The Trailhawk is a more rugged version of the regular SUV, with a diesel 4-wheel-drive automatic transmission and off-road enhancements.
In our market, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk has been reintroduced to the Compass lineup. The introductory price of the 2022 Trailhawk is Rs 30.72 lakh, which is Rs 1.38 lakh more than the top-spec Model S variant of the regular Compass, which costs Rs 29.34 lakh (all-prices, ex-showroom, India). In addition to its usual off-road gear, the updated Trailhawk gets the cosmetic and feature upgrades from the Compass facelift that debuted last year.
- Trailhawk based on Model S variant of regular Compass
- Gets sharply cut bumpers, raised suspension, ‘Rock’ mode and 20:1 crawl ratio
- Comes with 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine, 9-speed auto gearbox and 4×4 system
Facelift for The Jeep Compass Trailhawk in 2022: New Design and Features
The updated Trailhawk gets more sharply cut bumpers for better approach and departure angles, as well as the new headlamps and grille from the Compass facelift. A bonnet decal, smaller 17-inch alloys with 225/65 R17 “all season” tyres, raised ride height, scuff plates, a red tow hook at the rear, ‘Trail Rated’ badges on the fenders, and the Trailhawk logo on the hatch distinguish the Trailhawk as the more serious off-roader.
On the inside, the 2022 Trailhawk is noticeably better than its predecessor, adopting the modern dashboard layout of the facelifted Compass. The contrast red stitching and ‘Trailhawk’ logos on the seats, on the other hand, indicate that this is the SUV’s special edition.
There’s also a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, LED projector headlamps, LED fog lamps, auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror, rain-sensing wipers, 360-degree camera, and a panoramic sunroof (now standard).
More importantly, the Trailhawk now has ventilated and powered front seats, as well as a driver’s side memory function. Power seats were oddly absent from the previous Trailhawk, despite the fact that they were available on the standard SUV.
Other Off-Road Enhancements in The 2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Facelift
The Trailhawk’s ride height has been raised an inch to 205mm, which, combined with a re-profiled front bumper, gives it a better approach angle of 30 degrees compared to 16.8 degrees on the regular car. The ramp break over and departure angles are 24 and 34 degrees, respectively, compared to 22.9 and 31.7 degrees for a regular car.
The 20:1 low ratio, as on the standard car, can make attacking difficult terrain easier, and on the Trailhawk, it’s enhanced by an additional ‘Rock’ drive mode over the regular Compass, which was also available on the previous Trailhawk. The Trailhawk also has full underbody protection plates, smaller 17-inch rims for better sidewall protection, mud and snow tyres, and Jeep claims a water wading depth of 483mm thanks to its raised suspension.
Facelift for The Jeep Compass Trailhawk in 2022: Engine and Transmission
A 170hp 2.0-litre diesel engine is still available in the Trailhawk. Four-wheel drive and a 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox are also standard.
The regular Compass, on the other hand, has a 6-speed manual transmission and a 4×2 combination for the diesel. Then there’s the 163hp 1.4-litre turbo-petrol with 4×2 drive and either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT auto transmission.
Jeep India’s 2022 Plans
Jeep is now focusing on introducing the three-row Meridian SUV by May, after launching the updated Trailhawk. This year, it also intends to start local assembly of the Grand Cherokee in India.