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Is the Outdated Jeep Compass Finally Being Refreshed?

Well, isn’t it about time?! The 2021 Jeep Compass could have a refresh. Thank goodness, the Jeep Compass has looked like the Jeep Cherokee for quite a while now. Let’s see what to expect with the new Jeep Compass. 

The 2021 Jeep Compass refresh 

The Jeep Compass was expected to be discontinued to make way for the Jeep Renegade, but instead, it has hung in there. Also, when the Jeep Cherokee came out with those narrow headlights, people didn’t like the way it looked. To correct this issue, the Cherokee got an updated face that made it look like the Jeep Compass. 

2021 Jeep Compass off-roading
2021 Jeep Compass | Jeep

The 2017 Jeep Compass was the last model year to receive any updates, so it’s overdue for the mid-cycle refresh that it’s finally receiving. AutoBlog recently got spy photos of the new 2021 Jeep Compass and wondered if it could be the new hybrid Jeep Compass 4xe. 

However, the 2021 Jeep Compass 4xe already made its debut and isn’t for sale in the United States. Plus, Jeep already has photos of the 2021 model on their official site. So, why is a 2021 Jeep Compass prototype being driven around under camouflage? 

The Plug-In Hybrid Jeep Compass and Renegade
The Plug-In Hybrid Jeep Compass and Renegade | Jeep

All we can do is speculate that perhaps a new trim level will be introduced or that this camouflaged prototype is for the 2022 Jeep Compass. From the photos, it’s clear that the new front bumper is more angular and less boxy. The headlights and taillights also look like they have a new shape, and the updated interior shows a tablet-style Uconnect screen. 

What’s new for the 2021 Jeep Compass? 

The 2021 Jeep Compass has an MSRP of $23,895, which is a slight price increase. The 2020 Jeep Compass has an MSRP of $22,280, so that’s about a pretty big price jump of around $1,615. 

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It looks like the 2021 Jeep Compass is equipped with the same 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 2,000 lb and has an estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and up to 31 mpg on the highway, which isn’t the best. 

The Jeep Compass can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 9.1 seconds, which is underwhelming. It won’t be easy to merge into traffic or pass people with this engine. We can only hope that the 2022 model gets the pep that the Jeep Compass desperately needs. 

2019 Jeep Compass
2019 Jeep Compass | Jeep

On a positive note, the Jeep Compass is committed to adventuring with the ability to forge water, crawl over obstacles, and tackle challenging terrain. The Selec-Terrain management system has modes for snow, sand, mud, and rock crawling. 

2021 Jeep Compass features 

The Jeep Compass’s interior is lit up by the large dual-pane panoramic sunroof that can be opened to provide open-air fun and freedom. Plus, comfort features include dual-zone automatic temperature control and a heated steering wheel. 

2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk interior
2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk interior | Jeep

The innovative cargo space includes an optional power liftgate to make loading things easier. Plus, the cargo floor can be moved up and down to suit your personal needs. Also, over 70 standard and available features will keep you feeling safe, comfortable, and confident behind the wheel.