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Jeep Compass crossover is no less confident and glowering than its more expensive relatives of same class. As a descendant of East Jeep Compass, in an attempt to declare itself with the original and completely reliable way, updated his body in a very good concept. The three basic models of Compass are Sport, Latitude, and Limited; next you will read the main features in this Jeep Compass Review.
Engine and Transmission
Until 2011, the Compass was equipped with three four-cylinder 2-liter turbo diesel from Volkswagen in the front-wheel drive model with 6-speed manual transmission and 2.4-liter atmospheric petrol unit from the GEMA with a 5-speed the CVT, which was put on the front, and four-wheel drive models. Since 2011, the 2.0-liter engine was changed to a 2.2-liter turbo diesel, still transmitting power via a 6-speed mechanics, which is now aggregated by models of 4x2 and 4x4, and the 2.4-liter unit is now put on the all-wheel drive version with a 6-speed CVT.
- The dimension of the wheels - 215/55R18;
- The diameter of the rim - 18h7.0;
- Front suspension - independent, a MacPherson type, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and stabilizer bar;
- Rear suspension - independent, Multi-Link type, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and stabilizer bar;
- Steering - power rack-pinion;
- Turning circle - 11.3 (the number of turns - 2.76);
- Front brakes - disc, ventilated (size - 294x26);
- Rear brakes - disc (size - 262x10).
The car is equipped with electronic system of all-wheel drive with variable torque between speeds of 40 km/h (25 miles/h) and 105 km/h (65 miles/h) for optimum handling. Moreover, this system is able to distribute the torque equally between the front and rear axle (50:50).
Fuel consumption exceeds 14 liters per hundred kilometers but this crossover is worth it for its off road performance and engine power. When you just press the gas pedal, the speed on the tachometer considerably increases without delay.
In Jeep Compass Review you will notice that Americans know a lot about the creation of off-road vehicles. Compared to other American SUV it is not expensive. If we consider a good system and a complete set of security and other attributes, it turns out that Jeep Compass is not inferior to any SUV, Cherokee, Land Rover, or Land Cruiser. High (22 cm) ground clearance greatly facilitates the flotation of a car in the conditions of bad roads, and it is easier to park, because there is no fear to hit a bumper on a curb.
18-inch wheels perfectly hold the road grip and all-wheel drive allows you to feel confident behind the wheel in any weather, whether it is rain or snow. It has rather brutal appearance, because high cross car should look firmly, and should inspire confidence at first sight. This is your friend in a difficult situation, which will never leave you to your own devices.
Considering vehicle response the suspension in jumpy, the wheel is not very soft but not rough. All wheel drive is very convenient, if you want to the mountains or up the sand dune.
Interior and Electronics
Inside, this crossover has 6.5 inch display, by means of which you can immediately see what is happening behind when on automatic transmission you select the position R. Navigator is also installed, and it shows almost all directions, even with the traffic congestion.
Jeep Compass has very ergonomic interior, everything is simple and clear to use, and there are no unnecessary buttons or flashing badges. It has a very cool feature of a car and phone synchronization via bluetooth, so you can easily talk without holding the phone in your hand. Standard function - heated seats can warm you up in a cold winter. There is enough space, including the back. It is highly recommend for the families with children, as the rear surfaces of the front seats are made of plastic, which is very easy to wash, if children make it dirty.
The car has very high-quality sound, on the back there is a small subwoofer which slides out of the door (very convenient if a large company wants to rest in nature with favorite music).
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