Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass is a mid sized SUV, similar in size to a Nissan Qashqai. While it shares a platform with its stablemate Renegade, albeit stretched by 7cm, the Compass looks far more SUV with its traditional Jeep grille and rectangular wheel arches, the sweeping lines give it excellent kerb appeal. The driving position is commanding and the steering very light making it a super car for driving in town, you do loose some feel and sense of fun through the twisties as the Compass is set up for comfort over driving thrills. Rear visibility is not great but Longitude trims and above come with a reversing camera. The boot has an adjustable floor and a maximum of 438 litres of space, slightly smaller than the Peugeot 3008 and Seat Ateca. The boot is also narrower due to the rear wheel arches encroaching into the space.

 

 

A facelifted model has been introduced for 2022. It features new LED headlights and a bigger grille. Inside, revisions are more noticeable, with a new 10.1-inch touchscreen joined by a digital instrument cluster. All models get a reversing camera as standard, which is necessary as the rear visibility isn’t brilliant thanks to a small back window and thick rear pillars. To mobility customers the trim lines are ‘Night Eagle’ and ‘Limited’, The Night Eagle has black 18 inch alloy wheels black grille externally, internal pleasures include a heated steering wheel and keyless entry and go. The ‘Limited’ trim changes the Alloys to diamond cut and the grille and top door surrounds have chrome strips attached, the headlights are upgraded to LED and adaptive cruise control is standard.

 

The 2022 Compass, is only available in front wheel drive form as a manual gearboxed car paired to the new 1.3 litre 128bhp petrol engine which feels nippy enough around town and will return around 40mpg.

The Jeep Compass is a good looking car and an excellent choice if you want a light to manoeuvre car with the advantages of the raised seat height of an SUV combined with the off road looks of a Jeep.

Winter Best Buy– Jeep Compass  1.3 (128 bhp) Petrol Night Eagle Limited Manual   –£2295 Advance Payment (£1139 wpms) or £2495 (£1339 wpms) as a Night Eagle

 

For a 45 minute in depth video click here: