Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass is based on the DaimlerChrysler/Mitsubishi GS platform. Unlike the other vehicles that are also on the same platform, the Compass is differentiated by its styling and marketing. For example, the Patriot is a traditional 4-door Jeep wagon, while the Compass is intended as a sporty “hot hatch” crossover like the Toyota Matrix. The Dodge Caliber, also based on the GS platform, is a combination of these two segments. Anyhow, the Jeep Compass is a compact crossover Sport Utility Vehicle introduced for the 2007 model year. Jeep made its public release of the Compass at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in January. The Jeep Compass, along with the Patriot will take over from the Jeep Liberty as Jeep’s entry-level sport utility vehicles, and is one of Jeep’s first crossover SUVs. This model has a fairly low-ticket price coming in at $15,985 for a base model in the United States market.

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On May 30, 2006 the first Compass was produced. It uses a 172 hp 2.4 L GEMA I4 gasoline engine and will also get a 2.0 liter Volkswagen-designed diesel engine for the European and Australian markets. The 2.0 diesel from Volkswagen is the same as the engine used in the Volkswagen Passat. The Compass also features an electronically-controlled all wheel drive system with variable torque between speeds of 25 and 65 mph for optimal handling. However, the base model version has only FWD, a first for any Jeep. This is in fact seen as a downgrade for Jeep, but for reasons unknown, that was the decision that was made. The Compass will be the first Jeep offered in many years that isn’t badged as “Trail Rated”. This indicates that the Compass has not passed the same testing of off-road ability as other Jeep vehicles in terms of traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording. Hopefully the Compass is not an indication of Jeep models to come. Use our vehicle transport calculator, which we created first, and learn about the Jeep Compass by going here.