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Recently, the little Jeep Compass has been trying to make a comeback. It got a more attractive interior and then got a crucial power bump to help it be more competitive. See what the 2023 Jeep Compass has to offer against rivals. 

How much power does the 2023 Jeep Compass have? 

2023 Jeep Compass engine upgrade
2023 Jeep Compass | Jeep

The 2023 Jeep Compass has a new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that cranks out 200 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. This unit is replacing the older 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. 

This is an excellent power bump that should be noticeable behind the wheel. The old engine helped the Compass accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 10.1 seconds, which is underwhelming. 

It’s paired with a new eight-speed automatic transmission to enhance its performance and has standard all-wheel drive. 

Plus, Mopar Insiders shares that the engine has a twin-scroll low inertia turbocharger with an actuated waste electric gate for enhanced responsiveness and performance. Hydraulic mounts reduce vibrations, and direct fuel injection reduces emissions. 

A dedicated cooling circuit cools intake air, and a water-cooled exhaust manifold reduces emissions while making the engine more reliable. Overall, the engine is more durable, reliable, smoother, and more efficient. 

It helps the 2023 Compass get an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and up to 32 mpg on the highway. This is an increase of two mpg across the lineup. 

How much does the 2023 Compass cost? 

The 2023 Jeep Compass price starts at $29,995, and the range-topping Compass Trailhawk model takes the price up to $35,745. These are the MSRPs and don’t include the $1,595 destination fee or dealership markups. 

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 starts at $27,975, and the 2023 Honda CR-V begins at about $31,610, while the Subaru Crosstrek comes in at $29,215. So, it falls in the middle of the price range. However, standard AWD ad an enhanced performance give it an advantage. 

Plus, it comes with tons of value. The 2023 Compass Sport has 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, roof rails, heated mirrors, a 10.1-inch infotainment screen, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, USB ports in each row, and an adjustable load floor. 

Moving up in trim levels provides access to heated/ventilated seats, a power liftgate, a 360-degree camera, parking sensors, a wireless charging pad, premium leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition, and a panoramic sunroof. 

Is the 2023 Compass Trailhawk good for off-roading? 

2023 Jeep Compass Trailhawk capabilities
2023 Jeep Compass Trailhawk | Jeep

Yes, the 2023 Jeep Compass Trailhawk has above-average off-roading capabilities. The new engine will help it climb over and power through obstacles with a lower risk of overheating or straining. 

The suspension lift gives it about 8.07-inch ground clearance, and it rides on 17-inch wheels wrapped in beefy all-terrain tires. It features tow hooks and protective underbody skidplates with hill descent control. 

Plus, the Selec-Terrain system features modes for snow, sand/mud, rock, and low-range gearing. It has a 20:1 crawl ratio. 

The Compass has an improved interior with an exciting new engine that should make it sportier and enhance its capabilities. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel.