 9-speed automatic transmission. The base Sport trim offers a manual transmission. The Compass has impressive, responsive handling, a smooth ride, minimal road noise, averages 25 mpg and performs well on any driving surface. The Compass Trailhawk version is a beast off-road.

The 2018 Jeep Compass with its instantly recognizable seven-slotted grille is attractive without being pretentious. The interior treatments range from very basic to comfy and upscale depending on the trim level. The higher trims have options like heated front seats, leather-trim buck seats, heated steering wheel, remote and push-button start and a power liftgate. With the back seats up it has 27 cubic feet of storage space and with them down it jumps to 60 cubic feet. There’s a large, clear backup camera on the dashboard and well-placed helpful controls on the steering wheel.

Want a family-friendly compact crossover that offers a good tech experience, off-road capability, affordability and versatility? Consider the 2018 Jeep Compass. Positioned between the plush Grand Cherokee and rough-and-tumble Wrangler, the Compass offers a bit of both and much more. Plus, it’s affordably priced. The base model starts at $20,995 and fully-equipped it costs $33,665.


The 2017 Jeep Compass Limited is a crossover that has the heart of a real Jeep. This vehicle has helped make Jeep a major player in the compact crossover segment. It’s stylish, comfortable, versatile and delivers great performance, and if you want to see it in action, check it out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

The Compass’ design is clean and purposeful. It has relatively short overhangs and a wide, stable stance. The Limited and Trailhawk models sport a distinctive black roof that makes them stand out in a crowd. The 2017 Jeep Compass has comfortable heated leather-wrapped seats and a thick-rimmed steering wheel. When the temperature is under 32 degrees, the auto-on system automatically heats the driver seat and steering wheel when the engine starts. Used with remote start, you’ll get into a warm Compass ready to roll.

All Jeep Compasses have a touchscreen UConnect infotainment system. A five-inch version comes standard on the Latitude and Sport models, with the option to upgrade to the seven-inch version. In both the Limited and the Trailhawk, the high-end UConnect 4 with its 8.5-inch screen comes standard and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Jeep’s sure-footed Active Drive four-wheel-drive system lets you use a knob located on the center console to choose between auto, snow, sand and mud calibrations. This changes the amount of slip allowable, providing optimal control no matter the surface. The Trailhawk model also has hill-descent control as well as low range which produces a 20:1 crawl ratio. Add the standard skid-plates on the Trailhawk and this vehicle can take you just about anywhere with relative ease.

The 2017 Jeep Compass is powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine featuring a Multi-Air variable valve lift system from Fiat. This 180 horsepower engine has more than enough power to make this 3,327-pound curb weight vehicle really go. It’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission Chrysler has steadily improved over the years. Together they give the 2017 Jeep Compass excellent performance and a modest 21 miles per gallon, even on slick, snow covered roads.

With a 103-inch wheelbase and passenger volume of about 96 cubic feet, the Compass can comfortably carry four adults. Behind the seats it has cargo space totaling 27 cubic feet. That’s more than enough to fit lots of groceries or ski gear and luggage for four people out for a weekend adventure.

This second-generation Compass beats its predecessor by miles. If you are in the market for a crossover utility vehicle built to handle bad weather with ease, the 2017 Jeep Compass is an excellent choice. It’s a compact crossover designed to handle terrain only Jeep Wranglers and CJs used to be bold enough to take on. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk can handle anything you encounter on or off-road. For starting at about $21,000 you can get a front-drive Compass Sport. The rough, rugged and raw Trailhawk base model starts at $28,695. You can also get a fully loaded Jeep Compass Limited for about $34,955.

If you are looking for a go anywhere do anything vehicle, check out the 2017 Jeep Compass. Luckily, there is plenty of Jeep Compass inventory to enjoy.


The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has gotten some stylish new upgrades and a whole host of good-looking new trims, but when it comes to handling, durability, versatility and performance the new Cherokee is all Jeep. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee was one of the stats of the North American International Auto Show which was held in Detroit. Not only do Americans love it, Canadians regularly purchase more than 250,000 units of the iconic automobile each year. This makes it a top seller in the intermediate SUV segment.

The 2019 model of the Jeep Cherokee comes equipped with a brand new global engine and features five trim levels. Plus, its available in 12 exterior colors and with five different wheel choices. Part of the reason for this is FCA Canada knows Canadian buyers really enjoy customizing their Jeep Cherokees. You can get any type of Jeep Cherokee you want at Chapman Chrysler Jeep. There are plenty of Jeep Cherokees to check out and take for a test drive.

The standard engine on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a new inline, turbocharged four-cylinder, 2.0-litre direct injection number with 270 horsepower which produces 295 pound/feet of torque. It works in tandem with a sweet nine-speed automatic transmission. Buyers of the 2019 Cherokee can also choose from two other engines. A 271 horsepower, 3.2-liter V6 engine that produces 239 pound/feet of torque. The second option is a 2.4 liter, inline four-cylinder engine that has 180 horsepower and delivers 170 pound/feet of torque. According to Jeep, properly equipped, the V6 can tow 4,500 pounds. That’s the best in its class.

The rear cargo bed on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee has a volume of 27 cubic feet, 8 centimeters more than before. Plus, buyers can choose from three different 4X4 for their off-road adventures. The 5 trims available on the new Cherokee are the Sport, North, Limited as well as the Overland models. They come with the all-new Jeep Active Drive I. Jeep engineers reduced the vehicle’s weight while enhancing the efficiency of its next-generation rear drive module. This fully automatic system delivers seamless operation at any speed whether in or out of four-wheel drive.

Jeep Active Drive II, available on the Cherokee Limited, North and Overland models, has a unique two-speed Power Transfer Unit with low range and torque management. Its 4-Low mode locks both the front and the rear drive shafts for towing or low-speed power. Low range creates a 2.92:1 gear reduction. This enhances climbing ability and crawl ratios for severe off-road conditions. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee also has Jeep Active Drive Lock. This combines the Jeep Active Drive II characteristics with a locking rear differential which provides superior low-speed traction helpful in severe off-road conditions. All Jeep Trailhawk models have Jeep Active Drive Lock.

Jeep’s Selec-Terrain traction control system is in all Cherokee 4×4. This offers optimum performance by choosing either the on-road or off-road setting. The system’s 5 customized settings are Auto, Sport, Snow, Rock and Sand/Mud. Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk models with the standard off-road package are all Trail Rated.
The “Trail Rated” badge indicates the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk can handle all types of challenging off-road conditions.