2020 Jeep Compass Is The Cheapest Compact SUV (Costs Under $22,000)

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Compass is Jeep’s best-selling SUV if we look at worldwide performance. This compact model is ready for a mid-cycle update. The new edition of the 2020 Jeep Compass will bring many novelties and we expect it with a hybrid drivetrain. Here are some advantages why you should wait for this model to appear next year. Compass costs under the average price for this class. Starting cost is not the only thing where you will save money. The crossover is also very fuel friendly. Well, the outputs of a four-pot engine are not stunning. However, the company boosts the off-road capability with special upgrades for the Trailhawk model. The Uconnect infotainment system is among the best in the class, and you will love optional audio and other features.

Of course, Compass is not perfect. The new edition will have to fix some issues to improve reliability. We won’t get the too powerful unit, so fans can’t count on a fast crossover. However, Jeep could think about the new transmission, since the current gearbox is not shifting gears as quick as some would like. The small engine also can’t tow too much. Finally, the safety of the 2020 Jeep Compass will get more standard features to improve overall scores. Again, this is a general downside of small crossovers and SUVs.

2020 Jeep Compass restyling

2020 Jeep Compass Restyling and Changes

The current generation of the compact crossover arrived in 2016. Things are changing very fast in this segment, so the new 2020 Jeep Compass will definitely get some serious changes. The restyling will refresh the look outside and inside. Well, we can expect a facelift, but the company will definitely keep the well-known radiator grille. its design might be slightly different, but nothing that we didn’t get used to. Minor modifications are coming for bumper and headlights, while the rear end remains pretty much the same.


We will see more changes inside the cockpit. The interior of the 2020 Jeep Compass will be modern. The Uconnect infotainment system is one of the advantages of this model. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. The system also brings other connectivity options and more equipment for higher trim levels. Whatsoever, the new Compass will lack cargo space. Although a compact vehicle, it can take five passengers and offer enough head- and legroom.

As always, Jeep is offering a wide choice of trim levels to start a build. This time, there will be seven base configurations for your 2020 Compass. The standard model is Sport. Latitude, Upland, and Altitude are mid-range crossovers. The Limited edition is the only premium version priced under $30,000. Above this mark, we will find off-road oriented Trailhawk and High Altitude with leather seats, xenon/LED lights, and navigation as a standard option.

2020 Jeep Compass interior

2020 Jeep Compass Specs

Models list is long, but all of them are currently using only one drivetrain. It is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine capable to produce 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic gearbox is not the best pair for this engine. However, some trim levels will offer a nine-pace transmission, as well as the manual case. The start-stop system is available for all models, while buyers are choosing between two- and four-wheel drive.

The New Compass Could Get Turbo, Diesel, or Hybrid Model

Definitely, the lack of engine choices is the major downside of the compact crossover. Rumors say that the new 2020 Jeep Compass could get at least one more option. With the complete industry going towards electrification, we hope it will be hybrid. But, news should be out already. We give an advantage to this kind of drivetrain over the turbocharged unit. Well, FCA chiefs already said they are not keen to install turbo system to its compact model. Finally, we can’t exclude a diesel drivetrain, since more Jeeps are now available with suck unit.

2020 Jeep Compass trailhawk

2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Off-Road Upgrades

The most exciting model in the lineup is definitely the Trailhawk. High Altitude is more expensive, but an off-road oriented crossover brings a lot of fun. Special wheels and tires are there to enhance the impression. This model uses only a 4×4 system. Hood decals and red tow hooks are something that boosts the appearance and make the 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk more aggressive. Inside the cabin, buyers can choose between premium cloth and leather.


The entry-level Sport crossover will cost just $23,000. That is less than the most competition is slapping on their base models. For example, Toyota Rav4 costs $26,000 and Honda CR-V is slightly cheaper ($24,500). Hyundai Tucson and Chevy Equinox can compete with the price of the new 2020 Jeep Compass. However, moving on upper trim levels, the compact crossover gets on par with its rivals. Mid-range versions will cost you at least $25,000, while Trailhawk and High Altitude come with the price sticker above $30,000. All-wheel drive adds $1,500. We will see the pricing list if any of the abovementioned engines appear next year. Definitely, all of them will increase the cost of any trim level for which they will be available.


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