Sunday, September 30, 2007

2007 Jeep Compass Review

The 2007 Jeep Compass Sport model carries an MSRP of $15,985 with the Limited edition selling at a starting point of $20,485. (Both are available as a 4 x 2 and a 4 x 4.) The Compass is powered by a 2.4 liter, 16-valve, 172 horsepower engine with a 13.6 gallon fuel tank. (A manual transmission with five speeds is standard and there is an option for an automatic.) Estimated gas mileage falls within the range of 23 city and 30 highway.

The Compass incorporates many of the best features of both a car and a sports utility vehicle. Ground clearance measures between 8.1 and 8.4 inches. Available space for cargo totals 23 cubic feet posterior to the rear seats but climbs to 54 cubic feet when the rear seats are stowed.

Occupants in the Compass are protected by air bags in the front that deploy in multiple stages as well as bags in the curtain position that shield against collisions to the side. (Air bags for rear passengers are also present.) The all-wheel brakes are disc units with technology for anti-locking. Systems to control traction and to maintain the stability of the vehicle are standard safety features.

The 2007 Jeep Compass includes a subscription for SIRIUS Satellite Radio that lasts one year. There is an option for a Boston Acoustics audio unit with 458-watts of power that includes a 368-watt amplifier.

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