2018 Jeep Compass|SUV of the Year| Mississauga, Brampton
Posted on November 21, 2017
Get ready for the new Jeep Compass, Ontario drivers! Full disclosure: I just had the pure pleasure of driving a Trailhawk Jeep Compass for a full week and I’m not going to lie, it made me want one for my very own. That’s entirely possible, since the 2018 Jeep Compass is now for sale at Team Chrysler, serving Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and Hamilton.
From the moment I nestled into that heated driver’s seat, gripped the nice warm (heated, of course) steering wheel, I knew this was a car just made for Canadians. It handled so beautifully in the wet and icy weather that clamped down on us all recently that I felt sorry for my fellow drivers who were slipping and sliding. The Uconnect system was fierce and the sound system was downright dreamy. Pretty sure the single fella who owns the Compass I drove will impress his dates when he pulls up in full Jeep style. As much as I longed to, I didn’t take it out on the local trails for a rip. I had to take his word for it that she is, quite simply, a beautiful beast off-road.
On a more technical level (because okay, it’s not JUST about having a killer stereo and heated seats, right?) the Jeep Compass features a 2.4 L Tigershark engine with a towing capacity of 2000 pounds. Since I was buying the gas those few days, I was mindful of consumption and the Compass does very nicely indeed. The Engine Stop/Start (ESS) has a lot to do with the fuel efficiency, and it’s nice to see North American cars adopting what has worked in Europe for both the environment and the cost at the pumps.