Compass

Preview: Jeep Compass Trailhawk

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Jeep Compass Trailhawk points Jeep in the right direction.

We’ll be frank, the first generation Jeep Compass was hard to love. It was underpowered, cramped, slow, expensive and couldn’t even go off-road.

The new second-generation Jeep Compass sets out to right all those wrongs. While most models are road-focussed, the flagship Compass Trailhawk we’re driving has full off-road capability and is the only SUV in the small/compact class that is to do so.

The 1.6 litre diesel provides decent performance and, mercifully a conventional automatic replaces the leisurely CVT in the old model. It isn’t a bad drive either, with a comfortable ride and respectable handling.

Find out more in the full review coming soon.



The founding father of The Motoring Guru, Matt has been a lifelong car enthusiast and a passionate writer. Back in 2013 when The Motoring Guru was first launched, Matt wanted to combine his two passions whilst offering readers sound motoring advice.