Australian News - July 6, 2021

Jeep Announces New Compass SUV

Jeep has reimagined the compact SUV with the new Jeep Compass, perfectly combining style, comfort and Jeep legendary capability with premium cabin appointments.

The new Jeep Compass seamlessly blends the spirit of the urban lifestyle with those that dream of the road less-travelled. The Jeep Compass has evolved, with enhanced on-board technology, redesigned dashboard, a refined cabin and an impressive suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems as standard across the range.

“Since its launch in 2017, the Jeep Compass has been renowned as the category leader when it comes to off-road capability in the compact SUV segment, and now we’re pairing that capability with advanced technology and a premium interior styling. The comfort you want for your daily commute and the capability to tackle your weekend adventures have found harmony in the new Jeep Compass,” said Tom Noble, Marketing and Communications Director, Jeep Australia.

“The S-Limited offers refinement and true comfort, its off-road capability is uncompromised. The Compass Trailhawk takes off-roading to the next level with increased ground clearance and superior approach and departure angles. The latest range is tailor-made to ensure there is a Jeep Compass for every adventure,” continued Noble.

All-new Interior

A complete redesign of the Jeep Compass interior gives the capable compact SUV a more modern, sophisticated style, consistent with the exterior design in terms of elegance, linearity and high-tech language.

The updates see an all-encompassing modernisation within the interior, involving the dashboard, central tunnel and door panels, resulting in a more comfortable and spacious cabin, featuring premium materials and a refined finish.

The overlap of surfaces, materials and fabrics give the new dashboard a three-dimensional design with a horizontal ‘three-layer’ development. An elegant central horizontal dashboard panel features ultra-slim air intakes that almost disappear into its layered structure. The controls are seamlessly integrated and easy to reach, as is the connectivity touchscreen that dominates the middle of the dashboard, now in a higher and more ergonomic position.

Improvements in practicality offer a more functional use of space and user experience. The redesigned central tunnel is now in a higher position and offers almost 5 litres of storage under the central armrest compartment and an additional 2.4-litre compartment next to the new gear lever, to store a mini-tablet or other small accessories. These smart solutions have increased storage compartment space in the Jeep Compass almost three-fold to 4.4 litres.

User convenience extends to the rear with a new tailgate, standard of the Limited, S-Limited and Trailhawk models, which is operated via a kicking motion under the bumper, to allow owners to open their boot with ease.

Updated Design

Upholding its recognisable exterior, the new Jeep Compass has been restyled for a refreshed look, featuring an even more sophisticated, modern design, perfectly adapted to its urban character. The front bonnet is now broader, sporting a more athletic appearance achieved by using stylistic elements that develop horizontally, highlighting the vehicle’s breadth and on-road presence.

The horizontal elements emphasise the linearity of the design, while the sculpted surfaces and the three-dimensional effect of the seven-slot grille highlight its dynamism. Compared to its predecessor’s separate fog lamp housing, these components are now integrated into a single broad linear opening in the centre of the front bumper, resulting in a ‘layered’ construction of the front.

The legendary Jeep grille design has been revamped, raising its vertical position and dividing it into two horizontal sections. Standard across the range, the Compass now integrates new full LED headlights featuring a thinner, sleek profile. The LED lights are now available in two different configurations, projector and reflector, giving the new Compass a bolder look. The daytime running lights (DRLs) – now marked out by their subtle elongated form – have also been repositioned and are now built into the main headlights. The lower opening and skid plate are now wider, sure to turn the heads of passers-by.

The Jeep Compass range now offers three identifiable themes according to the trim level, appealing to urban adventurers and weekend warriors alike. The functional and urban Compass Launch Edition and Compass Limited models feature black bumpers with new 18-inch alloy wheels, while the sporty S-Limited model is elevated with metallic grey finishes, body-colour bumpers and new multi-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels.

The ‘Trail-Rated’ off-road performance of the Compass Trailhawk trim, is embodied with a unique grille treatment, body-colour fog lamp bezels, prominent skid plate and unique 17-inch alloy wheels. The redevelopment of the Compass Trailhawk body has focused on functionality, the bumpers, fog lamps and the camera radar now housed in a higher position for greater protection during off-road adventures.

The full-LED daytime running lights, high beam, low beam and fog lamps enhance the efficiency and safety of the new Jeep Compass. Thanks to the new front lighting, brightness is increased by approximately 100 per cent compared to the Xenon headlamps, resulting in the improved perception of depth and lateral lighting. The same treatment can be found in the rear, where the horizontal lines of the front continue and characterise the sleek cut of the taillights, providing a more modern and commanding look.

Intuitive Technology

The Jeep Compass introduces the latest generation of Jeep’s Uconnect system to Australia, offering the new 10.1-inch Ultra HD touchscreen display with integrated TomTom navigation for an intuitive user experience. The new Uconnect 5 system is the most advanced infotainment system in Jeep history, with a more powerful, higher-performance processor delivering increased responsiveness. With the new Uconnect system, drivers benefit from an easy-to-use interface to access all the functions available with ‘touch and swipe’ input, with the ability to create their own interface with ‘one-touch access’, allowing instant access to their favourite and frequently used features.

Boasting advanced voice recognition, the latest updates allow owners to control its settings, program the air conditioning and change the radio all via voice control. This feature is integrated into the TomTom navigation of the Jeep Compass, which can be activated hands-free with the wake word “Hey Jeep!”.

The new-generation Uconnect 5 system in the new Jeep Compass features easy-to-use connectivity, with features including:

  • 10.1-inch digital touchscreen.
  • Multiple user profiles – customisable music preferences, apps, seat position, mirror angles and climate comfort levels, and frequent destinations, plus a ‘Valet’ mode.
  • Wireless charging and wireless integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as standard across the range.
  • Fully customisable homepage for quick access to frequently used features and one-touch operation.
  • TomTom navigation with improved search and predictive text functions and natural voice recognition.
  • Customisable radio user experience with new ‘touch and swipe’ mode and the option to create widgets according to preferences.
  • New Ultra HD 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, standard on Limited, Trailhawk and S-Limited.

Standard on all trims is the wireless charging pad for easy smartphone charging (at up to 15 W). Charging commences by simply placing the device on the pad in front of the gear lever.

Updated Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

The new Jeep Compass offers an advanced suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems as standard, suitable for everyday driving needs, with active and passive safety specifications that are further enhanced with innovative technology and refine the interaction between driver, vehicle and road.

These new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems include Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Speed Assist, Drowsy Driver Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Recognition.

  • Traffic Sign Recognition: Standard across the range, uses a front-facing camera to detect the speed limit and the related road signs, including those that prohibit overtaking.
  • Intelligent Speed Assist: Combines Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition, suggesting the driver automatically adjust the speed according to the limits indicated by the road signs.  It comes as standard on all versions.
  • Drowsy Driver Alert: Tracks vehicle movement and interaction, such as lane deviation and steering-wheel input over time, for driving behaviour consistent with that of a drowsy driver. When certain thresholds are reached, the system responds with audio and/or visual cautions for the driver to pull over. The feature comes standard on all models.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Recognition: Alerts the driver of the danger and brings the vehicle to a complete stop to avoid collision with a pedestrian or a cyclist (standard on all versions).

Additional protection and safety is provided by the new 360° camera, available as a cost option on the S-Limited and standard on the Trailhawk trim. This new system offers a 360° view of the vehicle and its surroundings, enhanced by dynamic gridlines displayed on a 10.1-inch digital touchscreen. With four high-definition cameras positioned on the grille, rear-view mirrors and tailgate, the system offers four different views and activates when driving up to 12 km/h.

Forward Collision Warning and LaneSense Departure Warning, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) and front, side and curtain airbags remain standard across the range, as seen in the new Compass’ predecessor.

In celebration of Jeep’s 80th anniversary milestone, Jeep Australia has launched Jeep Wave, a comprehensive program providing peace of mind for owners. Jeep Wave is a commitment to Jeep owners, supporting them with a comprehensive Capped Price Servicing program for new vehicles including the 2021 Jeep Compass range, Lifetime Roadside Assistance when you service through Jeep and 5 Year/ 100,000km Factory Warranty.

Jeep Wave brings owners the utmost in care, and is strengthened by technical support of a team of fly-in experts, a price adjustment of over 17,000 parts and improved Customer Care. To find out more, please contact your local Jeep Dealership or visit:

The 2021 Jeep Compass range will launch with the new Launch Edition and S-Limited variants, available in Dealerships from mid-July 2021.

Jeep Compass Launch Edition

The new Jeep Compass Launch Edition variant opens the Jeep Compass range, priced from $37,950 available from mid-July 2021. With a focus on technology, safety and convenience in an affordable package, the Jeep Compass Launch Edition is loaded with standard safety features and premium touchpoints.

Launch Edition standard equipment highlights:


  • 2.4L Tigershark Petrol
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission


  • Cloth/Vinyl Low-Back Bucket Seats – Black


  • LED Reflector Headlamps NEW
  • Premium LED Fog Lamps NEW
  • Black Painted Roof
  • Launch Edition Badge

Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems

  • Intelligent Speed Assist NEW
  • Traffic Sign Recognition NEW
  • Pedestrian Emergency Braking NEW
  • Drowsy Driver Detection NEW
  • Active Lane Management System NEW
  • Automatic Electronic Brake Hold
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop NEW
  • Full Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Path Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning Plus
  • Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera


  • Uconnect 5 Navigation with 10.1-inch Screen NEW
  • Cluster 7.0″ TFT Colour Display NEW
  • 1st Row USB A/C & 2nd Row USB A/C Charge
  • Wireless Charging Pad NEW


  • Remote Proximity Keyless Entry NEW
  • Pushbutton Start NEW
  • Rain Sensitive Windshield Wipers NEW
  • Electric Park Brake
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Automatic High Beam Control NEW

Optional equipment:

  • Premium Paint
  • Dual-pane sunroof

Jeep Compass Limited

The Jeep Compass Limited further enhances the comfort, technology and refinement set by the Jeep Compass Launch Edition. Standard equipment highlights include passenger electric seat adjustment, 10.25-inch cluster and a foot activated liftgate. Available from $43,950, the Jeep Compass will be available in showrooms by late 2021.

Limited standard equipment highlights (in addition, or replacing Launch Edition):


  • Jeep Active Drive 4×4
  • Selec-Terrain (Tm) System
  • 9-Speed Automatic Transmission


  • Leather Bucket Seats
  • Driver Seat Memory
  • Driver Seat – Power Adjust 8-Way
  • Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar Adjust
  • Front Passenger Seat – Power Adjust 8-Way NEW
  • Power 4-Way Front Passenger Lumbar Adjust NEW
  • 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat


  • Bi-Function LED Projector Headlamps NEW
  • Bright Exhaust Tip
  • Body Colour Roof


  • Cluster 10.25″ TFT Colour Display NEW


  • ParkSense Front System
  • P&P Park & Unpark Assist System NEW
  • Foot Activated Open ‘N Go Liftgate NEW

Optional equipment:

  • Premium Paint
  • Black Painted Roof
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic sunroof

Jeep Compass S-Limited

The Jeep Compass S-Limited is priced from $46,950, and will be available from mid-July 2021. Featuring a premium and sporty design with sleek, new Granite Crystal 19-inch alloy wheels, body colour wheel flares and side claddings.

S-Limited standard equipment highlights (in addition, or replacing Limited):


  • Black Headliner
  • Grey Accent Stitching


  • Black Painted Roof
  • Neutral Grey Exterior Badging
  • S Badge
  • Exterior Accents-Neutral Grey
  • Accent Colour Roof Rails
  • Granite Crystal Grille
  • Grey Day Light Opening Moldings
  • Body Colour Fascias NEW
  • Body Colour Wheel Flares NEW
  • Body Colour Exterior Sill Moldings NEW
  • Body Colour Door Claddings NEW
  • 19X7.5 Painted Hyper Black Alloy Wheels NEW


  • Alpine 9 Speaker Premium Audio System

Optional equipment

  • Premium Paint
  • S-Limited Premium Package
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic sunroof
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Surround View Camera System (360 Camera)

Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Showcasing ultimate off-road capability unparalleled within the segment, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be priced from $51,250 and will be available in showrooms by late 2021. The 2.0L Diesel now features Euro 6D level of Emissions with a UREA system (AdBlue).

Trailhawk standard equipment highlights (in addition, or replacing S-Limited):


  • 2.0L Diesel Engine with AdBlue


  • Red Interior Stitching Accents
  • All-Season Floor Mats
  • Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats


  • Black Hood Decal
  • Neutral Grey Accents (DLO/fascia/mirrors/bezels)
  • Falken All-Season Tires
  • 17X6.5 Diamond Cut Aluminum Wheels


  • 180 Amp Alternator
  • 4.334 Rear Axle Ratio
  • 2 Front Red Tow Hooks
  • 4x Underbody Skid Plates
  • Jeep Active Drive Low
  • Full Size Spare Tire
  • Reversible Carpet/Vinyl Cargo Mat


  • Surround View Camera System (360 Camera) NEW

Optional equipment

  • Premium Paint
  • Trailhawk Premium Package
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic sunroof
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Alpine 9 Speaker Premium Audio System

Jeep Compass 80th Anniversary

The Jeep Compass 80th Anniversary edition is priced from $47,941, and is limited to just 160 units for the Australian market. It is available in Bright White, Grey Magnesio, Brilliant Black and Minimal Grey.

Equipment Features

The Jeep Compass 80th Anniversary edition is based on the Compass Limited. The features below are in addition or replacing standard Limited specification unless otherwise stated.


  • 18-inch wheels in Granite Crystal
  • Body Colour Fascias
  • Body Colour Wheel Flares
  • Body Colour Exterior Sill Moldings
  • Body Colour Door Claddings
  • Jeep 80th Anniversary Commemorative Badges
  • Granite Crystal Grille
  • Neutral Grey Exterior Badging
  • Black Painted Roof
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof


  • Premium Black Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats with Light Tungsten accent stitching
  • Driver Seat – Manual Adjust 6-Way
  • Front Passenger Seat – Manual Adjust 4-Way
  • Passenger in Seat Cushion Storage
  • 80th Anniversary Front Seat Tags
  • Light Tungsten Interior Accents
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated Steering wheel
  • Alpine 9 Speaker Premium Audio System
  • Surround View Camera System
  • Black headliner
  • Jeep 80th Anniversary Instrument Panel Applique

2021 Jeep Compass Paint Options

  • Bright White
  • Colorado Red
  • Brilliant Black (includes Atmospheric Grey Roof and Mirror Covers on S-Limited)
  • Galaxy Blue NEW
  • Grey Magnesio
  • Hunter Green NEW
  • Minimal Grey

2021 Jeep Compass Pricing

Model Engine Trans Drive Fuel BVP*
Jeep Compass Launch Edition 2.4L Petrol 6AT FWD Petrol $37,950
Jeep Compass Limited 2.4L Petrol 9AT 4×4 Petrol $43,950
Jeep Compass 80th Anniversary 2.4L Petrol 9AT 4×4 Petrol $47,941
Jeep Compass S-Limited 2.4L Petrol 9AT 4×4 Petrol $46,950
Jeep Compass Trailhawk 2.0L Petrol 9AT 4×4 Diesel $51,250

*Base Vehicle Price includes GST and LCT (if applicable), excludes all on road costs and Dealer delivery.

2021 Jeep Compass Cost Options

Trim Option MSRP*
Launch Edition Premium Paint $645
Dual-Pane Sunroof $1,950
Limited Premium Paint $645
Black Painted Roof $645
Dual-Pane Sunroof $1,950
80th Anniversary Premium Paint $645
S-Limited Premium Paint $645
S-Limited Premium Package

Dual-Pane Panoramic sunroof

Ventilated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Heated Steering Wheel

Surround View Camera System (360 Camera)

Trailhawk Premium Paint $645
Trailhawk Premium Package

Dual-Pane Panoramic sunroof

Ventilated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Heated Steering Wheel

Alpine 9 Speaker Premium Audio System


*MSRP includes GST and LCT (when applicable)