GM rival Stellantis recently unveiled the latest 2023 Jeep Compass, and with it, a new turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine capable of producing more power and torque than rivals like the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain.
Prior to the introduction of the latest 2023-model-year vehicle, the Jeep Compass was offered with a naturally aspirated 2.4L I4 gasoline engine, which was rated at 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque for the 2017 through 2021 model years, and 177 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque for the 2022 model year. Now, however, the new turbocharged 2.0L I4 cradled by the 2023 Jeep Compass produces upwards of 200 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque, a significant boost in peak output compared the atmospheric four-cylinder offered prior. Standard spec for the 2023 model year includes an eight-speed automatic transmission
The 2023 Jeep Compass is also significantly more powerful than the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain, both of which are equipped with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine, rated at 175 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm.
Notably, the 2023 Jeep Compass will also be more fuel-efficient than the preceding model, with the new turbocharged 2.0L expected to return a combined 27 mpg, as compared to the naturally aspirated 2.4L engine’s 25-mpg combined rating.
In addition to a new engine, the 2023 Jeep Compass now equips all-wheel drive as standard across the lineup, while new 17-inch wheels are now offered lower in the trim range. Driver-assist tech safety features like drowsy driver detection, rear seat reminder alert, and security alarm are now standard as well. It’s also worth noting that the Jeep Compass was refreshed for the preceding 2022 model year.
Pricing for the 2023 Jeep Compass starts at $31,590 for Sport models, while off-road-oriented Trailhawk models start at $37,340. High Altitude models start at $40,340.