Jeep Compass moving upscale with updated features

For 2022, the Jeep Compass, already upgraded to look and feel more luxurious, has gotten more attention inside. A new 10.25 inch digital instrument cluster is optional, and buyers get an 8.4 inch center telematics display on base models and Latitude, with a 10.1 inch screen standard on all upper models.

The center console has been redesigned and elevated, with more storage, an optional wireless charger, and “modern switches.” The dashboard has been updated with new, slimmer HVAC vents, and the Limited gained sepia wrapped accents. Heated rear seats join the Compass option list for the first time.

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The exterior has been updated with slim LED headlamps, new textures and accents, and a red-and-black anti-glare hood decal for the Trailhawk. The Limited has optional gloss black front and rear lower fascias, and the High Altitude gains body colored front and rear fascias and side flares. Wheels were updated, and a hands-free power liftgate joined the option list.

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The Compass is up to date on safety and driver assistance technology, with lane management, collision warning with active braking, pedestrian/cyclist emergency braking, blind spot monitors, and rear cross path protection standard across the board. A 360° surround camera will be optional, along with a late-availability highway assist system, self-parking, and traffic sign recognition. The Compass also has UConnect 5, which includes standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

As before, the base models have a six-speed automatic (FWD Sport and Latitude) while AWD versions and upper models have a nine-speed; the AWD Compass has a full disconnecting rear axle for higher economy. The Trailhawk can tow up to 2,000 pounds, cross 19 inches of water, and use a 20:1 crawl ratio.

The new-for-2022 Latitude LUX adds heated leather front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, eight-way power driver seat, 7-inch digital gauge cluster, 10-inch telematics screen, remote start, and alarm.

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