For quite some time here at Landmark Dodge of Atlanta, there has been the rumor that a brand-new 7-seater SUV with its roots deriving from the Jeep Compass has been circulating. Internal memos have led us to believe that the vehicle is known as H6, and is an entirely new and larger model that has been sighted during cold-weather testing in the appropriate location mashing through the heavy snow and ice of Sweden. The vehicle is expected to have an entirely new name, while still sharing some similar design elements and interior features of the Compass like the steering wheel.
The spy shots show that the vehicle's length was greater, and the rear overhang will be increased to fit in an extra row of seats. Testing taken place in cold weather suggests that all-wheel drive will be an option, and the 2.4-liter Tigershark inline 4-cylinder would be the power source. The base model with front-wheel drive would incorporate the 177-horsepower 1.3-liter turbocharged engine from the Jeep Renegade, and the 2.4-liter engine could be paired with the Jeep's 9-speed automatic.
The current-year 2021 Jeep Compass model you can test drive here offers numerous packages and options, and provides the perfect option for an easy-to-navigate and smaller-sized model with the perfect entry-level off-road chops. Customers have long told us that the good looks inspired by the Grand Cherokee and a comprehensive list of options give it a competent driving experience, along with enough suspension travel to absorb big bumps yet keep body roll under control during tight turns. If the coming of spring and the potential to rip up off-road terrain like nobody's business beckons, the Trailhawk model adds features such as protective skidplates, a full-size spare tire, Crawl mode, and Jeep's Active Drive Low featuring a 20:1 crawl ratio.
One very satisfied reviewer claimed that she needed four-wheel drive to get by in her climate, and traded in a hybrid car for this amazing SUV which she now loves. The heated steering wheel adds to the comfort factor once inside, and she also claimed that the seats felt “absolutely perfect”. Still coming through with the rugged Jeep image while offering a perfect solution for the urban commuter, you'll also enjoy the Compass's selectable drive modes to properly adapt to the changing conditions of off-road terrain.
While we wait on further news coming for this new SUV that was spied doing its thing in the wild winter wonderland, it's also exciting to note that there's a brand-new 80th Anniversary Edition of the Compass that features leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, remote start, an 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system with navigation, and 19-inch wheels with a granite-crystal finish. The extra features that we solidly think are worth the while to enhance the journey through the great outdoors are a panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, and the Alpine premium stereo.