Jeep Compass 4xe restyling, 2021, plug-in hybrid, consumption test

Jeep Compass 4xe restyling, 2021, plug-in hybrid, consumption test
Jeep Compass 4xe restyling, 2021, plug-in hybrid, consumption test

It is not often that you test the fuel consumption of a real off-road vehicle, a car designed less for efficiency and more to tackle difficult roads and bumpy paths with maximum traction and safety.

In this category of tests, that of the real consumption of off-road cars, the Jeep Compass restyling, in particular the 4xe plug-in hybrid version in Trailhawk version which makes extreme offroad its strong point.

The renewed Compass 4xe achieves an average consumption of 5.35 l/100 km (18.69 km / l) and spends a total of 35.17 euros on petrol (32.72 euros) and electricity for the domestic charging of the 11.4 kWh battery (2.45 euros). Out of Rome, it traveled 53 km in 100% electric mode.

Consumption as an off-road specialist

With this result, the restyled Jeep Compass PHEV 4xe Trailhawk is positioned in the lower part of the real consumption ranking, plug-in hybrid car category, but it is not particularly “thirsty” in absolute terms. Suffice it to say that the car tested has four-wheel drive (electric at the rear), Selec-Track traction management system, the beauty of 240 hp and a curb weight of 1,860 kg.

In the special fuel consumption ranking, this Jeep Compass Trailhawk ranks just behind the 5.15 l / 100 km (19.4 km / l) pre-restyled Compass 4xe S, the equally specialized 5.20 l Jeep Renegade 4xe Trailhawk / 100 km (19.2 km / l) and the Audi Q5 55 TFSI and quattro S tronic (5.25 l / 100 km – 19.0 km / l).

Far away is the queen of the category, the Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid at an altitude of 3.25 l / 100 km (30.7 km / l), while the various Jaguar F-Pace P400e AWD ( 5.50 l / 100 km – 18.1 km / l), Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (5.95 l / 100 km – 16.8 km / l) and Range Rover Sport P400e (7.00 l / 100 km – 14 , 2 km / l).

240 hp of sportiness and off-roading

The tested Jeep Compass 4xe Trailhwak immediately stands out for its favorable angles of attack for tackling the steepest climbs and descents, but also for the newly designed 17 “wheels with” all season “M + S tires and a raised suspension. All features that, combined with the total 240 HP of its plug-in hybrid system (1.3 turbo petrol + electric), guarantee excellent off-road performance and do not affect fuel consumption too much on the road.

The finishes are robust, the equipment is rich and includes two-tone metallic paint, Technology and Infotainment Pack and “hands free” electric tailgate. Also appreciable are the digital instrumentation on the 10.25 “screen and the new infotainment on the 10.1” display with Uconnect 5. All for a list price of 49,550 euros (except for promotions) to which state incentives must be removed up to 2,500 euros with scrapping and 1,500 euros without scrapping.

To report the sportiness of this rechargeable Compass on tap that always pushes very well. When driving at the limit, only some slight excessive oscillation of the bodywork is noted, while the lane maintenance system is less effective than that of some competitors. The space on board is good, even in the trunk with a decent capacity due to the spare wheel under the floor. Here the complete video test of the Compass 4xe restyling.

Between 40 and 55 km in electric

The absence of a consumption indicator in electric mode (kWh / 100 km) prevented us from being able to record all consumption data with the battery charged in different driving conditions. Electric range fluctuates between 40 and 55 km depending on the routes and driving style, with the 7.4 kW on-board charger that allows you to make a full charge in just over an hour and a half from a public column or a powerful wallbox.

Consumption rises quite quickly when the battery is low, particularly on motorways and in the city. The petrol tank from 36.5 liters (in our case a bit difficult to fill) requires some additional stops on longer routes, with an autonomy that for our specimen rarely exceeds 400 km on the on-board computer.

Consumption with low battery

  • City traffic (Rome): 7.4 l / 100 km (13.5 km / l)
    492 km of autonomy
  • Mixed urban-extra-urban: 6.6 l / 100 km (15.1 km / l)
    551 km of autonomy
  • Highway: 8.3 l / 100 km (12.0 km / l)
    438 km of autonomy
  • Economy run: 4,6 l/100 km (21,7 km/l)
    792 km of autonomy
  • Maximum consumption: 35.2 l / 100 km (2.8 km / l)
    102 km of autonomy

What the registration certificate says

Template Diet Power Approval CO2 emissions
(NEDC2)
CO2 emissions
(WLTP)
Jeep Compass PHEV 4xe Trailhawk Hybrid
(Gas)
132 kW Euro 6d-ISC-FCM 48 g/km 50 g/km

Data

Car: Jeep Compass PHEV 4xe Trailhawk
Basic price list: 49.550 euro
Test date: 10/09/2021
Weather (departure / arrival): Clear, 29 ° / Clear, 25 °
Fuel price: 1,699 euros / l (Petrol) – 0,2153 euros / kWh (electricity)
Km of the test: 927
Total km at the start of the test: 3.674
Average speed in the Rome-Forlì section: 80 km/h
Tires: Continental AllSeasonContact – 235/60 R17 102H M+S (Etichetta UE: B, B, 72 dB)

Consumption

“Real” average: 5.35 l/100 km (18.69 km/l)
On-board computer: 5.4 l/100 km
At the pump: 5.3 l/100 km
Discover the methods and criteria of the consumption test

Accounts in your pocket

“Real” expenditure: 35.17 euros (32.72 euros of petrol + 2.45 euros of electricity)
Monthly expense: 72.72 euros (800 km per month) *
How much does it do with 20 euros: 220 km
How much does it do with a full tank: 682 km
* Not to mention the cost of electricity

The Roma-Forlì test also has its updated consumption ranking. Check them out and you will find many surprises.

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