Jeep might determine to considerably rejig the Compass’s engine lineup for 2023 with the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four from the Dodge Hornet, paperwork filed by the Environmental Safety Company reveal.
First seen by Automotive and Driver, the paperwork counsel that the Compass will drop its present 2.4-liter engine in favor of a turbocharged 2.0-liter unit, which shall be provided with two energy configurations.
Essentially the most thrilling will give the 2023 Compass entry to 270 hp (201 kW/274 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. That’s 93 extra horses (69 kW/94 PS) than the 2022 Compass, whose 2.4-liter engine makes simply 177 hp (132 kW/179 PS) proper now.
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The second possibility, additionally a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, shall be much less highly effective, however will nonetheless provide extra horsepower than the outgoing 2.4-liter engine. It would make 200 hp (149 kW/203 PS), however torque figures aren’t listed.
Each powertrain choices shall be provided with Jeep’s eight-speed automated transmission. Together with the brand new engines, it ought to all mark an enormous enchancment for the Jeep Compass, which acquired a mid-cycle refresh for the 2022 mannequin 12 months.
Regardless of that enchancment, Automotive and Driver studies that costs for the 2023 mannequin 12 months Compass will begin at $31,590, simply $1,210 greater than it did in 2022. That’s not a nasty premium for a crossover that may acquire at the least 23 hp (17 kW/23 PS) within the new 12 months, particularly when inflation is factored in.
The extra highly effective of the 2 engine configurations may even come customary within the model new Dodge Hornet, which was unveiled in August. Costs for the brand new, extra on-road centered crossover will begin at $29,995. The engine was additionally purported to be provided with the brand new, costlier Alfa Romeo Tonale, although studies point out that it’ll now solely be provided with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Full particulars for the 2023 mannequin 12 months Compass haven’t but been revealed. It isn’t clear whether or not the crossover will acquire any extra enhancements to go along with its shiny new engine.