At this point, the Compass is a pretty decent crossover. It has a couple of strong points, but some notable drawbacks as well. On one side, it comes with strong off-road capabilities and a pretty nice interior with many tech features. On the other side, it features a lackluster engine and a quite small cargo area. The current generation has been around since 2016, so it looks like we may see updates in the near future. At this point, there are still no words from the officials, but many reports are suggesting that already 2021 Jeep Compass could come with updates. If this happens, we may expect to see a couple of interesting novelties.
Of course, visual updates come to mind first, but there is also a chance to see new powertrain options. In any case, take the following paragraphs with reserve, as this article is based mostly on rumors.
2021 Jeep Compass Redesign
Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind with every update is the styling. The 2021 Jeep Compass may come with some novelties. Still, we are pretty sure that none of them will be too radical. We presume that the company will offer just a couple of mild updates, as the current model already looks pretty nice and up to date. Most likely, this update will happen after the launch of the next-generation Grand Cherokee, so it wouldn’t be a wonder if we see some details borrowed from the flagship SUV as well.
On the other side, we are pretty sure that base design characteristics will remain the same. We presume that the 2021 Jeep Compass will continue with the same mechanics and we probably won’t see any particular changes even in terms of suspension setup and similar things.
The same thing goes for interior design. Although quite cheap, the Compass offers a very nice interior, which looks better compared to many rivals. Materials are nice, while the list of standard equipment is also pretty long, and includes all kinds of tech goodies, as well as two available touchscreen sizes. Of course, there is always enough space for additions, but we don’t expect too many of them.
The infotainment system works great and it is definitely one of the model’s strongest points. On the other side, one of the things that can be taken as a drawback is a small cargo area. You can count on about 26 cubic feet behind rear seats, while the overall capacity goes around 60 cubic feet. These are decent numbers, but most compact crossovers offer more.
2021 Jeep Compass Engine
The current model comes with just one engine in the offer. It is a well-known 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit, which in this case delivers around 180 horsepower. Despite three transmission options in the offer, every Compass has the same problem, and that would be a pretty uninspiring ride quality, mainly because of slow acceleration, due to an obvious lack of power.
Therefore, it’s no wonder that many reports suggest the 2021 Jeep Compass might come with a new engine in the offer. It is still early to talk about details, but that could be some smaller and more efficient turbo-four unit, which seems like a perfect measure for a vehicle like this.
2021 Jeep Compass Release Date and Price
If the company decides to refresh this model, we may count on a little bit earlier arrival. This would mean sometime in the third quarter of the next year or something like that. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes, so base models should go just slightly over 22.000 dollars.