Jeep Compass gets a 1.3L turbo petrol for Europe


Jeep has revealed an updated Compass for the European markets. It’ll be manufactured at the FCA plant in Melfi in Southern Italy. The SUV gets a 1.3L turbo petrol engine and an updated Uconnect system.

As for styling, there are no changes whatsoever, it looks exactly the same compared to the second generation Compass of 2017.


Depending on the variant, the updated Uconnect system comes in 7- or 8.4-inches. The Uconnect connectivity services include My Assistant, which is for emergency services in case of a crash, roadside assistance services, etc; My Car, which allows the driver to monitor the health of the car; My Remote, which enables the owner to lock/unlock doors, flash the lights, find the vehicle, etc; and My Navigation with Send & Go service, which allows the owner to send the destination to the system via a smartphone or a web portal.


The 1.3-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is available in two states of tune: 130 hp or 150 hp; the former is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission while the latter with a 6-speed Dry Dual Clutch Transmission (DDCT). Both drive the front wheels. The DDCT variants get a ‘Sport’ driving mode which sharpens the throttle response and transmission’s behavior.


The 130 hp 1.3L turbo petrol engine with manual transmission is available on the Sport, Longitude, Night Eagle and Limited trims, while the 150 hp version with DDCT is offered also on the S trim. Peak torque on both versions is 270 Nm/199 lb-ft (~40 Nm/30 lb-ft more than the previous 1.4L petrol engine).

The 1.3L petrol engine has been updated with specific turbo-matching, which maximizes the engine response at low engine speed and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 27%. The new engine also optimizes fuel consumption by up to 30% (WLTP cycle) compared to the previous petrol 4×4 versions with automatic transmission.


Also on offer is a 1.6-litre MultiJet II diesel engine with 120 hp and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft), paired with a 6-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels.

PHEV plans
The 4xe models (plug-in hybrid), which combines an electric motor with either the 190 hp or 240 hp version of the 1.3-litre ‘Global Small Engine’, will be available in European markets in the second half of this year. As the name suggests, the 4xe will be AWD only.


Safety features such as Forward Collision Warning, LaneSense Departure Warning, and Electronic Roll Mitigation are standard across the whole range. Available safety features include Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, and Automated Parallel and Perpendicular Park assist.

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