The automaker has improved the 2023 Jeep Compass in terms of performance, functionality, and comfort. Retail sales will begin early next year.
The main news is that the 2023 Jeep Compass receives a new standard engine – a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder one with 200 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine replaces the old naturally aspirated 2.4-liter inline-4 with 177 hp and 172 lb-ft.
The new powertrain’s benefits include engine stop-start (ESS) technology, low emissions, enhanced drivability, and swift 0-60 mph launch performance.
Five trim levels and three additional packages are available for the next Compass.
A fully-automatic Jeep Active Drive 4×4 system enabling optimal grip in low-traction conditions comes as standard for all models except the range-topping Compass Trailhawk. The latter is equipped with a Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 system that provides a 20:1 crawl ratio.
There are some new wheel designs for the 2023 Jeep Compass, including 17-inch alloy wheels. Mid-level and above models got standard automatic high-beam headlamp control.
The 2023 Jeep Compass offers more than 80 safety and security features, including Drowsy Driver Detection, rear seat reminder alert, and security alarm – now standard on all trims.
Our Take on the Jeep Compass
The 2022 MSRP is between $27,285 and $37,585. The base price for the 2023 model is expected to be about $3K higher.
The Jeep Compass is a good choice if you are seeking an off-roader. While the vehicle’s off-road capability is superb, its on-road manners are mediocre.
The Compass features lots of seating space along with poor cargo space. User-friendly infotainment controls and a solid safety package are the model’s positive points, but when it comes to driving dynamics, there are better picks, for example, the Honda CR-V.
We can say the Jeep Compass is a decent SUV overall. The fact it now has a new more powerful and efficient engine should improve its competitiveness in the segment.