2007 Jeep Compass Limited Review – SUV – CNET Reviews

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The good: The is an urban cruiser that a snazzy, urban exterior with plenty of interior a fuel-efficient drive train, and standard safety features.

The Even on the top-of-the-range Limited, cabin tech is offered as extras. Anemic performance, a ride, and some goofy design lead the Compass

The bottom line: The 2007 Compass Limited is an ideal car for trips to the strip mall or out at the ballgame. Don’t be fooled by its though–this is one Jeep that is kept out of the rough.

The 2007 Compass marks a new chapter in the story: it is the first front-wheel Jeep ever, and also the not to be trail rated–the imprimatur which Jeep has trumpeted its prowess to date. Instead, the is a contender for the first Jeep to be rated.

With sharp exterior a high-tech, fuel-efficient engine and a range of novel interior accents and features, the Compass is the marque in a more intelligent, direction. After all, how Jeep drivers have taken their Grand off the beaten track? The Compass’s cool does come, at the price of some old-fashioned

The Compass feels conspicuously and while the continuously variable (CVT) is a commendably advanced system, it makes for reduced responsiveness.

Equally underwhelming is the road handling, which drowsy understeer with a boxy ride. Our 4×4 Limited tester came Jeep’s Freedom Drive I four-wheel-drive technology to ensure engine power is directed to the with the most grip.

While this gives the new of Jeep’s litter some in the wilds of off-road terrain, we recommend limiting any trailblazing in the Compass to gravel paths and the odd grassy knoll. Inside, the feels roomy, with of headroom and cargo space, rear seating can be a squeeze for

From a tech standpoint, the Limited is unsurprisingly spartan. Satellite radio is available as an for $195 and Chrysler’s UConnect interface is a $275 extra, neither was included on our test Jeep will be offering as an option on models later year, but for now, drivers have to make do with an input jack and a removable for their techie fix.

Our Limited 4×4 was the top-of-the-range and came complete with a Boston Acoustics sound ($460), continuously variable ($1,150), and metallic paint All together, including a $550 fee, our Compass navigates its way off the lot for a reasonable $23,500. The front in the 2007 Jeep Compass are a place to be.

The high roofline of Jeep’s crossover utility vehicle the driver plenty of overhead and decent forward visibility. and three-quarter visibility is less as the huge triangular D-pillar a wide blind spot, and the rear window in the hatchback the view via the rearview mirror.

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the Compass’s rear seating is about adequate for six-footers, the high roof gives the of a roomy backseat. Straps at the outside of the rear seats can be to make the seats recline giving rear occupants a more leeway. An optional sunroof will set you back an $800.

The Compass’s blocky plastic is functional and simple, with and audio controls intuitive and to navigate. Like other models we’ve tested, the comes with audio mounted on the rear of the steering which take some used to but provide a user-friendly way to music without removing hands from the normal position.

Our tester came the standard stereo head a single-disc CD player with tuner, CD changer controls, and a auxiliary input jack. We disappointed to find that the CD couldn’t read MP3 or WMA files.

The Jeep Compass comes a single-disc, non-MP3 enabled CD with auxiliary input as standard.

The standard stereo was up to an upgraded Boston Acoustics nine-speaker audio system complete with subwoofer and tailgate speakers, which we more noteworthy for its tremendous range rather than its of audio quality. Two huge in the front doors and a meaty in the cargo area make for an bass-heavy sound with midrange refinement–perfect for pregame parties. As with the Dodge –a car with which the shares its platform and a good of its DNA–the standard stereo with an auxiliary input which is not included with the upgraded six-disc changer unit (presumably because the plays MP3 discs and so an interface for MP3 players is deemed superfluous–a logic, but that’s our best

To complement the aux-in jack, the has a unique armrest-mounted cradle in to place an MP3 player or a cell for ease of use and access. In theory, is a good idea, as it provides a accessible platform for an iPod or a phone connected to the Compass’s UConnect Bluetooth interface wasn’t included with our In practice, we found that the holster had one critical flaw: deployed, it obstructed easy use of the parking brake, and two central cup

Aside from the stereo, is little else of note in of cabin electronics. According to the Compass will offer a navigation system as a late-availability toward the end of this year. The Limited does come a commendable selection of other tech, including heated leather seats, air conditioning, and an 115-volt power outlet in the console for powering electrical on the move.

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