Jeep relies entirely on double-heart petrol engines for its compact SUV. Whether with electric assistance and front-wheel drive or as a plug-in with a powerful electric motor and all-wheel drive: all Compass are efficient, modern and versatile. We explain the differences.
When you think of a Jeep, do you automatically think of steep ascents, rock climbing and mud hole fords? OK, that's right. But: the more than 80-year-old brand with the seven-slot radiator grille can deliver more than off-roaders for the pampas or luxurious full-size SUVs. Complete electrification goes hand in hand with modern technology. This ranges from driver assistance to efficient, partially electrified drives. Conventional petrol and diesel engines are out of the question with the Compass, instead there are two different hybrid drive trains in three performance variants under the hood.
Fresh on board since this spring: the e-hybrid, consisting of a 130 hp 1.5 liter turbo petrol engine and a 20 hp electric motor integrated into the Getrag double-clutch transmission as a starter generator and front-wheel drive. This relatively light, compact system enables purely electric starting, cruising and maneuvering or particularly smooth stop-and-go operation, for which the 135 Newton meters of the electric motor at the input of the seven-speed gearbox are easily sufficient.,
The drive reduces consumption compared to the previous petrol engines by up to 15 percent, to which the modern four-cylinder also contributes. Optimized thermodynamics, high compression (12.5 : 1), 350 bar injection pressure and the efficient Miller cycle reduce pollutant emissions at the root, so to speak; the belt starter generator ensures comfortable stop-start operation, while the e-machine recovers energy when decelerating and helps the combustion engine to often work at the optimum load point. The driver doesn't notice much of the technical effort, he doesn't have to charge the battery externally and enjoys a cultivated drive with sufficient power and a usable range.,
If that's not enough for you, take a look at the 4xe models with plug-in hybrid recommended. No, not equal and only to the top all-terrain Trailhawk, because the tamer variants also have a lot of abilities. Basically, above all, driving all four wheels. In addition, a 1.3-liter petrol engine with a six-speed automatic converter acts on the front axle and a 60 hp electric motor on the rear axle. The latter is always on the ball, regardless of the charge level of the 11.4 kWh battery. Should this be (too) low, a second generator motor driven by the petrol engine generates the necessary electricity, which Jeep calls the Powerloop.Keyword power: In contrast to the cheaper e-hybrid, the plug-in hybrid 4xe is available in two variants: In the Limited equipment variant, the petrol engine is also available with 130 hp (system output 190 hp), otherwise always with 180 petrol hp and a system output of 240 hp. The e-machine always delivers 250 Newton meters of torque, the petrol engine 270. Depending on the version, sprints to 100 in 7.3 seconds are possible at a top speed of 200 km/h.,
Purely electrically, the Compass 4xe not only hums up to 52 kilometers far, but a whopping 130 km/h fast, which makes it perfectly equipped for local emission-free everyday life.
Limited - the generous base
, And since this requires even more talent, Jeep generously equips the Compass in the Limited base. Among other things, with a 10.1-inch infotainment system including live service, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED headlights with high-beam assistant, reversing camera and inductive smartphone charging, Keyless Go, ACC, four all-wheel drive modes (only 4xe) as well as assistance including traffic sign recognition, speed and emergency brake assistant, which also recognizes pedestrians and cyclists.
Upland - the chic eco-saver
For an extra charge, the highway assistant combines automatic cruise control with lane guidance, which results in autonomous driving at level 2 - by the way, it comes as standard with the limited special series Upland, which consistently focuses on environmental friendliness. Not because of the exclusive Azure Blue-Green paintwork with special decals, but because of the fabric/leatherette seats with recycled plastic from the sea (Seaqual) and floor mats, headliner and interior panels made from sustainable and recycled fabrics.
S – the luxurious one
, Would you prefer it dignified and luxurious? Then the S is your ideal partner: 19-inch, body-colored bumpers and sills, electrically adjustable and heated leather seats, winter package, navigation system, electric tailgate with kick-opening function and three-piece folding rear seat backrests, some standard, some optional, combine function with elegance.
Trailhawk - the off-road instance
, Would you rather go off-road? Gladly, the Trailhawk is already waiting on its 17-inch wheels with off-road tires with good grip. The seats, upholstered in robust fabric, and the all-weather floor mats underline the claim made by the bumpers for larger departure angles, including underbody protection and the Rock mode of the Selec-Terrain all-wheel drive system exclusive to the Trailhawk, as well as the purposefully tuned chassis. More than 21 centimeters of ground clearance, an approach angle of 30.4 degrees at the front and 33.3 degrees at the rear and a ramp angle of almost 21 degrees help the Compass to master demanding passages, even to climb more seriously.If you want to keep an eye on the terrain, you can do this using the images from four high-resolution external cameras, which present a 360-degree all-round view on the center screen. One thing is clear: the compass always shows the right direction.,
With the Compass, Jeep offers a compact SUV that is as independent as it is contemporary and suitable for everyday use. Basically with an economical hybrid petrol engine, either as a standard version with slight e-support or as a plug-in with all-wheel drive and the possibility of longer purely electric driving, the Compass is already comfortably equipped as standard in the basic Limited version - with even more pronounced comfort in the other versions and/or offer off-road competence. Comprehensive, basically easy-to-use connectivity and assistance in series round off the Compass package.