When many people think of an SUV, they picture a massive, full-size model that demands a tremendous amount of space in your life. While full-size SUVs are great for people that need them, something like a compact SUV can be a much better option for anyone that wants the style and functionality of an SUV without having it take over your space. The 2020 Jeep Compass is a spirited compact model that is perfect for going off-road and taking everything you need with you. This is the perfect option for getting around town, handling errands and shopping, and loading up for a weekend of fun.
Built with the soul of a Jeep, the Compass has numerous trims available, including the Trail-Rated Trailhawk, which has been designed not only to take but also to conquer the road less traveled. Even if you are not particularly focused on going off-road, the 2020 Jeep Compass is an excellent option with both manual and automatic transmissions available, exceptional interior comfort and technology options, and a surprisingly spacious interior. This compact model is simply a thrill to drive and can handle pretty much anything you throw at it.
The standard and available safety features on the 2020 Jeep Compass are also excellent, with blind-spot monitoring, rear park assist, and adaptive cruise control all available. The available 9-speaker Alpine sound system with an 8-inch subwoofer also makes for a profoundly enveloping and peaceful ride. And with a towing capacity of up to 2,000 lbs when properly equipped, you can really take everything you need with you on the road. See the 2020 Jeep Compass for yourself at Findlay CDJR in Findlay, OH, and discover the perfect vehicle for your next great adventure.
There is a single engine offered on the 2020 Jeep Compass, which makes for a fun and sporty ride, though three different transmissions are available. This lets you choose the functionality that is best for you and what you need, while still getting high overall performance.
The 2020 Jeep Compass comes with a 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir I-4 engine that delivers up to 180 hp and up to 175 lb-ft of torque. While that might be quite a bit less than you would find in a larger vehicle, for a compact SUV like this, it is more than sufficient. This comes with 4WD standard, and when properly equipped, you can get up to 2,000 lbs. of towing capacity with the Compass.
There are three different options for the transmission on the 2020 Jeep Compass, starting with a 6-speed manual that comes on the starting trims. There is an available 6-speed automatic if you prefer that to a manual, which also comes standard on some trims. Finally, higher trims for the Compass feature a 9-speed automatic that provides a smooth and delightful overall driving experience.
You might not initially think of a compact SUV as a great option for going off-road, but at the end of the day, the 2020 Jeep Compass is still a Jeep. That means it has a natural design that focuses on off-road functionality and capability. Some of this can vary from one trim to another, and the Trail-Rated Trailhawk trim is undoubtedly the best option for dedicated off-road functionality. Still, any Compass can be a great trail-ready option.
With the proper configuration, the 2020 Jeep Compass can have up to 8.5 inches of ground clearance without any aftermarket changes or modifications. It can have an approach angle of over 30 degrees, a break-over angle of more than 24 degrees, and a departure angle over 33 degrees. This makes it perfect for handling a wide range of trails, even those with a lot of rocks, fallen trees and branches, and other debris.
The standard build for the Jeep Compass offers up to 16 inches of water fording. When properly configured, however, that can be increased to up to 19 inches of water fording, letting you handle most creeks and streams that you are likely to encounter while going off-road. With the available Selec-Terrain traction management system and off-road suspension, plus available 17-inch wheels with off-road tires, the 2020 Jeep Compass is an excellent choice for hitting the trail and having some fun outdoors.
As with most vehicles, the technology and comfort features you get inside the 2020 Jeep Compass depend on the trim level you choose and other options and packages. It is often helpful to look at both standard and available features so that you can see what is possible, depending on your budget. To get a full sense of what is available, let us look at both the starting trim, which is the Sport and the highest trim, which is the Limited.
The 2020 Jeep Compass Sport starts with dual-zone automatic temperature control with a humidity sensor and premium air filter. It has a 3-inch black-and-white driver information display, a media hub with several ports and inputs, and a steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise controls. The Sport has a manual 6-way driver’s seat and front passenger seat, a standard 6-speaker sound system, a 7-inch infotainment display, and cloth seating. Heated front seats, a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and keyless Enter ‘n Go functionality are all available but not standard.
By comparison, the 2020 Jeep Compass Limited comes with a heated, premium-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise controls and heated front seats standard. These include an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way lumbar adjust and a manual 6-way front passenger seat. The Limited also features an 8-inch Infotainment system standard with integrated voice command, a 7-inch full-color driver information display, and ambient LED interior lighting. It has an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and additional options include an available Alpine premium speaker system, GPS Navigation, ventilated front seats with leather trim, an 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, and premium leather details throughout.
Even with its standard features, the 2020 Jeep Compass is a very safe compact SUV. Additional features available on various trims take that even further, however, and include a wide range of practical and advanced safety options. To keep things simple, here are the standard and available safety features for the highest trim of the Jeep Compass, which is the Limited.
The 2020 Jeep Compass Limited comes with rain brake support with an electric park brake, a remote start system with a security alarm, and front-seat active headrests. It also has a ParkView rear back up camera with active grid lines that make it easier to back up safely in a crowded area or tight spot. The Jeep Compass features seven airbags, including advanced multistage front, front, and rear side-curtain, and front-seat-mounted ones. You also get hill start assist standard on the Compass, which makes it easier to go from a stop to start moving when on an incline without rolling downhill.
Additional available safety features for the 2020 Jeep Compass include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection, a ParkSense rear park assist system that makes it easier to park with objects behind you, and rain-sensitive automatic wipers. The Jeep Compass Limited also has an available full-speed forward-collision warning system with active braking, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, and auto high-beam headlamps. A lane departure warning system is also available on the 2020 Jeep Compass, which alerts you if you begin to drift out of your lane without using your signal. All of this comes together to make for one of the safest and most secure compact SUVs on and off the road.