2020 Jeep Compass: What’s Changed

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Most significant changes: Advanced safety features now available on more trim levels; cold-weather-focused North Edition joins lineup

Price change: From $185 to $405, depending on trim level

On sale: Now

Which should you buy, 2019 or 2020? If you’re looking for a Compass Sport but want the advanced safety features, or the North Edition, go for a 2020. Otherwise, try for a 2019.

Jeep’s Compass compact SUV gets mostly minor changes for the 2020 model year, with corresponding modest increases in price. No new safety features have been added to the 2020 model, but two option packages are now available on even the entry-level Sport model. 

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2020 Jeep Compass Limited
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The first, the Safety and Security Group, adds blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors and rain-sensing windshield wipers (along with gloss-black exterior mirrors and an anti-theft alarm). The Advanced Safety Group, meanwhile, adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, automatic high beams and emergency braking assist (plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel and auto-dimming rearview mirror). Both option packages were previously unavailable on the Sport trim.

Also new for 2020 is the North Edition, a special-edition Compass ready for the cold. Features include heated side mirrors, steering wheel and front seats; remote start; all-weather floormats; and tow hooks. North Edition Compasses add these features to the Sport trim.

Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim levels also have two new optional features: a set of premium Alpine speakers and the Luxury Seat Group option package that adds ventilated power front seats with driver’s seat memory.

If you’re looking to buy, 2020 Compass Sport and North Edition models will be the way to go; otherwise, look for a 2020. Whichever model year you choose, however, the Compass frequently appears in our monthly Best Deals roundups. The 2020 Jeep Compass is on sale now.

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