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Jeep Jazzes Up the 2023 Compass With a Turbocharged Engine

Jeep adds a turbocharger and more horsepower to the 2023 Jeep Compass.

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Jeep redesigned the Compass 4x4 in 2022, really upgrading the interior and beefing up the Trailhawk model to be a true competitor. The one thing the Compass was missing was a spunkier engine. New for 2023, Jeep is adding some zip to the Compass 4x4. The 2023 Jeep Compass now has an advanced 2.0-liter Turbocharged Engine for better horsepower, torque and performance.

“We’ve received tremendous customer feedback on the Jeep Compass’ new interior and all the high-tech features, and now we have the opportunity to showcase the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine standard on all Compass models for the 2023 model year,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America. “I can’t wait for customers to take it for a spin, because not only is it more powerful, it’s also really fun to drive.”

2023 Jeep Compass 4x4

The 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine gives the Compass 200 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft. of torque. That is a step up from the 2022 model with 177 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque. The Jeep Active Drive 4x4 system will now be standard on all models. Jeep Active Drive enables optimal grip in low-traction conditions. The upgraded Trailhawk model is equipped with the Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 system. The Trailhawk version has a 30-degree approach angle, 24-degree breakover angle and 34-degree departure angle.

Jeep has added even more advanced safety features that will be standard across all trims. Drowsy driver detection, rear seat reminder alert and security alarm will give owners added protection. A 360-degree Surround View Camera which gives the driver a view of everything around the vehicle will be available on Latitude models and above.

Additional standard and available safety features on the 2023 Jeep Compass include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go (standard on Limited and Trailhawk; available on Latitude and Latitude LUX)
  • Active Lane Management
  • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Blind-spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Path detection
  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • Advanced Brake Assist
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian/Cyclist Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Highway Assist semi-autonomous driving system (available on Limited and Trailhawk)
  • ParkView rear back-up camera

When the 2023 Jeep Compass 4x4 Will be Available

The mightier Compass will be available in five different 4x4 trim configurations: Sport, Latitude, Latitude LUX, Limited and the rugged Trail Rated Trailhawk. The 2023 Jeep Compass is available now for order and scheduled to start arriving in North American Jeep showrooms in first quarter 2023.

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Mary Conway is a professional automotive journalist and has decades of experience specializing in automotive news analysis. She covered the Detroit Three for more than twenty years for the ABC affiliate, in Detroit. Her affection for the Motor City comes naturally. Her father ran a gas station while Mary was growing up, in Wisconsin.

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