Jeep Compass gets another update, ditches another engine
The redesigned 2023 Jeep Compass bowed in the USA last summer (see video) with stylistic enhancements, a revised interior and lots of optional features, but the same oily bits as before. This changes now as the old 2.4-liter non-turbo engine with 180 horsepower gets ditched in favor of a 2.0-liter turbo.
The new four-cylinder engine is an older Hurricane model designed by FCA with direct injection. You may be familiar with it if you have experience with other Stellantis Group cars. The mill comes in many flavors, but the Compass in particular gets 203 PS (200 hp / 149 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque from it. The start/stop functionality is included in the base spec, as are eight-speed automatic transmission and Active Drive 4x4 system with a coupling on the rear axle.
This new spec will be standard for the U.S.-sold Jeep Wrangler from now on, meaning there are no naturally aspirated or FWD options left on that market.
Elsewhere, the car boasts redesigned wheels sized 17 inches across and larger, a Uconnect 5 infotainment system now starting from 10.1 inches large instead of 8.4, and native Android Auto/Apple CarPlay support. The Highway Assist feature announced back in 2021 is also included by default.
The sales will start in the first quarter of 2023. You can still buy the older Compass with a non-turbo engine and front-wheel drive for $27,300.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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