2009 Jeep Compass Auto Review

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2009 Jeep Compass

A for the urban jungle

James M. on 07.24.2009

Hardened Jeep had few kind words about the when it debuted as a 2007 Potential owners who liked the of a Jeep, but had no need for ambitious capabilities, adopted a more view. Meant to attract new breed of Jeep buyer, was the first of three new models for 2007, including the more Patriot.

Compass buyers with lifestyles likely knew Jeeps, but never had one before-or wanted one. They all the confidence that comes an SUV, said Michael who headed Jeep marketing the Compass’s initial media

Vehicle Dynamics

Interior and

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Full-length roof rails are along with a high spoiler and clamshell hood. vinyl cargo-area flooring and washes easily. The standard rear seatback reclines in models.

Standard safety include curtain-type airbags, all-disc antilock braking rough-road detection (which braking effect) and electronic mitigation. The three-mode Electronic Program can be set to full-on, semi-on, or

Ride quality is quite on glassy-smooth roads. Moderate and holes undeniably interfere ride comfort, but a Compass quite well on gravel Rather light steering is by easy maneuverability. The Compass curves without excessive lean, though it’s not either.

Road noise can on certain surfaces.

Fuel economy is a strong The Environmental Protection Agency gives manual-shift models either 2WD or AWD an estimate of 23 mpg in city and 28 mpg on the highway. With the CVT, dip to 21/25 mpg for 2WD and 21/24 mpg with

A Sport model with the engine and CVT gets a 23/27 mpg

Despite its limitations, this qualifies as a generally enjoyable Compass competes against a of small crossover-type SUVs, the Honda CR-V, Toyota Kia Sportage, and Hyundai Tucson. buyers are in their late likely making their new-vehicle purchase.

Prices at $19,095 (including the $630 charge) for a Sport model front-drive and a manual transmission. The variable transmission adds An all-wheel-drive Limited model manual shift stickers for A navigation system and Rallye package are available. (www.jeep.com)

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