New Jeep Compass 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Subaru XV rival gets smaller range

Jeep Australia has reshuffled its Compass range for MY20, with the small SUV now offered in four variants instead of six, two of which are new.

The entry-level Sport and mid-range Longitude grades have been discontinued, and therefore so has the Compass’ six-speed manual, which was an exclusive option for the former.

The range is now led by the new Night Eagle version, which is priced from $36,950 plus on-road costs and therefore raises the Subaru XV rival’s cost of entry by a significant $8100.

The carryover Limited now serves as the Compass’ mid-range variant, although it costs $1700 more than before, at $42,950.

The new S-Limited version slides in above, at $45,950, while the Trailhawk variant continues to assume flagship responsibilities, however its price has risen $4700, to $49,450.

Standard equipment in the Night Eagle includes black chrome exterior trim, black 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, rear privacy glass, an 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, digital radio, a six-speaker sound system, dual-zone climate control, artificial leather and cloth upholstery, and LED ambient lighting.

Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors.

The Limited also features bi-Xenon headlights, LED tail-lights, a power-operated tailgate, a nine-speaker sound system, a 7.0-inch multifunction display, heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, high-beam assist, park assist and front parking sensors.

2020 Jeep Compass Night Eagle 2020 Jeep Compass Night Eagle

The S-Limited further picks up Granite exterior trim and 19-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof (a $1950 option for the other three variants), a black headliner and Tungsten stitching.

The Trailhawk includes low range, off-road suspension, red tow hooks, unique front and rear fascias, Neutral Grey exterior trim, a black bonnet decal, four underbody skid plates, a full-size spare wheel, all-weather floor mats, a reversible cargo mat and hill-descent control.

The Night Eagle, Limited and S-Limited are motivated by the same 129kW/230Nm 2.4-litre naturally four-cylinder petrol engine.

2020 Jeep Compass Night Eagle 2020 Jeep Compass Night Eagle

The former is front-wheel drive and mated to a six-speed torque-converter automatic, while all other Compass variants use Jeep’s on-demand four-wheel-drive system and a nine-speed unit.

Meanwhile, a punchier, 125kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine exclusively powers the Trailhawk, having previously been an option for the Limited.

2020 Jeep Compass pricing before on-road costs

Variant Transmission Cost
Night Eagle automatic $36,950 (NEW)
Limited automatic $42,950 (+$1700)
S-Limited automatic $45,950 (NEW)
Trailhawk automatic $49,450 (+$4700)