It will be a typical carryover model, though there are reports that suggest the new model could get a new powertrain option. This seems logical, considering that the current model is available with only one engine in the offer. Other than that, we don’t expect any notable change. Therefore, it should hit the market sometime late in the year.
Although most experts predicted complete discontinuation, this compact SUV came back completely redesigned a couple of years. These days, it is one of the most affordable models in the class, though that definitely doesn’t mean that competitors are much better. Of course, it has a couple of drawbacks but it is generally a good vehicle, which offers great off-road capabilities and upscale interior. Considering the age, it seems too early for a mid-cycle update or any other major change for the 2020 Jeep Compass.
2020 Jeep Compass Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we definitely won’t see any notable change. The current generation has been around for a couple of years, so it seems too early for a facelift. Therefore, count on a familiar styling, which comes in Jeep’s typical manner, with a familiar boxy shape and front face that closely resembles the flagship Grand Cherokee. On the other side, mechanics are based on the company’s familiar Small Wide platform, but its stretched-wheelbase version, so it is notable bigger than models like Renegade or Fiat 500X. As we already mentioned, the next year won’t bring any notable change. Practically, the best we could see, when it comes to novelties, are a couple of new color options.
Despite being significantly cheaper than most rivals, this SUV features one of the nicest cabins in the class. The 2020 Jeep Compass will continue in the same way. Therefore, you can count on a pretty upscale cabin, designed in a typical Jeep manner. That means a quite stylish dashboard, as well as a lot of quality materials. Also, available color schemes are quite attractive, which makes this cabin look even better. Still, it is not just stylish but also quite functional and comfortable. This SUV offers a decent amount of room in both rows. Naturally, things are much better in the first row, where you can count on pretty massive and supportive seats. The second row can also accommodate two adult passengers with ease.
On the other side, the cargo area isn’t that generous. You can count on about 27 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall capacity goes up to 60 cubic feet. That’s not bad, but keep in mind that most rivals offer more. So, if cargo volume plays an important role in your decision, you should check models like Honda CR-V and Kia Sportage, which are far better in this aspect.
This SUV may not be the most practical model in the class but it definitely comes with a long list of standard equipment. This particularly refers to tech features. Base models come standard with things like 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, voice controls, two USB ports, and a 6-speaker audio system. In higher trims, you can also get a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen, as well as things like navigation, satellite radio, 9-speaker Beats premium sound system and more.
Cloth upholstery is standard. On the other side, higher trims offer leather upholstery, as well as other upgrades, such as a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel etc.
When it comes to safety, a rearview camera is the only standard feature. Fortunately, there are numerous available safety features and driver aids. Some of the highlights are things like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and many more.
2020 Jeep Compass Engines
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Jeep Compass could easily get a new engine. The current model comes with just one engine in the offer. It is a familiar 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit, which delivers around 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The current model may have just one engine in the offer, but there are three transmission choices. Base models come with a 6-speed manual, while 6- and 9-speed automatic transmissions are available.
When it comes to a possible new engine, we count on something with smaller displacement, something more efficient. That could easily be the company’s new 1.3-liter turbo engine, which in its more powerful version delivers around 180 horsepower.
Also, FCA is about to introduce a new plug-in hybrid system in the upcoming years, which could easily find its place in the Compass as well.
2020 Jeep Compass Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 Jeep Compass in a typical time of year, sometime in December. The price shouldn’t change too much compared to the current model, which starts at around 22.000 dollars.