On the exterior, the 2014 Compass received an updated exterior with an updated grille and headlamps and a new interior trim, plus a choice of two engines. Jeep will also offer new safety features, like front-seat-mounted side air bags and ParkView rear backup camera.
Jeep is also expanding Compass lineup with the addition of a new North trim level developed on the Sport trim line. It adds a series of cool elements like 17-inch aluminum wheels, deep-tint sunscreen glass and more.
The model will be put on sale across Europe in the second half of 2013. Next to the Limited version, Jeep will be also offering North and Sport trims. Prices will be announced at a later date.
Update 8/30/2013: This article has been updated with all of the official details and specifications.
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For the 2014 model year, the Jeep Compass has been updated with a variety changes, depending on the trim level. Limited versions receive a plated upper grille trim and mold-in-color Billet Silver grille texture, black inner bezel for the halogen headlamps and sport chrome fog lamp bezels. For the rear, Jeep added new taillights with a new "smoked" inner bezel and plated-chrome inserts.
There is also a set of aluminum wheels, sized 18 inches and offered on the Limited trim level. Models equipped with ParkView backup camera also received a new plated-chrome insert with a new "Jeep" badge.
Standard Exterior Features - Sport
- Electronic Stability Control+
- Advanced Multistage Front Airbags+
- Antilock 4-Wheel Disc/Drum Brakes
- Tire Pressure Warning Lamp
- 16-Inch Cast-Aluminum Wheels
- Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
- Fog Lamps
- Rear Window Defrost and Wiper
- Acoustic Windshield Glass
- Gloss Black Headlamp Bezels
Standard Exterior Features - Latitude
- Everything on Sport, Plus:
- 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Tip Start
- Remote Start System+ (Automatic Transmission)
- Body-Color, Power, Heated Fold-Away Side Mirrors
- Bright Texture Grille Insert
- Available ParkSense Rear Park Assist System+
Standard Exterior Features - Limited
- Includes Everything on Latitude, Plus:
- 2.4L DOHC I4 w/ Dual VVT and 27 hwy mpg+
- 18-Inch Aluminum Wheels with Polished Face and Painted Pockets
- Body-Color Fascias w/ Bright Accents
- Bright Exhaust Tips
- Projector Beam Headlamps
- Standard ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System+
- Antilock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
|Wheelbase (In./MM)||103.7 (2,635)|
|Track, Front (In./MM)||59.8 (1,520)|
|Track, Rear (In./MM)||59.8 (1,520)|
|Overall Length (In./MM)||175.1 (4,448)|
|Overall Width (In./MM)||71.4 (1,812)|
|Overall Height (In./MM)||65.0 (1,651)|
|Overhang, Front (In./MM)||36.1 (916)|
|Overhang, Rear (In./MM)||35.3 (897)|
|Approach Angle with P215/60/R17 Tire (degrees)||19.5|
|Breakover Angle with P215/60/R17 Tire (degrees)||20.6|
|Departure Angle with P215/60/R17 Tire (degrees)||28.5|
|Ground Clearance with P215/60/R17 Tire (In./MM)||8.1 (206)|
|Approach Angle with Freedom Drive II Off-road Package P215/65/R17 Tire degrees)||29.6|
|Breakover Angle with Freedom Drive II Off-road Package P215/65/R17 Tire||23.6|
|Departure Angle with Freedom Drive II Off-road Package P215/65/R17 Tire||31.2|
|Ground Clearance with Freedom Drive II Off-road Package P215/65/R17 Tire||9.1 (231)|
|Aero (CdA)||10.5 — 2WD / 10.6 — 4WD|
|Curb Weight, lb.||3,097 to 3,354|
|Weight Distribution, percent F/R||59/41 — 2WD|
58/42 — 4WD
Gallery Jeep Compass
For the interior, Jeep added a new trim level that features Saddle Brown perforated leather seating with accent stitching, while the center console is now wrapped vinyl. Jeep also offers a new satin-chrome finish for the center bezel, shifter bezel and pull cups.
Standard Interior Features - Sport
- Air Conditioning
- Bright Interior Accents
- Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
- 60/40 Split Folding Backseat
- Uconnect 130 System w/ AM/FM Radio, CD Player and WMA/MP3 Jack-*Illuminated Cup Holders
Standard Interior Features - Latitude
- Everything on Sport, Plus:
- Front Passenger Fold-Flat Seat
- Heated Front Seats
- Driver Seat w/ Height Adjust
- 60/40 Split Reclining Backseat
- Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
- Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
- 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet
- Sport Mesh Cloth and Vinyl Seats with Accent Stitching
- Satin Chrome Interior Accents
- Vinyl-Wrapped Armrests, Center Console Cover
- Keyless Entry
- Power Windows with Driver One-Touch
- Speed Sensitive Power Locks
- Illuminated Entry
Standard Interior Features - Limited
- Everything on Latitude, Plus:
- Uconnect® 430 System w/ AM/FM Radio, CD/DVD/MP3/HDD
- 1 Year of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Service
- Air Conditioning w/ Automatic Temperature Control
- Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats with Perforated Inserts
- Available Saddle Brown Leather Trim with Accent Stitching
- Driver Seat w/ 6-Way Power Adjust and Manual Lumbar Adjust
- Rearview Mirror w/ Auto Dim
- Silver Interior and Exterior Accents
- Tire Pressure Display
- HomeLink Control for Garage Door
- Electronic Vehicle Information Center
|Seating Capacity, F/R||2/3|
|Head Room without Sunroof)||40.7 In.|
|Shoulder Room||54.6 In.|
|Hip Room||52.3 In.|
|Head Room||39.9 In.|
|Knee Clearance||1.7 In.|
|Shoulder Room||54.0 In.|
|Hip Room||51.0 (In.|
|Cargo Volume Indexes|
|Rear Seats Up, cu. ft.||22.7|
|Rear Seats Folded, cu. ft.||53.6|
|EPA Interior Volume Index,cu. ft.||124|
|Trunk Lift-over Height (In.||30.5|
|Cargo Volume with Front Passenger Seat and Rear|
Seat Folded, cu. ft.
The 2014 Jeep Compass has a choice of two engines: a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a 2.4-liter gasoline engine. The 2.0-liter unit comes in at 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque, while turning in up to 30 mph on the highway. This engine comes standard on all Sport and Latitude trims with two-wheel-drive.
The 2.4-liter engine checks in with 172 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes standard on all Limited models, and 4x4 versions of the Sport and Latitude trims. This engine delivers as high as 28 mpg on the highway.
The Sport and Latitude models come standard with a five-speed manual transmission and a PowerTech six-speed Auto Stick transmission is available as an option. On all Limited models, the six speed auto box is the standard transmission.
2.0-Liter DOHC I-4 World Gas Engine Specifications
|Availability||Standard on Sport and Latitude 4x2 models|
|Displacement||121.9 cu. in. (1998 cu. cm)|
|Fuel Injection||Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless|
|Power (SAE net, estimated)||158 Horsepower at 6,400 RPM|
|Torque (SAE net, estimated)||141 Pound-Feet at 5,000 RPM|
|EPA Fuel Economy mpg (city/hwy)||23/30 — 2WD with five-speed manual transaxle|
TBD — 2WD with six-speed automatic transmission
2.4-Liter DOHC I-4 World Gas Engine Specifications
|Availability||Standard on Limited models, Sport and Latitude 4x4 models,|
Available on Sport and Latitude 4x2 models
|Displacement||144 cu. in. (2360 cu. cm)|
|Fuel Injection||Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless|
|Power (SAE net, estimated)||172 Horsepower at 6,000 RPM|
|Torque (SAE net, estimated)||165 Pound-Feet at 4,400 RPM|
|EPA Fuel Economy mpg (city/hwy)||23/28 — 2WD with five-speed manual transaxle|
TBD — 2WD with six-speed automatic transmission
23/28 — 4WD with five-speed manual transaxle
TBD — Freedom Drive I 4WD with six-speed automatic transmission
20/23 — Freedom Drive II (Off-road Package) 4WD with CVT2L
Prices for the 2014 Jeep Compass start at $18,495 for the Sport 4x2 model and cap off at $27,495 for the Limited 4x4 model.
With all these updates, the 2014 Jeep Compass becomes a more serious competitor in front of all the other models offered on the market.
Toyota RAV4 has just entered a new generation; it receives updates on the exterior and interior, plus a new four-cylinder engine, while the V-6 powerplant is no longer an option. This new, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine delivers a total of 176 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.
For Escape also enters a new generation for the 2013 model year. It receives 11 new exclusive features, including three engines with improved fuel economy: 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and a 2.0-liter EcoBoost unit.
If you ask us, the Escape will definitely be the model we will opt for: it looks pretty cool, offers three engines to choose from and already impressed lots of new customers.
With its updates, the 2014 Jeep Compass became a model that catches more attention on the market. Plus that the new North trim level is offering standard features that put it on the top of its competitors. We’ll just have to wait for the prices to see what happens.
- Updated look
- New transmission
- Improved interior
- Fair prices
- No performance variant
- Low-powered engines
New 2014 Jeep® Compass: improved performance for the Urban compact SUV of the Jeep® Brand
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.
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 mold-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 taillamps with a new "smoked" inner bezel and a plated chrome insert on the tailgate trim applique.
New available 18-inch aluminum 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 center 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 4x4 system with Lock mode.
Jeep Compass North
The new Jeep Compass North 4x2 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 4x4 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 aluminum wheels, deep-tint sunscreen glass, cloth or vinyl seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, UConnect, AUX port and CD/DVD/MP3 player.