With the space of a C-SUV, 130 horsepower, hybrid economy and the lively nature of a Jeep, the Compass e-Hybrid deserves the attention of a prospective buyer of the class.
Jeep Compass e-Hybrid at a glance
- Jeep’s C-SUV with space for 4-5 passengers and a trunk of 438 liters.
- 48 volt mild hybrid system with 1.5 Turbo petrol engine, 2 electric motors and 7 speed automatic gearbox.
- Power 130 hp, torque 240 Nm, 0-100 km / h in 10” and average (factory) consumption of 5.8-6.2 lt/100 km.
- Maximum comfort, safe handling and high ground clearance: 201 mm.
- Four equipment versions, Longitude, Night Eagle, Limited and S, priced from €33,900.
Jeep Compass e-Hybrid in detail
Jeep ranges in Greece and Europe are already electrified 100%. Available options include the new all-electric Avenger, Plug-in Hybrid Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Compass and Renegade, while base models include the mild, 48-volt Compass and Renegade. e-Hybrid hybrid system.
The Compass e-Hybrid we’re testing here is Jeep’s most affordable entry in the popular C-SUV segment.
Jeep Compass e-Hybrid: Design
The design of the Compass varies more depending on the trim level than the engine version. The American SUV family is characterized by modern aestheticscombining strong lines with traditional elements of the brand.
Among them we will distinguish a mask with 7 grills, wings emphasized by square domes, beautiful front and rear lights and on the sides of the body. The black roof adds a more distinctive style to the two color versions.
Jeep Compass e-Hybrid: Interior
Inside, the Compass scores high in all areas. The build quality is smart, the ergonomics are relatively simple, the driving position comfortable and the digital services at the level one would expect from a modern C-SUV.
The driver is with him in front of him 10.25” TFT digital instrument panel and the abundance of indications and beautiful drawings, while the right side is the central one 10.1″ touch screen emerging from the dashboard, it is home to the latest generation of multimedia system Connection 5 and takes care of information, navigation, connectivity and entertainment.
The spaces are big for four and enough for five passengers, while cargo area of 438 liters it can be increased to 1,250 liters by folding the rear seat.
Jeep Compass e-Hybrid: Performance
The Compass’ 48-volt hybrid system consists of a 1,500 cc four-cylinder Turbo gasoline engine operating on the Miller cycle, a 15 kW electric motor, direct transmission DDCT dual clutch 7 relationships with a self-replacing, 0.8kWh lithium-ion battery that charges from an energy recovery system during coasting and deceleration, and a second BSG electric motor that charges the battery and takes over the start of the gasoline engine.
The overall performance is 130 horsepower and 240Nm of torque and ensures good performance in the American C-SUV: 0-100 km/h in 10” with a maximum speed of 193 km / h. Power grows linearly when pressing the gas, while if the driver wants to accelerate his speed it is better to choose the manual mode in the automatic transmission.
Like the Renegade e-Hybrid, the Compass hybrid usually starts with an electric motor and the gasoline engine comes in later. At low speeds, a slight “kick” is heard when switching from electric to hybrid drive, but this is normal.
In parking lot and coastal driving without much throttle, the electric motor can drive the car by itself, and benefit the most fuel consumption. Jeep officially announced 5.8-6.2 lt/100 km on average, during practice you will easily see values from 7 to 7.5 lt/100 km on the trip computer.
Jeep Compass e-Hybrid: Handling
THE quality of navigation is a key driving feature of the Compass e-Hybrid. The suspension has a firm setting but absorbs many bumps effectively, while contributing to safe handling.
The maximum grip is very high, thus instilling confidence in the driver to take the speed on smooth roads. Deceleration behavior is a normal reaction when the limit is exceeded and is easily controlled by the steering wheel, but also by the electronic systems of the SUV, before taking measurements.
palette from driving assistance technology it is extensive and among other things includes in the standard equipment a reversing camera, automatic braking with recognition of pedestrians and bicycles, lane keeping assistance, notification of driver fatigue and recognition of traffic signs. Positive feedback comes from the performance and feel of the brakes, despite the energy recovery system that charges the battery during deceleration.
Overall, the Compass travels with ease, comfort and pleasure safety. Off-road, the lack of a four-wheel drive does not leave room for “bumps”, a sufficient distance of the body from the ground, however, which reaches. 201 mmis the driver’s partner in the search for events within reasonable limits.
Jeep Compass e-Hybrid: Why it’s worth buying
Compass in its mild hybrid version performs very well in every area that determines the choice of a prospective buyer in the popular C-SUV segment. It is modern inside and out, it offers a large space for passengers and cargo, good performance from the 130 hp engine with the comfort of the automatic transmission and the economy of the hybrid system, as well as the safety and performance that the brand promises. Jeep.
Jeep Compass e-Hybrid: Technical* / Price
- Petrol engine: 1,469 cc, Turbo
- Electric motors: 2 (1 for drive and 1 generator / starter)
- Hybrid system: 48 Volt hybrid
- Battery: Lithium Ion 0.8 kWh
- Gearbox / ratio: Automatic / 7
- Movement: Forward
- Power: 130 hp / 5,500 rpm
- Torque: 240 Nm / 1,500 rpm
- 0-100 km/h: 10.0 sec
- Top speed: 193 km/h
- Consumption: 5.8-6.2 lt/100 km
- CO2 emissions: 128-136 g/km
- Height: 4.4 m
- Weight: 1,935 kg
- Ground clearance: 201 mm
- Trunk: 438-1,250 lt
- Round Fees: €83-86
- Price: from €33,900
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