Later this month car dealers will already receive one facelifted SUV from Jeep and it’s the Compass 2011. This SUV has some design cues that was borrowed from the Grand Cherokee and the Patriot. It is somewhat a combination of two great masterpieces fitted into one body.
This comes with a new front fascia which starts with a restyled lighting unit, a muscular looking grille and an additional wrap around plastic cladding. This stands on a standard 17 inch rims but can be chosen with an 18 inch alternative.
The cabin has a Patriot-kinda-feeling as it has soft touch door panels, soft cushioned seats, a grander steering wheel and a new center armrest.
The Compass will be offered in two new trims. The 2.0 liter engine that can produce 158 bhp with 141 lb ft of torque and a 2.4 liter engine that can breathe 172 bhp with 165 lb ft of torque. One grand revelation from Jeep is that this will consume 23 mpg city driving and 29 mpg on the highway regardless of the type of engine you choose. This is because of the VVT (Variable Valve Timing) fitted to the much larger powerplant which improves petrol consumption.
The heart of this SUV will be paired to a five speed manual or a continuously variable transmission and can come as an all-wheel drive madness or a standard front wheel drive cruiser.