The Jeep Compass is an upcoming model by Chrysler Group. It will be commercially made available for sale in 2014. The Jeep Compass is an upcoming model by Chrysler Group. It will be commercially made available for sale in 2014.The sport utility vehicle can accommodate 5 people. This SUV is very similar to the Jeep Patriot and hence it is also known as its twin. The Jeep Compass sports a refreshed exterior and interior with more safety features. This is a six speed automatic transmission SUV. The new model will be made available for sale in the second quarter of 2013.
Coming to the heart of the Jeep Compass; the engine is a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder engine. The engine is capable of producing 158 hp at 141 foot-pounds of torque and 6,400 rpm. The standard version is a 5 speed manual transmission and the optional version is six speed automatic. There is another version available in the form of 2.4 liter, 4 cylinder engine. This engine is capable of producing 172 hp at 1654 pounds of torque and 6,000 rpm. Read more on techs and specs at Caitlin CJD of PA.
This Jeep gives good fuel economy as you get an average of 23 mpg in the city and 30mpg on the highway. This is the economy offered by the base version. The 2.4 liter engine version gives 20 mpg in town and 23 mpg on the highway. The model has a 13.6 gallon gasoline tank in 2WD and 13.5 gallon tank in the 4 wheel drive version. The compact Jeep sits on a 103.7 inches wheelbase. The all terrain tires are 17 inches wide and they offer a ground clearance of 9.1 inches.
Head room is quite good at 40.7 inches in the front and 39.9 inches in the rear. Same goes for leg space which is 40.6 inches in the front and 39.4 inches in the back row. The second row seat can be folded if there is a lot of cargo to carry. Boot space is 22.7 cubic feet. The Jeep Compass has numerous outstanding features such as heat side mirrors, cruise control. Illuminated cup holders, fog lamps, air conditioning, keyless powering, power door locks and power windows.
Safety features are great and some of the main ones include front and side curtain bags, stability control, four wheel anti lock brakes and hill start assistance.
The Compass limited edition has additional features such as Bluetooth connectivity, power sunroof, Bose audio system with 9 speakers and Chrysler’s own advanced UConnect system. Navigation system is powered by SiriusXM travel line.