Building on the redesign for the 2022 model year, the 2023 Jeep Compass gets a performance boost with the introduction of a standard turbocharged powertrain.
The 2023 Compass is now equipped with a standard 200-horsepower 2.0-liter engine that provides exceptional responsiveness and improved drivability. The entire range of Jeep Compass 4×4 models provides even more legendary off-road capability plus an exciting array of advanced safety and security features.
“We’ve received tremendous customer feedback about the Jeep Compass’ new interior and all the high-tech features, and now we have the opportunity to showcase the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine on all Compass models for the 2023 model year,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of the Jeep brand North America. “I can’t wait for customers to take it for a spin, because not only is it more powerful, it’s also really fun to drive.”
Available in five different 4×4 trim configurations – Sport, Latitude, Latitude LUX, Limited and Trailhawk – the 2023 Jeep Compass is available now for order and scheduled to begin arriving in North American Jeep showrooms in the first quarter of 2023.
New standard on all Jeep Compass trims and enabled by an innovative power transfer unit (PTU), the Jeep Active Drive 4×4 system is fully automatic and provides seamless operation in and out of four-wheel drive at any speed without driver intervention. Jeep Active Drive enables optimal grip in low traction conditions.
Jeep Active Drive Low, which provides the Compass Trailhawk with off-road capability, builds on the Jeep Active Drive 4×4 system and provides a class-leading 20:1 crawl ratio and low range for 4×4 trail-rated capability.
Both the Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, which provides up to four modes – Auto, Snow, Sand/Mud modes, plus the exclusive Rock mode on the Trailhawk model – for driver-controllable, four-wheel drive performance on or off-road and in all weather conditions.
For greater off-road capability, Selec-Terrain includes standard hill control on Trailhawk models. Hillback Control maintains the vehicle’s speed down steep, rugged hills by actively controlling the brakes, allowing the driver to focus on steering.
The 2023 Compass features a class-exclusive fully decoupled rear axle and PTU to provide improved fuel economy. Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems activate immediately when 4×4 traction is needed.
One of the most technologically advanced engines in the automotive industry, the 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected inline-four is rated at 200 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a new high-efficiency eight-speed automatic. transfer.
The Jeep Compass’ new eight-speed automatic transmission provides a more responsive driving experience with quicker acceleration and smoother shifting. The eight-speed automatic transmission enables the 2023 Compass to optimize engine output and smooth, efficient power delivery at highway speeds.
Standard on all Jeep Compass 4×4 models, the eight-speed automatic transmission is uniquely adapted to the requirements of the Trailhawk model. The Trail Rated 4×4 rock-crawl ratio is enabled by a 4.71:1 first gear ratio coupled with a 4.398 final drive to deliver its 20:1 class-leading crawl ratio.
It also offers more than 80 safety and security features, the most available security features in its class. Advanced safety features now standard on all trims include drowsy driver detection, rear seat reminder warning and security alarm.
Drowsy driver detection tracks vehicle movements, such as lane departure, and interaction, such as steering wheel input over time, for driving behavior consistent with that of a drowsy driver. When certain thresholds are reached, the system responds with audio and/or visual warnings for the driver to drive over.
A new rear seat reminder alert notifies a driver that a passenger may be in the back seat before exiting the vehicle. The driver will receive a visible and audible warning when the vehicle has been parked and the engine disconnected.
The 2023 Jeep Compass also gets an updated wheel lineup, with distinctive patterns up to 19-inches and blacked-out options. The Trailhawk model is equipped with a new Gloss Black painted wheel, while the Sport and Latitude models get a new and distinctive 17-inch painted alloy wheel design.