Jeep Compass 2.0 MultiJet-2 4WD – Vital Statistics:
£39,645 OTR with options,
0-62 in 9 seconds,
122 mph top speed,
9 speed automatic transmission.
Right, I’m going to cut to the chase, to be perfectly honest I wasn’t actually prepared to like this car. In fact I presumed it would be a bit dull – the usual faux-by-four aimed at “soccer Moms”, but it’s the exact opposite. This Jeep Compass is a little legend and if it was only used for the school run it would be a waste of a really good car.
The Compass is not a big lumpy 4×4 so you can throw it around corners on the tarmac, creep through cobbled streets in the city centre and then head down proper dirt tracks in the countryside with ease. All this is on auto mode, so if you wanted to head out onto some proper specific terrain – just dial it in on the console.
Whilst I used the Jeep to drive too and from the workshop in Manchester – the usual commuting duties, I also went on a few adventures. I turned off my sat nav, discovered new places and had a blast with this car! This actually lead to some fun test driving – I just drove around until I saw a track or random road and went for it. You can’t do that in just any car.
Not only is the Compass the perfect road tripper – it’s extremely comfy too. Heated steering wheel, leather everywhere, a ton of room despite the fact it’s not a huge vehicle. That said I did manage to fit two flat pack bookcases (taller than me), a chair, cushions, duvets, boxes of random house stuff and a full food shop. As boring as that sounds it’s damn useful to be able to do that and have off-road, on-road fun!
As I’ve mentioned many times I’m used to driving classics so anything electrical or technical is still a luxury for me. Well this has some gadgets, let me tell you. The panoramic sunroof is awesome, it let’s in so much light and if the sun ever shines again up here it’ll be perfect for the Summer. The wing mirrors have sensors on them – blind spot detection, so although I actually like to use my eyes it’s great to be sure! That goes for the parking sensors and cameras as well. The Beats Audio sound system is epic, the sound quality is really clear and the bass is meaty. They’re just a few of the many gadgets and features – this is a well equipped adventure haver.
I like the look of the Jeep too – this one is in Magnesio Grey (no car ever looks bad in grey), it’s got nice big alloy wheels (I’d probably opt for all black wheels if it were mine) and it still has that distinctive front grill – which makes it stand out from its many competitors on the road. It’s a handsome car for sure.
My only gripe is the fact it’s diesel, I’d personally go for a petrol – because it’s good on fuel anyway and a petrol engine would have a bit more omph and response on acceleration.
So in conclusion this is a damn good car, competitive on price compared to its adversaries and the key with the Jeep Compass is it the perfect all-rounder. So my advice would be to try one out, turn off your sat nav, go explore. If you don’t know where you’re going, you can’t get lost. That’s what I did.
Photos taken by me on the Huawei P20 Pro.