2012 Jeep Compass

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2012 Jeep Compass
2012 Jeep Compass
Jeep has significantly upgraded the Compass since its lackluster debut in 2006. A vehicle that was quite literally the ugly duckling in the Jeep portfolio has been transformed into one of its best-looking products. The substantial interior and exterior makeover took place for the 2011 model year and resonated with shoppers, as sales have more than doubled. Jeep offers a variety of drivetrain options ranging from a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder that gets 29 mpg to a more powerful 2.4-liter four that can be paired with the rugged Freedom Drive II four-wheel-drive system and an off-road package that transforms the Compass into a surprisingly capable off-road machine. Neither engine is very refined, but they provide adequate power and reasonable fuel economy. The Compass is best suited to around-town driving and off-road excursions that are more focused on casual sightseeing than technical challenges. The Compass will be remembered for trying to stretch the Jeep brand a little too far, and it isn't long for this world. Even Brian Nathan, chief engineer for the Compass and the Patriot, admits, "The vehicle's life cycle is very short at this stage." During a press conference in 2009, it was announced that the Patriot and the Compass would be killed off by the end of 2012 to make room for a new, Fiat-based small SUV wearing a Jeep badge. If you absolutely need a small Jeep today, the Compass will do, but smart shoppers should wait to see what 2013 holds.
2012 Jeep Compass Front Three Quarter Water
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to overhaul his company's lineup over the coming years, with dramatic moves including killing the Jeep Compass and Patriot compact crossovers, and replacing the Chrysler Town & Country minivan with a crossover. Marchionne revealed many of the product plans at a media briefing at the company's factory in Belvidere, Illinois. Marchionne told Automotive News that the Jeep Compass and Patriot (pictured) would continue to be built in Belvidere (alongside the 2013 Dodge Dart) until August 2014. He said that there are "a number of candidates" to replace the Jeep twins, but didn't elaborate further. We have previously heard that the Patriot and Compass will eventually be reincarnated on the CUSW (Compact U.S. Wide) platform that underpins the 2013 Dodge Dart. The Jeep Liberty also will probably be redesigned for 2014. Based on our spy photos and earlier reports, we can expect the 2014 Liberty to be based on the CUSW platform, which in turned was cribbed from Europe's Alfa Romeo Giulietta. As has long been rumored, Marchionne confirmed that the Chrysler Town & Country minivan will be reinvented as a crossover. The Dodge Grand Caravan will be the company's only minivan offering going forward; the brand invented the minivan segment in the 1980s, and it made little sense for Chrysler and Dodge to offer two essentially identical vans. As we reported in our July 2012 issue, Chrysler’s T&C replacement will be an upscale crossover that might resemble the Mercedes-Benz R-Class. Unsurprisingly, Marchionne admitted that the SRT performance brand is working on developing a Dodge Dart SRT4. It will take the place of the Dodge Caliber SRT4, which was dropped in 2009. The only remaining debate is "how big an engine we stick in it," Marchionne told AN. SRT president and CEO Ralph Gilles told us in January that his brand would consider developing a high-performance version of every Chrysler product except for minivans. Finally, Marchionne offered a candid take on the electric version of the Fiat 500, which will launch this fall. He said that the zero-emissions subcompact was being designed only so the company could meet requirements in states like California by selling an electric car. Chrysler expects to lose at least $10,000 for each Fiat 500 EV it sells, after all. Source: Automotive News
2012 Jeep Compass Front Three Quarter
2012 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass
2012 Jeep Wrangler Mountain Edition Front View
North America isn't the only market privy to special-edition Jeeps: in fact, three new models, all destined for European Jeep showrooms, will officially debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.
2012 Chrysler 300 Mopar 12 Front View
Chrysler's Mopar brand was once relegated to providing service parts for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles - but as the brand celebrates its 75th anniversary, it's increasingly playing a part in actually creating new cars and accessory package. In fact, the brand is unveiling four new customized model packages at a press conference this morning.

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2012 Jeep Compass Specifications

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2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
29 MPG
158 hp @ 6400rpm
141 ft lb of torque @ 5000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • 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)

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