2021 Jeep Compass: Hybrid, Rumors, Limited, Redesign. FCA plans to electrify its SUV lineup before 2022. The upcoming 2021 Jeep Compass could be one of the first models that will be electrified. A hybrid variant now seems more likely than the all-electric version. Jeep offers an amazing lineup of crossovers and SUVs. Compass is one of the best-selling vehicles so we can expect further upgrades.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles mentioned the Level Three Autonomy that will also become available in the near future. That, the 2021 Compass will get numerous visual upgrades and interior updates. Don’t expect a complete redesign in the next two years.
New High-Tech Features
The forthcoming 2021 Jeep Compass looks very nice on the inside. The next model won’t be the next-gen Compass so you should expect minor interior updates. The cabin won’t even feature the all-new Uconnect infotainment system, which is interesting. High-tech features are very responsive and easy to use. The cabin is both modern and practical at the same time. The base trim level offers a 7-inch touchscreen as standard.
Higher-grade trim levels will use a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also available as standard. What will the Compass offer for 2021? New driver-assistance aids that should be optional on the entry-level models. That includes active cruise control, active parking assist and similar systems. The cabin design is unchanged for 2021 and if you want more luxury, a Limited trim level is the best you can get.
Engine Specs and Hybrid Rumors
No changes under the bonnet as the 2021 Jeep Compass continues to roll on its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This powertrain is available in the US and it provides 180 hp. Its torque has been rated at 175 lb-ft. The customers can choose between a 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic transmission. Compass comes with an optional all-wheel-drive system that is standard on the Trailhawk and Limited trim levels. Trailhawk also offers raised suspension, off-road tires, and the Selec-Terrain system.
The highlight of the 2021 Compass could be a plug-in hybrid variant. The rumors are suggesting a 1.3-liter turbo-four engine in a combination with electric motors. The motors/generators will power the rear wheels and this output will produce around 240 horsepower. The same speculations are predicting an all-electric range of 31 miles. This is just a rumor and nothing is official.
Minor Exterior Upgrades
As for the exterior design, the 2021 Jeep Compass won’t get drastic changes. On the other hand, numerous minor updates and tweaks are visible. Aerodynamics are improved and the styling looks really impressive. Compass has a sportier stance thanks to its lower ground clearance. The base model looks eye-catching but upper trim levels are the ones who look premium and modern.
Jeep offers numerous trim levels, some of them are looking really sporty. It is a customizable compact SUV that has so much to offer. For 2021, FCA will introduce new exterior paints and possibly a couple of optional exterior features. A two-tone roof is once again optional and Compass will get additional chrome accents upfront.
The cabin of the all-new 2021 Jeep Compass could get plenty of refreshments. Nothing is official at the moment but FCA announced the big news. New Compass will get a Level Three Autonomy. Whatsoever, Compass could become the very first Jeep’s crossover to get this system. Infotainment system will be upgraded.
The compact model will also get new driver-assistance features and more safety. Once again, there will be room for five passengers. Layout of the buttons should largely remain. As for the interior room, Compass offers 38.3 inches of legroom in the back. In a normal setup, cargo area is rated at 27.3 cubic feet. Folding the rear seats opens up to almost 60 cubics.
Power, MPG, Towing
FCA plans to give some sort of electrification to its new models. The upcoming 2021 Jeep Compass is one of the first models that will get a new powertrain option. All-electric model is unlikely to happen, at least not in 2021. Hybrid system is basically official. Regular Compass will continue to ride on its 2.4-liter four-cylinder. This gasoline engine is good for 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and optional four-wheel-drive system.
On the other hand, you can buy an optional 9-speed transmission. As for the fuel efficiency, Compass delivers 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Fuel economy rating is above the average segment’s figures. When it comes to towing capacity, the 2021 Compass will tow around 2,000 pounds.
2021 Jeep Compass Hybrid
FCA plans to realize its electrification plan before 2023. Whatsoever, the manufacturer will introduce ten plug-in hybrid versions and four all-electric models. The 2021 Jeep Compass is about to get a hybrid drivetrain. It is something that Jeep lacks in its lineup of crossovers and SUVs. The hybridization should deliver both better performances and improved fuel efficiency. Official details are yet to be unveiled. Who knows, maybe Jeep surprise us all and make Compass go all-electric.
Price and Release Date
The price of the regular Compass will once again start around $24,000. The 2021 Jeep Compass Hybrid will surely cost around $30,000. There will be numerous trim levels and Trailhawk is the range-topping model. New compact SUV will hit the markets in the third quarter of 2020.