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Jeep Compass 2022: $1000 price increase for RAV4, CX-5 rival

John Law

After a midlife refresh in 2021, Jeep has introduced a new Night Eagle entry grade and added two percent to the price of its midsize SUV

The 2022 Jeep Compass midlife refresh launched in July last year with better technology, a completely new dashboard, revised looks and a new Night Eagle grade in the line-up. 

Now just eight months later, Jeep has bumped up Compass pricing uniformly by $1000 for 2022, raising the price of entry for this Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 rival to $39,950 before on-road costs.

The Jeep Compass small SUV was the American carmaker’s second best-selling vehicle in Australia last year behind the soon-to-be-replaced Grand Cherokee large SUV with 1361 sales, accounting for 1.1 percent of the midsize SUV market segment. 

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The Jeep Compass is the second most popular model from the American carmaker

Jeep has also introduced a new entry-level Compass grade – the $39,950 Night Eagle – that effectively replaces the Launch Edition while retaining that car’s 129kW/229Nm ‘Tigershark’ 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The front-wheel drive Night Eagle gets a 7.0-inch partially digitised driver’s display, wireless charging, black 18-inch alloy wheels and keyless entry.

Moving up to the Limited ($45,350 before on-road costs) adds all-wheel drive, a nine-speed automatic transmission and ‘terrain select’ controls. Inside you also get leather upholstery, eight-way electric front seats, a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display and a 10.1-inch touchscreen with navigation. 

The S-Limited swaps grey plastic for body colour on the cladding, wears 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels and features a contrasting black roof. 

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Inside the up-spec S-Limited gets leather upholstery and a nine-speaker sound system

The upper trim S-Limited’s sound system is upgraded to a nine-speaker Alpine set-up and you also get contrast stitching on the leather seats for a $48,350 (before on-road costs) asking price.

At the top of the Compass range is the Trailhawk which is the only grade to get a 2.0-litre ‘Multijet’ turbo-diesel four-cylinder with 125kW of power and 350Nm of torque

Jeep’s off-road-focused Trailhawk package includes smaller 17-inch alloy wheels shod in all-terrain tyres, set off by visible tow hooks and a snazzy decal pack.

The $53,650 Compass Trailhawk earns Jeep’s ‘Trail Rated’ badging thanks to raised suspension, a more comprehensive off-road selector, a lower diff ratio and added underbody protection. 

Jeep Compass 2022: prices in Australia

Prices listed are before on-road costs

  • Night Eagle 2.4: $39,950 (new)
  • Limited 2.4 AWD: $45,350 (up $1000)
  • S-Limited 2.4 AWD: $48,350 (up $1000)
  • Trailhawk 2.0TD AWD: $53,650 (up $1000)