Jeep Compass S Limited 4WD SUV 2023 Review

Is the Jeep Compass any good

Compass S Limited – There are few compact 4WD vehicles, the Jeep Compass S Limited is one of them and was updated just last year.

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Sitting under the focussed Trailhawk, the Compass S Limited combines true 4WD capability with luxury and comfort. Perfect for forest trails, beach driving or trips to the snow as well as daily safety in the wet.

The Compass is powered by a 2.4L petrol engine with a smooth 9 speed automatic transmission and Jeep Active Drive 4×4 and Selec-Terrain (Tm) System. It can be a little thirsty around town but not bad on the freeway. Overall it’s easy, smooth, and zippy to drive.

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The Compass S Limited we drove came with optional heated and ventilated front leather seats with electronic adjustments, 10.25-inch digital driver instrument cluster, Wireless charging and connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as updated advanced driver assist safety features. The 10.1 inch central touch screen houses the Jeep U Connect system for infotainment connectivity and additional technology.

Overall the Jeep Compass is a stylish 4WD SUV that allows the more adventurous owners the ability to explore further from the blacktop in comfort.

Priced from $46,500 plus the usual costs

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More Compass S Limited Details

What is good?

  • AWD Capability
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Spacious and comfortable interior

What is not so good?

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True dual range 4WD SUV in this size are rare. Buyers could look at the Subaru Forester  or the Toyota RAV4 Edge       Jeep Compass S Limited 4WD SUV 2023 engine

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Compass S Limited

Model Price $54,300 MLP*
Engine 2.4L 4 Cyl Petrol Euro 5
Drivetrain 9 Sp Sports AT Dual range 4WD
Power 129kW @ 6,400rpm
Torque 229Nm @ 3,900rpm
Safety Five-star ANCAP (tested June 2017)
0-100kmh / Top Speed 10.1 secs / TBA
CO2 Emissions 230 g/km
Economy ADR 9.7L/100km / 60L capacity
Economy on test 9.7L/100k
Max Range 811km
Servicing 12Mth / 12,000km Capped Price
Warranty 5yr/ 100,000 km
Roadside Assist 5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 8
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 8
AWD/Towing Capability* 8  (4WD 8/5 Towing 4/5 )
Technology/connectivity 9
Value for Money 8

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.

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Overall Length 4394mm
Wheelbase 2636mm
Width 1819mm
Height 1644mm
Wheels 19×7.5 Alloy
Tyres 235/45 R19
Max ground clearance Up to 212mm
Wading Depth 405mm
Approach 16.8 degrees
Rampover 22.9 degrees
Departure angle 31.7 degrees
Turning Circle KTK 11.07m
Boot space min 522L
Boot space Max 1711L
Tub Depth N/A
Kerb Weight 1503kg
Payload (kg) 693kg
GVM (kg) 2087kg
GCM 2987kg
Towing Capacity 1000kg
Tow Ball rating 100kg

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.