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The Jeep Compass is a compact crossover SUV to be introduced for the 2007 model year. Jeep made its public debut of the Compass at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in January. The Jeep Compass, along with the Patriot will take over from the Jeep Liberty as Jeep's entry-level SUVs, and will be one of Jeep's first crossover SUVs. The Compass will have a base price of $15,985 in the United States market. The first Compass was produced on May 30, 2006.

The Compass and Patriot are both based on the DaimlerChrysler/Mitsubishi GS platform. These vehicles will be differentiated by their styling and marketing: The Patriot is a traditional 4-door Jeep wagon, while the Compass is intended as a sporty "hot hatch" crossover like the Toyota Matrix. The Dodge Caliber, also based on the GS platform, is a combination of these two segments.

See Wikicars' comprehensive Jeep Compass Review.

Recent Changes

The Compass is a new vehicle, so no changes have been made for 2008 except the production date.

Styles and Major Options

As with most Jeeps, the Compass comes in two trims: Sport and Limited.

For a full list of features, check out the Official Jeep Site



Sport 2WD

Sport 4WD

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Gas Mileage

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As seen on the website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:


2WD CVT 2.0L

2WD CVT 2.4L

4WD Manual 2.4L

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3 yr. / 36,000 mi.

83 yr. / Unlimited mi.

3 yr. / 36,000 mi.

5 yr. / 100,000 mi.


  • Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags
  • Knee Airbags
  • Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts With Rear Center Lap Belt
  • Driver Airbag With Multi-Stage Deployment
  • Passenger Airbag With Multi-Stage Deployment
  • Passenger Assist Handles
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensors
  • Front and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors
  • Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters


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The Jeep Commander offers a wide array of colors:


Clear Coats

  • Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  • Light Khaki Metallic Clear Coaat
  • Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat
  • Stone White Clear Coat
  • Jeep Green Metallic Clear Coat

Pearl Coast

  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
  • Surf Blue Pearl Coat
  • Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat
  • Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat



  • Dark Slate Gray
  • Pastel Pebble Beige


  • Dark Slate Gray
  • Pastel Pebble Beige

Main Competitors

Main competitors include the Honda Element and Nissan Rogue.

Hybrid Models

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Unique Attributes

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Resale Values

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Current Generation: (2007–present)

The Jeep Compass uses a 172 hp (128 kW) 2.4 L GEMA I4 gasoline engine and will also get a 2.0 litre Volkswagen-designed diesel engine for the European and Australian markets. The 2.0 litre GEMA engine is available on the 4X2 Sport model. The 2.0 diesel from Volkswagen is the same as used in the Volkswagen Passat. The car also features an electronically-controlled all wheel drive system with variable torque between speeds of 25 mph (40 km/h) and 65 mph (105 km/h) for optimal handling. However, the base model version has only FWD, a first for any Jeep. The Compass will be the first Jeep offered in many years that isn't badged as "Trail Rated". This indicates that the Compass has not passed the same testing of off-road ability as other Jeep vehicles in terms of traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording. Even though Chrysler has released a high-performance 2008 SRT4 version of the Dodge Caliber, as of the 2008 model year, there is little chance that a SRT Group (Street and Racing Technology)edition of the Compass will be released.

The Compass is assembled in Belvidere, Illinois, where the Dodge Neon was produced.

As of March 2008, the Compass was the second-worst selling Jeep model, trailed only by the Jeep Commander.

Design quirks and oddities

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