This week, prices have been announced for the new Jeep Compass SUV, which is due to land in the UK as of February 2018. Available in four trims, it will go up against stiff competition in the the forms of the Nissan Qashqai, the SEAT Ateca and the Peugeot 3008 to name a few. A total of of five engines will be available with two wheel drive and four wheel drive versions on offer.
How much is it? What’s included?
There are four trims on offer: Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk. Personally I think Jeep has missed a trick here. The car’s called Compass, so why not have North, East, South and West? Actually that sounds stupid when you say it out loud… Let’s forget I said that shall we? Moving on…
The ‘Sport’ trim acts as the base model and is priced from £22,995. This comes fitted with the 1.6 MultiJet turbocharged petrol which offers 118bhp with power fed to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. This trim offers standard equipment including 16″ alloy wheels, LED tail lights, leather steering wheel with audio controls, air conditioning, cruise control, forward collision warning and 60/40 rear seat split.
The ‘Longitude’ trim is priced from £24,995 and also offers the choice 118bhp diesel, but buyers can also choose from a 138bhp MultiAir petrol engine, or a 138bhp 2.0 litre MultiJet diesel, the latter of which comes with four wheel drive. Standard equipment on this trim level includes 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, Parkview reverse camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, 8.4-inch audio and navigation, electric lumbar support, dual zone climate control and keyless entry and go.
Next up is the ‘Limited’ trim, which is priced from £27,995, and comes with a choice of all five engines. That means you can either have the 1.4 MultiAir petrol that offers either 138bhp or 168bhp, the 118bhp 1.6 MultiJet diesel, or the 2.0 litre MultiJet that comes in either 138bhp or 178bhp. Four wheel drive is available with both the 1.4 unit and the 2.0 litre units, with a 9-speed auto fitted to the 1.4 and the more powerful 2.0 unit.
It may be called Limited, but it comes with a good amount of kit, including 8-inch alloy wheels, halogen projector headlamps, silver roof rails, privacy glass, leather power and heated seats, windscreen wiper de-icer, heated steering wheel, rain sensitive wipers, Parkview reverse camera, Parksense front and rear park assist system, blind spot and cross path detection, and parallel and perpendicular park assist.
Last but not least is the Trailhawk, which won’t be available until summer next year, and is priced from £35,595, and comes only with the 168bhp 2.0 litre diesel which is mated to the 9-speed auto with power fed to all four wheels.
Standard kit includes halogen projector headlamps, hood decal, red rear tow hook, privacy glass, front and rear off-road bumpers, raised off-road suspension, front and rear skid plates, 8.4-inch audio and navigation, leather power and heated seats, 60/40 folding rear seat with boot pass-through, heated steering wheel, all-season floor mats, Parkview reverse camera, Parksense front and rear park assist system, blind spot and cross path detection, hill descent and Rock transmission mode.
The new Jeep Compass will be the first Jeep model to be fitted with a Uconnect 5.0 and Uconnect 8.4 Nav systems to help bring the model up-to-date. The Compass will also offer a healthy amount of safety systems such as Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection and ParkView to name a few. Six airbags comes as standard, meaning that the Compass has been able to bag a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP.
The new Jeep Compass is available to order now, with prices starting from £22,995.