2018 Jeep Compass| Safest SUV | Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton
Safety conscious drivers in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville take note: For the second year in a row, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Jeep Compass the Top Safety Pick in the SUV category. Redesigned in the middle of the model year in 2017, the Compass snagged the first award and has gone on to capture it again for 2018. The non-profit safety watchdog has strict guidelines for the awards they hand out, so this distinction has street cred of the kind you count on.
For the 2018 model year, the Compass scored Good ratings in all five crash tests, including a new test for passenger-side small overlap in front. In the crash avoidance category, it ranked with a Superior rating. Opting for an Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package with this vehicle has benefits: the 2018 Compass avoided collisions in the IIHS’s low-speed 12 mph and high-speed 25 mph tests, qualifying it for a Superior rating in this category, too.
Jeep has redesigned the Compass with their core market in mind, with several trims to choose from and excellent add-on packages like the one mentioned above for enhanced safety options. It’s an SUV perfectly suited to urban drivers in the GTA. If you’re not yet familiar with the Jeep brand, it might be time to explore the iconic family of vehicles here at Team Chrysler.
How much do Jeeps cost on Average?
A 2018 Jeep Trailhawk 4x4 has an MSRP of $36,145 CAD, while the 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Sahara is $38, 695 CAD. The 2018 Jeep Compass Sport edition has an MSRP of $27,750 CAD. Buy used and you’ll see a reduction in those numbers, and of course dealerships offer incentives and discounts throughout the year to help you get a price in your budget range.
Which is the Best Jeep to Buy?
It depends on what you need day to day, of course, but here’s a basic rundown of Jeep models: the Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade are great fuel-efficient daily commuter vehicles. Into off-roading? Opt for a Trail Rated Jeep, or a Trailhawk, with excellent ground clearances. Jeep Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimiteds come standard with a 4×4 drivetrain, and so do all four Trailhawk models. If a luxury SUV is more your jam, we suggest Grand Cherokee trims like the Summit or Overland. If you want luxury and power, choose the Grand Cherokee SRT, with its 475-horsepower engine that accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
Do Jeeps cost more to insure?
Insurance price monitors like Insure.com rank Jeeps as some of the most affordable vehicles to insure. Jeep set a brand new record with a 50 percent of the top 10 rankings for most affordable cars to insure in 2017, and they are still regarded as being among the most budget-friendly SUVs to insure.