New Jeep Compass: All You Need to Know About the Compact Crossover
2017 Jeep Compass Latitude (Image: Jeep)
Jeep have revealed some details about the upcoming Compass at the 2016 LA Motor Show. The new crossover is expected to rival the likes of Volkswagen Tiguan.
To begin with, there will be five engines to choose from, however the choice will be limited depending upon the market. Two out of five will be petrol engines, and there will be a selection of three gearboxes.
The base petrol engine model will be a 1.4-litre MultiAir 2 turbo – the same 138bhp unit found in the new Jeep’s smaller sibling, the Renegade.
The 1.4-litre version is most likely going to be available in the UK, which will have a choice of three gearboxes. A six-speed manual will be standard on 4x2 models with the option of a six-speed automatic, while 4x4 models will get a nine-speed auto box.
Other versions for the rest of the markets include a 2.0-litre Tigershark unit, and a 2.4-litre MultiAir 2 has been confirmed for the US market.
Jeep’s two diesels are the 1.6-litre MultiJet with a six-speed manual and 4x2 drivetrain, as well as 2.0-litre MultiJet. The latter will be available as a 4x4 model with the nine-speed gearbox, though cheaper 4x2 versions will go on sale as well.
The new Compass will have four different trim levels – Sport, Limited, Latitude and Trailhawk.
Trailhawk models will have the enhanced permanent 4x4 setup with a five-mode terrain selection system including Rock Mode, hill descent control, and a low range setting. It’ll also get unique bumpers with improved approach and departure angles, skid plates, toe hooks, plus a slightly raised ride height.
The Compass will be built in Jeep's new plant in Pernambuco, Brazil. The Brazilian price is the equivalent of around $30,000, but we'll have to wait for pricing for the rest of the world.