The Jeep Compass has gone on sale! Take a look at specification and pricing for the new Compass below...
The Jeep Compass is not the smallest Jeep in the family anymore as the Renegade currently occupies that slot. The latest iteration of Compass has taken some time to get to South Africa and thanks to a dealership bulletin which was sent to us, we can confirm which model we're getting and how much it'll cost.
Yes, you read right. Sadly, South Africa will be getting just the single derivative; the Compass Trailhawk, the 4x4-focused top of the range model. Powered by the naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre 4-cylinder engine with 130 kW and 229 Nm, the Jeep Compass also features a 9-speed automatic transmission. It's not going to be the fastest Jeep around, with the Compass hitting 100 kph in just under 10 seconds.
Being the flagship offering, you do get a commendable amount of standard features such as an automated tailgate, keyless entry and start button functionality. There's also a new infotainment screen which is 8.4-inches in size and it features navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are 7 airbags and the vehicle received 5 stars in the Euro NCAP test. There's also a 438-litre boot.
The Trailhawk nomenclature means that this is the 4x4-focused derivative in the Compass family. To enable traversing rough terrain, the Compass features many offroad modes such as Snow, Rock, Sand and Mud. You can also leave the car in Auto mode and it'll do the dirty work automatically. There's also Hill Descent Control and Standard Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 20:1 crawl ratio. The Compass Trailhawk features 30-degree approach angle, 24-degree breakover angle and a 34-degree departure angle, as well as a ground clearance of 225 mm. It can also wade through 405 mm of water.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk cabin, ready to tackle the outdoors.
Jeep Compass Price in South Africa (December 2018)
The Jeep Compass is sold with a 3 year/100 000 km service and maintenance plan.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk - R599 999