2010 Jeep Compass Review

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If you’re on a tight even the nondescript Hyundai and Kia Sportage are much better Edmunds.com says (referring to the 2009 version of the Hyundai) not to mention a host of other SUVs that critics quite well, including the 2010 Honda CR-V MSRP: $21,545 to $27,745) .

The Compass shares platforms the 2010 Jeep Patriot MSRP: $15,365 to $24,550). but the Patriot is designed for both and off-road driving (although say it doesn’t really excel at the Compass is the first Jeep isn’t meant to go off-road at

Fuel economy is the Compass’s asset in reviews. It ties the 2010 Hyundai Tucson MSRP: $18,995 to $25,845) for estimated city mpg of any nonhybrid 23 mpg city/29 mpg highway/25 mpg combined the base engine, a 158-horsepower, four-cylinder, and five-speed manual An optional continuously variable (CVT) drops 2 mpg on the highway.

The 2 liter is offered with drive only.

There’s fuel economy penalty for the 172-horsepower, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder — but testers say there’s power boost, either, and engines are considered sluggish. 23 mpg city/28 mpg highway/25 mpg combined the bigger engine and manual dropping to 21 mpg city/25 mpg highway/23 mpg the CVT (losing 1 mpg highway and combined four-wheel drive). Although the Protection Agency singles out the Compass for praise based on its mpg, the better-rated Hyundai 2010 Chevrolet Equinox MSRP: $22,615 to $29,970) and GMC Terrain (Base MSRP: to $31,300) actually deliver highway and overall estimated economy.

Inside, the Compass offers interesting gadgets; reviews like the built-in rechargeable and optional tailgate speakers. The Compass Sport (Base $15,365 to $20,470) comes air conditioning, a CD stereo with jack, tilt steering, rails and fog lamps, with the to buy more features such as accessories and cruise control. The trim (Base MSRP: to $25,135) adds heated seats, satellite radio and a changer.

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However, while ConsumerGuide.com materials in the five-passenger cabin are in with class competitors, critics use words like and cheap to describe the swaths of sharp-edged plastic. Several say roof pillars and headrests the rear view. Cargo lands at the bottom of the class, at cubic feet maximum, but the and front passenger seats do flat to accommodate long

Towing capacity is 2,000 max — about average for a SUV.

Crash scores are about average for the class. The earns the highest 5-star crash rating in federal with 4 stars for side-crash and rollover resistance. The Compass has not tested by the nonprofit Insurance for Highway Safety, which rear-crash and rollover roof-strength

Unlike most small the Compass makes side an extra-cost option; however, and curtain airbags, antilock traction and stability control standard.

Reliability has been average, say. The 2010 Jeep carries a three-year/36,000-mile basic and five-year/100,000 mile powertrain

Edmunds.com and ConsumerReports.org both test the Jeep Compass and it with other SUVs. also tests most of the Compass, comparing it with a average. J.D. Power and reliability rankings are helpful, as are and fuel-economy ratings at FuelEconomy.gov and

SaferCar.gov posts government ratings for the Compass.

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