Another week, another new rival to the Nissan Qashqai; Jeep has announced its new Compass will cost from £22,995 when deliveries begin in February 2018.
Jeep reckons that’s “outstanding value for money”, even though it’s rather pricier than a 115hp 1.2-litre turbo Qashqai Visia; Jeep’s entry-level Compass is a 120hp 1.6-litre Sport, with front-wheel drive; a 140hp 1.4-litre turbo is priced from £24,995.
In both price and size, it’s placed between two other established Jeep SUVs: the smaller Renegade (from £18,250) and the larger Cherokee (yours from £32,685).
What do you get for your money? A bit more kit than a Visia Qashqai: Sport models include 16-inch alloys, cruise control, forward collision warning and air con; mid-spec Longitude, expected to be the best seller, upgrades this to climate control, upgrades the alloys to 17-inch, and features an 8.4-inch Utouch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The posh Compass Limited has even larger 18-inch alloys, electric and heated leather seats, reversing camera, privacy glass, blind spot warning and a heated steering wheel. There’s a toughened Trailhawk off-road model as well, with features such as raised suspension, red rear tow hook, toughened-up bumpers.
Equipped with a 170hp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine and automatic gearbox, the Trailhawk is fully trail-rated – albeit at a rather eye-watering £35,595 price. Trailhawk models go on sale from summer 2018; the less mud-plugging but still grippier 140hp 2.0-litre turbodiesel 4×4 Longitude is priced from £28,495.
New Jeep Compass prices:
Sport 1.6 MultiJet II 120hp 4×2 £22,995
Longitude 1.4 MultiAir II 140hp 4×2 £24,995
Longitude 1.6 MultiJet II 120hp 4×2 £25,995
Longitude 2.0 MultiJet II 140hp 4×4 £28,495
Limited 1.4 MultiAir II 140hp 4×2 £27,995
Limited 1.4 MultiAir II 170hp 4×4 Auto9 £32,595
Limited 1.6 MultiJet II 120hp 4×2 £28,995
Limited 2.0 MultiJet II 140hp 4×4 £31,495
Limited 2.0 MultiJet II 170hp 4×4 Auto9 £34,295
Trailhawk 2.0 MultiJet II 170hp 4×4 Auto9 LOW £35,595