Should you encounter an issue accessing any content on www. Please, check our feedback, we describe our vehicles as accurately n detailed as possible to ensure you can believe in what we say and bid knowing you will get a vehicle as described. Since the late 1980s, Chrysler concepts regularly stole the show at Cobo Hall. And there are just enough styling features front end, trapezoidal wheel flares to identify it as a Jeep. Personally I prefer carpet back there, mainly because my dog — a boxer — hates standing on the slick plastic when the back seats are flipped forward. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. Safety For an entry-level vehicle the Compass comes stacked with safety features.
Just go into the dealership in the right frame of mind. Just think of it as an advanced automatic transmission that transitions between gears very smoothly — so smoothly that most people wind up missing the jolts a standard automatic delivers when shifting from one gear to the next. The result is the video below, though don't expect to see too much hardcore off road action. Cousin to Dodge's Caliber, the Compass shares many of the interesting interior options available in the Caliber. Power and Associates content by site visitors for their personal use.
The 172-horsepower engine works well in the Compass platform and returns above-average gas mileage. Today we have a great running, driving. Jeep's variation on the theme starts with a familiar face. This is where many people find fault with the look. The 2008 Jeep Compass is close kin to the Dodge Caliber, and the two vehicles share the same basic shape, with a laid-back windshield and a curving roofline. One reason for the popularity of crossovers is that many people are discovering they can have the added traction of all-wheel drive wrapped in the comfort and roadability of a car, not a truck. You can zip through traffic and around corners just like you can in any sporty compact car.
Automotive News is reporting that after a two-month delay, Jeep dealers will finally start receiving their first shipments of the new Cherokee, in the next 10 days. With a roof-mounted spoiler, driving lights, chrome badging, and a body kit, the Rallye Edition Compass no longer looks like Hello Kitty. An optional Musicgate stereo system is also a must, not because the rear speakers flip outward when the tailgate is lifted, transforming the Compass into an impromptu boom box, but because the sound inside when the rear is closed is far superior to the stock system. Seen in this light, the compact Compass' fuel economy numbers look very respectable. Timing may not be everything, but it certainly counts for something. Drivers must deal with rear quarter blind spots created by the wide rear pillars. Consumers have shown a definite penchant for crossover utility vehicles recently, so Jeep's decision last year to field not one but two new crossovers may prove exceptionally wise.
Vehicle Details The contemporary interior of the 2008 Jeep Compass seats four to five adults. The Jeep Patriot has a lower starting price, while the and are two similar crossovers at about the same price. We can also refer an independent company to inspect vehicle for you. For an entry-level product, the Compass handles a lot better than it should. The biggest change, reports Automotive News, will be that said panels will be hewn from aluminum instead of steel, a seismic shift of a transition not unlike what's happened with the new Ford F-150.
Jeep's variation on the theme starts with a familiar face. In the ever-expanding compact crossover category, the Compass faces a significant amount of competition, some of it from within its own family. Split rear seatbacks standard on Limited, optional on Sport and a fold-flat front seat increase hauling options. On dry pavement, it channels up to 100 percent of available engine power through the front wheels, but it is continuously variable in response to driving conditions and, when needed, can direct as much as 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels. There are also convenient cubbies and cupholders in all the right places.
Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. Otherwise the cargo area size and height were ideal for her. Copyright Experian Information Solutions, Inc. The Inside Chrysler can no longer get by on flashy exterior designs alone. Power and Associates Power Circle Ratings do not include all information used to determine J. It was driving at highway speeds that made me enjoy the Compass as a competent commuter, not the launches from stoplights. The engine is a little loud at full throttle and, as with any small displacement engine, passing takes planning.
According to the most recent reports, the next-generation Jeep will continue to soldier forth with a full steel chassis underneath its stamped bodywork. The gauges — with little cardinal points to play up the Compass name — were pretty cool and looked more expensive than the rest of the interior. Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels in place of 17-inchers are also standard on Limited. A Chrysler spokesperson confirmed to Autoblog that the Cherokee is indeed on its way to Jeep dealers. Around front — where cars used to have bumpers — an odd lower lip juts out. The upper end of the Compass price range coincides with the entry level of three established crossovers: Subaru Forrester, and. Features There are a few spiffy features in the Compass.
Power and Associates® is a registered trademark of J. You can check out the quick clip below for yourself, and be sure to thumb through our galleries of the concepts as well. Unique 18-inch black aluminum wheels exaggerate rally car toughness. The 172-horsepower engine was pretty hum-drum and nowhere near as exciting as the same setup in the Caliber. When you pair that with the perfect one owner car fax, our reputation and the fact we can assist with shipping and independent inspection, all you need to do is out bid the comp. I told her it cost a lot less than her 2004 Grand Cherokee, though.