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How Well Does the 2020 Jeep Compass Handle Off-Roading?

2020 Jeep Compass Off-Roading Performance and Power Specs

The Jeep brand is known for its ability to tackle tough terrains and off-road trails and many shoppers often ask us at Classic CDJRF how each model performs. This informational guide is going to dive into the 2020 Jeep Compass off-roading performance and power specs to give you an idea of how this Jeep SUV handles the roads and the trails. Keep reading to learn more about what the 2020 Jeep Compass has to offer.


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2020 Compass Power Specs

The 2020 Jeep Compass SUV comes equipped with a standard fuel-efficient 2.4-liter Tigershark® engine fitted beneath its hood. This engine features MultiAir2 and Engine Stop-Start for a highly efficient performance on the road. Every model in the Compass lineup is equipped with this engine and features one of three available transmission options. The 2020 Jeep Compass is offered with a class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission (4×4 models only), a six-speed automatic transmission (4×2 models only), or a six-speed manual transmission (4×2 and 4×2 models). The 2020 Jeep Compass generates 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque on the road and offers a towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds.

Off-Road Performance in Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass offers best-in-class 4×4 off-road capability thanks to its extensive lineup of off-road features and technologies. Some of the systems and features offered in the 2020 Compass lineup that help to amplify the vehicle’s experience on and off the road include: Maroon 2020 Jeep Compass on rocks

  • Best-in-class 4×4 off-road capability
  • Jeep Active Drive Low
  • Jeep Selec-Terrain with Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, and Rock (Trailhawk® models only) drive modes
  • An increased ride height
  • Skid plates
  • Hill-descent Control
  • Aggressive off-road tires
  • And more:

With the help of all of these systems and features the 2020 Compass is able to offer drivers the best off-roading experience in its class. The Compass can handle up to 19 inches of water fording and offers a 30-degree approach angle, 24-degree breakover angle, and a 34-degree departure angle.


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Are you ready to tackle tough terrain behind the wheel of a new Jeep model? The 2020 Jeep Compass offers off-roading power unlike any other vehicle in its class, making it a great option for drivers looking for an off-road-ready SUV. Find you next 2020 Jeep Compass in the Classic CDJRF online inventory today.