2017 Jeep Compass Arrives in Europe With Three Diesel Engines
It will have a starting price of around €25,000 in most European markets
The compact SUV receives some modifications for European customers, with the most important being the addition of diesel engines.
It's a welcome arrival in Jeep's lineup in Europe, as the compact SUV segment is the most popular SUV class on the continent, expected to reach sales of two million units by 2020.
In Europe, the all-new Compass will offer two gasoline and two diesel engines, as well as six-speed manual and nine-speed automatic transmissions, for a total of eight different powertrain combinations and four different trim levels: Sport, Longitude, Limited, and Trailhawk.
Diesel engines include a 1.6-liter Multijet II with Stop&Start rated at 118 hp (120 PS), a 2.0-liter MultiJet II with Stop&Start delivering 138 hp (140 PS), and a 2.0-liter MultiJet II with Stop&Start producing 168 hp (170 PS). The smaller engine only comes with the six-speed manual and 2WD, the middle one is available with either the manual or the automatic and 4WD, while the more powerful unit gets the nine-speed auto and AWD as standard — including the Trailhawk-specific low range mode).
Gasoline engines on offer include a 1.4-liter MultiAir2 Turbo unit with Stop&Start rated at 138 hp (140 PS), as well as a 1.4-liter MultiAir2 Turbo engine delivering 168 hp (170 PS). The less powerful unit is only available in 4x2 configuration with the six-speed manual gearbox. The more powerful version is linked to the nine-speed auto and comes with four-wheel drive as standard.
Other markets including Russia, Africa, and the Middle East will also get the 2.4-liter Tigershark gasoline engine in two versions: 148 hp (150 PS) and 181 hp (184 PS). Both are paired to the nine-speed auto and come with AWD as standard.
To mark the model's European debut, Jeep will launch a Compass Opening Edition that customers can pre-order from March 8. Depending on market configurations, the Compass will start from around €25,000 when it arrives in dealerships this summer.