- crossover 72,697
- 11,977 overpriced
- Greeley, CO
- 2 months
- crossover 72,697 gasoline manual
2010 jeep compass review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Small size, big appeal. introductionthe jeep compass is built like a car and drives like a car, but it has the kind of versatility and capability associated with a small suv. It's available in two trim levels and with two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and delivers commendable fuel economy. the compass is available with a choice of two engines. It delivers 172 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque. With two-wheel drive it is epa-rated at 23 mpg city, 28 mpg highway with the manual transmission and 21/25 with the cvt automatic. The cvt comes with the auto stick manual shiftgate feature. It has a strong steel structure and a well-planned subframe. Side-curtain airbags and electronic stability control with anti-rollover sensors are standard. inside, the instruments and controls are well placed and easy to use. There's good interior space all around, with rear seats that fold flat to make about 54 cubic feet of cargo space. Options for added versatility include reclining rear seats and a passenger front seat that also folds flat, creating either a table or eight-foot-long space for storage. While the interior design is nice, it is largely plastic and doesn't offer a rich or warm feel. Power windows and power door locks are optional. the few changes for 2010 are active head restraints for the front seats and a couple of changes to some options packages. lineupthe jeep compass comes as two models, sport and limited, each with front-wheel drive (2wd) or all-wheel drive (awd). It comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission; the cvt automatic with auto stick manual shiftgate is optional 1,100). The awd sport adds a locking center differential. The sport e group 3,220) adds power windows and locks; keyless remote entry; cruise control; stain repellant cloth upholstery; height-adjustable driver's seat; fold-flat front passenger seat; reclining split-folding rear seat; a 115-volt power outlet; and ipod control. The front and rear fascia and side moldings have shiny aluminum accents, and, like the sport, the limited awd gets a locking center differential. Options include chrome-plated 18-inch aluminum wheels 825); am/fm/cd with navigation 1,200); a security and cargo convenience group with front side airbags, an alarm, auto-dimming mirror, remote start, and a tonneau cover; plus the sport options. safety features that come standard on all models include dual front air bags; head-protecting curtain side air bags; tire-pressure monitor; antilock brakes with brake assist (which applies more brake force than the driver is applying if sensors determine it's needed in a panic stop); traction control; and electronic stability control with rollover mitigation. Of the two, the compass has more of a crossover look, especially from the sculpted side, with smoothly angular flares over the wheels and more laid back lines. The rear door handles are vertical, mounted on the c-pillars to preserve the character line. The patriot, on the other hand, is more upright. the liftgate on the compass is sloped at nearly a 45-degree angle, while that of the patriot is nearly vertical. The third side window, into the cargo area, is a stylized triangle, leaving more sheetmetal and reducing visibility. that slope at the rear of the compass is matched by the steeply raked windshield, leading up to a roof that's slightly lower than that of the patriot. Black plastic roof rails continue from the top corners of the windshield all the way to the spoiler over the liftgate, channeling water over the roof. the compass limited has aluminum-looking trim on the sides and bumpers. The less-costly sport looks classier in its cleaner monotone. The optional 18-inch chromed aluminum wheels on the limited will appeal to those who want their jeep suv to look more like a cadillac escalade. interiorthe jeep compass cabin is roomy and comfortable. The front bucket seats are very comfortable without being soft. The sport is available with jeep's stain repellant upholstery, a rugged fabric that's stain, odor and static resistant. The front seat jacks upward, which is nice because the long dash makes it hard to see the ground in front of the car, even though the hood is short. The shift lever, manual or automatic, sprouts from the dash. This practical high forward position enhances ergonomics. moving rearward, between the front seats, there are two fixed cupholders now nicely lit with leds, another small trough for cell phones and the like, the emergency brake handle, and a split center console bin with two levels of storage. The console top is an armrest and it's padded. legroom is good, both front and rear. The compass will be a fine vehicle for a family trip, with reclining rear seats optional on the sport and standard on the limited. There are cupholders in the rear but no net pockets on the front seatbacks, which would be nice. Grab handles make it easy to climb out. the rear 60/40 seatbacks fold flat with the touch of a finger on each side, which is as easy as it gets. The front seat on the limited model folds flat, making a table. The rear cargo area, a decent 53. 6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, is carpeted. The space-saver spare tire is neatly stored under the floor. One innovative feature on the limited is the removable, rechargeable led flashlight mounted in the headliner above the cargo area. the one-piece liftgate has panels for structural integrity, and the rear bumper has a non-skid rubber surface for grip when people need to step on it to get to the roof. Overall, it's a spacious environment for a vehicle of this size, but not particularly warm or inviting. driving impressionthe 2. 4-liter engine works well in the jeep compass. This is chrysler's world engine and it uses the latest technology, including an aluminum block and cylinder head, and electronically controlled variable valve timing that helps optimize torque. It makes a reasonable 172 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque at 4400 rpm, and delivers an estimated 23/28 city/highway miles per gallon with awd and the five-speed manual gearbox, or 21/24 mpg with awd and the cvt automatic. an all-wheel-drive sport weighs 3223 pounds, so the acceleration is hardly neck-snapping, but the compass is no dog. Jeep hasn't quoted 0-60 mph times, but a manual transmission model with the 2. 4-liter engine is probably in the mid-to-low nine-second range. We'd expect the automatic to be about a half second slower and.
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