2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk vs Latitude

trim comparison image of the 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk vs Latitude

Drivers looking for an attractive compact crossover with a unique character can easily fall in love with the 2018 Jeep Compass. This model offers five passenger seating no matter the trim, and 27.2 cubic feet for cargo behind the second row, which expands out to 59.8 cubic feet with that row folded down. All models also come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. However, the trim you choose can make a difference.

In this 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk vs Latitude trim, we are going to take a closer look at the off-road optimized trim level (Trailhawk) and the second level trim level (Latitude) to see how their features and capability stack up. Both models come standard with six speakers, though the Latitude models have a standard 5-inch touchscreen Uconnect system while the Traihawk model has the 8.4-inch touchscreen display.

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2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk vs 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude
$28,695 Starting MSRP $24,295
Available 4x4 Drive Standard
22/30 mpg Mileage (City/Highway) 22/31 mpg
Leather with cloth inserts Standard Upholstery Premium vinyl

Off-Roading and Interior Features of the 2018 Jeep Compass

The model you prefer in this 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk vs Latitude comparison will vary depending on your driving needs. If you a driver with a craving for adventure (or the desire to regularly take your crossover off the road) then the Trailhawk trim is the way to go. Not only does this model offer several interior advantages like black leather upholstery with red accent stitching, but it also has features specific to off-roading, like front and rear tow hooks, skid plates, off-road tires, 17-inch wheels, and the Jeep Active Drive Low mode with a 20:1 crawl ratio.

However, for drivers who don’t need to drive over every obstacle, the 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude has several advantages. It has a lower starting price, and slightly better highway fuel economy. While the Trailhawk trim offers an impressive 8.5 inches of ground clearance and an aggressive 30.3 degree approach angle, all 4x4 models of the 2018 Jeep Compass offer 8.2 inches of ground clearance and an approach angle of 16.8 degrees. The 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude is available with 4x4 drive and comes with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk comes standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The best way to determine which 2018 Compass model is perfect for you is to take a test drive. You can try both of these trims here at Fury Motors South St. Paul, and you may even be able to find competitive lease offers on them.


blue 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk, white-ish background
2018 Jeep Compass in the forest
2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk interior with a sunroof
rear cargo area of the 2018 Jeep Compass loaded with camping gear


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