Cancel the beat. This is not the new compact crossover based Alfa Romeo have been rumors for some time listening. The current Jeep Compass, introduced in 2007 and updated with a nose Grand Cherokee as a soldier in 2011, just a little more time, but with some improvements.
On paper, at least, the idea of using the highly recognizable Jeep brand in a front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive soft ground which addressed the US desire for smaller, more efficient vehicles that fuel looked good idea at the time. But as delivered on the exhibit floor, resulting in “street-savvy” Jeep Compass suffered under the then owner DaimlerChrysler belief that small American cars had to be cheap cars.
The resulting vehicle was so slow ,, noise clumsy and cheap manipulation for the future interior trim plastic directly from the dollar store. To make matters worse, the small, built Jeep struggled to achieve 30 mpg EPA highway fuel economy rating.
To address some of these shortcomings, Jeep has been making continuous improvements in recent years. The 2011 facelift gave the beat of a front-end Grand Cherokee miniature and strategically updated some of the most egregious transgressions of hard plastic in the cabin has helped a lot. Besides Freedom Drive II off-road Jeep Patriot package to quell criticism of the compass was not a true Jeep was also beneficial.
Improvements continue during 2014. A new acoustic laminated windshield reassures some noise under the hood. New side airbags mounted in the number of banks should help keep the side impact rating of Compass is deteriorating under the most difficult test of the IIHS. exterior enhancements include 18-inch aluminum wheels, chrome frames around the fog lights, headlights and halogen lamps in Limited models; while all models have the body color side mirrors. Inside, Compass Limiteds gain a much needed security camera (its pillars in D grade obscures three quarters rear visibility), and seats in perforated leather, while the models lesser share a deck panels and the gate wrapped in vinyl accents and chrome satin on the doors, instrument compartment, center console and shifter. console
But the big change this year is in line directing the new measure. For 2014, Jeep replaces the continuously variable transmission often criticized that has been used since since its introduction in a new gradual changes designed six-speed automatic Hyundai. It is standard in the mid-latitude and compass limited top end parts, and optional on the base model sport.
Jeep has gone to unusual duration to indicate that you are using noise gears resistant promote quiet operation through the gear steps in the new six-speed is likely to face the reputation of CVT had the noise and touch whiney operation. The new standard six speeds also has a manual shift mode, and a final drive ratio is smaller than that replaces the CVT, which should provide a slight performance increase acceleration. The CVT is kept on schedule, but curiously only as necessary box on Freedom Drive II option package off road changes. The manual five-speed transmission continues as standard based on Compass Sport.
Jeep has not released 2014 EPA estimated mileage for the new autobox six-speed, which is available with either the 2.0-liter four-cylinder 158 horsepower is standard on Sport models and latitude and 172-hp, 2.4-liter four -holer feeding Limited. And while the former was essentially a CVT mileage game, it is unlikely that the best automatic performance, more aesthetic six-speed will do better than the CVT did last year (better than 22/28 miles per gallon).
The modestly renovated 2014 Jeep Compass hit dealerships in the spring of 2013. Pricing will be announced closer to the date of sale of the intersection.