Jeep Compass 1.3 T4 GSE 4xe PHEV Trailhawk 5dr Auto Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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Jeep Compass front left driving
  • Jeep Compass front left driving
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  • Jeep Compass boot open
  • Jeep Compass interior infotainment
  • Jeep Compass right driving
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  • Jeep Compass alloy wheel detail
  • Jeep Compass 4xe PHEV charging socket detail
  • Jeep Compass interior panoramic roof
  • Jeep Compass interior detail
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  • Jeep Compass seat detail
  • Jeep Compass front left driving
  • Jeep Compass interior dashboard
  • Jeep Compass boot open
  • Jeep Compass interior infotainment
  • Jeep Compass right driving
  • Jeep Compass front driving
  • Jeep Compass front left driving
  • Jeep Compass front left static
  • Jeep Compass alloy wheel detail
  • Jeep Compass 4xe PHEV charging socket detail
  • Jeep Compass interior panoramic roof
  • Jeep Compass interior detail
  • Jeep Compass interior detail
  • Jeep Compass seat detail
RRP £44,655What Car? Target Price£39,375
Fuel type:
petrol parallel phev
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Jeep Compass might be prepared for some off-road driving, but its poor road manners, noisy engines, uninspiring interior and steep price mean it's ultimately off the pace compared with its major rivals. For four-wheel drive and the best performance, you'll need the 4xe plug-in hybrid version, which can deliver excellent fuel economy if you keep the battery charged up.

Trailhawk is for the off-road lovers because it has smaller 17in wheels and model specific front and rear bumpers that can clear steeper obstacles. Oh, and it also gets a spare tyre in case you suffer a puncture. Only available as a 4xe PHEV.

The plug-in hybrid 4xe model and its 0-62mph time of 7.3sec seems good on paper, but it never feels quick. It’s fine running on electric around town, but the engine is raucous when you try to get up to motorway speeds.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol Parallel PHEV
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

156.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

420

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

42

g/km