The 2012 Jeep Compass is everything that other sport utility vehicles wish they could be. It’s got flashy, eye-catching style, powerful off-road capabilities and incredible durability. The engineers at Jeep truly outdid themselves with this year’s Compass. Whether it’s the Compass Sport you choose, or the Compass Limited, each of the 4 models have something unique to offer that won’t let you, the consumer, down. The $19,295 MSRP of the Jeep Compass Sport is usually one of the first things that grabs the attention of potential consumers. Who would have ever thought something so durable, functional and stylish could cost under $20,000? We certainly didn’t.
The manufacturer has made the 2012 Compass available in 7 stunning colors. These colors include Bright White, Bright Silver Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic, Black, Rescue Green Metallic, True Blue Pearl and Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl. With so many options, it will be hard not find one that suits you. The Compass has bold new lines that reflect the styling of the Grand Cherokee. The hood also has a raised “power bulge” to accommodate the larger, more powerful engine. Both the headlights and foglights have been carefully designed to provide the most visibility, even during times of nasty weather. A rear spoiler and LED taillights have also been included on this year’s Compass. All-in-all the 2012 Compass is one of the best looking vehicles in Jeep’s 2012 lineup.
Soft-touch door panels, center console and steering wheel give the occupants of the Compass supreme comfort. You literally won’t want to take your hands off the steering wheel; that’s how comfortable this material is. Steering wheel-mounted controls for Bluetooth connectivity, audio and cruise control settings add to the convenience as well as safety of the Compass. Now you won’t have to take your attention away from driving when you change the AM/FM/XM channel. The premium cloth bucket seats provide just as much comfort as the rest of the interior does. In fact, road trips or family vacations will be more comfortable and stress-free than ever before. Everything about the interior of the Compass has been designed with occupant comfort in mind. Well, almost everything. It seems the rear legroom can be somewhat cramped for the average adult, however the 53.6 cubic feet of cargo space and 1 free year of Sirus XM satellite radio should help to make up for what it may lack in rear legroom.
The Compass Sport is only offered in a manual transmission and has a 2.4-liter Inline 4 engine with 172 horses and the ability to obtain 28 MPG highway and 22 around town. The Latitude, only offered in automatic, has a 2.4-liter I4 with 172 horsepower and 26 MPG on the highway. The Compass Altitude and Limited also have a 2.4-liter I4 engine and are both available only in automatic. They, too, have 172 ponies and obtain 26 MPG on the highway and 21 in town.
All models, except the Altitude, come with Electronic Stability Control. All 4 models have anti-roll technology and a plethora of airbags, designed for supreme occupant safety. In the past Jeep’s vehicles weren’t considered particularly safe. The 2012 Compass has changed that however. Visit your local Jeep dealer today and ask to test drive a 2012 Compass.