Jeep Compass Review – Research New & Used Jeep Compass Models | Edmunds

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Jeep Compass

Used Models

Most think of Jeeps as tough vehicles that love to get but when the Jeep Compass for 2007, it wasn’t like Jeeps. It didn’t look it wasn’t trail-rated, and as far as we could it didn’t even like Instead, it was a car-based design for the majority of small-SUV buyers who a fuel-efficient runabout that was to drive around suburbia.

drive was available, of course, but it was a system — enough to get you a snowstorm and that’s about it.

As you can imagine, Jeep purists much care for the Compass, they regarded as the antithesis to all Jeep. Jeep has taken and the latest iteration has revised and newfound capabilities that the Compass closer to real status. Even so, the Jeep faces stiff competition today’s compact, car-based

Its low price and interesting features may be at a glance, but for those who dig deeper, its engine, modest cargo and compromised seat comfort likely prove significant

Current Jeep Compass

The Compass is a compact SUV offered in Latitude and Limited trim Standard equipment includes wheels, full power cruise control, air-conditioning and an audio jack. Stepping up to the gets you heated front a height-adjustable driver seat and a rear seat, while the gets items like upholstery, a power driver and satellite radio.

These are on the Latitude, while both trims can be had with items a navigation system, Bluetooth and audio.

Every front-wheel-drive Compass Sport and Latitude comes with a 2.0-liter that produces 158 horsepower. A 172-hp four-cylinder engine is on the Limited and all four-wheel-drive Compasses. It is on the others. A five-speed manual is standard on the Sport, but everything gets a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Acceleration is slow regardless of engine you opt for, and the 2.4-liter is as rough and loud as the smaller Adding the optional four-wheel or power-sapping CVT will have the feeling even more

Of the two available four-wheel-drive options, the Freedom Drive I system in front-wheel-drive mode under conditions and automatically sends to the rear wheels only needed. The Freedom-Drive II Off-Road (available on 4WD versions) includes a mode for the CVT, hill assist and a host of other equipment.

In reviews, we found the Jeep to be one of the least appealing compact At its core, the Compass still its underpinnings with the much-maligned Caliber hatchback, and suffers the same weak and noisy Its available off-roading ability may it stand apart, but there are vehicles available to venture off the path.

Additionally, young families may this SUV’s low cargo problematic when loading up a and a dog. The Compass offers cubic feet of space the backseat and just 53.6 feet with the seats Both figures are some of the in the car-based SUV segment.

Used Compass Models

Introduced for the model year, the Jeep is in its first generation, but there been significant changes From 2007-’11, the Compass different exterior styling was less indicative of other models. It was rounder, a little avant garde, and if we’re to be not very attractive. Prior to an overhaul for 2009 that both design and materials the cabin was one of the worst on the market.

It was upgraded yet again for 2011, was also the first year for the car’s more capable Drive II equipment. Changes to the and transmission over the years resulted in smoother, stronger but this has never been a strong suit, especially the 2.0-liter engine.

If you are looking for years, visit our used Compass page.

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