The Jeep® brand recently unveiled its updated Jeep Compass for the Chinese, Indian, and European markets. As one of the most important products in the Jeep brand portfolio, the mid-cycle action (MCA) of the Compass is critical to the success of the brand on the global scale. Already receiving praise from automotive publications and fans alike, we have learned a lot about the updated C-segment SUV offering.
One model that caught our attention, is the new EMEA-spec Compass S (also known as the High Altitude in the North American marketplace). As the premium offering in the Compass lineup, it boasts a sporty exterior look with the best technology the compact segment has to offer. It’s all-new aggressive-looking front fascia with body-colored lower valance gives the Compass S a unique look compared to the rest of the lineup.
Its all-new full-LED headlights help enhance the exterior design while widening the field of vision for the driver during nighttime driving. LED fog lights also help add visibility for greater safety. A new LED taillamp design helps blend the updated Compass to the new looks of the new Grand Cherokee and upcoming Grand Wagoneer. There is also the addition of a power liftgate as standard equipment.
A new set of 19-inch Neutral Grey aluminum wheels give the new Compass S a refined and elegant look. All Compass S models come with a Gloss Black painted roof.
Inside, is where the new Compass S really shines. A completely refined interior shows that this update is more than skin deep. A completely redesigned instrumental panel (I/P), center console, and door panels make this interior update look like a completely different vehicle inside. Using cleaner and horizontal lines, the new I/P design makes the interior feel wider. The capacity of the available compartments has more than doubled, going from 2.8-liters (170.8 cubic-inches) to 7.2-liters (439.4 cubic-inches), ideal for accommodating all the essential items for everyday life. In addition, the quality materials and finishes of the dashboard and seats define an authentic style and reward comfort.
Compass S also features 8-way power-adjustable black leather upholstered seats with gray stitching. The seats can also be equipped with both heated and ventilated options in the front row.
There is a new 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster with full HD color, the new display allows you to view more than 20 different features and create up to 12 different configurations. With an innovative new operating system that guarantees navigation up to five times faster, easier, and more intuitive, the new 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen with navigation is the best infotainment system in its class. In addition, you can customize the interface, access your favorite apps and create up to 6 different user profiles.
An all-new Wireless Charging Pad is available for charging smartphones. Simply place the smartphone on the central console, a blue light indicates that the device is charging, while a green light indicates that charging is complete.
The updated Compass is also the first Jeep to be equipped with a voice assistant integrated into the new Uconnect 5 infotainment system. To activate the assistant, all you have to do is say “Hey Jeep” to begin talking to the vehicle. Using the Amazon Alexa voice feature you can create lists, order food, go shopping, and manage home automation from the car and in complete safety. You can also use Alexa Voice Service or Google Home™ assistant can directly connect to the Compass to relay information such as fuel level or the location of the vehicle.
The EMEA region models will still continue to feature gasoline, diesel, and plug-in hybrid powertrains options. Our sources have told us to expect that the Renegade’s 1.3-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder Global Small Engine (GSE) to be under the hood of the North American model. This should help eliminate a lot of the issues with the existing 2.4-liter Tigershark inline-four-cylinder. It will be more than likely paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
We can’t wait to get some seat time with the new 2022 Jeep Compass S (High Altitude). North Americans can expect the updated Compass to start production in Toluca, Mexico in April. So what do you think of the 2022 Jeep Compass S refresh? Let us know in the MoparInsiders.com forums.