2018 Jeep Compass VS BMW X5

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Jeep Compass VS BMW X5
Jeep Compass 2018 VS BMW X5 2018
2018 Jeep Compass VS 2018 BMW X5

2018 Jeep Compass:
Vehicle Summary: The Compass is one of Jeep’s most affordable SUVs, slotting above the Renegade in price but below the more expensive Wrangler, Cherokee, and flagship Grand Cherokee. The Compass replaces the outgoing and dated last-generation Compass and Patriot models. The new Compass is a good bet for those who do not need the size and capability of the larger Cherokee but want something bigger than the subcompact Renegade. Overview: With the release of the all-new Compass for the 2017 model year, changes to the 2018 Jeep Compass will likely include minor feature additions, a limited-edition model, and 1-2 new exterior colors — we’ll update this space as soon as we have official info. The powertrains will likely carry over and, for the 2017 model year, include the 180-hp 2.4-liter I-4 that comes mated to a nine-speed automatic, six-speed automatic, or six-speed manual. Expect to see the return of Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low all-wheel-drive systems. Jeep will probably retain the current Compass trims (Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited) but may add a new luxurious or off-road trim. In the next few years, we hope to see a more powerful engine offered, after the slow acceleration we experienced in our First Drive review…

2018 BMW X5:
The 2018 BMW X5 is a popular luxury crossover SUV available with seating for up to seven. It’s a strong overall package, albeit one that lacks some of the BMW verve of yore. We’ve rated it a 7.2 out of 10 based on its excellent real-world usability, strong engines, and varied lineup. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The X5 changes little for 2018, other than a sport-tuned version of its automatic transmission is now standard on almost all versions, and the German automaker has shuffled option packages to act more like trim levels. That means that the popular Premium package—which you’re likely to find on just about every X5 stocked on a dealer lot—now acts as a gateway to most individual options. There’s less configurability, but little lacking in this lineup. The X5 remains available with 3.0-liter turbo-6 or 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 gas engines, a 3.0-liter turbodiesel, and a plug-in hybrid variant that costs a lot for its limited 14-mile electric-only range. Rear-wheel drive is standard with the base gas engine. All-wheel drive is optional on the base X5 and standard elsewhere. All models use 8-speed automatic transmissions. Despite its chunky looks, there’s not a lot of off-road ability here—not that most buyers are likely to go mud-plugging. An X5 M model tops the lineup with a 567-horsepower version of the X5’s available V-8. With its track-tuned suspension, sports seats, and beefed up steering, it’s a reasonable facsimile of a high-riding sports wagon. It’s as absurd as its six-figure price tag suggests, but it is a lot cheaper than a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. A roomy interior with great room for five adults awaits buyers. For those who want a little more space, a third row is optional, but it’s not great. For occasional use, the third row is acceptable for kids and may be worth considering for carpooling families. The X5 lineup has scored exceptionally well in all crash-tests so far, but we don’t have a complete picture from the IIHS and can’t assign a score…


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