Jeep Compass falls in the category of compact crossover SUV. It is manufactured by Chrysler at the Belvidere plant in Illinois. This model has been around since the year 2007 and every passing year, its sales have been increasing. However, for the last one year, the sales growth has been constant; hence the automaker wants to improve this model for it to lure more prospective buyers. The upcoming model 2016 Jeep Compass will be offered in the year 2016 in five different trims namely Sport, Altitude, latitude, High Altitude and Limited FWD.
2016 Jeep Compass: Redesign Exterior and Interior
This redesigned model, 2016 Jeep Compass will suffer some minor changes in its outward appearance. The automaker is installing new acoustic laminate windows to make sure noise from outside does not penetrate to its interior part. Again, the new model gets new bi-xenon projector head lights to offer great visibility during night driving. These head lights are rectangular in shape and they feature halogen lights and turn indicators. As for the side mirrors, they acquire the body color. The grille is also refreshed to include chrome accents around it and a black background. The fog lights are also updated to make this model sportier. This model’s new length is 75.1 inches which is slightly longer that before. Despite the increased dimensions, the new Jeep Compass is going to be lighter since light weight materials will be used in its manufacture. It is rumored to be based on a similar platform with Grand Cherokee. New wheels of 16 or 18 inches will be offered depending on the trim.
Its interior is also upgraded with features which prospective buyers will appreciate. Some of the upgraded features include various trim options featuring saddle brown perforated leather seating with an attractive stitching. Its armrest as well as center console are also upholstered using vinyl. Its instrumental panel is also refreshed. The carefully designed and sophisticated interior of the 2016 Jeep Compass can accommodate five passengers. Its seats are also covered with cloth on the base trim and vinyl on the high trims for utmost comfort. Its seats can be folded to create more storage space. Some of the available internal features include Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, USB ports, CD player with four speakers, navigation system, six way adjustable driver seat and panoramic sunroof and 6.5 inches touch-screen. Most importantly, there is a leather wrapped steering wheel with control buttons which enable the driver to switch stations or adjust the volume without your eyes veering off the road. 2016 Jeep Compass is also MP3 and HDD ready to keep the young ones occupied when the elder one is busy driving. As for the safety features, there are anti-lock brakes, parking assist and hill start assist as well as chair-mounted side airbags which are standard on all Compass Trims.
2016 Jeep Compass: Engine Specs
2016 Jeep Compass mechanical part is also going to receive minor updates among them being the CVT and the six speed automatic transmission. The expected power-trains will also be reliable and excellent too. Information regarding the exact power-trains is still not reliable, but there are expectations of two gasoline engines. The first one is likely to be a 2.0 liter four cylinder with 16 valve and variable valve timing. This engine is rated at 158 horses and 141 lb-ft of torque. Still, a 2.4 liter four cylinder generating about 176 hp and 165 Nm of torque is expected.
2016 Jeep Compass: Release Date and Price
This redesigned 2016 Jeep Compass is likely to be launched in the second half of 2015. Its prices will vary depending on the trim level. The Sport variant is rated at around $ 21 000, the Altitude at $ 23 000, the Latitude at $ 24 500, the high Altitude at about $ 25 600 and the Limited FWD at approximately $ 27 000.