2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

There's no shortage of compact crossovers available to Canadian drivers, but the Jeep Compass has carved out its own niche among off-road SUVs by combining family comfort with genuine trail-crawling capability. But even within the Compass lineup there are several different levels of off-road ability, with the most rugged of all found in the Trailhawk trim. What does this model offer to the intrepid wilderness explorer? Read our 2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk review to find out.

Power Under the Hood

As with many other Jeep SUVs, the 2022 Compass Trailhawk is powered by a hefty 2.4L four-cylinder gas engine which makes a generous 180 horsepower and 175lb-ft of torque. To deliver the most reliable off-road experience, the Trailhawk is equipped with all-wheel drive as standard, and upgrades the regular Compass six-speed automatic transmission to a smooth nine-speed unit. The transmission is also fitted with selectable drive modes, with options for Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, and Rock Crawling.

Specialist Trailhawk Off-Road Features

Compared to regular Compass models, the Trailhawk offers a selection of beefed-up features for off-road devotees. The all-wheel drive is enhanced with the Jeep Active Low Range system, and there's also hill descent control, a 20:1 crawl ratio, skid plates, raised suspension, and plenty more.

Spacious, Upscale Interior

And while there's no doubting the Compass Trailhawk's off-road prowess, the model follows the example of other Jeep SUVs by providing a comfortable interior that's perfectly suited to daily driving duties. Four adults fit into the cabin with ease, despite its relatively compact dimensions, while dual-zone climate control and leather-trimmed seating add to the air of upscale comfort.

Infotainment and Technology

Infotainment on every Compass Trailhawk is handled through a 10.1" touchscreen display running the latest Uconnect software for a smooth and responsive experience, alongside smartphone integration through wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In-dash navigation is also standard, with voice recognition capability for selecting destinations and choosing routing.

To complete the high-tech picture, optional upgrades include a 10.25" digital instrument cluster, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and a type-C USB port in the rear. And lastly, the standard six-speaker audio can be upgraded to a premium nine-speaker Alpine sound system to deliver audiophile quality deep in the wilderness.

Active Safety and Driver Assist

Like all modern Jeep SUVs, the Compass Trailhawk is equipped with a generous suite of advanced active safety and driver assist systems. Key standard and available highlights include:

- Forward collision warnings with full-speed automated emergency braking.
- Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts.
- Lane departure warnings with lane keep assist.
- Adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode.
The Compass is also available with a 360-degree camera system, and systems to assist rear, perpendicular, and parallel parking.

Experience the 2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk at Waterloo's Premier Jeep Dealer

Ready for more? Book a test drive of the 2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk and see for yourself just how versatile and powerful off-road SUVs can be. With its unique blend of city-friendly comfort, high engine power, and trail-crawling additions, the Compass Trailhawk sets new standards in the off-road SUVs arena.