Is Jeep moving in the right direction with new hybrid Compass?

The updated Jeep Compass offers plug-in hybrid power, but it remains less convincing than more established rivals

The updated Jeep Compass looks very similar to previous models on the outside but features a new interior and a clever 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain. Picture: Simon Thompson

The Jeep brand is synonymous with 4x4s, but the company’s less rugged SUV models have often felt somewhat disappointing. The Hyundai Tucson-rivalling Compass was a case in point, but Jeep has updated it for 2022 with a new interior and a clever ‘4xe’ plug-in hybrid powertrain. The changes have helped make the Compass more competitive, but have they gone far enough to allow it mix it with the best cars in its class?

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