… This is the second generation of “compass” whose sales began in 2017.
He arrives for Europe from the Melfi factory in Italy. It is designed, that is, to be more precise, it is designed according to the taste of European customers in terms of quality of materials, finishing, and the way it is driven.
In addition, it looks like a far bigger Grand Cherokee, so its appearance itself leaves a very strong impression.
It is not a small thing that Jeep is a premium brand, so there are noticeable differences in relation to competitors.
For example, the sound of closing the door itself is seriously different from, for example, Asian models. The interior is mostly upholstered with soft materials.
All buttons and buttons leave an impression of quality. Only a few things were taken over from the “Fiat”, such as the handles of the Under, ie the turn signals and the wipers.
Everything else is like the biggest “Jeep Grand Cherokee”, including the commands on the center console and the multimedia interface.
The test model has a rich Limited package that includes semi-leather seats (eco-leather), automatic “air conditioning”, navigation, radar and camera for automatic braking, automatic activation of high beams, and even has automatic parking, which will certainly mean a lot to some drivers.
Another important item is that it has contactless unlocking and starting of the engine, which means that you do not have to take the key out of your pocket or purse.
It can even be set to unlock automatically as soon as you approach the vehicle, with the key, of course. For those who prefer Apple Car Play and Android Auto system to connect to a mobile phone, this option is also available. So, the equipment is very rich and contains everything necessary for a comfortable and safe ride.
The Jeep Compass is a C-segment SUV. Compared to direct competitors, there is a bit more space, especially in the rear seats.
Admittedly, he sits back a little more upright than we are used to, but a person of average height still has five fingers between his head and the roof. There is also a handful of legroom.
The front is already sitting back; the knees are not too bent, since this is automatic, so we allowed ourselves the luxury of moving away a little.
The steering wheel extends a lot in depth, which has made it possible to move this seat backwards safely for optimal steering grip.
The four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with a volume of 1.3 liters is the latest generation and comes from Fiat’s development center.
It has two power levels; the 130-horsepower version is reserved for combination with a manual transmission, while the more powerful 150 hp is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with two blades.
The classic all-wheel drive is no longer on offer, but is being replaced by a hybrid, where the rear wheels are powered by an electric motor.
The test model is front-wheel drive, which is more than enough for all those who do not intend to embark on a serious “off-road”.
This does not mean that it is not capable of overcoming obstacles, thanks to the large distance from the ground of almost 20 centimeters.
Compared to the competitors, we can say that the “jeep” compass has one of the best insulated cabins. Here, first of all, we mean insulation from vibration but also noise.
At idle, you can hardly feel the engine running at all. When driving, the car simply slides, with very efficient absorption of small bumps.
Larger potholes are no problem either, the Compass doesn’t crash over damage on the road, while it’s stable on the road as if you were driving a limousine.
It is very manageable, so we did not notice any unusual tilt. There is no typical “swimming” for SUV models, which additionally instills safety in the driver during sudden maneuvers.
With its 150 “horses”, the 1.3 turbo petrol is more than enough for city driving, even for long distances. It pulls hard even at high speeds, so overtaking on the highway is more than safe.
At 130 km / h it “spins” at about 2700 rpm and consumes about 7.6 l / 100 km. The city should already be counting on 10 liters in warm weather.
Although it does not have adaptive cruise control, the Jeep Compass has a radar sensor that, among other things, allows you to drive at idle when there is no other vehicle in front.
This applies to situations where you release the throttle in order to reduce fuel consumption, but as soon as you apply the brake or recognize another vehicle in front of you, the transmission is put back into gear to brake the engine.
The gearbox is always in the right gear, although it likes to keep revs, especially when unheated.
If you want to change gears yourself, for example, when going down long descents, there is a manual mode; it is enough to push the lever to the left and enjoy the quick reaction of the gearbox to the given command.
In addition to rich equipment and a great engine, we must also praise the large trunk. Unfortunately, there is no spare wheel, but a tire repair kit.
Double bottom is standard as well as light on both sides. A 12 volt outlet is included.
For those who enjoy quality sound, we will also say that the Jeep Compass has one of the best unbranded audio systems…
Automatic parking is a standard part of the action equipment. The car scans the parking space on the side for which the driver gave the turn signal.
Previously, you can choose whether the parking space is parallel or a “garage”. All the driver needs to do is control the gas and the brake, while the “jeep” drives completely independently.
220 volt socket
There is only one USB port on the back, but that’s why there’s a 220-volt outlet. The maximum power of the device that turns on is 150 watts, which means that you can turn on the laptop without any problems.
The only problem is that you have to get a shock adapter beforehand, since the socket is British-American.
The multimedia display also serves for a number of settings. It may seem confusing, but the climate parameters can be adjusted via the display but also via the physical buttons below it. In addition, there are a number of other settings, such as central locks. You can set the option for the door to unlock automatically as soon as you approach the vehicle. Of course, it is important that the key is with you, that is, within range.
You can also set how early the car will warn you of the potential danger of a collision, as well as how strong the steering wheel will be when “grabbing” when accidentally crossing the line.
Jeep Compass 1,3 Turbo 150 DDCT 4×2
Motor: volume 1332 ccm, power 110 kW (150 hp) at 5500 rpm, max. o torque 270 Nm at 2500 rpm, automatic transmission with two blades, 6 degrees
Dimensions: L / W / H 4394/1819/1624 mm, wheelbase. distance 2636 mm, ground clearance 198 mm, boot 438/1387 l, tank 55 l, tires 225/55 R18, weight 1505 kg
Performance: max. speed 199 km / h, acceleration 0-100 km / h 9.1 s, consumption 6.6 / 5.0 / 5.5 l / 100 km, CO2 emissions 125 g / km
Standard: automatic braking, 8.4-inch multimedia with navigation, reversing camera, bi-xenon headlights, LED taillights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic parking, blind spot control, 18-inch alloy wheels, contactless unlocking and engine start, automatic high beam, rain and light sensor, 220V socket, el. folding mirrors…
Source: Auto magazin by www.magazinauto.com.
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