Drive – Jeep Compass Sport 2WD Review

10 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Drive – Jeep Compass Sport 2WD Review
Jeep Compass

Cameron McGavin

Make Model Compass Sport 2WD $26,500 (man) or $28,500 Engine Size 2.0-litre 115kW/190Nm Emissions 175g Fuel Consumption 7.6L/100km it got? Four airbags, control, ABS Air-conditioning. Cruise Trip computer, CD/DVD/MP3 system with auxiliary 17-inch alloy wheels

an enquiry

We#8217;re not sure Jeep#8217;s gawky faced muttered #8220;I#8217;ll be back#8221; as it the local compact SUV scene in

But Jeep, spurred on by the success of its new Grand Cherokee, is having go with Compass 2012, the

It#8217;s by no means a massive from its predecessor but the American has given it a look that the Grand Cherokee, as well as of other refinements.


and equipment

The big news here is the new Sport 2WD model, which the price of Compass admission to plus on-road costs, or more if you want the continuously (CVT) auto.

Smaller 2.0-litre petrol and front-wheel-drive setup aside, the Compass mirrors the looks and of its $28,500 2.4-litre Sport 4WD Standard features include air cruise control, trip CD/DVD/MP3 sound system and alloys.

But there’s no sign of (it costs $450 as part of that also adds control and a USB port) and there are over safety. You get front/curtain stability control and ABS but you’ll to specify an $800 package adds side/thorax bags (as as tyre-pressure monitors and heated to make it truly competitive. And you won’t get the reversing camera some rivals offer for money.

The Compass has also scored a two-star rating under new European NCAP criteria. where the ANCAP system has yet to be it rates four stars, is still behind 2012

Under the bonnet

The Sport 2WD is by a 2.0-litre petrol engine than the 2.4-litre version in 4WD and Limited 4WD models.

How it drives

and practicality

The new Compass maintains the dash architecture of its predecessor but are detail changes, including new door trims, new lighting and an leather-shod steering wheel.

The cabin ambience, though, behind most alternatives. The of plastics look cheap, ill-fitting panels reinforce the feeling.

There are also blemishes, like the lack of adjustment and driver’s footrest. The seats are comfortably cushy but adjust low enough and aren’t supportive, and there isn’t a lot of storage once you get past the centre console bin.

The back seat is roomy and a reclining backrest but a spongy and lack of centre armrest comfort isn’t brilliant, the cupholders on the transmission tunnel are asking to be kicked into

The Jeep’s boot, too, is and not really any bigger than average small hatch. But you get a spare, a handy rechargeable, torch and the back seats respectably flat, while the front passenger seat additional versatility.

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