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2022 Jeep Compass Limited 4X4: Compass is a Good Starter Jeep

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The best thing the Compass has going for it is the Jeep name!

The new Compass has undergone some upgrades, and other areas are refreshed for the new model year.

The infotainment System has been updated with a more modern format. The updated U Connect with a 10.1-inch screen is much better in 2022 than any previous models. The new 2022 Compass is the most connected and technically advanced Compass yet.

Compass is powered by a 2.4-liter four cylinder zero evap. multi air engine with start/stop. However, I found the engine to be a little sluggish. Compass delivers 177-horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque and fuel use is estimated at 22 mpg-city and 30-mpg highway.

The nine-speed 948TE FWD/AWD auto transmission does appear to transfer through the different gears nicely.

The ride is a little bumpy. The back seats appear to sit low because of

their flat flooring. But interior styling has been upgraded.

The Jeep 4X4 Systems and Select-traction Management System

continues the tradition of legendary off road capabilities.

The 2022 (Jeep®)RED Compass special edition includes Redline Pearl-Coat exterior paint, body-color painted roof and lowers, 19-inch aluminum painted wheels, black leather-trimmed bucket seats, Uconnect 5 with 10.1-inch digital touchscreen display and unique RED badging.

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Numerous new safety features such as Full-speed Warning with active

pedestrian /cyclist Detection, Lane Keep-Assist Blind-spot monitoring

with Rear Cross Path detection and Active Lane Management with Lane

Sense Departure Warning are included. I liked the Highway Assist semi-

autonomous driving system which delivers hands on wheel and eyes-

on-road automated driving.

Jeep provides more than 75 standard advanced safety and security

features across all trims.

Outside, my Compass had a velvet red-pearl coat with a steel gray

interior resting on 18-inch wheels with aluminum diamond cut Gloss

Black Pocket All-season Tires.

Compass will do some off roading, but is not as tough as the Jeep

Gladiator.

The new 2022 Jeep® Compass interior blends shapes, surfaces and textures to make it feel spacious and luxurious. The result is a modern, sophisticated environment with signature Jeep design elements, high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology.

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Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price is $36,280.

I would recommend the optional Sun and Sand Group that includes

Dual Pane Sunroof and Premium Speaker System ($2,195).

Jeep offers the Jeep Wave Customer Service Program, which comes

standard with all 2022 Jeep models. The program includes such

premium benefits as three years of worry free maintenance, same day

car rentals and 24/7-year-round roadside maintenance.

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Durhl Caussey writes a car column read around the world. He may be

reached at [email protected].