Petrol- and diesel-powered Jeep Compass crossovers are dead in Australia, with the small SUV range shifting to an exclusively mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid lineup.

    Jeep Australia has finally introduced the electrified Compasses offered for some time in Europe, with e-Hybrid and 4xe plug-in hybrid models arriving in Australian showrooms in June.

    This also means Australian-market Compasses are now sourced from Italy, instead of India.

    The range opens at $45,990 before on-road costs, a $4590 increase over last year’s petrol-powered Night Eagle base model.

    The more off-road-ready Trailhawk is dead, as is the base model Night Eagle and up-spec S-Limited.

    Instead, there are just two trim levels – Limited and Summit – both available on the e-Hybrid and 4xe.

    Front-wheel drive e-Hybrid models use a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine mated with a 48V mild-hybrid system and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, with system outputs totalling 96kW of power and 240Nm of torque.

    Those outputs are down 33kW but up 11Nm on last year’s naturally aspirated 2.4-litre four-cylinder, while fuel economy improves from 7.9L/100km to 5.1L/100km.

    Jeep says e-Hybrid models can travel in electric-only mode at under 15km/h, such as while creeping through heavy traffic or a carpark, with the 48V battery also assisting with performance at high speeds.

    If you want all-wheel drive, you now need to step up to the 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain.

    This mates a 132kW/270Nm turbocharged 1.3-litre engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, a rear-mounted electric motor with 44kW and 250Nm, and an 11.4kWh battery.

    Total system output is 176kW, and Jeep claims 47.3km of electric range and combined cycle fuel economy of 2.1L/100km.


    2024 Jeep Compass Limited e-Hybrid$45,990
    2024 Jeep Compass Summit e-Hybrid$54,990
    2024 Jeep Compass Limited 4xe$61,990
    2024 Jeep Compass Summit 4xe$69,990

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    Compass e-HybridCompass 4xe
    Engine power96kW132kW
    Engine torque240Nm270Nm
    Electric motor power15kW44kW
    Electric motor torque55Nm250Nm
    Total system power176kW
    Drive typeFront-wheel driveAll-wheel drive
    0-100km/h time10 seconds7.3 seconds


    Compass e-HybridCompass 4xe
    Combined cycle fuel economy5.1L/100km2.1L/100km
    Electric-only rangeN/A47.3
    Battery capacityN/A11.4kWh
    Maximum charge rateN/A7.4kW (AC)
    Fuel requirement95 RON 95 RON
    Fuel tank capacity55L36.5L


    Compass e-HybridCompass 4xe
    Tare weight1466kg 1836kg
    Unbraked towing capacity600kg600kg
    Braked towing capacity1450kg 1250kg
    Cargo volume (seats up)438L438L

    Jeep says the 4xe’s high-voltage battery weighs 145kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Jeep Compass range is backed by a five-year, 100,000km warranty. The 4xe’s high-voltage battery has an eight-year, 160,000km warranty.

    There’s lifetime roadside assist if you service through the Jeep dealership network.

    Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    Jeep offers five capped-price services, each costing $399.


    The Jeep Compass technically has a five-star safety rating from ANCAP, but it applies only to petrol and diesel models and expires in December 2024.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Pedestrian detection
    • Cyclist detection
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Intelligent speed limit assist
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Surround-view camera
    • Traffic sign recognition

    The Summit receives Active Driving Assist.

    Standard Equipment

    There are just two trim levels in the 2024 Compass range.

    The Limited comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Space-saver spare
    • Automatic LED reflector headlights
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Keyless entry and start
    • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Wireless charging pad
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Cloth and leatherette upholstery with Diesel Grey stitching
    • Heated front seats
    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Leather-wrapped shifter
    • Rear window wiper with washer
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors

    The Summit adds:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Black roof
    • LED projector headlights
    • LED fog lights
    • Privacy glass
    • Gloss black fascia
    • Roof rails
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • Satellite navigation
    • Leather-accented upholstery with Diesel Grey stitching
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Eight-way power driver’s seat with memory
    • Four-way power passenger seat

    4xe models also receive hill descent control and a Selec-Terrain system.


    There’s a range of colours available, with all Summit models offered exclusively with a black roof. This two-tone treatment is optional on the Limited.

    All single-tone finishes bar Colorado Red cost an extra $990, while two-tone finishes will require an additional $495 for Limited models.

    This extra charge for the two-tone roof isn’t applicable for the Summit.

    The list of colours is as follows:

    • Alpine White
    • Colorado Red
    • Solid Black
    • Graphite Grey
    • Blue Shade

    All Compass models have a black interior.

    MORE: Everything Jeep Compass

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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