INTRO: Sporting exterior styling cues of the legendary Grand Cherokee, the 2012 Jeep Compass 5-passenger crossover SUV offers hatchback efficiency with Jeeps famous off-road capability. Trims for the Compass include Sport, Latitude and Limited.
FEATURES: Fold down the rear seats in the Latitude and Limited and the compact, grocery-capable cargo area opens up to a spacious, furniture-friendly 61.8 cubic feet. The Sport trim provides up to 53.6 cubic feet. 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 inline 4-cylinder engine sending 158 horsepower to the front wheels through a 5-speed manual or an optional continuously variable transmission. Also available is a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder sending 172 horsepower to the front wheels or available four-wheel drive through a 5-speed manual or available continuously variable transmission.
FUEL ECONOMY: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
WARRANTY: The Compass is backed by a transferable 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: Affordable and capable, the 2012 Jeep Compass offers crossover utility with car-like temperament and outback character.