For those who’re choosing the 2019 Jeep Compass over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the 2019 Jeep Compass. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Jeep Compass occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Jeep Compass offers ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction while you want it most.
The 2019 Jeep Compass, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this type of car. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Jeep Compass’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall according to more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend trying out the 2019 Jeep Compass’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at additional price. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Jeep Compass are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Jeep Compass also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Jeep Compass recent by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Jeep Compass, which pushes the 2019 Jeep Compass into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.