2021 Jeep Compass
The Jeep Compass changed the game for the off-road lineup. A small package, but brimming with possibility, the Compass was a vehicle that put more focus on the interior for journeys on the road, while still offering some features for off-road adventure. Entering 2021 with six trims, find out what makes the 2021 Jeep Compass different.
2.4L Tigershark® Multi-Air
Avail. Engine Type
The 2021 Jeep Compass is down to six trims, all with the ability two come with a front-wheel drivetrain (FWD) or 4×4 drivetrain, except for the Trailhawk, locked into a 4×4. The lineup consists of the Sport, Latitude, Altitude, 80th Anniversary, Limited, and Trailhawk trims. All trims are powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark Multi-Air engine with start and stop technology for conserving fuel. This engine is able to generate up to 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.
Driving and Handling
All trims except for the Trailhawk come with a six-speed automatic transmission. This is because all trims except the Trailhawk come with FWD. With 4×4, the Jeep Compass comes equipped with a nine-speed transmission and the Jeep Selec-Terrain System. Able to handle multiple types of terrain, there are five modes of driving – Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud, and Rock. If driving a 2021 Jeep Compass with FWD, the fuel economy is 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway across the lineup, with the fuel economy barely changing on a 4×4, with the highway dropping to 30 mpg.
Although known for saving many features for the high-tiers of a lineup, Jeep gave the Compass a little more to tango with. Standard across the lineup are heated exterior mirrors, some form of solar control glass, a rear window wiper/washer – past the base trim (Sport),many more features are available, such as ambient interior LED lighting, automatic headlamps, automatic high-beam headlamps, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, and roof rails (standard on some trims, available on most). A power liftgate is only available on the last three trims in the lineup. The standard wheel size changes for each trim, with 16-inches on the Sport, 17-inches on the Latitude, 18-inches on the Altitude, 19-inches on the 80th Anniversary and Limited, then back to 17-inches for the Trailhawk. Changing the drivetrain to a 4×4 doesn’t change this.
The interior cabin of the 2021 Jeep Compass starts with cloth trimming but changes to leather-trimmed upholstery on the 80th Anniversary trim and forward. Heated front seats are available on all trims, standard on the Limited, and a power 8-way adjustable driver’s seat (6-way manual passenger) is available on the Altitude and Trailhawk, standard on the 80th Anniversary and Limited trims. Steering wheel-mounted audio controls and automatic dual-zone a/c control are standard across the lineup. Ventilated front seats are only available on the Limited and Trailhawk trims. All trims past the base (Sport) can come with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof
The standard setup for the 2021 Jeep Compass with Uconnect 4 on a 7-inch display with a six-speaker sound system. On the 80th Anniversary, the infotainment system is upgraded to 4C NAV on an 8.4-inch display, available on the Limited and Trailhawk that only come with Uconnect 4 on an 8.4-inch display, no NAV. Regardless, Google Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and integrated voice command with Bluetooth are standard across the lineup, with SiriusXM Satellite Radio on all trims past the base (Sport). A Premium Alpine speaker system, HD Radio, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot are available on all trims past and including the 80th Anniversary trim.
Safety Features and Warranty
Many safety features come standard on the 2021 Jeep Compass, such as advanced multistage front airbags, supplemental front seat-mounted and side-curtain airbags, all-speed traction control, electronic stability control, an engine immobilizer, a panic alarm, a LATCH-ready child seat anchor system, and a ParkView backup camera. Past the base (Sport) trim, blind-spot and cross-path detection, full-speed forward collision warning plus, lane departure warning plus, a ParkSense rear park-assist system, and adaptive cruise control are available, standard on the Latitude and Trailhawk.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a basic 3-year/36,000 mile warranty, a 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for 5 years or 100,000 miles.