It has been an honor to watch the Jeep Compass grow. It went from being the weakest Jeep SUV in the lineup to a true contender with an exceptional interior. Now the 2023 Jeep Compass finally has more engine power and off-road abilities to match its confident good looks.
How much power does the 2023 Jeep Compass have?
The 2023 Jeep Compass has a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that makes 200 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque. This extra power should provide a more engaging drive thanks to livelier acceleration.
The 2022 Jeep Compass uses a 2.4-liter inline-four engine with 177 hp and 172 pound-feet of torque. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in about 9.5 seconds, which is adequate but not exactly exciting.
So the new Compass should be faster. Also, the old nine-speed automatic transmission has been replaced by an eight-speed gearbox.
It’s using the same engine as the 2023 Dodge Hornet. The Alfa Romeo Tonale was supposed to use the same engine, but now it’s in a hybrid configuration.
Has the 2023 Compass received off-road updates?
The 2023 Jeep Compass got moderate off-road improvements. For example, the Jeep Active 4×4 system is now standard across the line. The 2WD powertrains have been put to pasture so drivers can enjoy the boost of power sent to each wheel.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is the most popular model. According to motor trendIt has a trail-rated 4×4 crawl ratio that’s powered by a 4.71:1 first gear ratio combined with a 4.398 final drive to deliver its class-leading 20:1 crawl ratio.
Regular Compass models have a 7.7-inch ground clearance, but the Trailhawk version includes a suspension lift that raises it up to about 8.1 inches.
It has an approach angle of 30 degrees, a breakaway angle of 24 degrees, and a departure angle of 34.0 degrees. Plus, it includes off-road modes for Auto, Snow, Sand/Mud, and Rock.
Upgrading to the 2023 Jeep Compass Trailhawk model adds a black-painted roof, 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire, underbody skid plates, tow hooks, automatic windshield wipers, climate control Two-zone automatic, ambient control interior lighting and parking sensors.
How much does the 2023 Jeep Compass cost?
Pricing for the 2023 Jeep Compass starts at $31,590, which is $1,210 more than the previous model. This price is fine, considering the new engine, but it feels high compared to rivals. The 2023 Mazda CX-30 starts at $23,950. That Mazda won’t be rock climbing though.
Upgrading to the Compass Trailhawk version brings the price up to $37,340, and the top-spec High Altitude kicks things up to $40,340.
The Compass didn’t shed any styling upgrades, getting a slight refresh for 2022 that included a complete interior facelift. Other updates for 2023 include standard 17-inch wheels on lower trim levels and more standard features.
We can’t wait to get behind the wheel to see how the new engine feels. The new Compass is expected to arrive in dealerships during the first quarter of 2023. Stay tuned for the latest updates.