Jeep adds new interior tech including Highway Assist
Refreshed styling for Compass inside and out
The second-smallest Jeep is getting an extensive refresh for 2022. The Jeep Compass will see an upgraded interior with more driver assistance features and Jeep’s latest infotainment system. It will also see improved off-road capability and improved suspension performance on-road as well as off, but it won’t be adding electrification for the new model year.
Jeep calls the new design an “authentic” and premium look. It’s not far from the current Compass, but there are changes including a new front fascia, changes to the grille mesh, and new wheels.
Jeep will continue to offer two 4×4 systems on the Compass, the first is Jeep Active Drive, available on Sport and standard on North, Altitude, and Limited, it can switch automatically from two to four-wheel drive at any speed. It cal also send up to 100 percent of available torque to the rear wheels in low-traction conditions.
Active Drive Low is offered on Trailhawk and comes with a 20:1 crawl ratio with low range to make this version of the 2022 Compass Trail Rated. Compass Trailhawk has a 1.0-inch lift, steel skid plates, and all-season tires plus front and rear fascias to give it even more off-road capability.
A new interior is intended to make the 2022 Jeep Compass feel more luxurious than before. That includes a new available 10.1-inch touchscreen, but also extends to the standard 8.4-inch screen, which Jeep says is the largest base screen in class. Both use Uconnect 5, the latest infotainment system from the group which is one of the most responsive in the industry.
New materials and technical elements including a partly-wrapped dash and painted or chrome accents highlight the cabin. A 10.25-inch digital dash screen is also offered on higher trim levels and includes driver-assist and speed limit displays.
A dual-pane panoramic roof will be offered. Jeep has also added ventilated front seats, heated wheel, and has heated the rear seats for the first time. LED lighting is now standard, helping 2022 Compass drivers better see after dark.
Driving assistance tech includes full-speed forward collision warning, advanced brake assist, pedestrian/cyclist emergency braking, adaptive cruise, active lane management, blind-spot monitoring, surround-view camera, and a Highway Assist, hands-on highway driving help, will arrive later in the model year.
One engine will be offered, a 2.4L four making 177 hp and 172 lb-ft, attached to a six-speed auto on front-drive Sport and a nine-speed auto on the remaining. It’s rated for as low as 7.6 L/100 km highway.
2022 Jeep Compass models will start to arrive at dealers this fall. Prices in Canada start from $28,695 for 4×2 Sport, with $31,195 for 4×4 Sport, $34,095 for North, $37,595 for Altitude, $38,195 for Trailhawk, and $39,095 for Limited models.