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Anyone have any info on release date? All I found on the web was end of year. Also any idea if the 2.0l turbo will be offered ias an option on the compass? I see it’s now available on the Cherokee. Any info appreciated. Thanks
 

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Check with your dealership.
They would know the release date because they would be able to order in stock for then
 

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with the prices of the current non turbo compasses, i doubt we'll see a turbo'd version of the compass- that would likely make it cross the $40k mark and you have many other better options at that price range. not including cannibalizing cherokee sales.
 

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No chance in hell of getting the "good" turbo motor in 2019. Like the Renegade they could easily make the 1.4 turbo an option but that would be pointless as all get out. They will keep the power of the Compass needlessly low, at least in the united states, as others said so it sits in its "place" below the Cherokee. I think the best we can hope for is some "Special Edition" in 2020 with a low production run of Compasses with a 200+ HP engine of some sort.

It will never happen but could you imagine having the V6 Pentastar motor in the Compass? That would be awesome. 300 N/A horse would do this buggy a lot of good. Sadly, its just a dream.
 

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Dealer said “hopefully” early fall just a guess & no comment on 2.0l. Thanks all for your thoughts etc.
 

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What we know from the Renegade is, that the 1.4 engine will be replaced by an all new 1.3 turbo for MY19. There is also a smaller 1.0 liter 3 cylinder engine. They also have to change engines in Compass, because of the upcoming Euro 6d emission standard. So we expect the Renegade engines in the Compass too.

By the way: Compass MY19 production starts on August 6th.
 

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Thanks for the info aug 6 is this comming Monday. Your pearl white limited, is a nice color I assume black roof, either way I like it. From what your telling me, as someone else said, we can’t expect must improvement in the power area for 19. I was really hoping for 2.0l turbo, guess I’ll have to go to Cherokee if I really want it. Thanks again
 

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What we know from the Renegade is, that the 1.4 engine will be replaced by an all new 1.3 turbo for MY19. There is also a smaller 1.0 liter 3 cylinder engine. They also have to change engines in Compass, because of the upcoming Euro 6d emission standard. So we expect the Renegade engines in the Compass too.
I doubt any of this applies to the US models. They are very happy with the simplicity of only offering the 2.4L gas motor in the Compass here in the states, it meets all the legal requirements emissions-wise and its a cheap motor to (continue to) mass produce. They will never sell it with a 120 HP three-cylinder here, US consumers will not accept 120 HP performance in a vehicle this size and the emissions regulations are not harsh enough to require it.
 

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They will never sell it with a 120 HP three-cylinder here, US consumers will not accept 120 HP performance in a vehicle this size and the emissions regulations are not harsh enough to require it.
Funny you should say that. I’ve recently seen ads for the new Nissan Kicks and thought it looked interesting. I wasn’t actually thinking of trading in my Compass but I thought I would check out their website. Opened Up their website and right up front it says “125 hp.” I laughed, thought “no way” and closed the web page. I’ll be interested to see how well it sells. Who knows, there are quite a few people who don’t even understand or look at horsepower.
 

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They will never sell it with a 120 HP three-cylinder here, US consumers will not accept 120 HP performance in a vehicle this size and the emissions regulations are not harsh enough to require it.
Funny you should say that. I’ve recently seen ads for the new Nissan Kicks and thought it looked interesting. I wasn’t actually thinking of trading in my Compass but I thought I would check out their website. Opened Up their website and right up front it says “125 hp.” I laughed, thought “no way” and closed the web page. I’ll be interested to see how well it sells. Who knows, there are quite a few people who don’t even understand or look at horsepower.
Funny you should say that. I’ve recently seen ads for the new Nissan Kicks and thought it looked interesting. I wasn’t actually thinking of trading in my Compass but I thought I would check out their website. Opened Up their website and right up front it says “125 hp.” I laughed, thought “no way” and closed the web page. I’ll be interested to see how well it sells. Who knows, there are quite a few people who don’t even understand or look at horsepower.[/QUOTE]

You are right most people don't understand horsepower at all.

You have to factor in weight. The Nissan kick needs to move 19.912 lbs per horsepower. The Jeep compass needs to move 20.183 lbs per horsepower.

I am not sure about gearing and peak torque and whatever else but I bet that Nissan kick is no slower to 60 than the compass and could very well be quicker...
 

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Of course then I had to google "Nissan Kicks". My reaction: "Whats that supposed to be, a less-ugly version of the Juke?"

There is a huge trend right now with car makers struggling to sell sedans and regular cars so they are raising the roof line and throwing a bit more ground clearance underneath what are still basically just sedans and pushing them as crossovers or compact SUV's. I am not fooled. This Compass is about as car-like as you can get and still call it an SUV. Whatever that Nissan Kicks thing is, its a hopped up car with no where near the capability.
 

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You are right most people don't understand horsepower at all.

You have to factor in weight. The Nissan kick needs to move 19.912 lbs per horsepower. The Jeep compass needs to move 20.183 lbs per horsepower.

I am not sure about gearing and peak torque and whatever else but I bet that Nissan kick is no slower to 60 than the compass and could very well be quicker...
Good to know. I realize weight plays a factor, I just didn’t look into it that much since I was not seriously looking for anything. I saw that it didn’t have all wheel drive and the lower horsepower so I was done.
 
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