The Jeep Compass is a four-door compact crossover sport utility vehicle, manufactured by Jeep. The Jeep Compass was introduced as the 2007 year model vehicle and together with the Patriot, it was slotted below the Jeep Wrangler as the admission-level SUVs of Jeep, and it is one among the first crossover sport utility vehicles of Jeep.
History of Jeep Compass
Four years before the commencement of manufacture of the Jeep Compass, a concept automobile with the similar name had its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2002 in Detroit. It was designed with a 2-door body, with the all-wheel drive mode and equipped with a V6, 3.7-liter engine.
The V6, 3.7-liter Power-Tech engine from the Jeep Liberty failed to make it into the all-fresh Compass for year 2007, though the construction model Compass kept the styling cues of the concept car and a few of its features. The construction model compass had four doors, as well, rather than the two doors of the concept vehicle.
Jeep commenced the construction version of the Compass at the North American International Auto Show during January 2006. The first Compass was constructed on the 30th of May 2006 in Belvidere in Illinois, where the Dodge Neon was assembled.
The Compass did not have the Trail Rated emblem found on other sport utility vehicles in the Jeep lineup for the period from 2007 to 2010 model years, but it received the emblem only for the 2011 model year. This designates that the Compass was aimed at first-time Jeep shoppers and those who drive chiefly on cemented roads. The Patriot and Compass are both derived from the platform of DaimlerChrysler/Mitsubishi GS. These vehicles are distinguished by their design and marketing such that the Patriot is a conventionally styled four-door Jeep wagon, whereas the Compass shares a supplementary hatchback appearance, similar to that of the Dodge Caliber.
For the year 2011, Jeep revamped the Jeep Compass to almost look like the Grand Cherokee, at the same time as maintaining its individual identity. The 2011 year model Jeep Compass as well, gets an updated suspension for superior handling, a modified interior with additional standard equipment, and supplementary option packages, together with a Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package that includes a CVT (continuously variable transmission) fixed with a low-range setting, all-land tires in 17-inch aluminum wheels, slip plates, an all-wheel-drive system, and an enhanced ground clearance of one inch.
A special version Jeep Compass model celebrated the 70th anniversary of Jeep during 2011, and incorporated a range of upgrades, badges, special interiors, wheels, and it comes in only three external colors, such as Bright Silver, Bronze Star, and Black.
The Jeep Compass was introduced in three models, such as Latitude, Sport and Limited among which the Sport was served as the base model of Jeep Compass. The Latitude was considered as midrange model, whereas the Limited was treated as the higher end model of Jeep Compass.
Jeep declared as a part of its Five Year Plan during May 2014 that the Patriot and Compass will continue, pending the middle part of 2016, when both vehicles will be replaced by one unrevealed means of transportation in the similar category.