While most 4×4 crossovers sacrifice a great deal of their off-roading capabilities in pursuit of improved on-road performance, the Jeep Compass remains the vehicle of choice for drivers looking for an all-round vehicle with rugged good looks and a stylish interior.
On the outside, the Compass retains many of its classic Jeep looks but also makes several aesthetic tweaks and alterations. The world-famous 7-panel grill is present at the front end, flanked by strong, straight headlights and sitting on top of a substantial, boxy bumper. Like most 4x4s, it favours strength and durability over finesse and fine details, but classic lines and confident styling means the Jeep doesn’t look out of place in an urban setting.
Off-road excellence meets inner-city performance
Jeep has a reputation for 4×4 performance and has long been the go-to manufacturer for those who enjoy getting their car a little dirty. However, the Compass looks equally at home on the city streets or on the open highway, where its levels of comfort and performance make it a good choice for long-distance adventures and road trips with friends.
Equipped with 2.4 L, four-cylinder, 180-horsepower engine, the Compass performs well on the tarmac. Depending on the model, drivers will find that this engine works together with a six-speed manual, six-speed automatic or nine-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of ride comfort, the Compass is on par with the average saloon, but with a higher ride position. There’s enough space for four adult passengers and intelligent design choices have ensured that the vehicle is suited to both the daily commute or long journeys. For instance, high seat bottoms in the back offer support for passengers’ legs and the rear seats also fold forward for additional storage space.
Stay safe with Jeep’s celebrated safety features
There are several safety features available across the various Compass models, though not all come equipped as standard. These include but are not limited to,
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear parking sensors
- Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
- Automatic high beams
- Forward collision warning
- Adaptive cruise control
The Jeep Compass also benefits from various driving modes, labelled ‘Snow,’ ‘Sand’ and ‘Mud,’ that allow drivers to adapt the vehicle to more challenging road conditions and improve traction.
No matter the terrain, enjoy a comfortable interior
In keeping with its hardy, off-road outlook, the Jeep Compass is equipped with a relatively simple interior. As with most vehicles of this type, functionality and comfort are the priority, but one is never sacrificed for the other, and drivers will find several thoughtful touches that embellish the interior, including the seat stitching and a striking top trim.
One of the best infotainment systems on the market
One of the Compass’ greatest strengths is its fabulous infotainment system. Making use of Jeep’s top of the range Uconnect system, the Compass’ system is user-friendly and intuitive. This means drivers can easily find their way around its menu system and be switching between connected devices with the utmost ease.
Along with a 7” touchscreen that’s situated in the centre of the dash, the Compass also comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. This ensures quick and easy hook up for compatible mobile devices, allowing drivers to access a wide variety of mobile features without distraction.
The Uconnect system excels when it comes to customisation. Drivers can program their own Hot Keys, alter the menu system to meet specific needs and, also choose what the display shows – giving total control over the in-car infotainment system.
To rent or lease the Jeep Compass, visit the nearest Hertz Car Rental branch and talk to one of our friendly team today.
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