JEEP is bringing its Compass back to Australia with an all-new, four-model range, starting with the Sport variant at $28,850.

It’s also available in Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim, with the choice of 4x2 or 4x4 drive, manual or automatic transmission, and petrol or diesel engines. Jeep says the new Compass comes with a combination of attributes such as best-in-class 4x4 off-road capabilities, superior on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom, and over ‘70 innovative safety and security offerings’. 71 then?

The entry Sport has a standard 4x2 configuration and a 129kW 2.4-litre Tigershark petrol engine, paired with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Other features include 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera, seven airbags, a leather-rimmed steering wheel, a 3.5-inch instrument cluster display, electric park brake, 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen radio with voice command and Bluetooth phone and audio streaming.

Plus a 6-speaker audio system with digital radio (DAB+).

Specs improve from model to model, with the top-ranking Trailhawk adding the exclusive Rock mode to its Selec-Terrain control system so drivers can tackle the toughest driving conditions.

Its 2.0-litre diesel engine is paired with the nine-speed automatic transmission, and has off-road suspension, raised ride height, hill descent control, four underbody skid plates and an 8.4-inch touchscreen display with satellite navigation and Apple CarPlay / Android.