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Semi-autonomous 2022 Jeep Compass debuts with new tech and luxury

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The 2022 Jeep Compass can steer its own course.

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Semi-autonomous 2022 Jeep Compass debuts with new tech and luxury

The updated subcompact SUV, which was originally launched in 2017, will be available with what Jeep refers to as a “semi-autonomous” feature that blends adaptive cruise control and lane-centering to control the vehicle on the highway as long as the driver keeps their hands on the wheel.

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The Highway Assist will be available later in the 2022 model year, while other driver aids including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and a 360-degree birds-eye parking camera will be ready at launch this fall.

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Semi-autonomous 2022 Jeep Compass debuts with new tech and luxury

The Compass debuting at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show has received only a mild exterior redesign, but the cabin has been fully overhauled with a more upscale style and higher-end materials along with a 10.1-inch tablet style infotainment system display and heated rear seats on some trims.

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The only engine remains a 177 hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission on front-wheel-drive models and a 9-speed automatic with all-wheel-drive.

A top of the line off-road-focused Trailhawk gets a specially geared all-wheel-drive system, a lifted ride height  with 8.6 inches of ground clearance, underbody protection and tow hooks at the front and rear of the vehicle.

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Pricing has not yet been announced, but the outgoing 2021 Compass starts at $25,990 with front-wheel-drive and $27,490 with all-wheel-drive, the latter undercutting the new Ford Bronco Sport by $1,220.

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