The Jeep brand is expanding into new territory with the all-new 2007 Jeep Compass — an all-new Jeep vehicle that delivers utility, excellent fuel efficiency (30 mpg), and Jeep 4x4 capability at a terrific value.
Compact and nimble, the 2007 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 or small pickup. Compass is the Jeep brand’s first front-wheel-drive-based product with a fully independent suspension for comfortable on-road ride and handling and fun-to-drive characteristics. Compass features a 2.4-liter World Engine with dual variable valve timing (VVT) (172 horsepower [128 kW] and 165 lb.-ft. [223 N•m] of torque). The two-wheel-drive model equipped with the 2.4-liter World Engine and five-speed manual transaxle achieves 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
In addition to its standard front-wheel-drive configuration, Jeep Compass also has an available full-time, active four-wheel-drive system with lock mode called Freedom Drive I™. This four-wheel-drive system features a lockable center coupling, giving Jeep Compass drivers the ability to handle rough weather conditions and low-traction surfaces.
Side-curtain air bags, Brake Traction Control, driver-controlled three-mode Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation and anti-lock brakes (ABS) with rough-road detection are all standard on the 2007 Jeep Compass.
Source: Jeep press