New Jeep Compass Arrives with New Sport Packages, Limited Trims

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Jeep Compass

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.

Jeep Compass

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.

Jeep Compass

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.

Jeep Compass

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.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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