Ahead of its arrival in January, Jeep Ireland has revealed pricing and specification details for its latest SUV, the stunning new Compass.
And with a starting price of €27,995 for the 120 horsepower 1.6 multijet diesel engine, the new Compass appears to represent good value for money.
The Compass offers a combination of attributes including contemporary, but authentic Jeep design, an array of advanced user-friendly connectivity and safety technologies, claimed excellent on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom, and again claimed, best in class 4x4 off-road capability.
In Ireland, the Compass engine range includes three diesel engines and a petrol 1.4-litre multiair turbo engine – delivering 140 horsepower at 5,000rpm in combination with the six-speed manual gearbox and 4x2 configuration.
The diesel range comprises the efficient 1.6-litre multijet engine delivering 120 horsepower at 3,750 rpm, as well as a 2.0-litre MultiJet engine delivering 140 horsepower at 3,750 rpm. Both of these engines are mated to the six-speed manual transmission, with the latter coming in 4x4 configuration.
A higher output version of the 2.0-litre multijet engine delivering 170 horsepower in combination with the nine-speed automatic transmission and 4x4 configuration completes the engine offerings available on the new Compass.
Three equipment levels of Jeep Compass are offered in Ireland: Sport, Longitude and Limited. The Sport version’s standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights, leather steering wheel with audio controls, air conditioning, cruise control, forward collision warning plus, lane departure warning plus and a 60/40 split folding rear seat.
The new Compass has a distinctive, contemporary design with a wide stance and exceptional glass-to-wheel proportions. The SUV is immediately recognizable as a Jeep thanks to characteristic traditional design cues, such as the seven-slot grille and the trapezoidal wheel arches.
The Compass is the first Jeep SUV to offer the new Uconnect system, delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features that enhance both the driving experience and the passengers’ on-board comfort. The new Uconnect system has been improved to include easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster start-up times and touch-screens that display high-resolution graphics.
Driver and passenger safety were paramount in the development of the Jeep® Compass, which attained a five-star Euro NCAP score. The car offers more than 70 available active and passive safety and security features, including forward collision warning-plus, lanesensedeparture warning-plus, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross path detection, Parkview® rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, automated parallel and perpendicular park assist, electronic stability control (ESC ) with electronic roll mitigation and six standard air bags.