Jeep® showcases for the public of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the European première of the new 2014 Jeep Compass. The Urban compact SUV of the Jeep family delivers now a new six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission, refreshed exterior and enhanced interiors boasting a more refined and comfortable cabin.
- New six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission.
- A refreshed exterior design and more refined and comfortable interiors.
- A full line of security features including new standard front-seat-mounted side air bags and available ParkView rear backup camera.
- New North trim level enhances the Jeep Compass line-up in Europe.
Thanks to the smooth shifting of the new six-speed automatic transmission, the new 2014 Jeep Compass allows improved performance in everyday driving.
New 2014 Jeep Compass offers new safety features including standard front-seat-mounted side air bags and available ParkView rear backup camera in addition to a rich array of equipment for increased on board comfort when driving both in the city and on off-road trails.
New Compass North model joins the Sport and Limited trim levels already available in the Compass lineup in Europe. The new 2014 Jeep Compass will be introduced across Europe in the second half of 2013.
Benchmark off-road capability in its category is provided by the full-time, active Freedom Drive I four-wheel-drive system with Lock mode, designed to give drivers year-round assurance through the ability to handle rough weather and low-traction conditions.
6F24 six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission
Available for the first time on most 2014 Jeep Compass models is the 6F24 six-speed automatic transmission. Independently developed by PowerTech, the new automatic transmission has been refined for application to the 2014 Jeep Compass. Compact, lightweight and fully electronic, the new six-speed automatic transmission was designed for improved performance, ensuring smooth and precise shifting and increased driving pleasure.
New six-speed automatic transmission will be mated to the 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter I-4 engines producing respectively 156 and 170 horsepower.
With a 0.77 sixth gear, engine rpm is significantly reduced at highway speeds for optimal fuel efficiency. The stepped shift schedule across all six gears is designed for optimal fuel economy in city driving as well. Customers will appreciate extremely quiet operation throughout the gear ranges with the use of noise-resistant gears that effectively reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).
The new six-speed transmission also helps reduce maintenance costs. There is no transmission dipstick and transmission filter or fluid changes are not required under normal driving conditions. Low-viscosity fluid is used to improve fuel economy by enabling quicker operating temperatures on the transmission to reduce drag on internal components.
The exterior of the 2014 Jeep Compass has been refined with specific updates that move the design forward. At the front of the Limited model the grille has been enhanced with a plated upper grille trim and mould-in-colour Billet Silver grille texture. The halogen headlamps now have a black inner bezel. The Limited models sport chrome fog lamp bezels. The rear has also received changes and features new tail-lamps with a new “smoked” inner bezel and a plated chrome insert on the tailgate trim applique.
New available 18-inch aluminium wheels on Limited models, and a new plated chrome insert with recessed “Jeep” badge on the tailgate trim applique for models equipped with the available ParkView rear backup camera complete the refreshed exterior design of the 2014 Jeep Compass.
Jeep Compass interior has also been tastefully upgraded with accents and trim that customers will appreciate. Upgraded features include a new interior trim option featuring Saddle Brown perforated leather seating with accent stitching. The armrests and center console lid are now wrapped in vinyl and the instrument cluster overlay graphics have been updated. New satin chrome finish adorns the centre bezel, shifter bezel and pull cups and round out the interior design upgrades.
The 2014 Jeep Compass adds standard front-seat-mounted side air bags and available ParkView rear backup camera to the full line of standard safety systems already available for its lineup and featuring advanced multi-stage front air bags, side-curtain front and rear air bags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Brake Assist, Brake Traction Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with rough-road detection and the sophisticated Hill-start Assist system.
New Jeep Compass lineup
In Europe, the 2014 Jeep Compass will be available in three configurations: Sport, Limited and all-new North trim level. All models are available with front-wheel drive and Freedom Drive I full-time active 4×4 system with Lock mode.
Jeep Compass North
The new Jeep Compass North 4×2 is powered by a 2.0-liter petrol engine with 156 horsepower and 190 Nm of torque, which can be mated either to a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic gearbox, and by the efficient 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine producing 136 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque, paired to the six-speed manual transmission.
The 4×4 model is powered by the 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine producing 163 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque, paired with the six-speed manual transmission, and by the 2.4-liter petrol engine producing 170 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque, mated to the new six-speed automatic transmission or the five-speed manual gearbox.
New Jeep Compass North adds to the Sport trim line supplemental front seat side-bags, body-colour external mirrors, 17-inch aluminium wheels, deep-tint sunscreen glass, cloth or vinyl seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, UConnect, AUX port and CD/DVD/MP3 player.