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New Jeep Compass — first test drive

It used Jeep Compass was considered the smallest and affordable car of the American brand. Now this honorary role of the Renegade and the Compass, refreshed, went on increasing — we have seen in the course of a study trip.

2018 Jeep Compass

In a perspective, three quarter front new Jeep Compass resembles the Grand Cherokee flagship.In a perspective, three quarter front new Jeep Compass resembles the Grand Cherokee flagship.

The reason: familiarity with the Jeep Compass second generation.

Venue: Portugal.

Impressions: frankly, at the end of the last decade in my short list of the ugliest cars Jeep Compass was one of the highest places — without tears will not look! Even after the restyling, it was not very handsome. But, it seems, the Yankees have taken into account the mistakes of the past and put on a new Compass is very good looking. In some angles, it can be easily confused with the larger and more prestigious Grand Cherokee.

2018 Jeep Compass

The interior now looks much more interesting, more modern options. But the quality of finishing was not impressed.The interior now looks much more interesting, more modern options. But the quality of finishing was not impressed.

But the interior produces a more modest impression. Compared to most of the classmates he looks palely in the first place because of cheaper materials. Well at least the trunk-the lag is not felt.

2018 Jeep Compass

Trunk volume c kit is 438 liters. In versions with full-size spare wheel compartment capacity is modest — 368 liters.Trunk volume c kit is 438 liters. In versions with full-size spare wheel compartment capacity is modest — 368 liters.

At dealerships Compass will be presented with a wide range of engines, however, the test journalists were exclusively rolled out a modification with the top two-liter diesel engine capacity of 170 HP, working in conjunction with 9-speed automatic. Coordinated couple!

The machine appeared to be organic in the city and outside it. Better in comparison with the predecessor became handling, and increased permeability. Indeed, in the range of Compass, a version of the Trailhawk with increased to 216 mm ground clearance and a reduction gear, which no crossover-the classmate is unable to provide. This Jeep goes off-road with surprising ease — I wasn’t able to “plant” or in the mud or on steep rocky climb. An amazing cross! More in detail about it read in the magazine “Behind the wheel”.

2018 Jeep Compass

The Trailhawk version is meant for serious Jeepers. It is easily identified by bevelled front bumper and a black strip on the hood.The Trailhawk version is meant for serious Jeepers. It is easily identified by bevelled front bumper and a black strip on the hood.

2018 Jeep Compass

For its segment Compass demonstrates phenomenal maneuverability. Competitors are resting.For its segment Compass demonstrates phenomenal maneuverability. Competitors are resting.

Prospects: despite predecessor, the new Compass looks great and just the shirt guy. But compared with fresh classmates, he has not so many benefits. But the main problem in Russia will be high price. Main competitors are localized, which gives them an advantage.

Assessment: in European spec car like. But as the show itself version for our market, do not learn until winter.

Details: ZR, 2017, No. 8.

New Jeep Compass — first test drive

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New Jeep Compass — first test drive

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