New Jeep Compass Arrives with New Sport Packages, Limited Trims
Three model years in, the Jeep Compass adds new paint colors, upgrades to current features and packages, and more for 2019.
What had once been a crossover seen as too soft for most Jeep fans, the current Jeep Compass has found its way as the right choice for those who want a Jeep between the small Renegade and the larger Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models. Its rugged appearance is in line with the rest of the Jeep lineup, it can take on the toughest of trails and shopping center parking lots handily, and the interior is to die for.
And for 2019, there’s even more to love about the Compass. Roadshow by CNET says a couple of new packages have arrived for a couple of trims, along with upgrades and additions to the current build sheet.
The Compass Sport can now be had with the Upland package, which adds the Trailhawk’s 17-inch wheels to the corners and its rubber mats to the floorboard, a skid plate and matte black tow hooks for more serious off-roading, and gloss black badging. The Compass Limited, meanwhile, hits the highest peaks with the High Altitude Appearance package, with 19-inch wheels, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, HID headlights, LED taillights, and anodized gunmetal accents.
Elsewhere, the Compass’s Advanced Safety Group gains adaptive cruise control, a feature previously not offered anywhere in the Compass lineup. You can also have your Compass in Sting Grey, a color offered on the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. The aforementioned 17-inch wheels of the Trailhawk received a design update, and the Sport and Latitude trims now have the 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen standard, replacing the old 5-inch unit.
Finally, the nine-speed automatic on the Compass now has rev-matching, a feature originally introduced midway through the 2018 model year. Jeep says the feature means quicker downshifts of up to a second per downshift, perfect for blasting off the line down the quarter-mile.