On the heels of the brand's 2012 sales successes in Europe and following customers' expectations for more refined on-road manners, increased comfort, performance, quality and high-tech content, Jeep introduces the 2014 Jeep Compass. Now available with a six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission, Jeep Compass boasts an updated exterior and a new, even more refined and comfortable cabin. Thanks to the smooth shifting allowed by the new gearbox, the 2014 Jeep Compass ensures improved driving performance and comfort in everyday driving.
Jeep Compass also offers standard front-seat-mounted side airbags and available ParkView rear backup camera (standard on Limited models) in addition to the rich array of safety features assisting drivers both in the city and on off-road trails.
An exciting new Compass North version joins the Sport and Limited trim levels already available in the Compass lineup. Thanks to a more refined exterior and premium interior features, the Limited model re-confirms its top-of the range position in the Compass lineup.
Benchmark off-road capability in its category is provided by the full-time, active Freedom Drive I four-wheel drive system with lock mode, designed situations to give drivers year-round assurance through the ability to handle poor weather situations and low-traction. Engines on the 2014 Jeep Compass include the efficient 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine delivering 161 bhp and 320 Nm of torque and two petrol World Engines: the 2.4-litre that produces power of 168 bhp and torque of 220 Nm and the 2.0-litre providing 154 bhp and 190 Nm of torque.
The 2014 Jeep Compass has been available in many European markets in the following exterior colours: Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, True Blue, Maximum Steel and Granite Chrystal (Limited only).
The exterior of the 2014 Jeep Compass has been refined with specific updates that move the design forward. On the Limited version the front grille has been enhanced with a plated upper grille trim and mold-in-colour Billet Silver grille texture. The halogen headlamps now have a black inner bezel. The Limited and North models sport chrome fog lamp bezels. The rear has also received changes and features new tail lamps with a new "smoked" inner bezel and a plated chrome insert on the tailgate trim applique. New 18-inch polished face painted pocket aluminium wheels on Limited models (later this year) and a new "Jeep" badge on the tailgate complete the refreshed exterior design of Jeep Compass.
The interior has also been tastefully upgraded with accents and trim that customers will appreciate. Improved features include a new interior trim option available on the Limited model and Dark Slate Grey perforated leather seating. The armrests and centre console lid are now wrapped in soft-touch materials. The instrument cluster overlay graphics have been updated on all trim levels. New satin chrome finish adorns the centre bezel, shifter bezel and pull cups and round out the interior design upgrades. Dark Slate Grey premium leather seats are standard on the Limited model.
6F24 six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission
Available for the first time on Jeep Compass is the 6F24 six-speed automatic transmission. Developed by PowerTech, the new automatic transmission has been refined for application to the 2014 Jeep Compass. Compact, lightweight and fully electronic, the new six-speed automatic gearbox was designed for improved performance, ensuring smooth and precise shifting and increased driving pleasure.
The new six-speed automatic transmission has been mated to the 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre engines producing respectively 154 and 168 bhp.
The 2014 Jeep Compass adds standard front-seat-mounted side airbags and available ParkView rear backup camera (on Limited models) to the full line of standard safety systems already available for its lineup and featuring advanced multi-stage front airbags, side-curtain front and rear airbags, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Brake Assist, Brake Traction Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with rough-road detection and the sophisticated Hill Start Assist system.
New Jeep Compass lineup
In Europe, the 2014 Jeep Compass line-up will be offered in three different trim levels: Sport, Limited and the all-new North. Compass 14 MY is available with front-wheel drive and Freedom Drive I full-time active 4x4 system with lock mode. The Jeep Compass is also available in a two-wheel drive configuration on the 2.0-litre petrol Sport version.
Jeep Compass Sport
The Jeep Compass Sport 4x2 model is powered by the 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 154 bhp, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Standard features include: new acoustic laminated front windshield glass, body-colour exterior door handles and tailgate brow, projector fog lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels and chrome roof side rails, front-seat-mounted side airbags, advanced multistage front driver and passenger air bags, all-row side curtain airbags, front driver and passenger active head restraints, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill-start Assist, anti-lock disc brakes, manual air conditioning, power-heated fold-away exterior mirrors, illuminated keyless entry, premium cloth seats, illuminated cup holders, rear 60/40 split folding seat, fold-flat rear seat, Cruise Control and radio with CD/DVD/MP3.
Jeep Compass North
New in the Compass range the North trim level offers the same engine choice offered on the Sport model, while adding to its standard equipment supplemental front seat side airbags, new body-colour exterior mirrors, deep-tint sunscreen glass, rear view auto dim mirror, cloth & vinyl seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, UConnect Bluetooth, USB port, and 6CD/DVD/MP3.
Jeep Compass Limited
The Limited model tops the Compass range and now receives many enhancements including more premium styling cues and more contents. New exterior design elements include chrome grille insert, body-colour exterior mirrors, chrome exhaust tip, chrome accent on the rear fascia and new 18-inch alloy wheels with polished face and painted pockets (later this year).
Leather-trimmed front and rear seats are available in Dark Slate Grey. Premium contrasting stitched leather is also found on the centre armrest and on the front and rear door armrests. A power six-way driver seat with manual lumbar adjust increases driver's onboard comfort. Additional standard equipment includes heated front seats, Mediacentre with AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3/HDD radio with 6.5-inch touchscreen and 40 GB hard drive, 18-inch aluminum wheels, automatic air conditioning, TPM (Tyre Pressure Monitor) and Parkview rear backup camera.