The recent update has brought a lot of novelties for this compact crossover and that’s a clear indicator that the company plans to keep the current generation in production for some more time. In other words, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Jeep Compass will come without more important updates. We expect to see the same design and features, though minor tweaks are always possible, especially when it comes to new standard features and similar things.
In any case, you may count on familiar design and characteristics. The 2023 Jeep Compass will continue to offer some of the best off-road performances in the class. Furthermore, we like the new cabin design, which comes with a lot of new tech features. The passenger space is pretty generous too. On the other hand, the engine feels underpowered, while the cargo area is small by the segment standards.
As there are no bigger changes to come, we expect that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2023 Jeep Compass Design
Design-wise, we definitely don’t expect to see changes. The 2023 Jeep Compass will carry on with the same design, based on the company’s good-old Small Wide platform. This SUV is easy to drive, though the handling isn’t particularly engaging. Moreover, the ride comfort isn’t spectacular either, so we could say that most rivals offer better ride quality.
On the other hand, where this SUV impresses is the off-road performance. Base models come standard with four-wheel drive and a Selec-Terrain management system with Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud modes. The Trailhawk models add hill descent control, Rock drive mode, upgraded suspension, low-range gearing, additional skid plates, tow hooks etc.
The recent update has brought a lot of novelties on the inside. Of course, the most prominent is the new infotainment screen and digital instrument cluster. Combined with improved build quality and materials, as well as with new color schemes, the cabin looks pretty upscale.
The driving position is high and ensures excellent visibility in all directions. Ergonomics are pretty good too, while the front seats are massive and supportive. There is also plenty of space for taller passengers. The second row also offers a decent amount of space and taller passengers may enjoy longer journeys as well.
On the other hand, the cargo area isn’t all that spacious. It offers around 27.2 cubic feet of room behind the back row, and 59.8 cubic feet of the total cargo volume, which is below average for the segment.
Although changes in this aspect are always possible, we are pretty sure that most things are about to remain the same. The 2023 Jeep Compass will continue in the same way, with a familiar list of standard and available features.
We expect that base models will come with goodies like an 8.4-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, three USB ports, satellite radio, remote keyless entry, voice recognition etc. More expensive models will come with a 7-inch or 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, wireless device charging, an additional USB port, navigation, and dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof etc.
When it comes to driver-assistance features, all models should come standard with a rearview camera, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert etc. We also count on available upgrades like adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, parallel and perpendicular park assist, traffic-sign recognition, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic high-beam headlights etc.
2023 Jeep Compass Engine
Unfortunately, the 2023 Jeep Compass will continue with just one engine option on the offer. That would be a good-old 2.4-liter inline-four, which puts out around 180 horsepower. It’s not a bad engine if you need a daily commuter but it definitely feels underpowered on the highway. Also, keep in mind that front-wheel-drive models come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while models with four-wheel-drive use a 9-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, which is slightly below average for the segment.
2023 Jeep Compass Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2023 Jeep Compass sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 27.000 dollars. Key competitors should be models like Ford Bronco Sport, GMC Terrain etc.