The 2022 Jeep® Compass has officially gone on sale in Argentina. With more than 11,500 units sold since its launch in the country, the Compass has managed to become the leader in its segment and a benchmark within the SUV category. The 2022 version arrives with more technology, and new elements of autonomous driving, but without ever losing its essence and its connection with nature.
The Argentine lineup consists of four two-wheel-drive (4×2) versions (Sport, Longitude, Longitude Plus, and Limited Plus) and one four-wheel-drive (4×4) offering with the off-road-oriented Trailhawk model.
The 4×2 models incorporate the turbocharged 1.3-liter FireFly inline-four-cylinder from the Stellantis Global Small Engine (GSE) family. The GSE-T4 engine is known as the T270 engine, the T270 produces 177 horsepower and 210 lb.-ft. (270 Nm) of torque. All 4×2 models come standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
For the Trailhawk, a turbocharged 2.0-liter Multijet II diesel inline-four-cylinder also known as the TD350 delivers 170 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft (350 Nm) of torque. The TD350 comes standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The ‘Trail Rated’ Trailhawk model offers new 17-inch wheels with all-season tires, seven airbags, new hood ‘Trackhawk’ decal, off-road suspension, Park Assist, Remote Start, a black-painted roof, and fuel tank and transmission skid plates.
The front styling is more refined and looks more upscale than before. It also incorporated a set of all-new full-LED headlamps that enhance the exterior design while widening the field of vision for the driver for nighttime driving. All models get LED headlamps with reflector versions on entry-level models and projector ones on the higher trims. LED fog lamps have also been added and help add visibility for greater safety.
What really stands out about the Compass update is the completely revamped interior. Gone is the modest heavy-plastic instrument panel (I/P), in favor of a new floating form design that features class-leading materials. The completely new I/P is the highlight of the interior. The new contemporary styling drastically updates the Compass’ overall interior appearance.
There is a new double-stitched leather mid-bolster that looks more like it belongs in a Tesla than the Jeep models we have come accustom to. There is plenty of brushed aluminum-like trim and Gloss Black interior pieces that help make the interior look and feel more premium than ever before.
There is a tablet-styled version of the new Uconnect 5 touchscreen infotainment system, with a 10.1-inch version available on higher-end models. The same 10.25-inch Uconnect 5-based digital cluster from the all-new Grand Cherokee L can also be found on the new Compass. Letting the driver to custom tailor their information presented in the display.
Pricing for four of the Argentine-spec Compass models has been released. The pricing for those models is as follows…
- Compass Sport AT6 4×2 – $4,600,000 ARS (or about $46,530 USD)
- Compass Longitude AT6 4×2 – $5,480,000 ARS (or about $55,430 USD)
- Compass Longitude Plus AT6 4×2 – $5,750,000 ARS (or about $58,165 USD)
- Compass Limited AT6 4×2 – $6,100,000 ARS (or about $61,705 USD)
Quite a price different from its North American counterparts. Nevertheless, the Argentine market looks to embrace the updated Compass as premium offering in the C-SUV segment.
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