Off-road capability is a key part of the Jeep-brand identity. Popular models like the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee are widely popular for delivering capability that can make easy work of your favorite all-terrain trails.

But what if you're interested in the compact Jeep Compass? Does the smaller model keep up in terms of off-road capability?

Fortunately, the Compass has strong all-terrain potential. You just need to choose the right features and options. Base models with standard features like front-wheel drive aren't as well prepared for all-terrain use. Add in a few options, however, and the Compass can transform.

Every new Compass trim level is available with four-wheel drive. This feature can drastically improve off-road performance by allowing for power delivery to each of the four wheels. You can also get the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System, which gives the Compass multiple traction modes:

  • Auto
  • Snow
  • Sand
  • Mud
  • Rock

If you're looking for the best off-road ability, you'll want to take a look at the new Compass Trailhawk. This special trim level equips the model with the more robust Active Drive Low 4x4 System. It also gets standard Hill Descent Control and more aggressive tires.

The new Compass isn't a purpose-built off-road rig like the Wrangler or Gladiator. Instead, it's a versatile model that's great for on-road commuting while offering available all-terrain abilities. If you need a car that does a bit of both, then the Compass is for you.

You can test drive the focus here at Fitzgerald Auto Mall near Waldorf and Frederick. Check out our online selection, then stop by our lot near Prince and Lusby to ask for a test drive.

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