By Matt Schmitz on January 14, 2013
To the casual observer, the 2014 Jeep Compass may look pretty familiar. Beyond subtle cosmetic updates, most changes are under the hood, notably the available six-speed automatic transmission. It replaces its predecessor's continuously variable automatic transmission.
When the new Compass finds its way to dealerships in the second quarter of this year, available drivetrains are a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Exterior updates include new grille colors and textures as well as new bezel treatments around headlights, fog lights and taillights; the interior gets chrome accents, a vinyl-wrapped center armrest and updated instrument-panel graphics on upper trim levels.
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