2022 Jeep Compass vs Chevy Trailblazer Cleveland TX
2022 Jeep Compass vs Chevy Trailblazer
The crossover SUV segment has become ever-expanding as time goes on. Each year, there seems to be a new competitor in the class. One model, however, has been consistently at the front of the class for sixteen years now! The Jeep Compass has returned for the 2022 model year as the best version of itself with a complete redesign. Competing against it is the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer back for its second model year after being resurrected as a crossover after a 12-year hiatus in 2021. Choosing between these two models can prove challenging. However, Martin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to help. Continue reading below as we give you a closer look at both models to help you choose which is right for you!
2022 Jeep Compass Power & Handling
The 2022 Jeep Compass lineup is powered by the tried and true Tigershark 2.4L I-4 engine with 177 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. The Sport and Latitude trim levels use a 6-speed automatic transmission that drives the front wheels. However, setting the Compass apart from its Chevy counterpart is the Active Drive 4×4 system, now standard beginning at the all-new Latitude LUX trim. Active Drive seamlessly shifts into and out of four-wheel drive automatically to maximize traction on various road conditions without any driver input. Using a network of sensors and a disconnecting rear axle, the system detects a loss of traction, engages the rear axle, and sends power to the axle with the most traction. When road conditions are ideal, the system reverts back to front-wheel drive. Replacing the 6-speed automatic transmission for the 4×4 models is a 9-speed automatic.
2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer Power & Handling
Under the hood of the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer, you’ll find a turbocharged 1.2L I-4 engine that supplies just 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. For some more appealing numbers, you’ll have to select the turbocharged 1.3L I-4 engine, which bumps the power up to 155 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. The 1.3L engine is standard on the top-level RS trim. The 1.2L engine uses a continuously variable transmission to drive power to the front wheels. Meanwhile, all-wheel drive is available to the entire lineup so long as it is equipped with the 1.3L engine. A 9-speed automatic transmission replaces the CVT for the Trailblazer’s all-wheel-drive variants.
2022 Jeep Compass Features & Design
While the previous Jeep Compass generation was excellent, Jeep didn’t become iconic by quitting while they were ahead. That’s why they took the Compass back to the drawing board for the 2022 model year, kicking off its third generation. The upgraded front and rear fascias give it a bolder, more modern look. The front fascia’s look is supported by now-standard LED headlights for a fearsome glare. Exterior features that are also standard are heated/power-adjustable side mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels, and Jeep’s trapezoidal fender flares. Upon entering the 2022 Compass, you’ll find a completely refreshed dash panel with a newly standard 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, a more instinctual center stack, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium cloth upholstery, and a push-button start. Higher trim levels add 17, 18, or 19-inch alloy wheels, cornering fog lights, heated front seats/steering wheel, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, LED interior lighting, and a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation.
2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer Features & Design
The frontal image of the 2022 Trailblazer gives an intimidating look, boasting a confident road presence with slim headlight housings flanking a narrow-focused grille. Standard exterior features include halogen headlights, power-adjustable side mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, and active grille shutters. Inside the 2022 Trailblazer, you’ll find cloth upholstery, a polyurethane steering wheel, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, and single-zone climate control. Higher trim levels are more appealing with an 8-inch touchscreen, simulated leather upholstery, keyless entry/push-button start, fog lights, and LED exterior lighting. The RS trim has a more sporty look with aggressive design features and stylish RS badging. However, despite its appearance, there is no additional performance from the RS besides the 155-horsepower 1.3L turbocharged I-4 engine with all-wheel drive.
While the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer gives the Jeep Compass a formidable competition, the Compass takes the lead with better performance, handling, and standard features. Are you interested in experiencing the reimagined 2022 Jeep Compass in the Cleveland, Texas area? Then Martin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is the place to be. Here on our website, you’ll find a selection of new Compass models in-stock and ready for you to take home. If you prefer, a friendly sales team member is here waiting to help you find the perfect Compass model and accompany you on a test drive. However you choose to shop, we look forward to serving you!