- jeep has revealed the 2022 compass, which has interior and exterior updates.
- a new 10.1-inch infotainment screen is newly optional.
- the 2.4-liter inline-four engine remains, and is available with either front- or all-wheel drive.
the 2022 jeep compass is getting a mid-cycle update, with the biggest news being the suv's updated interior and technology options. the 2022 compass also gets exterior updates for this including a revised front end with smaller led headlights, a larger lower grille, thinner grille slats, and new taillights.
it's the interior where stellantis made the biggest changes, and the 2022 model now looks more like the europe-market compass than the previous u.s. version. the acres of plastic have been reduced in favor of an upholstered and stitched dashboard. the standard 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system remains the same, but there’s now an optional 10.1-inch screen, and all systems now use the latest uconnect 5 software.
jeep also introduced a new trim level, the latitude lux, which includes heated leather front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster, 18-inch wheels, and the optional and 10.1-inch infotainment screen. the other trim levels include sport, latitude, limited, and trailhawk.
jeep says it has upgraded the steering and suspension for 2022, but the compass's powertrain unfortunately remains the same. we called it the naturally aspirated 2.4-liter inline-four lethargic before, and have no expectation that this will be different for 2022. it produces the same 177 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, and the two available transmissions carry over: a six-speed automatic in the front-wheel-drive model and a nine-speed automatic in all-wheel-drive models.
as before, the 2022 compass offers two all-wheel-drive systems, and if you want the 20:1 crawl ratio for off-roading, you’ll want the trailhawk trim, which also offers an extra inch of ground clearance for a total of 8.6 inches. the 2022 compass can tow a maximum of 2000 pounds. there is no manual-transmission option.
prices start at $26,490 for the front-wheel-drive compass sport, a $500 increase from last year. the latitude starts at $28,020, the latitude lux at $31,090, the limited at $32,890, and the trailhawk at $33,090. all-wheel drive is a $1500 option on the sport and latitude but comes standard on latitude lux, trailhawk, and limited models.
jeep didn’t mention anything about the 4xe plug-in-hybrid version during the compass' u.s. debut at the chicago auto show, but since it has already been confirmed for europe and jeep has said it will offer a phev in every segment, we assume information on that model will come in the near future. the 2022 compass will go on sale this fall.