Jeep is bringing to Detroit minor revisions for its Compass and Patriot models. Certain versions get a 6-speed auto.

Jeep is bringing to Detroit minor revisions for its Compass and Patriot models.

Although Jeep CEO Mike Manley promised some significant updates for both models, the Compass and Patriot have been modestly revised, with the biggest news being the addition of a six-speed auto for select versions. This transmission is sourced from PowerTech and features a long sixth gear for better fuel economy, but we don't have any mileage figures from Jeep with the models fitted with this gearbox.

The Latitude and Limited models get this transmission as standard, while for the Sport trim it will be an optional feature. It's available for FWD models or those that come with the optional Freedom Drive. However, it can't be ordered with the Freedom Drive II.

Engine lineup has remained intact, consisting of a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter with 158 hp (118 kW) and 141 lb-ft (191 Nm) of torque, along with the slightly beefier 4-cylinder, 2.4-liter producing 172 hp (128 kW) and 165 lb-ft (223 Nm).

The 2014 Jeep Patriot begins just as before from 15,995 USD (+ 995 USD destination fee). The press release doesn't mention Compass pricing but we remind you the 2013MY starts at 19,495 USD.

Check out the press releases for additional details.

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