Unlike the next-gen Jeep Wrangler, the US-spec Jeep Compass would not be powered by a turbo-diesel mill unlike its international version. Instead, it would be driven by what many sources believe to be an all-new 2.0L turbo-four gas engine, and it could be shared with the Wrangler.
The overhauled Compass cherry-picks from other Jeep vehicles – its exterior design is adopted from the Grand Cherokee, its cabin layout mimics the Cherokee, and its platform is the same one underpinning the Renegade.
There is so far no evidence of the Wrangler’s influence in its new C-segment nameplate, but that could change. The Compass could well share the next-gen turbo-four block called ‘Hurricane’ with the Wrangler, an engine that is reportedly worth 300hp.
Whatever the mystery engine turns out to be, the Compass would be housing a 2.4L Tigershark engine – shared with the Renegade and Cherokee – as its entry-level powertrain option. However, it is unlikely to be the 3.2L Pentastar V6 that acts as the higher trim option in the Cherokee.