New 2021 Jeep Compass Details Revealed
Added: 06 July 2020
Since the release of its first model in 2007, the Jeep Compass has proven itself to be a popular compact crossover SUV, combining luxurious comfort and impressive off-road capability.
The new 2021 model continues to improve upon this comfort and off-road performance, while also aiming to be a greener and more powerful car.
What are some of the biggest changes?
The previous model was exclusively a 4X4, whereas the 2021 Jeep Compass will be front wheel drive only. This should result in better fuel economy and improved traction when climbing hills.
The steering rack has also been retuned in order to be lighter and more responsive, while new shock absorbers have been added to reduce body movements and improve braking stability.
The new Jeep Compass will be available in two forms. The first is a manual option with a 128bhp engine and a six-speed gear box. The second is an automatic option with a 148bhp engine and a six-speed dual clutch gear box.
For those that choose the second option, there is also a fun ‘sport mode’ feature that adjusts shift behaviour and boosts throttle response. It also increases the steering weight and holds lower gears more effectively.
Despite the engine being slightly smaller than the previous model, the new Jeep Compass will deliver 30lb ft more of torque. This will help improve performance when climbing hills and carrying large weights.
The 2021 Jeep Compass also claims a 27% reduction in carbon emissions and a 30% improvement in fuel economy. This improved greenness is likely to be a big selling point for Jeep fans wanting to improve their carbon footprint.
Will there be a hybrid variant?
With more people making the shift to EVs, Jeep has also made plans to bring out a plug-in 4xe hybrid version of the 2021 Jeep Compass. This will be available in 187bhp and 237bhp.
This car will also be all-wheel drive, powered by a 1.3 litre petrol engine mated to a rear axle electric motor.
What else can we expect from the new Jeep Compass?
A number of aesthetic upgrades have been made including five new exterior colours and six new wheel designs for those want to customise their car.
The Jeep Compass’s revered infotainment system is also being upgraded further. Using Jeep’s Uconnect services, users will be able to connect apps to the system and also connect wearable tech such as smartwatches.
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