2016 Jeep Compass is a relic from another era. almost introduced a decade ago, the Compass and Patriot blockier precede double both the bankruptcy of Chrysler and its subsequent merger with Fiat. The compact crossover is a reminder of how far Chrysler and Jeep coming, especially when compared with similar size (and price), Fiat-era Jeep Renegade and Jeep Cherokee with which it shares the showroom floor.
Despite clear compass inferiority, however, consumers continue to buy the small SUV. During the first half 2016, sales increased 80 percent year on year, with the moving jeep almost as many bars as he was abandoned. Great discounts are probably feeding this madness.
Of course, the compass is not all bad. For example, the chassis years after incremental improvements is now fairly refined. In fact, not a single cry or rattle was heard low-income Compass, hard plastic inside during your stay with us. This is especially impressive considering the small Jeep tour is as flexible as a mule stumbling through the Grand Canyon.
The compass is not half bad. Our tester was immersed in Recon green and adorned with specific color ink 75th anniversary edition 18-inch wheels bronze, roof rack, tow hooks, identification cards, and various setting. By opting for the celebration model, buyers also receive toys, such as a power moonroof, leather wrapped steering wheel, and remote start. The package also requires that the value of the food group, which adds automatic headlights, body color door handles, and a handful of other items.
The 2.4-liter four-cylinder associated with an automatic gearbox six-speed is the only option propulsion system Edition 75th anniversary, and our test vehicle routed through its underpowered torque Jeep Freedom Drive I in traction system four-wheel. (Front-wheel drive is standard.) The Freedom Drive II more out of the ready with the low-end combined with a continuously variable automatic transmission highway system (CVT) is also available on the compass, but not on the 75th anniversary edition, one given the failure strange story of SUV jeep. The less powerful four-cylinder 2.0-liter is standard on front-wheel-drive, in-edition anniversary model.
In total, the choice of diamond birthday Compass set customers back US $ 27,615 before options. (Front Wheel Drive costs US $ 1,400 less.) The security camera $ 995 was the only option for our test vehicle and brought along an infotainment system with Uconnect touch screen of 6.5 inches. Although we like UConnect other products of the FCA, the compass uses an earlier version with low-resolution graphics and a frustrating Bluetooth system that requires users to connect a mobile device using voice commands. standard stereo button system is replaced and raised the price test for US $ 28,610, a stronger sum than a small crossover that lack navigation, automatic climate control, a proximity, vertical seat adjustment (and the driver’s seat is extremely high-mounted), leather seats, or seat heaters.
For what it’s worth, TrueCar estimated compass four wheel drive like our test car can be purchased for more than $ 6,500 below sticker. However, a Honda HR-V EX-L with navigation you can get for US $ 26,890 and includes all the features of the Jeep missing. In addition, the all-wheel drive HR-V provides an additional two cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded and half cubic feet with the rear seats in use. Compared to its competitor floor showroom, the renegade, the compass offers three cubic feet more cargo space with the folded rear seats. Lift the seat backs and the top compass of his brother-Italian held for more than four cubic feet. -Seat Rear legroom is also advantageous with compass to provide its occupants an extra four inches to stretch.
Surely then the compass to compensate for its lack of content features with outstanding performance, right? Wrong. Although its engine to produce a respectable 172 horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque, the compass proved by slowly and loudly at the end of class. Zero to 60 mph in 9.5 seconds, and walk 50 to 70 mph is 7.2 seconds matter. These numbers are a big less powerful, 141 horsepower V HR-EX-L AWD 0.2 tracking and 0.5 second, which appeared in a small cross comparison test in 2015.
While the compass was relatively quiet on the road and idling, the big four-cylinder roared the red line on a creaky 79 decibels five more than what was recorded in a Renegade 4×4 with the same engine. On the positive side, the Jeep six-speed automatic transmission (introduced in 2014 Compass) is a better companion every day of the previous CVT, although slow to change the teeth and in fact only a small step in performance times jeep. (The last all-wheel drive, 2.4-liter CVT equipped Compass tested reached the mark of 60 miles per hour in 9.6 seconds.)
Unfortunately, the compass does not fight just to catch up; He struggles to come to a halt, too. Stop 70 mph in 188 feet long 25 feet, more than the all-wheel drive Fiat 500X that appear in our little crossed compare. Worse, repeated stops resulted in slow fading is not the kind of thing you want in a vehicle that star NHTSA rates in three (of five) for against frontal impact protection. Fuel economy also disappoints, as the EPA classifies as a city of scarce 20 mpg and 26 mpg on the highway. By way of comparison, the CVT-equipped, all-wheel drive Subaru Crosstrek is rated at 26/34 mpg and a 4WD Renegade reaches as high as 24/31. Our compass matched the EPA combined rating of 22 miles per gallon.
Fortunately, the days of the compass is coming to an end, as an entirely new vehicle designed to replace both and is expected to Patriot to arrive before the end of the year.