INTRO: Sporting new exterior styling cues, the 2011 Jeep Compass 5-passenger crossover SUV offers hatchback efficiency with Jeeps famous off-road capability. Trims for the Compass include Base, Latitude, Limited and the 70th Anniversary.
FEATURES: The Compass's compact, grocery-capable cargo area opens up to a spacious, furniture-friendly 60.7 cubic feet with the rear seats down. An optional low range gear capable transmission provides needed torque for fording streams or navigating steep grades.
PERFORMANCE: Base power for the Compass is a 2-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine sending 158 horsepower to the front wheels through a 5-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission, which is optionally on the Base model and standard with the Latitude. Up-rated models are equipped with a 2.4-liter in-line 4-cylinder sending 172 horsepower through a continuously variable transmission to either front-wheel or four-wheel drive.
FUEL ECONOMY: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
PRICING/WARRANTY: Base MSRP for the 2011 Jeep Compass is $19,295. A 4-wheel drive Limited model starts at $25,995. The Compass is backed by a 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: Affordable and capable, the 2011 Jeep Compass offers crossover utility with car-like temperament and outback character.