At first glance, the 2018 Jeep Compass looks similar to the Grand Cherokee and Cherokee, whereas its Small Wide 4×4 platform has similarities to the Renegade and Fiat 500X.

Interestingly, the Compass would also be incorporating some elements of the next-gen Jeep Wrangler into its build too.

US buyers are still left in the dark, until the 2016 LA Auto Show, in regards to powertrain details but in South America, the Brazilian variant 4×4 will be equipped with a 166hp 2.0-liter Tigershark mill or a 170hp Miltijet II turbo-diesel.

Numerous reports has been speculating that the 184hp 2.4-liter Tigershark inline-four, found in the Cherokee and Renegade, or a 2.0-liter turbo-four would probably be the engine of choice for the US Compass. The latter will most likely be the 300 horsepower Hurricane unit which the new Wrangler would also use.

Although it won’t be a difficult feat to support the Cherokee’s power train, there are high chances that the higher-trim Compass engine will not be the 271 horsepower 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 similar to the one in its larger sibling. The new turbo block looks like it has more chances.

Staff Reporter

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