The subcompact crossover SUV segment holds minimal to no off-roaders. However, the iconic automakers of Jeep preserve the right to off-road with a compact, reasonably priced, and practical crossover known as the 2022 Jeep Compass. The small and mighty 2022 Jeep Compass satisfies an audience indecisive between Jeep Renegade and Jeep Cherokee, delivering a compact SUV with a resilient personality. The 2022 Compass received a mid-cycle refresh. The updates undergo interior styling, a redesigned interior, a retuned suspension, and a new Latitude Lux trim. Moreover, the 2022 Jeep Compass is arguably more attractive and reasonable than ever.
Max. 177 HP
Avail. 2.4 L 4-Cylinder
There’s only one engine option for the 2022 Jeep Compass, the 2.4-liter inline-4. The engine generates 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel-drive (FWD) comes standard for the Sport and Latitude variations. The Latitude Lux, Trailhawk, and Limited receive all-wheel-drive (AWD). All models equipped with FWD include a 6-speed automatic transmission, and AWD variations receive a 9-speed automatic. In addition, the Jeep’s Selec-Terrain traction control system comes included with an Active-Drive all-wheel-drive system. Selec-Terrain consists of the Rock Terrain setting, supplying a thrilling experience for the Trailhawk’s lower final drive ratio. The Trailhawk’s maximum tow rate (exclusive to the Trailhawk) is 2,000 lbs. Fuel economy ratings for FWD receive an estimated EPA rating of 22 miles per gallon city, 31 miles per gallon highway, and 25 combined. The Compass’s AWD acquires close to the same rating minus the one-point reduction for the highway, 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, 25 combined.
The Jeep Compass is available in five trims: Sport, Latitude, Latitude Lux, Limited, and Trailhawk. The base Sport trim starts at $25,240, not including destination fees. The Sport features 16-inch aluminum wheels, front and rear lower fascias, gloss black heated exterior mirrors, and black roof rails. The interior incorporates cloth seats and a manual six-way adjustable driver’s seat, push-button start, and rear-seat center armrest. Next is the Compass Latitude, which starts at $26,770, not including destination fees. The Latitude trim gains 17-inch wheels, proximity entry, and fog lights. A look inside and the Latitude reveals a leather-wrapped steering and shift knob and vinyl-covered seats with cloth inserts and contrast stitching. Then there’s the Latitude Lux, featuring 18-inch satin-carbon painted wheels, perforated heated leather seats, and remote engine start. The Latitude Lux premiers at $29,840 and does not include destination fees. The Compass Limited trim commences at $31,640, not including destination fees. In addition, the Limited receives AWD as a standard and builds from the Latitude Lux at its base. The Limited adds twin exhaust outlets, a gloss-black grille holding bright chrome surrounds painted silver lower bumper accents, a gloss black roof panel with silver roof rails, and ambient interior lighting. Lastly is the Trailhawk, which features functional off-road equipment with standard AWD. In addition, the Trailhawk provides a one-inch suspension lift, additional skid plates, hill-descent control, distinctive front and rear fascias, and front and rear red tow hooks. In addition, the Trailhawk is the only trim to receive Jeep’s Trail Rated badge and holds a starting price of $31,640, which does not include destination fees.
The re-energized 2022 Jeep Compass brandishes a modern look and a breathtaking contemporary design showcasing a style unlike any other. The Compass holds the iconic seven-slot grille blends with round edges and dazzling textures of the past and future. Heightening the Compass’s organic curves are the new front and rear fascias. In addition, the Compass provides a brighter vision with bold new LED headlamps and fog lights to maximize visibility through challenging conditions.
The striking redesign comes from within, the 2022 Jeep Compass interior. A new instrument panel incorporates a textured fabric mid-bolster and slim air vents. The Compass seats up to five people, stretches to 179 inches in length, and cruises on a 103.8-inch wheelbase. Backseat passengers receive 38.3 inches of legroom. Cargo capacity grows from 27.2 cubic feet to 59.8 cubic feet, with the 60/40 rear seats folded flat.
Jeep’s UConnect 5 infotainment system is standard with every trim housing SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth Connectivity. In addition, the Sport and Latitude trims attain an 8.4-inch touchscreen and a 10.1-inch screen for the Latitude Lux, Limited, and Trailhawk. There are two USB ports at the front of the cabin, one USB port for the second row, and two 12-volt outlets, one at the front and the other in the cargo area. In addition, every trim except the Sport receives a wireless charging pad, a second USB port for the second row, and a 115-volt outlet. A six-speaker audio system is standard, but the Alpine Premium Audio System is available to all trims above the Sport.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2022 Jeep Compass holds various safety features, including forward collision warning with active braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, and active lane management. All Jeep Compass variations include three years of free maintenance. The Limited Warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. The Powertrain Warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. The 2022 Jeep Compass has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $25,240 with an additional $1,495 destination fee.