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Motorhome review: Compass Avantgarde campervan range

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : High top
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Engine Size : 2.3TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 2
  • Layout : Rear Lounge

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Price from: £40,234 Berths: 2/3 Travel seats: 2/4 Length: 6.00m Width: 2.05m Height: 2.67m Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 595kg-665kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Compass
Class
High top
Range
Avantgarde
Base Vehicle
Fiat Ducato
Engine Size
2.3TD
Payload (kg)
665
Belted Seats
2
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
40229
Length (m)
5.99
Width (m)
2.05
Height (m)
2.67
Berths
2
Main Layout
Rear Lounge
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

Campervans don’t come much more keenly priced than this trio. Even the most expensive model, the CV40, is under £41k.

That includes a 140bhp Euro 6d engine, DAB radio with steering wheel-mounted controls, the VIN Chip theft deterrent system, a 25-litre gas tank, 90-litre fresh water tank, 90-litre compressor fridge, an oven/grill, Grade III insulation and Whale’s underslung heating system.

Alloy wheels and metallic grey paint (instead of the standard white), as well as Fiat’s nine-speed automatic gearbox, are available at extra cost. The Lux Pack adds cab air-con, a passenger airbag and cruise control for a reasonable £1,218.

The layouts include a pair of classic rear lounge designs: the CV20 (pictured here) designed for couples, with a large rear lounge that can convert into twin beds; and the three-berth CV40 with a half-dinette up front and a more compact rear lounge.

New this season is the third member of the triumvirate, the CV60 with its unusual rear lengthways daybed, which transforms into a French bed arrangement with a dresser alongside. Like the CV20, this is a pure two-person design, but here the cab seats act as the dining area with a removable table.

All three Compass campervans are based on the six-metre, long-wheelbase Fiat Ducato panel van – a practical size for parking and day-to-day manoeuvrability.