2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Review

After the last-year launch, it is pretty much clear that the 2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk will come without bigger changes. This model is one of four trims that the company offers for this SUV. After more than a decade, we have finally seen a redesign of the original version, which came way back in 2006. The new model comes with a bunch of improvements. It features a much better ride quality, new styling, and latest tech features.

This version is probably the most interesting. It is an off-road variant of the crossover, which comes with various distinctive details. There are some unique visual details, as well as new mechanics. For this occasion, the company offers an off-road chassis. Also, this model comes only in AWD variant, unlike rest of the lineup which features FWD layout as standard. As we already mentioned, don’t expect changes for the 2019 Compass Trailhawk.

2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk front view

2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk redesign

Although based on the second generation of familiar crossover, the 2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk will feature plenty of distinctive details. Compared to the rest of lineup, this version is actually off-road capable. This model comes with several modifications which provide better performances. For example, there are new off-road tires, as well as raised suspension. Also, there is a unique front fascia, which maximizes approach and breakover angles.

Finally, there is a new Selec-Terrain system which makes things easier in many situations. It is a huge help for steep climbs and rocky surfaces. Besides all these mechanical improvements, the 2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk will also come with several unique visual details. Like red tow hooks front and rear and a matte-black hood. Also, there is a set of underbody protection shield, which keeps the engine, oil pan and fuel tank from damage.

2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk side view

2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk features

Although designed primarily for the off-road drive, the 2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk will still feature pretty decent list of standard equipment. There are things like a new UConnect touchscreen interface, a six-speaker audio system, climate control, Bluetooth, USB etc. Besides standard equipment, there is a long list of standalone optional feature. So, you can configure your model in the way you want. Some of the notable options are features like dual-zone climate control, power driver’s seat, a navigation system, a sunroof, a premium Beats audio system, a power liftgate. Also, there are safety features like forward-collision warning and mitigation, and lane departure warning and intervention.

2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk engine

While versions for abroad markets offer several engines for this crossover, the North American model comes exclusively with a familiar 2.4-liter inline-four. This engine could remain the only option in the 2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk as well. The naturally-aspirated inline-four engine delivers around 180 horses and 175 pound-feet of torque. This amount of power is not enough for some quicker acceleration. This crossover needs around 9.3 seconds for a 0-60 sprint. However, this particular version is designed primarily for the off-road drive, so there are some other things more important than speed.

This engine is quite reliable, so you won’t have problems in some harder conditions. Also, there rumors that suggest a new engine for the next year. The 2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk could get a diesel engine. This will definitely be a nice addition, especially for all those who are going to use this crossover for some utility tasks.

2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk rear view

2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk release date and price

The 2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk will continue without bigger changes. So, there is no need for some early arrival. It will come in usual time, which is late in the year. We also don’t expect changes in price, which means that the new crossover will go around 29.000 dollars.

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