Let’s start with the fact that this is an upgraded or new model year Compass. It is now produced for the European market not in Mexico as before, but here in Europe. The new Compass is now being built in Italy in one factory with a smaller model Jeep Renegade. But that’s not the only reason the two light Jeeps are often seen together. Since 2020, both Renegade and Compass are also available as rechargeable hybrids or 4xe.
Normunds Avotiņš, Head of TV Auto news: “On the right there is a cover for petrol, on the left – for electricity. And with a fully charged battery, such a Jeep Compass can drive up to 50 km without petrol.”
Otherwise it’s a Compass like a Compass. At one time, this model replaced the Jeep Patriot, and technically it is a Fiat product rather than a Jeep product.
Normunds Avotiņš: “The demand for elevated cars other than SUVs is consistently high here. It is funny that when looking for a city crossover, people often do not notice the Jeep Compass. Probably because it is visually very similar to the Grand Cherokee, which is “Hard” SUV. It’s basically an elevated car, and should be seen as such. “
At the same time, Compass has retained the seductive resemblance to the real and only Grand Cherokee. It can be seen both in the rugged front end and in the robust cab, which in many places resembles the flagship of Jeep bezels.
Normunds Avotiņš: “Eight liters per hundred. I understand that. When the plug-in hybrid battery is empty, the consumption of the fantastic” below 2 l “increases four times. This is normal, it does all plug-in hybrids. But one I How can a car with a lighthouse full of 3/4 drive less than 200 km? How big is the lighthouse? “
To find out, we decided to lift the “compass” on the lift and look from below. In front is a small 1.3-liter petrol turbocharged engine. The new Compass is no different. There are orange wires around it, there is no cardan shaft, but there are solid steel armor, which definitely protects something more valuable than the muffler and the catalyst. It is an electric rear-wheel drive system
Normunds Avotiņš: “There is a rear gearbox, which is clearly electric. No cardan shaft is here, the half axle is on both sides. All-wheel drive is electric. Here is also the answer to the question why the machine has such low reach with filling. , the other side of the battery. Obviously, the lighthouse inside it can’t be very big. “
Instead of the usual 55 liter tank, the Compass 4xe is only 36.5 liters. This is even less than, for example, Subaru hybrids, where the fuel tank capacity at a similar consumption is still 48 liters.
It cannot be denied that such a construction has an indisputable advantage – weighting. The battery compartments are located low and between the axles, not at the rear or above the rear axle like other plug-in hybrids. Maybe that’s why the Compass 4xe drives so smoothly.
What to say? Jeep, or more precisely, a very unusual plug-in hybrid has come out for the FCA group. No one has a design with a petrol engine at the front and an electric motor at the rear. There is usually some other combination.
Although the car has increased off-road capabilities, which we also made sure of, because the car with an electric motor at the rear pushes itself more than it pulls, it is still a city car. Reach with its 36.5 l tank is short. If you would like to go to Kraslava, you would have to refuel twice on the way back and forth.
Or recharge the battery frequently. It is quite possible that the small lighthouse is intended as an incentive to use electricity more often. In countries where co-payment is available not only for electric cars, but also for plug-in hybrids, this is a real problem. We can only make fun of it, but one thing is clear – the Jeep Compass with all the traction wheels will be just like that in the future.
+ electric all-wheel drive
– difficult to predict temperament
Dzinējs: 1332 ccm, R4 turbo PHEV
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