2018 Jeep Compass Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
Jeep Compass Prices - How Much is a Jeep Compass?
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What's New For 2018?
Almost nothing is new for 2018 since so much was changed for the 2017 revamp.
The 2018 Jeep Compass is only available as a compact SUV, slotting below the 2018 Jeep Cherokee.
The 2018 Jeep Compass has four different trim levels to choose from. Each trim comes with a standard 2.4-L engine that is capable of generating 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain includes either a 6-speed manual transmission (which comes standard on the base trim), a 6-speed with FWD, or a 9-speed with AWD. The base trim level is known as the Sport, and it sits atop 16-inch wheels. This trim features a 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth capabilities, and a 5-inch LCD touchscreen display. The next trim level up is the Latitude, which has larger wheels and a longer list of optional features. It also features a leather-clad steering wheel and simulated leather upholstery in the cabin. The third trim level is known as the Limited, which gets even bigger wheels than the Latitude and is adorned with an upgraded trim on the exterior. It also has an upgraded 8.5-inch infotainment monitor and allows for smartphone app integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Finally, there is the Trailhawk, which is specifically designed to double as an off-roader. It technically slots just below the line-topping Limited trim but is vastly different from its three counterparts. The Trailhawk is available solely with all-wheel drive and a 9-speed automatic transmission, and it features tires fitted for off-roading. It is further distinguished by the red towing hooks in the front and rear as well as the hood being a cool black matte.
The 2018 Jeep Compass is a compact SUV that handles all regular road surfaces with a surprising amount of ease since it was revitalized in 2017. When you are driving it (regardless of the trim level), you will feel like you are behind the wheel of a sedan as opposed to a bulky SUV. The Compass steers just like how a car does and offers a good amount of acceleration from its 4-cylinder engine. The brakes also feel like what you would expect to find on a sedan versus an SUV. Braking feels both natural and secure with the pedal holding just the right amount of firmness to inspire driver confidence. If you opt for the Trailhawk, you will appreciate how stiffly the chassis is tuned for off-roading. The Trailhawk makes quick and effortless work of winding mountainous trails.
Regardless of which Compass you get, you will get decent EPA ratings. The Compass maxes out at 26 mpg combined (23 city/32 highway) on the Sport with FWD. If you opt for a Compass with AWD and a manual gearbox, however, your numbers drop to 25 mpg combined (22 city/30 highway). The automatic transmissions all come standard with automatic stop-start, which conserves fuel while the vehicle is stopped at red lights.
The 2018 Jeep Compass is a nimble little SUV that mixes the ease of driving a sedan with the thrills of an SUV. You can expect good gas mileage and a fun performance on any trim.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Jeep Compass
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Jeep Compass invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Jeep Compass MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.