Jeep® Compass: all-new compact SUV delivering unsurpassed 4×4 capability, world-class driving dynamics and a distinctive, authentic Jeep design
Jeep® Compass combines user-friendly technology and a full array of active driver assist systems with legendary Jeep off-road capability, in a distinctive and contemporary design
Jeep Compass arrives in dealers in July in selected markets
Best-in-class off-road capability comes courtesy of two advanced, intelligent full-time 4×4 systems: the Jeep Active Drive and the Jeep Active Drive Low, the latter with 20:1 crawl ratio, each of which can send 100 percent of available torque to any one wheel when needed. Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing up to five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes, plus exclusive Rock mode on the Trailhawk model) for the best four-wheel-drive performance on any surface – on- or off-road – and in any weather condition.
Compass features a disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit (PTU) – in order to provide 4×4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems instantly engage when 4×4 traction is needed. All 4×4 Compass models also feature the 4WD “Lock” function which locks the 4×4 traction permanently and can be selected by the driver with the dedicated button on the Selec-Terrain dial control.
The Trailhawk model features increased ride height of almost 2.5 cm, skid plates, red rear tow hook (front tow hooks are present on the Trailhawk models available in certain Extra EU markets such as Russia and the Middle East), unique front and rear fascias that deliver 30 degree approach, 24.4 degree breakover and 33.6 degree departure angles, aggressive 17-inch off-road tires and up to 216 mm of ground clearance.
Superior on-road driving dynamics
FCA’s “small wide architecture,” a fully independent suspension, segment-exclusive frequency damping front-and-rear-strut system, and precise electric power steering combine to deliver superior on-road driving dynamics in the all-new Jeep Compass.
Compass boasts a rigid foundation. The upper body structure and frame are engineered as a single unit for a stiff and more mass-efficient structure, and it is designed and built with an extensive use of high-strength steel and structural adhesives. More than 65 percent high-strength steel is used for maximizing vehicle dynamics and crash performance while optimizing weight efficiency.
A complete powertrain offering
In order to meet all customers’ needs and preferences, the all-new Jeep Compass offers eight powertrain combinations, including two petrol, two diesel engine options and two gearboxes – the nine-speed automatic and the six-speed manual.
In Europe, the Compass range is powered by one petrol and two diesel engines. The petrol engine offering includes a 1.4-liter MultiAir2 Turbo engine with Stop&Start delivering 140 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm in combination with the six-speed manual gearbox and 4×2 configuration, and the 1.4-liter MultiAir2 Turbo engine producing 170 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and torque of 250 Nm at 2,500 rpm, paired to the nine-speed automatic transmission and 4×4 configuration.
The diesel engine range comprises the efficient 1.6-liter MultiJet II with Stop&Start delivering 120 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 320 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, paired to the six-speed manual gearbox and 4×2 configuration, and the 2.0-liter MultiJet II with Stop&Start delivering 140 horsepower at 4,000 rpm – when paired to the nine-speed automatic gearbox – and 140 horsepower at 3,750 rpm -with the six-speed manual transmission -, both produce 350 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm and come with the 4×4 configuration.
A higher output version of the 2.0-liter MultiJet II with Stop&Start – delivering 170 horsepower in combination with the nine-speed automatic transmission and 4×4 configuration (including the Trailhawk specific low range mode) – completes the diesel offer available on the all-new Compass.
A 2.4-liter Tigershark petrol engine with MultiAir2 delivering 184 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 237 Nm of torque is available in the Compass lineup sold in extra EU markets (Russia, Africa and the Middle East) together with a low output, 150 horsepower version of the same engine, both paired to the nine-speed automatic gearbox and 4×4 configuration.