Chicago Auto Show Debut-2022 Jeep Compass
The media preview for the delayed and shortened 2022 Chicago Auto Show kicked off today and one of the major news makers was Jeep with the U.S. debut of its updated 2022 Compass compact utility vehicle. Previously unveiled in Asia, the new Compass brings the latest in safety and interior style to one of Jeep’s most globally popular vehicles. While exterior alterations are relatively minor, they do include a new front facia, revised 7-slot grille, and new LED lighting. The focus of this refresh, however, is instantly seen in the interior with a new, expansive instrument panel available with a larger optional 10.1-inch center touchscreen rising towards the windshield. Also newly available is a 10.25-inch frameless full-color TFT digital cluster, plus heated and ventilated rear seats will now be optional for the first time on Jeep Compass. Advanced safety features now standard across all trims include Full-speed Collision Warning with active brake and pedestrian/cyclist detection, Active Lane Management with LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection. A new Highway Assist semi-autonomous driving system will deliver hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving. While powertrains and four-wheel drive systems are mostly carryover, Jeep does say the suspension has been retuned for a smoother ride. Look for the 2022 Jeep Compass to arrive in showrooms this fall.