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American automaker Jeep may have taken quite a beating on our shores in the last couple of years, but it intends to come back fighting with its new Compass, which promises to bring the fight on to cars like the Kia Sportage and Volkswagen Tiguan. The Compass offers “legendary 4x4 off-road capabilities,” impressive on-road dynamics, and a quintessentially Jeep design which may very well be enough to win buyers over.
The new Compass promises to plot a new chart for itself though, with Jeep and parent-company FCA promising that this is a truly global car with wide-reaching aspirations. Built in no less than 4 countries and set to feature in 100 markets worldwide, the new Jeep Compass is an important car for the brand, and definitely crucial to the success of Jeep in SUV-hungry Australia.
“The all-new Jeep Compass enters Australia at such a pivotal time for the brand, bringing with it unmatched attributes that include benchmark off-road capability, on-road driving dynamics, fuel- efficient powertrains and a range of advanced technology and safety features. Built around the world for customers everywhere, the Jeep Compass raises the bar in the compact-SUV segment.” — Guillaume Drelon, Head of Jeep Division, FCA Australia
All four guises offered here, namely Sport, Longitude, Limited, and Trailhawk, have been awarded a full 5-star rating from safety watchdogs ANCAP earlier this week, further strengthening the Compass’ appeal to families.
Seven airbags, electric parking brake, reverse camera, and 3.5-inch driver information display are all available as standard, whereas Limited, Longitude, and Trailhawk models can add autonomous emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring as options.
The Jeep Compass is included as part of Jeep’s ‘There & Back Guarantee,’ which throws in a 5-year warranty, lifetime roadside assistance, and capped-price servicing. The company strains that There & Back is a long-term commitment it’s making to its customers, and will form a “fundamental component” of Jeep’s business going forwards.
You can read our detailed variant breakdown of the Compass here.