The 2022 Jeep Compass includes minor exterior styling updates and major interior and safety system upgrades.
Choosing Your Jeep Compass
The Jeep Compass is available in five trims: Sport, Latitude, Latitude Lux, Trailhawk, and Limited. Starting prices range from $26,590 to $32,990.
The Jeep Compass is fitted with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that develops 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel-drive models are matched with a six-speed automatic while all-wheel-drive models feature a nine-speed unit. Jeep’s Select-Terrain traction control system is included with the Active Drive all-wheel-drive system and furthermore includes a Rock terrain setting to make the most of the Trailhawk trim’s lower final drive ratio. The Trailhawk is also the only trim with a 2,000-pound towing rating.
Fuel economy ratings are an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 combined while the all-wheel-drive system reduces the highway figure by just one mpg point.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Compass seats five, stretches to 173 inches in length, and rides on a 103.8-inch wheelbase, making it slightly longer than a Honda HR-V. Rear passengers receive 38.3 inches of legroom and cargo capacity grows from 27.2 cubic feet to 59.8 cubic feet with the 60/40 split rear seat folded. Helping the Compass maneuver in the urban setting is a tight 36.3-foot turning circle.
All 2022 Jeep Compass models are well equipped when it comes to active safety technology. The base trim incorporates automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and bicycle detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic detection, and lane-keep assist, while adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors are standard on the Trailhawk and Limited trims and optional on the Latitude and Latitude Lux trims. Parallel and perpendicular parking assist systems and a surround-view camera system are optional on all trims except for the Sport and a Highway Assist semi-autonomous system is available in the Trailhawk and Limited trims.
The 2022 Compass has not yet been evaluated by NHTSA or IIHS.
All trims feature Jeep’s latest UConnect 5 infotainment system with SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth connectivity for two phones. The Sport and Latitude trims’ 8.4-inch touchscreen is enlarged to 10.1-inches on the more expensive trims. Alexa Built-In and HD radio are optional on Trailhawk and Limited trims.
Recharging options are aplenty. There are two USB ports (one Type A and one Type C) in front, one USB port (Type A) for the second row, and two 12-volt outlets; one located in front and the other in the cargo area. A wireless charging pad, a second USB port (Type C) for the second-row passengers, and a 115-volt outlet are further available on all trims except the Sport.
A six-speaker audio system is standard while trims above the Sport can be equipped with an Alpine nine-speaker system.
The base Sport trim features 16-inch aluminum wheels, molded-in-color black door handles, front and rear lower fascias, and grille, gloss black heated exterior mirrors, and black roof rails. The interior incorporates cloth seats with a manual six-way adjustable driver’s seat, chrome interior trim, a tilt and telescope steering wheel, a 3.5-inch digital driver display, push-button start, one-touch auto-up front windows, and a rear-seat center armrest.
There are no optional packages offered.
The Latitude trim’s exterior gains 17-inch wheels, body-color door handles, proximity entry, and fog lights while the interior receives a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and vinyl-covered seats with cloth inserts and contrast stitching.
A $1,695 Convenience Group includes an eight-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a hands-free power tailgate, a seven-inch digital driver display, additional power ports, remote engine start, and a windshield wiper deicer.
With the Convenience Group selected, the Driver Assist Group is offered for $1,495 and includes the added active safety equipment as well as rain-sensing wipers, LED fog lights, and a wireless charging pad.
The upgraded Alpine audio system is packaged with a panoramic sunroof in the $2,195 Sun and Sound Group.
The Latitude Lux trim adds 18-inch satin-carbon painted wheels, perforated heated leather seats with copper-colored stitching and eight-way power-adjustability for the driver, a seven-inch digital driver information display, and remote engine start.
The Lux Driver Assist package is $1,995 and, beyond the added safety gear, includes a hands-free power tailgate, dual-zone climate control, LED fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, a wireless charging pad, and additional power ports.
The Premium Lighting Group is available for $795 and adds LED projector headlights, LED taillights, and automatic high-beam control.
The Trailhawk trim features functional off-road equipment such as standard all-wheel drive, a one-inch suspension lift, additional skid plates, hill-descent control, unique front and rear fascias, which add clearance, and front and rear red tow hooks, and becomes the only trim to receive Jeep’s Trail Rated badge. It also features 17-inch wheels, a hood decal, integrated turn signals in the mirrors, a gloss black roof panel, piano black interior trim, dual-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, and leather seats with cloth inserts, red accent stitching, and an embroidered Trailhawk logo.
The Trailhawk offers the Convenience Group for $1,295 which includes heated front seats with an eight-way power driver’s seat, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and additional power ports or the Elite Group for $2,995, which includes the features of the Convenience Group and adds the Premium Lighting Group, leather seats with ventilation, eight-way power-adjustability for the front passenger, heated second-row seats, a hands-free power tailgate, and a 10.25 fully digital instrument cluster.
With the Elite Group selected, the Trailhawk trim can be equipped with the top level of driver-assist technology for $2,295.
The Limited trim is standard with all-wheel drive and builds on the Latitude Lux trim by adding twin exhaust outlets, a gloss-black grille with bright chrome surrounds, painted silver lower bumper accents, gloss black mirrors with chrome accents, a gloss black roof panel with silver roof rails, 18-inch wheels with gloss black pockets, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, and gloss black interior trim.
The optional $2,295 Driver Assist Group includes the full suite of driver-assist technology but requires the Elite Group for $2,995. This package brings 19-inch wheels, the Premium Lighting Group, hands-free power tailgate, additional gloss black exterior trim, premium leather seating, driver’s seat memory, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster.
The High Altitude Package adds $2,595 and distinguishes itself with painted lower front and rear fascias with gray accents, body-colored fender flairs, unique 19-inch wheels, black premium leather seats with tungsten stitching, and a black headliner.
The Latitude trim with the Convenience Group and Driver Assist Group creates a premium-feeling compact crossover without many shortcomings.