...Getting a manual transmission or the 2.0-liter engine raises those figures to 22-23 mpg in the city and to 27 on the highway. Safety: Standard safety features include stability control with a rollover sensor, full-length side curtain airbags and traction control. Front seat side airbags are optional. In government crash tests, the 2008 Jeep Compass earned four out of five stars for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts and five stars for side-impact safety. Interior Design and Special Features: Although generally well laid out, the Jeep's interior is ultimately defined by a...
...EPA claims 23-25 city and 26-29 highway, but one reviewer observed 19.5 mpg. 0-60 came up very slowly at 10.2 seconds. On ramp excursions seemed to be of the teeth clenching type with the engine madly revving and the approaching traffic bearing down. The manual 5-speed was the preferred choice of available transmissions.There are two trim lines and the optional â??Freedom 1â? full-time all-wheel drive system that includes a locking center differential, but it is not a trail-rated system like the one on the Patriot. Jeep recommends its Freedom 1 system for daily use including snow and rain...
...While the two vehicles aren't identical, the results should be similar for the Compass. Cargo The Compass boasts a hard-floor cargo area as a plus. Personally I prefer carpet back there, mainly because my dog — a boxer — hates standing on the slick plastic when the back seats are flipped forward. Otherwise the cargo area size and height were ideal for her. The rear windows were right at her head level, and she could stick her face out the window all day long if she wanted. The Compass is just adequate for cargo, and here's where those comparisons to the CR-V and RAV4 fall apart. The...
...an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather steering wheel with stereo controls and a Boston Acoustics premium sound system with a two-speaker module that can be swung down from the raised liftgate to aim backward and really annoy the picnickers next to you. Under the Hood All Compasses are powered by a 172-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine equipped with variable valve timing for adequate pull at all engine speeds. It powers the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. Four-wheel drive is optional; in line with the Jeep parlance, it's presented as 4x4, but the system is...
Earning the nickname of Grand Cherokee’s little brother, for good reason, the new 2011 Jeep Compass comes with new styling and several new standard features to better... read more January 11, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran 2
While its bigger models will benefit from fuel saving eight-speed automatic transmissions, Chrysler’s smaller car portfolio will get a range of more advanced dual... read more December 21, 2010 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran 1
The two smallest SUVs in Jeep's lineup, the Compass and Patriot, are getting all-new interiors for 2009 to help boost sales and fix problems with the previous models' design... read more September 1, 2008 by Nelson Ireson 4