2022 Jeep Compass adds entry-level Night Eagle variant, prices rise range-wide
The 2022 Jeep Compass range now features a new price-leading variant in the now-reintroduced Night Eagle, but prices are up by at least $1,400 across the range.
The smallest offering from Jeep is the latest vehicle in the Australian market subject to a price hike, with the 2022 Compass adding a new entry-level variant but seeing the cost of entry rise by $2,000.
Priced from $39,950 before on-road costs, the now-reintroduced Night Eagle variant replaces 2021's Launch Edition grade (priced at $37,950) as the starting point of the range. Prices are up across the rest of the range as well, though, with a jump of $1,400 for Limited, S-Limited and Trailhawk variants.
Visually, the 2022 Jeep Compass Night Eagle sets itself apart with a range of black exterior highlights, including black 18-inch alloy wheels, front grille, foglamp bezels, badging and window surrounds.
The theme is continued inside as well, with a black headliner, low-back bucket seats with black upholstery and stitching, a blacked-out instrument panel and piano black trim.
While it does feature a 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system, the Night Eagle does miss out on some interior tech of other models, such as using a 7.0-inch instrument cluster screen in place of the 10.25-inch digital cluster in other models.
Keyless entry, push-button start, automatic wipers and automatic headlights with auto high beam are all standard, as is almost all active safety tech including adaptive cruise control and an active lane management system. A 360-degree camera system is the only thing it misses out on, which is optional on S-Limited and standard on Trailhawk models.
7 colour options will be available for the 2022 Compass: Colorado Red, Brilliant Black, Galaxy Blue, Grey Magnesio, Hunter Green, Minimal Grey and the new Pearl White finish which will replace Bright White from July 2022. Premium paint options cost an additional $895; a panoramic sunroof is also optionally available for $2,200.
Mechanically, the Night Eagle retains the 2021 Launch Edition's pared-back drivetrain, which utilises a 2.4-litre petrol engine with 129kW, a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.
Limited and S-Limited grades continue to use the same 2.4-litre engine in conjunction with a 9-speed auto and all-wheel drive. The Trailhawk, meanwhile, pairs a 2.0-litre turbo diesel with the 9-speed auto and all-wheel drive.
The full 2022 Jeep Compass range is available in Australian Jeep dealerships now.
2022 Jeep Compass Australian pricing
- Night Eagle Petrol 6AT FWD – $39,950 (new; up $2,000 over 2021 equivalent)
- Limited Petrol 9AT AWD – $45,350 (up $1,400)
- S-Limited Petrol 9AT AWD – $48,350 (up $1,400)
- Trailhawk Diesel 9AT AWD – $52,650 (up $1,400)