The 2022 Jeep Compass Fails to Correct 1 Major Issue

We were astonished to see the refreshed Jeep Compass emerge. It looks a lot better than before. But it got our hopes up, only to disappoint us a little. The 2022 Jeep Compass didn’t fix one of its most significant issues. 

The 2022 Jeep Compass didn’t get a new engine 

The 2022 Jeep Compass off-roading in dirt
2022 Jeep Compass | Jeep

There are tons of great things to say about the 2022 Jeep Compass. It looks incredibly confident with a plush interior. However, it didn’t get a new powertrain option to match its new aggressive style. 

The new Jeep Compass comes with the same old 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. In the words of Edmunds, this engine has a weak power delivery. It took 10.1 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph, which is underwhelming. 

They also mentioned that the emergency braking system took 140 feet to stop from 60 mpg, which is attributed to the low-grip all-terrain trees. The handling is underwhelming, and the transmission can be slow to downshift. 

What about the Jeep Compass 4xe? 

A blue 2021 Jeep Compass 4xe plugged in to a charger
2021 Jeep Compass 4xe | Jeep

In other countries such as Italy, the Jeep Compass 4xe is doing well as a best-selling option. Plus, with Jeep’s electric vehicle push, we expected the Compass 4xe to join the Wrangler 4xe and Grand Cherokee 4xe this year. 

The Compass 4xe is powered by a 1.3-liter turbocharged engine, two electric motors, and an 11.1-kWh battery pack. This generates 190 hp in the Longitude and Latitude trims. If you upgrade to the Trailhawk trim, then you get 240 hp. That’s an incredible increase. 

With the 4xe, you get an electric range of 26 miles. It can reach 81 mph in electric mode and 124 mph in hybrid mode. By using a standard home outlet with 2.3-kilowatts, you can recharge the battery in five hours. With the home-charging station, it takes under two hours to fully charge. 

But you will have to take the 2022 Jeep Compass to the gas station in America. It gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and up to 31 mpg on the highway. These numbers are decent, but those across the pond make us jealous. 

What’s new for the 2022 Compass? 

2022 Jeep Compass interior
2022 Jeep Compass interior | Jeep

Alright, despite not having a new engine or hybrid powertrain yet, the 2022 Jeep Compass is still an excellent SUV option to consider. It features smaller LED headlights, a more prominent grille with thinner slats, and new taillights. 

The interior includes a new premium look with less plastic material. The dashboard is now stitched and upholstered with contrasting colors. It looks a lot more luxurious and comfortable than before. 

If you opt for the new Jeep Compass Latitude Lux trim, you get heated leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster, 18-inch wheels, and a 10.1-inch screen. The standard screen is 8.4-inches. 

New standard features include Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection, forward collision warning, active lane management, lane-keeping assistance, and lane departure warning. 

The Jeep Compass begins at around $24,995. This is about a $500 increase from the previous model. This is a bargain considering all the extra bells and whistles that are included. But we hope a powerful upgrade and the 4xe model are on the way.

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