Just when we hoped that the designers from well-known American Firm have drawn some lessons after the launching previous Compass, all of our hopes and dreams have, literary, fell into the water, we’ve watched the latest, minimally revised edition. Perhaps those folks are relaying that will its bargain price, simply do the whole job or will it the Company’s name “Jeep” do so, we actually have no clue. But, we cannot imagine what buyer would like to possess and drive this very badly designed and lousy equipped vehicle. For instance, this slightly restyled and upgraded small crossover does come with few modifications, pretty equally distributed throughout the entire vehicle, although, this time as there is not a technologically savvy interior offered nor does it come with a bit wider range of the safety equipment.
Anyway, having all above mentioned in mind, combined with the provided specs of the car, we came to the conclusion this all will be just enough to make 2016 Jeep Compass a decent choice for this year. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the 2016 Compass will be largely subpar and outdated when being compared to the main competitors from its range.
2016 Jeep Compass Interior, Exterior & Appearance
When we take into our consideration general appearance of the 2016 Compass, the things remained pretty much the same. This small crossover will come, still, available in two primary trim levels: Sport and Latitude, while the rest two sub-trims will remain to be-Sport SE and High Altitude Edition, which will come available linked to features to the Sport and Latitude, respectively.
As the interior section concerns, after the major upgrade in 2014, practically, nothing huge has changed. The fact, which surprised us all, was the fact that the industrial-grade plastic touches, and after the customers complaints, stayed. Moreover, in the 21st century, it’s practically impossible to find a vehicle that still comes available with crank-down windows and manual locks as standard, like the 2016 Compass. We, actually, don’t know either to weep or to wonder over and over again!
At the other hand, the 2016 Compass’s exterior will be, at least, equally poor quality as its interior. Surely, its strongest advantage, (besides the Jeep name, of course) should be its mini-Cherokee look, which the designers succeeded to revive after years and years of bland and awkward designs.
To be quite honest, this isn’t the direct result of this year’s upgrade, it mainly results the past update, which happened a couple of years ago, when some of the awkwardness was restyled and changed a bit with some styling changes that managed to change the angles of the car, which resulted in far more attractive and brand new, highly modern look. The changes brought then, were in whole kept now, and still presents the most striking part of the exterior design of the car for the new 2016 model.
And the engine section brings nothing new, we afraid. Although the vast majority of the Compass’s competitors upgraded and offer wider their ranges of the most different powertrains to its brand new models, however, it wasn’t the case with “brand new” 2016 Jeep Compass.
Under the hood of every single 2016 Compass, one will be able to find the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which will be able to pump around 158-horsepower, while the Limited versions of the 2016 Compass should be empowered with the 2.4-liter version, which will be producing around a 172-hp. We are, far more, than just disappointed!
Release Date & Prices
The price tag of the 2016 Jeep Compass will remain quite affordable, roughly speaking, around $19, 590. No matter what, if this small crossover doesn’t get it more than needed upgrades, we are not sure how long will it manage to stay competitive. The release date is scheduled for this March.
2016 Jeep Compass
MPG: Up to 23 city / 30 highway
Curb weight: 3,107 to 3,345 lbs
Horsepower: 158 to 172 hp
Cargo volume: 22.7 ft³, 53.6 to 62.7 ft³ with seat area
Price: $19, 590