2022 Jeep Compass: A Trim Comparison
The Jeep Compass is another compact crossover SUV offering from Jeep. As the second smallest vehicle in the automaker’s lineup, it sits just below the Cherokee (which is a foot longer) and above the Renegade (which is half a foot shorter). This is the 6th year of the second-generation design for the Compass, but it still remains as fresh as ever.
The gently raking roofline and the available two-tone body paint schemes give this small SUV a boldly aggressive and sporty look. It, therefore, hits right at the Millennial market with an affordable price, city-scale dimensions, and attractive design.
New 2022 Jeep Compass Trims
2022 brings many options for fans of the Jeep Compass. This year, the Jeep Compass offers more standard features than ever before and a new trim with packed with luxury.
The 2022 Jeep Compass Sport is the base trim with a starting MSRP of $26,390 for FWD but a 4×4 powertrain is also available for an additional $1,500. The Compass comes with a standard 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir I4 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed manual transmission is no longer available but you can opt-in for a nine-speed automatic. This trim’s wheels are the smallest at 16 inches in black-styled steel. Inside the cabin, the infotainment center sports a 8.4-inch touchscreen and has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. Additionally, you’ll get a six-speaker audio system, three USB ports, Bluetooth, voice recognition and satellite radio.
Further included are a suite of safety features like forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.
The 2022 Jeep Compass Latitude has more features that everyday buyers would want. The FWD powertrain starts at $28,780 while the 4×4 is also listed at the same price on Jeep’s website. We tend to think that might be a mistake when updating their website to the new model year, however. Once again, the 4×4 trim costs a $1,500 premium over its FWD counterpart.
Upgrades from the previous trim include vinyl and cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped shift knob, proximity keyless entry and fog lights. Optional upgrades include the Driver Assistance Group Package ($1,495) that’s adds adaptive cruise control, parallel and perpendicular parking assist, parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera, adaptive cruise control and wireless device charging, among other features.
A convenience group package ($1,800) adds dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a hands-free liftgate and remote start. For $2,195, you’ll get a panoramic sunroof and a nine-speaker Alpine premium audio system.
The next trim is the 2022 Jeep Compass Latitude Lux. Starting at $31,490 for FWD, the Compass upgrades many of the interior features such as the inclusion of leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote start, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. There’s also a 7-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.1-inch touchscreen.
The 2022 Jeep Compass Limited starts at $33,290 for FWD. It’s short on additional standard features above the previous trims but it does add adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing windshield wipers and rear parking sensors.
With the Driver Assistance Group package ($2,295), you’ll get front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, parallel and perpendicular park assist, traffic sign recognition and wireless device charging. Meanwhile, the Elite Group package ($2,995) adds a driver’s memory seat, 10.5-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, eight-way power-adjustable seat, heated rear seats and LED fog lights. Lastly, the panoramic sunroof and sound system are also available.
The 2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk has a higher starting price than the Compass Limited (MSRP $33,505), but that’s because it is only available in a 4×4 powertrain format. It features the Jeep Active Drive Low four-wheel-drive system Having said that, it does have some features that may seem to be a step down from the less expensive Compass Limited. But where the Compass Limited was focused on convenience features, the Compass Trailhawk is geared toward all-terrain driving with off-road suspension,skid plates, two tow hooks, and hill control descent.
Most optional packages are also offered with this trim.
The High Altitude trim adds some unique styling elements like black interior and exterior accents. On top of that automatic high beams and LED lights. This trim starts at $35,985 but you can also add the Elite Interior Group High Altitude package or the Driver Assist Group 1 package.