The facelifted Jeep Compass was recently launched in India in early 2021. The Indian market was one of the first few ones to get the Compass. Now Jeep has revealed the facelifted Compass for the American market. The Compass for the American market is more or less similar to the Indian spec however there some differences made to cater more to the American consumers.
The exterior gets the same redesigned bumper, new LED headlamps and DRLs upfront and the iconic seven slat front with some chrome studs. The LED taillamps remain the same as well. The differences between the Indian and the USA spec versions is the different choice of wheels used for the USA spec depending on the variant.
The completely redesigned interiors are also the same and the USA spec gets the option of dual tone tan or all black interior theme just like the Indian spec Compass. The USA spec Compass does get some new features and changes which are not available in the Indian Compass. The USA spec Compass gets a 8.4 inch touchscreen as standard just like the lower variants of the Indian Compass. However, the uConnect 5 10.1 inch infotainment system is an option for the USA whereas the Indian version gets it as standard on the higher trims.
The USA spec Compass gets additional features like heated seats, collision warning with automatic braking, lane-keep assist, pedestrian/cycle detection, active lane management, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert and a semi-autonomous assist system called highway assist that allows for hand-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving. Rest of the features like the digital instrument cluster, electrically adjustable seats, dual zone climate control and panoramic sunroof remain the same.
The USA spec compass also gets the hardcore trailhawk variant which is made for serious off roading. The engine choice for the USA spec Compass is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood, generating 177hp and 233nm of torque. Power goes through either a six-speed auto on two-wheel-drive models, or a nine-speed automatic for four-wheel drive. The Indian spec Compass on the other hand gets a 173hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine and a 163hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine Both engines come with six-speed manuals as standard, with the petrol getting the option of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and the diesel getting a nine-speed torque converter auto option