2020 Jeep Compass Gets a New Engine!?

In the mass of compact crossovers, each manufacturer tries to stand out with something. The 2020 Jeep Compass will definitely some great things to offer. You probably know that the Compass is one of the most affordable models in class. However, the attractive price isn’t the only good thing about this crossover. Great off-road capabilities, upscale interior, and a Grand Cherokee-inspired styling are some of the benefits you can count on. The current generation is on the market for about three years and it looks like we are about to see updates for the next year.

2020 Jeep Compass front

Allegedly, this will be a classic facelift. Count on lots of novelties, mainly in terms of aesthetics. Some reports also suggest a new engine, which would definitely be a nice addition, considering that the current model is available with just one engine in the offer. Considering the possible update, the 2020 Jeep Compass could come a little bit earlier than usual. Still, keep in mind that we haven’t heard a word from the officials yet, so take the upcoming info with a dose of a reserve.

2020 Jeep Compass Design

The second generation of the Compass came with significant improvements compared to the original model. It is now one of the most capable crossovers in the segment, which has many more things to offer. Allegedly, the next year could bring a major update. We have no doubt that base design characteristics will remain unchanged.

The 2020 Jeep Compass will continue with a familiar mechanics, which are largely shared with subcompact Renegade and Fiat 500X. Still, the Compass is bigger and comes with pretty attractive styling. Unlike the Renegade and Cherokee, this one comes with more SUVish shape, which takes a lot of inspiration from the flagship Grand Cherokee. The overall look seems pretty close, just in a smaller package.

The upcoming update would probably focus on aesthetical updates. Of course, most of the changes would affect the front end. Still, we are pretty sure it won’t bring anything significant this aspect, mainly because the current model already features pretty attractive styling. A couple of tweaks to the front end would be pretty much everything we could get from these updates. Of course, new color options and wheels designs are also possible.

2020 Jeep Compass Interior

Despite many reports suggest an update for the 2020 Jeep Compass interior, we are pretty sure it won’t bring too many changes in this aspect. The inside of this crossover should remain the same and the reason is simple. This is one of the best-looking cabins in the class, characterized by lots of quality materials and upscale overall look. Besides attractive styling and lots of soft-touch surfaces, this cabin is also spacious. Both rows of seats are spacious and offer plenty of leg and headroom. The seats are massive and supportive.

2020 Jeep Compass interior

On the other side, a big drawback is lack of practicality. There aren’t many storage compartments inside the cabin, while the cargo area is below-average for the class.


The Compass is more affordable than pretty much all its rivals, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in terms of standard equipment. Both tech and safety systems are numerous. In most basic versions, you can count on things like a 7-inch touchscreen, voice controls, 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto etc. Available tech goodies are a bigger 8.4-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, navigation, premium audio system etc.

When it comes to safety, a rearview camera is the only standard features. However, there is a long list of available safety systems. Some of the highlights are forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, adaptive headlights.

2020 Jeep Compass Engine

One of the biggest novelties for the 2020 Jeep Compass could be a new engine. The current model comes with only one engine in the offer and that is a huge drawback, especially if we consider that this unit definitely lacks power for decent performances. It is a familiar 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which delivers around 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Such amount of power is not competitive in the segment where most rivals come with engines that have more than 200 horses.

Therefore, reports about a new engine option for the 2020 Jeep Compass sound quite likely. According to these reports, we should see the company’s new 2.0-liter turbo-four in the offer. This engine is very efficient and delivers around 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

The new engine should come in a pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission. On the other side, the base engine will continue with both manual and automatic gearboxes in the offer.

2020 Jeep Compass rear

2020 Jeep Compass Release Date and Price

When it comes to the 2020 Jeep Compass release date, we expect to see it a little bit earlier than usual. Still, the launch shouldn’t happen before the last quarter of the year. The 2020 Jeep Compass price should remain unchanged, so base models will probably go around 21.500 dollars.

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