Every year, Jeep is one of the top-selling SUV brands in America, and all it takes is one look at their lineup of models to understand why. Few other auto manufacturers can match Jeep for the sheer number of SUVs and crossover models they have available, which means they really offer something for everyone. If you are interested in a smaller model that delivers great functionality and off-road capability while also fitting comfortably into a modest lifestyle, then you should take a good look at the 2022 Jeep Compass.
The Jeep Compass is a small crossover model, one of the smallest offerings in Jeep's lineup, but the modest size does not mean it lacks any of the functionality or style that you would expect from a Jeep. With a sporty 2.4L engine and available 9-speed automatic transmission, you get a fun and responsive driving experience with the 2022 Jeep Compass. Most other small crossover models out there are designed purely for city driving, but the Compass lives up to the Jeep name with impressive off-road performance. The Trailhawk trim, in particular, is designed with conquering the wilderness in mind, giving you improved ground clearance, water fording ability, and an upgraded 4x4 setup that includes a new Selec-Terrain system for improved traction in the roughest conditions.
Inside the 2022 Jeep Compass, there have been numerous upgrades made this year for a more comfortable and stunning interior. Premium materials and exquisite attention to detail can be found throughout, so you are surrounded by luxury even out on the trail. With a standard 8.4-inch infotainment display and an available 10.1-inch screen, plus a 10.25-inch digital driver display, you can really keep connected with all of your favorite tech. Best of all, the standard safety features are now better than ever, including a forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking plus much more to help protect you on the road.
For many people, the name "Jeep" is synonymous with great off-road design and technology, with numerous trail-ready vehicles across their lineup. When a model earns the Trail-Rated badge from Jeep, it means that it has passed Jeep's high standard for testing in real-world conditions on some of the most challenging trails around. If you are interested in going off-road with the 2022 Jeep Compass, then you should definitely look at the Trailhawk trim, which is designed with the trail clearly in mind.
Thanks to the exterior refresh this year, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk looks better than ever before, but nothing about the update interferes with its ability to go off-road. The exterior design might not be the top consideration on your list, but it is good to know that you can conquer the trail and look great doing it. There are two different 4x4 systems available on the Compass, including the basic Active Drive system featuring a rear-axle disconnect that lets you seamlessly switch between two-wheel and four-wheel drive.
The Trailhawk comes with the even more capable Active Drive Low 4x4 system, which features 4-Low mode with an improved crawl ratio for incredible off-road capability in the most demanding conditions. With this 4x4 system, you can shift the available torque to any wheel to get fantastic dedicated power for maneuvering on tough, slippery terrain as efficiently as possible. There is even a wide range of Mopar accessories available from Jeep to improve your off-road experience and make hitting the trail even more fun.
When you choose the Trailhawk, you also get an improved version of Jeep's Selec-Terrain traction management system. The standard system on most models has three different terrain settings: Auto for general use, Snow for cold and icy terrain, and Sand/Mud for slippery conditions where it is hard for the tires to grip. There is also a fourth mode exclusive to the Trailhawk: a Rock mode that offers exceptional traction on rock. A new toggle switch lets you quickly and easily set it to the desired traction mode on the fly.
Although we love Jeep vehicles, historically, their interiors have not always been the pinnacle of luxury and comfort. We are the first to admit that, in the past, Jeep interiors typically had a more utilitarian design that focused on functionality over style – but that has changed. The updated and refreshed interior of the 2022 Jeep Compass is stunning and showcases the new Jeep approach to interior design. With the updated Compass, we can see refined touches throughout and the perfect combination of both form and function – so it works well and looks fantastic.
A new dashboard design dominates the front of the interior, placing everything you need at your fingertips and giving you a great blend of gorgeous style and practical functionality. When you start to look at the details of the interior, you really see the remarkable attention that Jeep's designers and artists had with every part of it. From the sweeping curves and clean lines that run throughout the cabin to the rich materials that include premium leathers and metals, it all comes together to create something special. You look at touches like the liquid chrome bezels and sepia Nappa Pur leather with steel grey stitching to create bold yet delicate contrasts, and you can truly see how Jeep has refined their design.
In terms of technology, the interior has been greatly improved upon with numerous features that are simple to use and very functional. For example, an 8.4-inch infotainment display is now standard inside the Jeep Compass, with a larger 10.1-inch screen available for improved visibility and easier use. Combine this with the available 10.25-inch digital driver information display, and you have the perfect combination of usable features that look amazing. Once you add an available wireless charging pad and the updated Uconnect system, you get a vehicle that is incredibly fun to drive and remarkably stylish.
It does not matter if you are looking at a large truck for getting work done, a powerful sports car to let loose on the highway, or a rugged Jeep for hitting the trail - safety is always important. If you consider nothing else about a vehicle, then you should still look at the safety features that it has to offer and keep them in mind while shopping for your next SUV. The updated 2022 Jeep Compass has a fantastic selection of standard safety systems to help protect you and your loved ones, with a number of available options to take things even further.
For starters, every 2022 Compass comes with an array of newly standard features, such as a forward collision warning that alerts you when a potential collision is detected, with automatic emergency braking to help you reduce the severity of or avoid a crash. You also get blind-spot monitoring on every Compass, which warns you when a vehicle is detected in your blind spot. This comes with rear cross-path detection to alert you when a vehicle is passing behind you while you are in reverse.
Standard safety features also include an active lane management system designed to warn you when you seem to be drifting from your lane and can help keep your vehicle in your lane. Pedestrian and cyclist detection is also included, and this feature functions with automatic emergency braking system to help you avoid striking more vulnerable road users. These great safety systems all work with the driver display, infotainment system, and steering wheel to provide you with useful feedback to help protect you and others on the road.
There are also a number of available safety features that you can choose, including parallel and perpendicular park assist to help make parking easier. A Parksense front and rear park assist system is also available to help you avoid obstacles when parking, along with a highway assist system that automatically maintains your desired vehicle speed and distance from vehicles in front of you while also keeping you in the middle of your lane. Finally, a 360-degree surround-view camera system is available to give you a better sense of obstacles around you when at low speeds, which is great for anything from parking to navigating a tough trail.