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By Cars.com Staff
January 3, 2011
Built on a car-based platform shared with the Dodge Caliber, the Compass is one of two front-drive-based models from Jeep — the other being the compact Patriot. Compass competitors include the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.
New for 2011 The 2011 Compass gets new front-end styling that makes it look like a smaller version of the Grand Cherokee SUV, Jeep's flagship model. Styling changes to the rear are more subtle. The Compass also gets interior revisions and a new Trail Rated model for 2011.
Exterior With its new front end, the 2011 Compass looks sleeker than its predecessor. It gets a new seven-slot grille, new headlights and a restyled front bumper. Look closely, and you'll notice the taillights and rear bumper are new, too. Other exterior features include:
Standard 17-inch aluminum wheels; 18-inch rims optional
Standard fog lights
Available chrome exhaust tip
Available power sunroof
Interior The Compass' cabin gains a host of updates for 2011, including new trim on the front doors with padded upper sills, a new steering wheel, new cloth upholstery and backlit switches. The interior also features a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Other interior features include:
Standard air conditioning
Standard cruise control
Standard heated side mirrors
Available navigation system with Sirius Travel Link
Available premium audio with Boston Acoustics speakers
Under the Hood Two four-cylinder engines are offered in the Compass, and buyers can choose from three drivelines: front-wheel drive; Freedom Drive I four-wheel drive with lock mode; and Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package, a Trail-Rated four-wheel-drive system. Freedom Drive II has a continuously variable automatic transmission that incorporates a low range for off-road driving. The package also includes 17-inch all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire, a one-inch-higher ride height, skid plates and tow hooks. Mechanical features include:
Base 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Available 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
Both engines use regular gas
Five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission
2,000-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped
Safety Safety features include:
Standard hill start assist with manual transmission
Standard side curtain airbags
Standard electronic stability system with electronic roll mitigation
Standard antilock brakes
Standard traction control
Optional seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats
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