Jeep Compass

The Jeep® brand continues to tread in the compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) market with the 2010 Jeep Compass — delivering fun, freedom, utility, 29-mpg highway fuel efficiency, and Jeep 4x4 capability at a terrific value. Jeep Compass is designed for customers who want four-wheel-drive capability or the year-round versatility of front-wheel drive, excellent fuel economy and an attractive price point.

Compact and nimble, Jeep Compass brings a new sense of adventure to the compact SUV market, combining the packaging and functionality of an SUV with the performance, handling, fuel economy and price of a compact car. Compass and its stablemate, Patriot, are the Jeep brand’s first front-wheel-drive-based products with fully independent suspensions for comfortable on-road ride and handling and fun-to-drive characteristics.

Jeep Compass is designed to deliver world-class performance and fuel economy. Jeep Compass features a 2.4-liter World Engine that produces 172 horsepower (129 kW), 165 lb.-ft. (224 N•m) of torque, and (when paired with a five-speed manual transmission) delivers 23 mpg city and 28 mpg on the highway on both 4x2 and 4x4 models.

For even greater fuel economy, and new to the 2010 Jeep Compass, a 2.0-liter World Engine with five-speed manual transmission offers 158 horsepower (117 kW), 141 lb.-ft. (191 N•m) of torque and delivers 23 mpg city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Jeep Compass offers a full-time, active four-wheel-drive system called Freedom Drive I™. This four-wheel-drive system features a lockable Electronic-controlled Coupling (ECC), giving Jeep Compass 4x4 drivers the ability to handle rough weather conditions and low-traction surfaces.

Source: Jeep press

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