After the 2022 update, it’s quite obvious that the company wants to keep the current generation of this compact SUV in production for some more time. Allegedly, the 2024 Jeep Compass will be the final model of the generation and the successor is expected to go full electric. Considering all that, we presume that there will be no significant changes. As the final model year, the 2024 Compass should come with familiar design and features, though some minor updates in terms of new standard features are always possible.
All in all, you may count on an SUV that still has a lot of good things to offer. We like its excellent off-road performance, as well as a pretty nice interior design. The infotainment system is easy to use, while the list of standard equipment is fairly decent. On the other hand, the main complaints go to the underpowered engine, lack of cargo space and uninspiring drive.
We presume that the 2024 Jeep Compass will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2024 Jeep Compass Design
As we’ve already mentioned, this is expected to be a typical carryover model, which will represent the final production year of the generation. Therefore, we presume that most things will remain the same. The 2024 Jeep Compass will continue with the layout that was introduced way back in 2016 but updated for the 2022 model year. It features a classic Jeep look, so we find it pretty attractive, despite the younger competition.
Of course, off-road performance will remain one of the key strengths of this model. Of course, you can get four-wheel drive, as well as the company’s well-known Selec-Terrain management, with Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud settings. Also, there is the Trailhawk model, which brings further upgrades, such as low-range gearing, hill descent control, a Rock traction setting, an off-road suspension, additional skid plates, and two tow hooks.
The recent update has brought a completely new interior design. There is a new dashboard, highlighted by new tech features, but also equipped with super-nice materials. The build quality seems pretty impressive, while we also like that there is a lot of attention to detail.
On the other hand, things aren’t all that great when it comes to interior space. While the front seats are massive, supportive, and spacious, the second row isn’t all that generous. It’s far from tight, but most compact crossovers offer more room in the second row. The same is with the cargo area. You may count on about 27 cubic feet behind the second row and 60 cubic feet behind the first row, which is notably less compared to what you get from classmates like Subaru Forester or Honda CR-V.
We don’t believe that the list of standard features could change much in the 2024 Jeep Compass. So, base models should come standard with goodies like remote keyless entry, an 8.4-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, three USB ports, satellite radio, and voice recognition. Additionally, count on available features like a 7-inch or 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a 10.1-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, wireless device charging, an additional USB port, and navigation.
The same is with safety features. So, base models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert etc. Additionally, you can get adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, parallel and perpendicular park assist, surround-view camera, traffic sign recognition, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic high beams etc.
2024 Jeep Compass Engines
The 2024 Jeep Compass will continue with a single engine on offer. We are talking about the good-old 2.4-liter inline-four, which puts out around 180 horsepower. The powertrain is probably the weakest point of this SUV, not just because of the lack of power, but also because of the subpar fuel economy, which goes around 22mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with front-wheel-drive models.
The transmission depends on the drivetrain. If you pick the FWD model, the engine comes coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, models with four-wheel drive use a 9-speed automatic transmission.
2024 Jeep Compass Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Jeep Compass will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2023, with a starting price of around 27.000 dollars.