The folks over at Spanish publication km77 have put the Jeep Compass through the dreaded Moose Test … and the SUV passed with flying colours.
In the video below, a Jeep Compass Limited 2,0 MultiJet 4x4 auto is subjected to one of the toughest handling tests out there, which is designed to simulate an animal suddenly running in front of a moving vehicle.
As we’ve pointed out before, though, whereas the Swedes usually perform the evaluation at about 60 km/h, this test from the Spaniards is conducted at higher speeds.
The Compass (in this instance running on 18-inch alloys wrapped in 225/55 R18 Continental ContiCrossContact rubber) was put through the test first at a lofty 79 km/h and then at 81 km/h, speeds that km77 describes as "very high" (particularly for an SUV). The publication reported that the Jeep exhibited “precise reactions”, adding that it was “very safe and easy to control”.
Despite being unveiled as long ago as September 2016, the Compass has yet to launch in South Africa, with Jeep SA's website still listing the model as "coming soon".
Watch the clip below, which includes a slalom test, to see just how the Compass performed (take note that the commentary is in Spanish)...