The Jeep® brand took the wraps off its new 2022 Jeep Compass at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show, showcasing an authentic, new premium design and an all-new modern interior with advanced safety and security features, including semi-autonomous driving and a host of next-generation technologies, to make it the most connected, technologically advanced Compass ever.
“The new 2022 Jeep Compass ushers in new levels of comfort and functionality, with premium styling and craftsmanship inside and out. A stunning new interior design and the addition of several advanced safety features make it even more desirable in the compact SUV segment,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep Brand North America. “Sophisticated and well equipped, the Compass stays true to its benchmark 4×4 capability and on-road dynamics, but with even more refinement and precision. It also boasts a host of new attributes and innovative technologies designed to keep consumers connected and make their lives easier.”
Available in five different trim configurations: Sport, North, Altitude, Limited and the rugged Trail Rated Trailhawk, the 2022 Jeep Compass is scheduled to arrive in Jeep showrooms in North America in the fall of 2021.
Go anywhere Jeep 4×4 capability with premium on-road performance
The new 2022 Jeep Compass delivers incredible performance, whether traversing off-road trails or navigating busy city streets. Legendary off-road capability begins courtesy of two advanced, intelligent 4×4 systems, each of which can send 100% of available torque to any one wheel.
The Compass features a class-exclusive fully disconnecting rear axle and power-transfer unit (PTU) in order to provide 4×4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems instantly engage when 4×4 traction is needed.
Jeep Active Drive
Enabled by an innovative PTU, Jeep Active Drive is fully automatic and delivers seamless operation in and out of four-wheel drive, at any speed with no driver intervention. Standard on Sport, North, Altitude and Limited 4×4 models, Jeep Active Drive can provide as much as 100% of the engine’s available torque to the rear wheels, enabling optimal grip in low-traction conditions.
Jeep Active Drive Low
Providing the Compass Trailhawk with legendary off-road capability, Jeep Active Drive Low builds on the Jeep Active Drive system and affords a 20:1 crawl ratio and low range for 4×4 Trail Rated capability.
Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing up to four modes (Auto, Snow, Sand/Mud modes, plus exclusive Rock mode on the Trailhawk model) for driver controllable, four-wheel-drive performance on or off road and in all weather conditions.
For even greater Trail Rated off-road capability, Selec-Terrain includes standard Hill-descent Control on Trailhawk models. Hill-descent Control allows drivers to control vehicle speed down steep, rugged grades without the need for throttle or brake pedals.
The Compass Trailhawk model also includes a 2.5 centimetre (1-inch) factory lift to deliver 21.8 cm (8.6 in.) of ground clearance, water fording up to 48 cm (19 in.), high-strength steel skid plates, signature red front and rear tow hooks, 17-inch aluminum wheels and rugged, all-season performance tires. Rounding out its go-anywhere capability is uniquely designed front and rear fascias, giving Trailhawk models a 30-degree approach angle, a 24-degree breakover angle and a 34-degree departure angle.