The 2022 Jeep Compass is a rugged techie


Jeep took the wraps off its new 2022 Compass at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show. The American truck marque boasted the SUV's premium design, modern interior, safety and security features, and next-generation driving technologies.

Available in five different trim configurations, Sport, Latitude, new Latitude LUX, Limited and the rugged Trailhawk, the Compass is scheduled to hit North American showrooms this year. 

The Compass features a fully disconnecting rear axle and power-transfer unit (PTU) in order to provide 4x4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4x4 systems instantly engage when 4x4 traction is needed.

Jeep Active Drive is said to automatically switch the four-wheel drive on or off, at any speed with no driver intervention. The feature can provide as much as 100 percent of the engine’s available torque to the rear wheels, Jeep said. 


Providing the Compass Trailhawk with legendary off-road capability, Jeep Active Drive Low builds on the Jeep Active Drive system and affords a 20:1 crawl ratio and a low range.

Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4x4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing up to four modes (Auto, Snow, Sand/Mud modes, plus exclusive Rock mode on the Trailhawk model) for controllable performance on- or off-road, and in all weather conditions.


Moving on to the Compass interior, it calls a 10.1-inch Uconnect 5  display as the center piece, accompanied by a 10.25-inch frameless full-color thin-film transistor (TFT) digital cluster. 

“When designing the Compass interior, we aspired to breathe new life into all aspects of the vehicle, including shapes, surfaces and textures, to make it feel spacious and luxurious," director of interior design at Jeep Chris Benjamin said. 

Jeep-Compass"The result is a modern, sophisticated environment with signature Jeep design elements, high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology,” he added. 

For safety, the Compass features Pedestrian and Cyclist Automatic Emergency Braking, and a Surround View Camera. Available on Latitude models and above, the camera offers a 360-degree, bird’s-eye views of the vehicle and its surroundings.

Photos from Stellantis

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