2016 Jeep Compass Review

The new compact crossover SUV has been manufactured by Chrysler in Illinois. It will be offered in 2016 in five different trims: Sport, Altitude, latitude, High Altitude and Limited FWD. The new model 2016 Jeep Compass will be a full of new features and materials. Lets take a look.

2016 Jeep Compass front

2016 Jeep Compass – Stylish Exterior Design:

Luxury and impressive, the redesigned 2016 Jeep Compass SUV will only have some minor changes in its outward appearance. It will be boxy and rounded and will resemble the Grand Cherokee. The grill will be re-designed and will include some chrome accents around it and a black background. The SUV will feature new bi-xenon projector head lights for better visibility during the nights, which will be rectangular in shape with halogen lights and turn indicators. The fog lights will also be updated, in order to give the car a sportier and more powerful look. Along the sides of the SUV, large fender bulges will lend a sort off-pavement ruggedness to the whole look of the car. It will also feature power heated outside mirrors. Despite the increased dimensions, the new 2016 Jeep Compass is going to be lighter, because it will be produced of lightweight materials.

Luxury and spacious, the cabin of the new 2016 Jeep Compass will also be upgraded. The carefully designed and sophisticated interior of this car will be stylish, with chrome accents and will be able to accommodate up to five passengers. Its seats will be covered with high quality vinyl and will be adjustable, in order to create more storage space when it will be needed. Its armrest, as well as the center console will be also covered with vinyl. More importantly, there will be a leather wrapped steering wheel with different control buttons, which will enable the driver to make all the appropriate adjustments without taking his eyes off the road. Moreover, the instrumental panel will also be refreshed and will give the driver all the necessary options to handle the car. Some additional internal features will include USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, CD player with four speakers, navigation and stability control systems, as well as a panoramic sunroof and a 6.5 inches’ touchscreen. As for the safety features, there are going to be anti-lock brakes, collision airbags, parking sensors, strong seat belts, as well as chair-mounted side airbags, which are standard on all Compass Trims.

2016 Jeep Compass interior

2016 Jeep Compass – Under the hood:

The new Jeep will be offered with a choice of two capable 4-cylinder engines. The first one will be a standard 2.0 liter, that will be able to generate 158 hp and 141 lb-ft of torque, while the second one will be a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder, that will be able to produce 176 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. Both will be mated with 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The fuel economy of this car will range from a high of 30 mpg highway for the 2.0 liter with 5-speed manual to 20 mpg for the 2.4 liter.

2016 Jeep Compass rear view

2016 Jeep Compass – Price and Expected Release Date:

The Sport variant is expected to be rated at around $21,000, the Altitude at $23,000, the Latitude at $24,500, the high Altitude at about $25,600 and the Limited FWD at approximately $27,000. The new 2016 Jeep Compass will be launched by the beginning of 2016.

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