Over the past few decades, the sport utility vehicle has not just increased in immense popularity but has become the preferred choice of vehicle for many drivers. This versatility has grown to include SUVs of all shapes and sizes. Compact SUVs, especially, have become a great option for those seeking a vehicle that will handle a well-rounded lifestyle. As drivers, we’re all busy but want to maintain a sense of balance. One of the keys to this is managing ever-elusive time. So naturally, if we have busy schedules, how we travel becomes important in several ways. We look for vehicles that balance affordability, style, and reliability, all while having a fun driving experience. And while we want an array of qualities in our daily commuters, we also don't want it to be overwhelming. That is precisely where the 2023 Jeep Compass comes in.
To start, the 2023 Jeep Compass has just received a bump in power and performance, which will come in handy in the city or on a road trip. Speaking of road trips, the 2023 Jeep Compass now features the largest standard touchscreen radio among vehicles of its category, making it a welcomed feature on those lengthy excursions. Paired with UConnect, the screen is beautiful and well-placed and allows you to control other aspects of safety and entertainment in one spot. The technology isn’t just confined to the touchscreen; Jeep has also included a host of features to enhance comfort, convenience, performance, and safety.
For 2023, Jeep has introduced a new standard engine that improves upon performance in a variety of ways, making for a smooth ride that is unlike anything the Compass has previously offered. On top of increased horsepower and torque, the model also comes paired with a new 8-speed automatic transmission and even more improved handling on the road.
The new engine in the 2023 Jeep Compass is designed to handle whatever the road throws at it. For this year, Jeep set out to outpace its competitors and excite Compass lovers, both new and old. It’s a sizable bump from the previous years; the turbocharged 200-hp 2.0L engine with an 8-speed transmission will surely take your daily drives to the next level. This exceptional performance also extends to the Compass' towing, with the ability to pull up to 2,000 lbs of cargo. Loading up a small trailer or boat is no challenge for a properly equipped 2023 Compass, adding even more versatility to your daily driving needs.
If towing is not a top priority with your next SUV, there are still the challenges Mother Nature throws at you throughout the year, whether it's an intense snowstorm or heavy rain. Regardless of what type of precipitation awaits you outside, you can confidently tackle the roads, as the Compass comes standard with four-wheel drive. So, pairing this with the 221 lb-ft of torque will give you the kind of mechanical performance to keep you safe if driving in inclement weather. Similarly, if you enjoy going off-road, the Compass' Trailhawk trim will surely give you the trail-rated performance you're looking for, with increased ground clearance and water fording capabilities.
The Trailhawk effortlessly maneuvers, making it excellent at dealing with gravel or uniquely sized spaces or situations that might be off the beaten path. 17-inch diamond cut wheels start this package off by giving you perfect tires to handle the elements or venturing off the pavement. The Trailhawk prepares you for off-road situations by utilizing Rock Mode, which manages the vehicle transmission to optimize your ride and keeps your wheels receiving power where it needs it the most. Jeep also utilizes Hill Descent Control, allowing you to tackle going downhill when dealing with steep angles while still having confidence in your vehicle.
The interior of the 2023 Jeep Compass will ensure you are riding around in pure comfort and next-level technology, providing a sleek design that exudes quality. For elegance, the Latitude Lux trim, without a doubt, lives up to its name, providing a plethora of desired features like leather heated front seats with power controls. On all trims, you’re going to get a gorgeous touchscreen display. The standard touchscreen is 8.4 inches and is the center point of the dash, allowing for easy access.
This is where you can access Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, both of which are offered on the 2023 model. To enhance the experience, you can opt for the available 10.1-inch screen. While the touchscreen offers a focal point for the entire vehicle, Jeep doesn’t ignore the driver. There is also a 10.25-inch instrument panel available for 2023, giving you all the information you want to know about your drive or the vehicle itself.
Giving the driver access to as many tools as possible is a theme for the 2023 Compass, and the availability of the Uconnect 5 infotainment system clearly demonstrates this. Uconnect is as simple as it sounds. The system allows you to connect with your Jeep Compass for an integrated experience that is sure to enhance your driving experience further. This seamless integration comes through your mobile device, Android or Apple, serving as a connection between you and the vehicle.
These days, our devices serve as extensions of ourselves; bringing the things relevant to your life into your drive is the idea. For situations where you have a set destination, Uconnect can provide detailed directions clearly displayed on the center touchscreen. Uconnect can also pair with one of everyone’s favorite assistants, Alexa. Amazon Alexa Built-In integration allows you to control the vehicle while speaking to Alexa.
Uconnect provides you with a versatile amount of connectivity options; you don’t just have to be sitting in your vehicle, interacting through the touchscreen or by voice. Since Uconnect is an extension of your model device, the UConnect app on your phone allows you to locate your vehicle, engage remote start, or remotely access lock/unlock. Whether you're in the driver's seat or walking through a crowded parking lot, you can remain connected to the Compass for whatever features or information you may need.
Placing safety near the top of every driver’s list in terms of priorities for a vehicle is not a huge leap to make. Our vehicles consistently carry our most precious cargo for hours, sometimes days at a time. For the 2023 Compass, Jeep put great care into the details. Fueled by new technology and a commitment to delivering vehicles that offer you a sense of security, Jeep has you covered.
Unfortunately, it is also not a huge leap to say that accidents do happen despite the best efforts of drivers and manufacturers. What is comforting is knowing this was thoroughly explored during design and executed during production to deliver a safe vehicle to drivers and all on board. For situations where there is a collision, Jeep uses a high-strength steel body structure. This structure covers the front to back with a set of bars above the cabin to maximize protection for the vehicle and inhabitants during an accident.
Jeep continues its commitment when addressing accident prevention. For example, Active Lane Management offers assistance should the system detect the vehicle drifting out of the lane, offering a split-second decision if needed. Similarly, the Compass has Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking. If you were driving down a street, highway, or off-road and your Compass should approach another vehicle or obstacle, the vehicle would alert you first, then apply the brake if necessary. Another measure aimed at collision prevention is Jeep’s Blind Spot Monitoring with Cross Path Detection. Aimed at preventing accidents that involve vehicles that might be unseen by you as the driver, this pairing of safety features can alter you to obstacles and other vehicles.