Whether we like it or not, we're bound to fall into a routine. We wake up at a certain time, leave the house, drop off the kids, and head to the office. Yes, it can get monotonous, but there's always a way you can break the mold. One way to do that is with what you drive. Cars, after all, are a way for us to express some form of individuality. Besides, who wouldn't want to show off that they're different from other people?
However, the realities of life mean we can't sacrifice the practicalities. We all need something that can carry people and luggage at the same time. We'd prefer something that's reasonably high off the ground, but we all would like something to break the mold at a price that isn't eye-watering either. Then perhaps it's time to consider a Jeep. A Jeep Compass to be exact.
But what does the Compass offer that other crossovers don't? Simple: It's sensibly unique and practical. Here's why.
With a Jeep, you stand out from the crowd and defy convention. The Compass can best be described for the urban warrior who quietly shows that they're not one to follow the mold. It's for the person who wants to defy what's common, all while being sensible about their choice of vehicle.
There's room for five so you and your family can enjoy the Compass' generous space at the front and rear. With its leg, hip, and shoulder room accommodations, you'll never feel cramped in Jeep's crossover with a wiggle room to spare. Thanks to its smart interior packaging, the Compass can bring you and your family to the next adventure in comfort.
And speaking of family adventures, you can load the Compass up with all the luggage you need to haul. Just how much can you carry in a Compass, you ask? It's good for a whopping 738 liters, which not only holds several overnight bags or strollers but can even take in a cooler or two, all at the same time. Fold-down both rear seats and that capacity shoots up to 1,639 liters. Practicality? The Compass has it in spades.
While the Compass has all that space inside, it isn't empty inside. Jeep's crossover has all the features one would expect and demand from a modern daily driver. From its infotainment system to its comfort and convenience features, the Compass has it standard. The Compass is equipped with Uconnect, which allows the driver to access a variety of applications. Some of these features include Apple CarPlay and Baidu Carlife, to make smartphone and vehicle integration as seamless as possible. Fighting for plug-in ports will be a thing of the past too with two USB ports and a 12-volt socket.
For added comfort, the Compass also comes standard with rear air-conditioning vents to keep rear passengers cool on a hot day. At the same time, its rear armrest comes with built-in cup holders. While we're on the subject of drink holders, there are two more at the front and each door comes with a bottle holder. Last but not least is its massive panoramic sunroof which takes up the entire roof. That way, you can let more light inside or enjoy the night sky no matter where you're seated.
But all that space and those features will be for nothing if the Compass can't keep you and your family safe. The thing is, the Compass is one of the most comprehensively equipped cars you can get when it comes to safety features. The Compass comes with eight airbags with extra protection for the rear passengers. Not only does it have side rear airbags, but it also has curtain airbags that help soften the blow in an impact.
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety even praised the Compass' ability to protect occupants in front, side, and rollover accidents, scoring high points across the board. There's no doubt that the Compass can keep you safe when the worst happens, but the crossover can also prevent it from happening in the first place.
As one would expect in a vehicle in this class, the Compass has stability control fitted standard. However, it goes even beyond that by having what's called Electronic Roll Mitigation. With crossovers being high off the ground, these vehicles are more likely to get on two wheels. With the Compass' unique feature, that won't be happening. On top of that, it comes standard with a rear-view camera to prevent those parking lot mishaps. Whether rain or shine, day or night, the Compass always has your back.
Powering the Compass is a 1.4-liter engine. While the engine is small, it's not short on power. Thanks to a turbocharger, it makes as much power as larger engines. It makes 162 PS and 250 Nm of torque, giving you more than enough pulling power for overtaking on the highway or two-lane provincial roads. Plus, it benefits from a stop-start system that shuts of the engine when stationary. This helps the Compass consume less fuel in heavy traffic or stoplights with (really) long intervals.
All that space, tech, safety, and features are wrapped in a body that's unmistakably Jeep. From its seven-slot grille to its clamshell hood, all the classic styling cues you expect from the brand are present.
While the Compass may be small on the outside, it doesn't look like it is thanks to its flares, lines, and angles that give it more presence on the road. With its looks and size, the Compass can fit any situation or location, be it in the urban jungle, or out in the countryside.
At this point, you may be thinking it will be a steep price to pay for all that. But at Php 1,850,000, the Compass is a Jeep that's within reach. For that, you fulfill your wants while getting what you need in a family crossover. Aside from that, Jeep will make purchasing a Compass even easier because you can drive one home for just Php 79,000 with their low-downpayment plan. The low-down promo includes free chattel mortgage and one year's worth of comprehensive insurance for that extra peace of mind. But if monthly payments aren't your thing, there's another offer for you. For a limited time only, they're slashing prices by Php 160,000. At Php 1,690,000, the Compass isn't just a deal. It's practically a steal.