The Jeep Compass arrives for 2022 with a host of changes that are meant to make it more competitive in the tough class. Updated exterior styling, more tech features, a revised list of convenience features, updated suspension, and a reworked cabin all result in a more upscale feel. Additionally, there’s a new Latitude Lux trim that slots in as the mid-level model.
The Compass’ front end receives the grunt of the exterior changes for the 2022 model year. There’s an updated front fascia with a new seven-slot grille that features black accents. Other changes include slimmer headlights and larger air vents for improved engine cooling. Jeep has also updated the off-roading-ready Trailhawk with a new red and black hood decal, a matte black grille, and larger vents. A new front skid plate is also included with the Trailhawk.
On the inside, the changes are far more pronounced. The 2022 Compass features a more upscale design. The infotainment screen now sits in front of the dashboard instead of being integrated directly into it, while the three-spoke steering wheel is slimmer than before. Jeep’s updates are meant to highlight the Compass’ horizontal lines for an airy feel. New convenience features have been added, too, as the rear seats can be heated for the first time in the SUV’s history.
Jeep has updated the Compass’ tech features for the 2022 model year. The compact SUV now comes with an 8.4-inch touchscreen as standard. Jeep points out that the touchscreen is the largest standard unit in the class. The infotainment system is running the latest Uconnect 5 system, bringing Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a few USB ports. A 10.1-inch touchscreen is available, featuring wireless smartphone compatibility, Bluetooth for two devices at once, Wi-Fi hot spot, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Also new for 2022 is an available 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.
The Compass’ list of standard safety features has grown for 2022. The compact SUV now comes with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring. This is a massive improvement over last year’s model. Available features include Highway Assist, which is a semi-autonomous driving system, traffic sign recognition, a surround-view camera, and park assist.
Powertrain-wise, things remain the same for the upcoming 2022 Jeep Compass. The compact SUV continues to come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Compared to last year, the engine is down on power, rated at 177 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes with either a nine-speed or six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive will continue to be available on the Compass.
Pricing & Release Date
The 2022 Jeep Compass will go on sale later this fall.
Jeep will offer the Compass in five trims: Sport ($26,490), Latitude ($28,020), Latitude Lux ($31,090), Trailhawk ($32,890), and Limited ($32,890). Prices include a $1,495 destination fee.
Pictured: 2022 Compass