The 2023 Jeep Compass is coming off a 2022 redesign, and as a result, the 2023 model is mostly carried over from the outgoing model. However, Jeep engineers chose to focus their attention under the hood and have given the Compass a more powerful engine to compete with rivals in the competitive compact SUV class.
New Engine Increases Power, Fuel Economy
A key change for the 2023 Jeep Compass is that the unloved 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine has been benched. In its place is an all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 200 horsepower (an increase of 23 hp) mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Jeep claims the new engine is supposed to improve acceleration and responsiveness, but the company hasn’t revealed final fuel economy or performance numbers yet.
Minor Updates Keep Compass Pointed in the Right Direction
In addition to the new engine, Jeep’s Active Drive 4×4 system is now standard on all Compasses. The off-road-focused Trailhawk gets Active Drive Low, a tweaked version of the system that allows it to have a 20:1 crawl ratio.
All models also get a suite of standard safety features, including rear seat alert, a security alarm and a drowsy driver alert to help detect when a driver is falling asleep behind the wheel. Automatic high beams come standard from the Latitude trim on up. Rounding out the changes are new 17-inch wheel options for Sport and Latitude variants.
Jeep hasn’t yet confirmed pricing for the 2023 Compass, but the trim breakdown remains unchanged for the new model year:
- Latitude Lux
- High Altitude
The Compass is available to order now, and full pricing details will be announced closer to its on-sale date in the first quarter of 2023.
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