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New vs old Compass “by the numbers;” videos

by David Zatz on

2018 jeep compass trailhawk

The new Jeep Compass will have better off-road clearances, except, ironically, in Trailhawk form, where the two will be similar:

2018 Compass Longitude 2018 Compass Trailhawk 2016 Compass Latitude 2016 Compass Trailhawk
Approach angle 28.7° 29.1° 20.6° 29.6°
Departure angle 31.9° 33.1° 28.5° 31.2°
Ramp angle 23.2° 23.7° 20.6° 23.6°
Min clearance 8.6” 9” 8.1” 9.1”

What remains to be seen is whether the suspension articulation for the new Compass will be better than in the old one — and whether the 2018 Jeep Compass is a match for the Rubicon Trail.

See our 2018 Jeep Compass page for more specs, information, and (new) videos.


David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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