Road test: 2011 Jeep Compass | Driving

11 Sep 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Road test: 2011 Jeep Compass | Driving

Despite the mould handy, the Compass going to keep up with its big To reach this price some corners were cut base, $27,975 as tested).

the styling mimics the Cherokee in a way. The aggressive, toothy grille and large headlights well with the blacked-out bumper. Come around the and you#8217;ll find bulging housing the 17-inch alloy and rubber.

A continuously rising beltline the Compass an aggressive stance but rearward visibility a pain for checking.

One odd design cue had me making a take nearly every I saw the Compass. To continue the bulging of the front fenders into the the body juts out in the middle of the door. On many occasions I this looked as though the door had been caved in by a

One of the first-generation Compass#8217;s biggest was the lack of available 4#215;4. the 2011 Compass maintains the platform, a full-time active system named Freedom I is now offered. Power is primarily to the front wheels unless occurs, at which point up to 50 per of the standard 2.4-litre engine#8217;s is transferred to the rear wheels.

A handle beneath the centre can be used to lock the transmission at a split. A Freedom Drive II package is offered and includes a on the continuously variable transmission, tires, full-sized spare, tow and skid plates to go along Jeep#8217;s Trail Rated While Jeep#8217;s Trail status is not regulated by anyone than Jeep, the engineers just slap it on any vehicle.

The Compass is able to handle in moderate off-road situations, water crossings and basic and log climbing.

Inside, the new Compass is déjà vu, but with nicer and finish. Everything is big and chunky, the handles, air vents and steering to the knobs controlling the stereo and control. Storage pockets are if not very large, although the under the centre armrest is too

It would have been if the storage area extended all the way the overhanging armrest. My North was a Canada-only package that heated cloth seats and a steering wheel with controls.

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The front seats are comfortable but use a bit more bolstering and/or lumbar support. A tilt-steering and height adjustable seat drivers find a good position, although a telescoping would have been for taller drivers that to push the seat all the way back. Out the Compass is roomy enough for two adults or a trio of little

Headroom and legroom is good in all

On the road, one of the cut corners becomes as soon as you turn that The engine note penetrates the instantly and the drone becomes as you accelerate around town the CVT putting the engine at some of the r.p.m.s. Once at speed the din into the background, but it really sound like there be an old diesel engine, albeit a one, under the hood at

Buyers can save themselves by sticking with the five-speed and be able to control the din of their on their own. As a bonus, the transmission offers notably fuel economy: 7.0 L/100 km the manual on the highway soundly out the 8.2 L/100 km with the CVT.

enough, the optional engine is smaller, at 2.0 litres, than the 2.4 litre, but is only offered front-wheel drive. If you#8217;re not to get anywhere in a hurry, the smaller offers even better at 6.8 L/100 km on the highway with the Considering the size of the Compass and its to swallow eight-foot long with all of the seats, including the passenger, folded flat, could make for a pretty economical runabout.

While its not up to Cherokee status, the new does have some factors now that four-wheel is available. If you#8217;re adept a clutch and shifter, it may be best to clear of the CVT until Jeep has had a more time to work on droning.

mhaase@edmontonjournal.com

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