The Jeep Compass's Power and Performance Versus the Competition's

The 2018 Jeep Compass infuses the iconic Jeep performance within a crossover SUV body style. Offering drivers the manageable dimensions and nimble handling of the crossover segment, Jeep strives to further cement their legacy as a brand capable of outstripping the competition through its integration of advanced mechanical engineering designed to deliver unparalleled performance both off-road and in inclement weather. The 2018 Jeep Compass accomplishes just that--with its incorporation of the Jeep® Active Drive system for optimal performance in a variety of road conditions, in addition to the stylish and sophisticated interior imbued with innovative technology and a keen attention to detail, the Jeep Compass confidently surpasses the competition. For insight into the Jeep Compass's dominance, here's how the 2018 Jeep Compass holds up against the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Subaru Forester.

Power, Performance, and Capabilities

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder MIVEC engine that produces 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet. Further amended with an All-Wheel Control system, the Eclipse Cross attempts to deliver performance through its drivetrain and accompanying 8-speed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Subaru Forester also features a Lineartronic® CVT, in conjunction with the SUBARU BOXER® engine producing 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet.

The Jeep Compass, conversely, comes equipped with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder Tigershark® MultiAir® engine exerting 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet, accompanied by either a standard 6-speed manual transmission, or available 9-speed automatic transmission, 6-speed AISIN automatic transmission, or AutoStick® automatic transmission. The ability to shift between fixed gear ratios, as opposed to relying on the CVT construction, greatly lends itself to improved performance. The Jeep Compass's engine stop/start technology improves efficiency, meaning that while the CVT equipped on the Forester and Eclipse Cross offer better efficiency, the Jeep Compass makes up for its transmission's efficiency losses with thoughtful engine design--thus retaining transmission performance.

Further increasing the Jeep Compass's performance capabilities is the Jeep® Active Drive system, which, despite its lack of differential lockers, can sense if a wheel lacks contact with the ground and applies brake pressure to that wheel--thus diverting power to the wheel still in contact, that needs the engine's power. This system results in unparalleled performance--the ability to confidently rely on a true four-wheel drive system as opposed to the all-wheel drive configuration found within the other two models, means in inclement weather or off-road conditions, the Jeep Compass remains steadfast while the other vehicles will likely end up stuck.

Par-K Enterprises: Your Stop for the 2018 Jeep Compass

Stop by Par-K Enterprises today to experience the exceptional performance capabilities of the 2018 Jeep Compass! Committed to getting you behind the wheel of your preferred vehicle with expediency and attentive service, Par-K Enterprises strives to exceed expectations to amend our extensive inventory. Give us a call to schedule a test drive of the 2018 Jeep Compass today!

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