of the 2015 Jeep Compass. Base trim shown.
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- Six-speed automatic transmission
- Limited's available Saddle Brown interior
- Off-road capability (Freedom Drive II)
- Steering wheel doesn't telescope
- Noisy interior at highway speeds
- Towing capacity only 2,000 pounds
- Rear styling
- Five-seat compact crossover
- Choice of four-cylinder engines
- Manual or automatic
- Front- or all-wheel drive
- Backup camera available
What Is the 2015 Jeep Compass?
The 2015 Jeep Compass is a five-seat compact SUV that competes with the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester. The trim levels include the Sport, Latitude and Limited, all of which are available with front- or all-wheel drive.
What's New on the 2015 Jeep Compass?
The most notable update for the 2015 Jeep Compass is the addition of a High Altitude Package, which includes leather upholstery, a power moonroof, a power driver's seat and 17-inch bright-finish aluminum wheels.
How Does the 2015 Jeep Compass Compare to Other Compact SUVs?
With its 2015 redesign, the Compass has become a much stronger competitor than previous models, though it still lags behind competitors when it comes to cargo space. It offers only 22.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats, which expands to 62.7 with the rear seats folded down on the Latitude and Limited trim levels. This is significantly more cramped than the interior of the Toyota RAV4 (38.4 behind the rear seats and 73.4 behind the front seats), Ford Escape (34.3/67.8) and Honda CR-V (37.2/70.9).
As is the case with most Jeep vehicles, its off-road capability easily outdoes competing models. This is emphasized by its exceptional 8.1 inches of ground clearance, which dwarfs that of the more domesticated CR-V (6.3).
What Features in the 2015 Jeep Compass Are Most Important?
The 2015 Jeep Compass is built with a standard 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or an available 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder combined with a five-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic and a continuously variable automatic transmission are available. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but the Compass is also available with two different all-wheel-drive systems.
Some significant standard features include fog lights, roof rails, cruise control, illuminated cupholders, CD stereo with MP3 jack, air conditioning, heated side mirrors, tilt steering wheel, cloth upholstery and a 60/40-split folding backseat. Notable available features include a backup camera, navigation system, Boston Acoustics premium speakers, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a power moonroof.
Also, as required in every new car of this model year, the 2015 Compass comes with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. The Compass also features front-seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. A backup camera is optional.
Should I Buy the 2015 Jeep Compass?
The Compass is best for adventurous off-roaders as its six-speed automatic transmission and off-roading capabilities make for a capable and fun ride. If you're sensitive to noise, this model can get a little loud when moving at highway speeds. It also has a low towing capacity - up to 2,000 pounds with the available Trailer-tow Prep Group or 1,000 pounds without - which may be off-putting for some.
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