The Jeep brand took the wraps off its new 2022 Jeep Compass at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show, showcasing a new design and an all-new interior.
“The new 2022 Jeep Compass ushers in new levels of comfort and functionality, with premium styling and craftsmanship inside and out. A stunning new interior design and the addition of several standard advanced safety features make it even more desirable in the compact SUV segment,” said Jim Morrison vice president, Jeep Brand North America. “Sophisticated and well equipped, the Compass stays true to its benchmark 4×4 capability and on-road dynamics, but with even more refinement and precision. It also boasts a host of new attributes and innovative technologies designed to keep consumers connected and make their lives easier.”
The Compass is available in five different trim configurations: Sport, Latitude, new Latitude LUX, Limited and the rugged Trail Rated Trailhawk.
The Compass features a fully disconnecting rear axle and power-transfer unit (PTU) in order to provide 4×4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems automatically engage when 4×4 traction is needed.
Enabled by the PTU, Jeep Active Drive is fully automatic and switches in and out of four-wheel drive at any speed with no driver intervention. Standard on Sport, Latitude and Limited 4×4 models, Jeep Active Drive can provide as much as 100% of the engine’s available torque to the rear wheels.
Jeep Active Drive Low
Equipped on the Compass Trailhawk, Jeep Active Drive Low builds on the Jeep Active Drive system and affords a 20:1 crawl ratio and low range for 4×4 Trail Rated capability.
Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing up to four modes (Auto, Snow, Sand/Mud modes, plus exclusive Rock mode on the Trailhawk model) for driver-controllable, four-wheel-drive performance on- or off-road and in all weather conditions. Selec-Terrain includes standard Hill-descent Control on Trailhawk models. Hill-descent Control allows drivers to control vehicle speed down steep, rugged grades without the need for throttle or brake pedals.
The Compass Trailhawk model also includes a 1-inch factory lift to deliver 8.6 inches of ground clearance, water fording up to 19 inches, high-strength steel skid plates, signature red front and rear tow hooks, 17-inch aluminum wheels and rugged, all-season performance tires. Rounding out its go-anywhere capability is uniquely designed front and rear fascias, giving Trailhawk models a 30-degree approach angle, a 24-degree break-over angle and a 34-degree departure angle.
The new 2022 Jeep Compass interior features a new 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 center stack display and a new available 10.25-inch frameless full-color thin-film transistor (TFT) digital cluster.
“When designing the 2022 Jeep Compass interior, we aspired to breathe new life into all aspects of the vehicle, including shapes, surfaces and textures, to make it feel spacious and luxurious. The result is a modern, sophisticated environment with signature Jeep design elements, high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology,” said Chris Benjamin, Director of Interior Design, North America. “Our goal was to raise consumer expectations of what a compact SUV interior should look and feel like.”
A new Black and Steel Grey interior with Sepia-wrapped accents on the mid-panel and doors add distinguishable detail to Limited models. The remainder of the interior is lightly accented with Burnished Copper stitching.
An all-new Compass Latitude LUX trim features include leather, heated front seats, leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, eight-way power driver seat with two-way power lumbar adjustment, auto-dim rearview mirror, 7-inch full-color cluster, 10.1-inch digital touchscreen radio, remote start and security alarm.
The 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine will power the new 2022 Jeep Compass, delivering up to 31 miles per gallon highway (4×2), a highway driving range of over 400 miles and a maximum towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds (4×4 models).
The 16-valve, 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4 engine with the MultiAir2 electro-hydraulic, fully variable valve-actuation system produces 177 horsepower, 172 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to either a nine- or six-speed automatic transmission.