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2022 Jeep Compass Launched In Italy

2022 Jeep Compass Launched In Italy

Jeep is about as American as they come. The brand has a distinct style and an appeal that could only be American. Yet, the new model, the 2022 Jeep Compass was launched in Italy last week.

 

Jeeps are a rare sight in Europe. Smaller roads, tighter safety restrictions and much higher gas prices all contribute to keeping the brand low on buyer’s lists.

 

That’s changing thanks to a steady improvement in the quality of the models, the cabins and overall design. Gone is the brash, basic SUVs with thirsty engines and basic suspension. Here are much higher quality materials, smooth engines and suspension that is as capable as it is comfortable.

 

Plus, the release of the 4xe hybrid models make Jeeps more appealing to more environmentally aware customers in Canada and in Europe.

 

2022 Jeep Compass

 

The 2022 Jeep Compass is a compact SUV with typical Jeep looks. The front grille has been refined somewhat and still looks like a Jeep but is a little more grown up. The same headlight design we see on the Cherokee is here too, only smaller.

 

The design features a sloped hood, raked windshield, slightly curved roof and a rounded hatch. The waistline starts low at the front and gradually goes up to the rear quarterlight, giving the car a bit of an aero look.

 

Inside, the 2022 Jeep Compass is a nice place to spend time. The dashboard is simple and unfussy with a nice driving position with a digital dashboard, new larger touchscreen and a simplified set of controls for heating and cooling. It’s pared back without feeling barren and works well.

 

Materials and finishing look better, the new touchscreen will use the new Uconnect 5 system and the 10.3 inch digital dashboard, while an option, should prove very popular.

 

That new uConnect system is much faster than previous models and uses the Android operating system. It comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, interactive 3D TomTom navigation, voice commands and the usual Uconnect Service suite.

 

Engine and drivetrain

 

The Italian reveal didn’t mention engines but we suspect the 2.4-litre four cylinder will be the main option. We are hoping the 4xe model will come to Canada as it seems to be going down well with global buyers. We have the Wrangler 4xe and it seems very popular!

 

The 4xe unit is a 1.3-litre four cylinder up front and an electric motor on the rear axle. The motor pairs with an 11.4kW battery pack to deliver a combined output of 190 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. There is also a 240 hp variant of this motor on higher trims.

 

The gas engine drives the front wheels while the motor drives the rear. Then in electric only mode, the gas engine switches off while the electric motor does the work.

 

The engine is capable of up to 31 miles in electric only mode.

 

The 2022 Jeep Compass looks to be a solid evolution of the theme with some nice upgrades. The 4xe option keeps the Jeep current while offering a type of AWD. We really hope we get it here in Canada!

 

Keep up to date with the 2022 Jeep Compass at Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 3V8.

 

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