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Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass was launched in 2007 as a small crossover sports utility vehicle. Jeep previewed the Compass at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. The Compass and the Patriot, both manufactured by Jeep, replaced the Liberty as their entry-level vehicle. Both the Compass and Patriot have been built on the Mitsubishi GS body, while the former is a crossover vehicle in the same body make as the Toyota Matrix, the latter is a four door Jeep wagon. A 172 horsepower 2.4-Liter gas engine powers the Compass, while its counterpart designed for the Australian and European markets, is powered by a 2.0 Liter diesel engine manufactured by Volkswagen with an all-wheel drive system that is electrically controlled. The Jeep Compass comes in two models, the Sport and Limited. It is equipped with airbags in the front and side, anti-lock braking system, heated leather seats and sensors to warn the driver if the vehicle is about to roll over.

No major changes were made to the 2008 Jeep Compass. It has the same 172 horsepower 2.4-Liter gas engine, which has a manual five gear transmission. The Compass has an aluminum look on the outside, but the hardware and mirrors are black, rather than the same color as the vehicle's body. The Sport model has 17-inch tires and the Limited 18-inch tires. The seats are made of cloth that is stain repellant and it comes with air conditioning. A one touch system that powers the vehicle's windows, mirrors and locks is optional. It is equipped with a tilt steering wheel, passenger front and backseats that are foldable, stereo system that plays radio and CDs and an electronic system that monitors tire pressure. The vehicle is also equipped with a system that dims the lights of vehicles behind the Compass.

Jeep Compass Reviews by Year

2012 Jeep Compass
The 2012 Jeep Compass is everything that other sport utility vehicles wish they could be. Itís got flashy, eye-catching style, powerful off-road capabilities and incredible durability. The engineers at Jeep truly outdid themselves with this yearís Compass. Whether itís the Compass Sport you choose, or the Compass Limited, each of the 4 models have something unique to offer that wonít 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 didnít.

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. more
2011 Jeep Compass
The 2011 Jeep Compass lives near the bottom of the affordable compact SUV class even though it was redesigned for the model year with an improved exterior and an optional AWD capable of going off road.
2010 Jeep Compass
In an effort to expand the company's customer base, the 2010 Jeep Compass again attacks the US market for compact SUVs. Although it is a basic carryover from 2009, you can benefit from its very impressive list of both standard and optional features for safety, entertainment, technology and comfort.
2009 Jeep Compass
The 2009 Jeep Compass is an interestingly styled mid-size SUV that seats five passengers. Its exterior has a swooping profile up top, but the lower half is still quite boxy.
2008 Jeep Compass
For 2008 the four door (five passenger) Jeep Compass SUV is available in four trims (Sport and Limited 4X2 and 4X4)at an MSRP range of $16,475 to $22,255.
2007 Jeep Compass
The 2007 Jeep Compass Sport model carries an MSRP of $15,985 with the Limited edition selling at a starting point of $20,485. (Both are available as a 4 x 2 and a 4 x 4.) The Compass is powered by a 2.4 liter, 16-valve, 172 horsepower engine with a 13.6 gallon fuel tank.
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