2010 Jeep Compass

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2010 Jeep Compass
2010 Jeep Compass
The Jeep Compass is one of the smaller and sleek designed 4WD vehicles from Jeep. This model can almost fit into the crossover category with its high fuel economy and well equipped interior that is ready for long rides. The Jeep compass offers a 29 MPG rating on the highway and does not have the same boxy rugged look that you would expect from Jeep, this model has a much smoother and more aerodynamic look. Starting at only $15,365 the Jeep Compass is also one of the most economically priced Jeeps. The Compass was not built to be the biggest or toughest Jeep on the market, but to be a more fun entry level vehicle.

The small four cylinder engine that comes on the Compass shows that it was not really intended for any major off road driving, but it does offer a 4WD transmission for those who want to give it a try. The interior of the Compass is considered to be lacking too. There are many interior parts that are made of hard plastic and are far from high quality craftsmanship, but these same inadequacies are found in higher end models like the Liberty and Patriot.
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Chrysler may soon be building Fiat and Maserati SUVs alongside Jeeps in America, but it seems the Fiat Group may return the favor abroad. Earlier today, Fiat announced $1.3 billion in upgrades for its factory in Turin, Italy, which will allow it to build a number of products -- including small Jeeps -- starting in 2012.
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Jeep wants this Compass to be a small SUV competitor, but I have a hard time seeing it as much more than a Dodge Caliber compact car. It may ride a little taller, drive all four wheels, and offer high-end features like navigation, but there's not much utility here. And as the Compass combines unparalleled levels of ho-hum and ugly, it is certifiable insanity that Jeep would build even one of these cars at a price of $30,130.
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I cannot disagree with a single point that my colleague Eric Tingwall has made. We all know that the Compass was one of the least competitive efforts by Chrysler Corporation when it was still owned by the Germans, and time has only accentuated its many weaknesses, foremost among them the ridiculous asking price. I do suspect, though, that no one really pays full asking price for a Compass. But I wouldn't want one of these for even $20K, let alone the as-tested price of $30K of this example.
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When they were launched several years ago, Chrysler's current bevy of mediocre small cars (Jeep Compass and Patriot; Dodge Caliber; Chrysler Sebring/Dodge Avenger) made me feel ashamed to be a self-proclaimed Mopar man. Unfortunately, I can't argue with any of the points made by Tingwall and DeMatio. Still, after driving this 2010 Compass, I at least was relieved to see that Chrysler has drastically improved the vehicle's interior, an update that took effect for the '09 model year. Sure, the cabin remains far from class leading, and there are still a lot of hard plastics, but their quality has been substantially improved. Also, there are far fewer sharp plastic edges, which were everywhere in the earlier interiors.
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I'm not offended by the idea of a unibody Jeep that can't crawl its way down the Rubicon Trail, but I'm a little offended to see the Compass pitched as a compact SUV/crossover. Drive this back-to-back with its Dodge Caliber cousin, and it's really hard to sense a difference.
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It's quite telling that on a day when Ann Arbor was being blanketed with snow, the Compass slipped all the way down to this humble writer. Put a Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, or any other real Jeep on the car board when the white stuff is falling, and I guarantee that an editor with a higher position on the masthead snatches the keys.
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I was expecting so little when I climbed into the Jeep Compass that I was actually happy to find that it had heated seats, navigation, and satellite radio - it was a prime example of the soft bigotry of low expectations. (At the time, I wasn't aware of the Compass's $30,000 price tag. For that amount of money, the aforementioned amenities are a must.)
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My colleagues have already pointed out the ample disappointments that make up a Jeep Compass so I won't rant about how offensive this vehicle is wearing a Jeep badge.
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Certified Pre Owned Price
$12,825

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$15,365

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2010 Jeep Compass Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
29 MPG
Horsepower:
158 hp @ 6400rpm
Torque:
141 ft lb of torque @ 5000rpm
  • Air Conditioning (optional)
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front (optional)
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles manufactured May 6, 2008, through July 20, 2012. The affected vehicles have a software error which may result in a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the seatbelt pre-tensioners and/or side airbags.
Consequences
In the event of a rollover necessitating airbag deployment, the software error can lead to a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the side curtain airbag and/or seatbelt pre-tensioners. As a result, vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will correct the software free of charge. The recall began June 21, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall number is N01.
Potential Units Affected
254,396
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles manufactured May 6, 2008, through July 20, 2012. The affected vehicles have a software error which may result in a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the seatbelt pre-tensioners and/or side airbags.
Consequences
In the event of a rollover necessitating airbag deployment, the software error can lead to a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the side curtain airbag and/or seatbelt pre-tensioners. As a result, vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will correct the software free of charge. The recall began June 21, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall number is N01.
Potential Units Affected
254,396
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles manufactured May 6, 2008, through July 20, 2012. The affected vehicles have a software error which may result in a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the seatbelt pre-tensioners and/or side airbags.
Consequences
In the event of a rollover necessitating airbag deployment, the software error can lead to a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the side curtain airbag and/or seatbelt pre-tensioners. As a result, vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will correct the software free of charge. The recall began June 21, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall number is N01.
Potential Units Affected
254,396
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R

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