2023 Jeep Compass arrives with new turbo-4, normal AWD
The 2023 Jeep Compass follows final yr’s redesign with a brand new engine and normal all-wheel drive, Jeep introduced Tuesday.
A brand new 2.0-liter turbo-4 makes 200 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque, and guarantees to be each extra highly effective and extra environment friendly than the outgoing engine. The 177-hp 2.4-liter inline-4 had a 6-speed computerized on front-wheel-drive fashions, or an indecisive 9-speed computerized with all-wheel-drive fashions. In our 2022 Jeep Compass assessment, we famous, “The shifts come late, the engine strains, and cruising above 70 mph elicits some shakes.”
The brand new turbo-4 pairs with an 8-speed computerized transmission, and all-wheel drive comes normal. A disconnecting rear axle guarantees higher effectivity on the freeway. The 2023 Jeep Compass Trailhawk upgrades to a four-wheel-drive system with a low crawling gear. It additionally has a 1.0-inch manufacturing unit elevate, skid plates, tow hooks, off-road tires, and a towing capability of two,000 kilos.
Swapping in a brand new powertrain on a automotive that was simply redesigned is odd however commonplace. The Nissan Rogue was redesigned in 2021, then the 2022 Nissan Rogue arrived with a turbo-3 engine that changed the underwhelming 2.5-liter inline-4. Toyota launched the Corolla Cross small crossover new in 2022, then added a hybrid choice on the 2023 Corolla Cross.
Bought in Sport, Latitude, Latitude Lux, Restricted, and Trailhawk grades, the 2023 Jeep Compass comes properly outfitted. Commonplace driver-assist options embrace computerized emergency braking with pedestrian detection, energetic lane management, blind-spot displays, and a rear-seat reminder. Latitude and above trims have computerized excessive beams.
The bottom mannequin rolls on 17-inch wheels and has a ten.1-inch touchscreen changing the 8.4-inch touchscreen on the 2022 mannequin. It runs the model’s newest Uconnect 5 working software program, which incorporates wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Choices embrace leather-based upholstery, a ten.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and a wi-fi smartphone charger.
Inbuilt Mexico, the 2023 Jeep Compass goes on sale late this yr or early subsequent yr. Pricing might be introduced nearer to that date.