HJeep may have focused during 2023 on its first electric model, the Avenger, but it is not neglecting the larger Compass, which is adopting a series of changes intended to upgrade it given the plethora of new SUVs that have increased the intensity of the competition.
Initially, Jeep has revised the trim levels of the Compass which now boil down to Altitude, Summit, Overland and the top off-road oriented vehicle, Trailhawk.
Regardless of trim level, all Compasses now benefit from a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.1-inch infotainment. According to Jeep, the latter is five times faster thanks to a faster processor while incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The basic equipment also includes the inductive charging system for mobile phones.
The base version benefits from LED headlamps and automatic headlamps, 18-inch wheels, black mirrors, vinyl/fabric upholstery and keyless entry.
The Summit Edition features 19-inch wheels, two-tone bodywork with a black roof, LED fog lights, tinted windows and roof rails. The passenger compartment features heated leather seats and an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat as well as parking sensors. In the same pattern but with more emphasis on the dichotomy of comfort and luxury, the next Business version also moves.
The Overland features 17-inch wheels with a black finish, different, more aggressive bumpers and higher ground clearance, while Jeep notes that the vinyl interior trim is easily washable.
The Trailhawk version, also fitted with 17-inch wheels, features a black roof, LED lights and hood stickers in conjunction with the version’s badges. Given that this particular version is more focused on adventure, it has more protection in the lower part at the point of the transmission system, the transfer case and the suspension. In addition, the Selec-terrain system also has an additional driver option called Rock.
Naturally, the above equipment levels are also combined with a wealth of packages summarized in the Premium Pack, which offers an integrated navigation system, an automatically opening tailgate, a wireless charging system and a level 2 semi-autonomous driving system. The second Winter Pack option adds heated front seats to the equipment. and steering wheel, more durable floor mats as well as a split sunroof. The third Safety pack adds a blind spot monitoring system, a surround view camera and a parking assist system to the equipment.
Engine options remain unchanged, starting with the mild hybrid version with a 1.5-liter engine, 48 Volt parallel electric circuit, seven-speed automatic transmission, and 130 horsepower. The second available plug-in hybrid version is equipped with a 1.3-liter turbo engine in combination with an electric motor and an 11.4 kW battery with a combined output of 240 hp and an electric range of 50 km.