The Jeep Compass is available from € 25,990 with a range that includes two engines (140 hp diesel and gasoline to 170 hp), two equipment levels (Sport and Limited) and two types of change (manual or automatic). Sport equipment is only available for the diesel version and automatic for petrol only.
On the relationship between price and product, the Jeep is closer to models like the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi VGT (25,200 €) or the Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT (25,256 €). Of these three, the Jeep is the only one who can bring stability control. A Ssangyong Actyon 200Xdi also has it and is cheaper (23,900 €).
Jeep Compass. Compass Model 2007.The measures 4405 mm long, 1761 mm wide and 1631 mm high. Dimensions are similar to those of a Toyota RAV4.
Mechanically, the Jeep Compass has many elements in common with the Dodge Caliber and Jeep Patriot (Jeep begin sales of this model in September 2007).
In equal equipment, the diesel engine Jeep Compass is (depending on model) between 3,300 and 4,500 € more expensive than the Caliber. While the Jeep model seems preferable for several reasons, the price difference is large and possibly compensate only those who need the AWD system.
The Compass is developed successfully by road after the driver adjusts to the address, very crowded. It is not as accurate as the Toyota RAV4, for example, but can move quickly to safety, thanks to the smooth functioning of the stability control also has a special program to avoid overturning (element that is standard on all versions) . The movements of the body in tight corners are no more extensive than in other terrain.
The engine vibrates is conveniently little but not acoustically isolated, so the sound reaches the passenger compartment with greater intensity than in other off-road diesel, as a Kia Sportage or a Honda CR-V. Like all cars we’ve tested with this engine (Audi, Dodge, Mitsubishi, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen), the relationship between performance and consumption is good.
The interior looks better than the Caliber, possibly by the dark tone of the coatings (in the Dodge are gray), but still topped bad edges and made little adjustments. There is enough space for four adults. The boot, with 334 l capacity only until the curtain covering it, is similar to a KIA Sportage but is very small compared with the 586 l to have a Toyota RAV4 (comparative table of porters, sorted from highest to lowest capacity).
Throughout 2007, will launch the new Jeep Wrangler two-door version and a four-door (called Unlimited).
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