Ruggedly handsome and clearly utilitarian, the Compass tries to channel its Jeep forebears but is far from an off-roader. A 158-hp four-cylinder is standard; a 172-hp four is optional. Front-wheel drive and a five-speed manual are standard; all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic or a CVT are optional.
A four-speaker stereo with Bluetooth is outdated and hard to set up. Deals are likely on 2016 models, since a new and drastically updated model debuts in early 2017.
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- Price-20-25 lakh
- Top Speed-112mph
- 0-60-9.5 sec
- Horse Power-172 hp
JEEP COMPASS STYLING AND PERFORMANCE:
Offered in Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim, the new Compass bears the strongest family resemblance to Jeep’s Cherokee, though there’s a grille with seven slots that links it to the rest of the Jeep lineup.
Elsewhere, its body points to a new direction for Jeep styling, one that doesn’t rely on the relentlessly boxy look of the old Patriot or the hapless hatchback feints of the last-generation Compass.he new car is angular, tightly proportioned, and it has squared-off wheel openings that contrast on some versions with a blacked-out roof panel.
The glass areas slim toward the back; the tailgate’s slim window doesn’t bode well for outward vision, but its lines and LED taillights do a better job of summing up the shape than the blander piece on the Cherokee.
Around the world, the Compass will be fitted with a choice of two diesel or three gas engines. In the U.S., the sole powerplant will be a 180-hp version of Chrysler’s 2.4-liter inline-4, also offered in the Cherokee.
Fuel economy estimates check in at up to 30 mpg highway, depending on which transmission takes up space between which driven wheels. Front-drive Compass SUVs get a 6-speed manual or automatic, while four-wheel-drive models come with a 9-speed automatic.
COMPASS COMFORT,SAFETY AND FEATURE:
The Compass should boost usable interior space over the outgoing model, and Jeep promises nifty storage touches, from mesh pockets to a multi-height panel in the cargo hold
The Compass will come standard with seven airbags. Among its safety options, it will be available with forward-collision warnings, lane-departure warnings, and a rearview camera.
Uconnect infotainment system comes on base models with a 5.0-inch touchscreen; 7.0-inch, 8.0-inch, and 8.0-inch versions with navigation will be offered, as will an LED instrument panel.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto bundle with the Uconnect systems with 7.0-inch and larger screens.
OVER ALL SCORE-5