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The new Jeep Compass was unveiled at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show. The Compass welcomed consumers to a new premium design, all-new interior, advanced safety, and security features. Additionally, with an abundance of next-generation technology, the autonomous driving joint provides the most technically advanced Compass Jeep has ever made.
The Jeep Compass is available in five trims:
- Latitude LUX (New)
- Trail Rated Trailhawk
It doesn’t matter where the Compass travels; whether off-roading on a trail or navigating through the busiest street, the Jeep Compass is equipped to deliver quality performance. Off-roading capabilities are powered by two advanced, intelligent 4×4 systems that can provide 100% torque to any specific wheel. The Power-transfer unit (PTU) and rear axle sustain the 4×4 models with better fuel economy than ever before. In addition, the Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems engage at any given moment when 4×4 traction is needed.
Jeep Active Drive
Through the PTU, the Jeep Active Drive is fully automatic and a seamless operation no matter the speed. No driver interference is needed, whether in or out of the four-wheel drive. The active drive comes standard on the Sport, Latitude, and Limited 4×4 models. In addition, the Active Drive can emit up to 100% of the engine’s available torque to the rear wheels, which allow for optimum grip in conditions of low tractions.
Jeep Active Drive Low
The Active Drive Low provides a 20:1 crawl ratio. The Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system with four modes Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud, with the Rock Mode being exclusive to the Trailhawk model.
The 2022 Jeep Compass showcased a technologically advanced cabin that presents a 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 center stack display and a 10.25-inch frameless full-color thin-film transistor (TFT) digital cluster. In addition, a team designed the interior of the Compass to ensure the compact SUV penetrates a premium experience not just outside but inside the cabin. Once inside the cab, the driver and passengers are welcomed to a new meaning of spaciousness.
The panel features a wrapped mid-pad, held by a sculpted, painted, or chrome-plated accent running the length of the panel, seemingly integrating slim HVAC vents. An appealing contrast sitting below the front panel highlights a painted or hydrographic applique adding textual richness. There’s also a Gloss Black center stack display that heightens the horizontal theme with either an 8.4-inch (entry-level) or 10.1-inch high-definition touchscreen. With the 10.1-inch screen being standard for the Latitude LUX, Trailhawk, and Limited.
The driver control center integrates several functional features. Starting with a streamlined cup holder, a new shift bezel with an integrated park brake, and a chrome-textured Selec-Terrain toggle. The front cabin also provides a USB Type-A and C port along with a wireless charging pad.
Decorative effects of the front cabin provide a slim headrest with heated and ventilated essentials. Heated seats will be available for second-row seating.HVAC vents are repositioned in the second row, and rear passengers will be able to access an optional 115-volt power outlet and up to two USB ports.
Black and Steel Grey interior with Sepia-wrapped accents on the mid-panel and doors adding a distinct finish to the Limited models. The front cabin’s door trim panels are soft to touch with an eye appeal to match. Redesigned door handles are 360-degrees, surrounding a Piano Black bezel.
Safety and Security Features
There are over 75 features to accompany the new Jeep Compass. Starting with the Highway Assist, a semi-autonomous driving system. The system utilizes multiple sensors, radars, and cameras, controlling the vehicle on approved highways.
Another new feature is Traffic Sign Recognition, and this feature displays the speed limit sign information to the driver. Traffic Sign Recognition will be available for the Limited, Trailhawk, and High Altitude models.
Pedestrian/Cyclist Automatic Emergency Braking comes standard in every Compass trim. Radar technology is used to identify potential frontal impacts. So when the system detects a pedestrian and senses a collision, it will activate the vehicle’s brakes if the driver does not respond.
A surround-view camera is available on the Latitude models above, offering a 360-degree, bird’s-eye view of the vehicle and its surroundings. In addition, the system is enhanced through ParkSense front and rear park assist. Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist are also available for the Limited, Trailhawk, and High Altitude models using ultrasonic sensors to guide the driver.
The Compass is scheduled to arrive in the US in the fall of 2021.
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The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept has recently stolen all the spotlight, but the brand has plenty of other models that are revving up for a redesign and deserve just as much attention. The entry-level Jeep Compass is readying for a complete overhaul for the 2022 model year. Although it’ll be quite sometime before the refreshed model is introduced to the masses, we can look at what Jeep has done with the model in Europe for some clues. The 2021 European version of the Jeep Compass was updated with a dual-clutch automatic transmission and even offers a new turbocharged engine. 2022 marks the model year in which the Compass will also get a new design to go along with the mechanical changes. (more…)
Jeep is launching something new — its first #JeepTopCanine competition this summer (2020), in the lead up to National Dog Day on August 26. Plenty of enthisiasts are known for taking their dogs on the road with them as they seek out adventure. This is yet another opportunity for the brand to harness even more good faith with its enthusiasts. Jeepers have been posting photos of their canine buddies next to their Jeep vehicles on social media over the years, and now Jeep is intending to capitalize on the trend. The #JeepTopCanine contest asks that Jeep owners, fans, and followers post the best photo of their four-legged companion with any Jeep brand vehicle on social media while using the hashtag. Additionally, those looking to participate can also upload their photo to www.JeepTopCanine.com. (more…)
The Jeep Wave commonly refers to a greeting between passing drivers of Jeep Wranglers, but Jeep actually offers a Jeep Wave Program as a way to foster owner kinship. The Jeep Wave Program is exclusively available to Jeep owners looking to get the best care for their vehicles. New Jeep owners luckily enjoy the service for free, while owners of 2016 models or older can opt to purchase the service for $150 per year. The Jeep Wave Program offers perks such as: 24/7 support, VIP treatment, no-charge same-day rental in case of emergency, and many more. (more…)
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is not only celebrating 25 years of the Melfi Plant in Europe, it’s also starting to test the next-generation Jeep Compass at the location, along with completing electrification plans at the plant. Thanks to the growing success of the Compass model launched in 2016, Jeep is ready to conquer the European market and is moving production directly to the Italian plant. The plug-in hybrid variant of both the Renegade and Compass models will be manufactured at the Melfi plant is Basilicata, the same plant that’s been responsible for the production of over 7.4 million vehicles since 1994. (more…)
Experts may argue that it was simply demand that made the Jeep brand a success. Sure, plenty of drivers did make the switch to larger SUVs, but the brand’s ability to make fuel efficient and equally capable vehicles has plenty more to offer than meets the eye. The current media darling is the all-new 2020 Gladiator, but the Wrangler, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are not to be outdone. Here’s everything Jeep is offering for the 2020 model year. (more…)
Jeep, never one to miss an opportunity for a creative ad, has teamed up with actor, singer-songwriter and musician Jeremy Renner. This isn’t Renner’s first commercial with a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) brand as he was featured in a Ram Trucks commercial that aired during this year’s (2019) Superbowl. The new Jeep television campaign consists of three different spots that feature new music tracks from the artist. The tracks are titled as follows: “Main Attraction,” “Nomad” and “Sign.” As is customary, the brand does a “Summer of Jeep” campaign every year, launching not only on television but also on digital and social channels as well. “Main Attraction,” “Nomad” and “Sign” are all available to stream now. (more…)
Those in the market for a small Jeep crossover should look no further than either the Jeep Compass or the Jeep Cherokee. The fact that both are similarly priced, similarly sized, and offered with a similar range of engines and optional extras might make it hard for some prospective buyers to choose, but we’ve gone ahead and broken down each crossover to help people determine which best suits their lifestyle. Let’s see how these two fare when compared head to head. (more…)
You’re probably wondering if the Jeep® Wave Program is another cool kids’ club like the Badge of Honor Program we mentioned recently. In some ways, you can say that both programs are similar as they’re only exclusively available to owners of Jeep vehicles. Actually, the Jeep Wave Program is more of a club for Jeep owners that are looking to get the best care for their vehicles (and themselves) 24/7. Free for new Jeep owners, and available for eligible vehicles from the 2015 model year or older for a cost of $150 per year, the Jeep Wave Program offers many features like 24/7 support with just a phone call or online chat away, VIP perks, no-charge same-day car rental and more. (more…)
Originally named the Elk Test until 1997, the Moose Test is a simulated obstacle course that allows drivers to see how well their vehicle can evade compromising situations or even avoid hitting a moose. Yet, this is no easy test as drivers have less than a second to swerve around an obstacle and get back on track to avoid any other harmful traffic. Of course, the more skilled the driver, the more chances of passing the test but it’s up to automotive companies to provide their consumers with exceptional safety features, and in this case, it’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
Where it all began…
As previously mentioned, the Moose Test was originally named the Elk Test until 1997. On October 21, 1997, Robert Collin, a journalist from the motor magazine Teknikens Värld, overturned a Mercedes-Benz A-Class during the moose test. Meanwhile, a much older vehicle, a Trabant, was able to take on the moose test perfectly. As a result, a German newspaper called Süddeutsche Zeitung officially coined the term after Collin described the test by using the example of an evasive maneuver for a moose on the road – hence the name Moose Test. Prior to this, different forms of Moose Tests were performed since the 1970s. Today, the Moose Test is more commonly performed in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Northern Russia, Canada, and Alaska.
Beginning with the lighter Jeep Compass – this midsize SUV participated and essentially passed two tests. Both were performed at about 49 mph, and each time the driver was able to swerve out of the way and get back in their lane with minimal problems. During the second test, however, the driver reached a speed of 50 mph and hit a cone. Luckily, it wasn’t considered an issue due to the fact that moose don’t commonly have protective cones surrounding them. Throughout the entire test, the driver always felt in complete control and the ESC worked quickly and efficiently.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Contrary to the Jeep Compass, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is heavier, by about 5,300 pounds, which makes stability control no easy task. Participating in three driving courses, the initial test proved to be challenging due to the elevated speeds of 44 and 45 mph. During the second test, the Jeep Grand Cherokee almost ran off the road but was able to come back on the track. Unfortunately, the third attempt was unsuccessful as the Grand Cherokee drifted off the road and was unable to return to its lane. Even though the Jeep Grand Cherokee lacks grace when avoiding those cones, it does react cleanly with minimal unexpected movements.
Overall, both vehicles maintained stability and control, but the Jeep Compass definitely takes the win on this one. Come test drive a 2018 Jeep Compass or 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the Miami Lakes Automall today! We’re located in Miami Lakes, FL and for more information on our entire new car inventory selection, visit our website or stay updated on our social media.