The premium brand’s entry model is the Compass, inspired by the bigger Grand Cherokee and off-roading traits of the Trailhawk trim. A smart blend of performance, luxury, style, and budget price tag shows an instant appeal to the customers. The entry of the new Jeep Compass has amused SUV enthusiasts all over the world, commending at its high built quality, stunning looks, and staggering performance abilities. The review of the newly launched Compass pointed at the performance liveliness which was missing. The stock 2.4 Liter four-cylinder engine felt lackluster and the transmission shifts were not that swift. Fortunately, the American automaker heard loud and clear about the flaws of the new Compass and has brought the facelift 2021 Jeep Compass which boasts enthralling performance numbers and feels much more lively.
What’s new in the powertrain?
The latest range of the 2021 Jeep Compass has arrived with the refined powertrain and new engine options. The new Compass range in Europe has introduced brand new engine options and transmission systems. Previously the Jeep Compass was equipped with a 2.4 Liter four-cylinder engine coupled with a six-speed manual and an optional nine-speed automatic transmission system. The latest line-up of the subcompact crossover gets a turbocharged engine with a dual-clutch automatic transmission setup. Accelerating abilities of the car have improved and power efficiency has gained a new platform. The cherry on the top is the manufacturing of the new Compass will now get Euro-spec built in Italy. This will make for shorter lead times for customers around the subcontinent.
Coming to the actual specs, the new 2021 Jeep Compass gets a 1.3 Liter turbocharged engine mated with a six-speed manual transmission which can make around 130 horsepower. Gain 20 more ponies with the new six-speed Dual Dry Clutch transmission system in action. The Europe spec of the Compass also offers a 1.6-Liter Multijet II diesel engine which is newly developed and gets better torque output of around 199 lb-ft. Though in terms of power the naturally aspirated 2.4 Liter engine is more powerful than the 1.3 Liter turbo engine but better torque abilities improve the drivability of the subcompact crossover.
Is it futuristic?
With the rising demands of greener technology and sustainable solutions, the Jeep Compass is also available in plug-in hybrid models with dubbed 4xe. The setup pairs an electric motor to either a 190-hp or 240-hp gasoline engine. This means staggering performance numbers along with a greener edge at low speeds where the car runs in full-electric mode. The potent drivetrain will be a better choice for the US market as well. Not only the powertrain, but also the 2021 Jeep Compass also gets a new exterior color palette, sportier alloy wheels, and retuned steering system.
Trims and Features
The latest 2021 Jeep Compass based out of Italy will be offered in five exciting trims. Starting from the base Sport model with standard amenities, Longitude model with better interior features, Night Eagle with bolder exterior accents and revamped interior, Limited model for the exclusive feel of the Compass, and the top-end S trim with an abundance of standard features and sporty accents.
How good is the interior?
The new 2021 Compass features a plush cabin with a premium finish and a comfortable seating arrangement. The seating capacity of the car is five occupants. Space is not a problem in the new subcompact crossover with ample legroom, headroom, and shoulder room for both front and rear passengers. Extended supports, leatherette material upholstery, sports trimmed seats, and multiple adjustments keeps you relaxed and enjoy the fullest of the Compass. Not to forget the multiple small-item storage spaces for your handheld items that keep you organized at all times.
The new cabin of the Compass gets upscale infotainment range and connectivity options. With the new Uconnect services which offer features accessible through a mobile application or a smartwatch makes the Compass even smarter. All the information about the car’s health is at your tips with the new My Car feature. The latest infotainment range includes an interactive touchscreen interface, premium audio system, multi-information instrument cluster, and steering mounted controls for easy accessibility.
Since its launch, the Compass has stunned enthusiasts with its muscular body yet sleeker sides and the bold front looks. The signature chrome finished grille and side detailing levels up the style game for the new 2021 Jeep Compass. Being a premium brand, Jeep has ensured impeccable attention to detail and new design developments.
The new dynamic structure of the car makes it highly agile around corners and impressively stable at high speeds. Giving the car a modern look, the LED headlights and taillights manage to find a sporty finish. Massive sports alloy wheels along with new front and rear bumpers definitely play a pivotal role in the muscular appeal of the new Compass.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Safety has been one of the top concerns for the American automaker and has always come forward to develop innovative safety solutions. The latest 2021 model of the Jeep Compass is equipped with advanced safety features and driver assistance systems which ensures complete safety of the passengers at all times. Few highlighted features include the Forward collision warning system which smartly determines the speed of the vehicle ahead and relates it with the Compass’s speed. If it finds out a possible clash, a pop-up warning is immediately triggered.
Also, the system has the ability to automatically slow down the car by applying brakes. The new Lane Departure warning comes handy while cruising on busy highways. The system guides the driver to a safe lane change.
What should you expect from the 2021 Jeep Compass?
Overall, the new US-spec 2021 Jeep Compass comes with new powertrain enhancements, improved dynamics, sporty styling, and revamped interiors to deliver a wholesome subcompact crossover package. Now, the car is more lively and you can get the feel of driving with the retuned steering. The interiors get better tech amenities and smart features. The exterior comes with a new range of color palette along with sportier alloy wheel options.