Leasing a Jeep Compass
Stylish SUV impresses
Decent off-road performance
The Jeep Compass has been aimed at offering a better off-roading experience for European drivers and there's a lot to like about it. The Compass is an SUV that is competing in a competitive segment with lots of equipment and its handling abilities will impress.
Engines and performance for the Jeep Compass
There are a range of diesel and petrol engines available and four different trim levels. There are also two gearboxes to choose from - either a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic box. The engine line-up includes a 1.4 litre MultiAir2 petrol turbocharged engine which delivers 140 HP and torque of 230 Nm. The diesel offering includes a responsive 1.6 litre MultiJet II producing 120 HP and a useful 2.0 litre diesel unit delivering 140 HP and torque of 350 Nm.
Equipment and handling
The all-new Jeep Compass was launched in 2018 and is packed with user-friendly technology as well as active driver assistance systems to help drivers enjoy the Jeep's off-roading capabilities. With growing numbers of drivers opting for SUV's, most of the Compass' rivals aren't really designed for taking off-road but that's not the case for the Compass which delivers nice levels of on-road handling and excellent abilities off-road. Jeep also installed more than 70 security and safety features to give it a stronger market presence, including lane departure warning, forward collision warning, rear cross path detection as well as automated parking assistance. Electronic stability control and electronic roll mitigation help when driving in hills or off-road and safety is also boosted by a 'safety cage' for those who really do want to put this SUV through its paces. There are 70 items on the options list to meet a range of requirements when it comes to customisation including a sunroof that creates open-air driving. Along with its contemporary design, the Jeep Compass is recognisable as the motoring icon that the Jeep has become and the range of engines and all-wheel drive options make it a strong contender in the segment, particularly for those who want a refined on-road driving experience with impressive off-roading credentials too.