The 2010 Jeep Compass is a compact crossover SUV with seating for up to five passengers. The standard engine found in both the Sport and Limited trims is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine. This pairs with a five-speed manual transmission and produces 172 hp. A CVT is optional. Available on the Sport trim when in FWD guise is a smaller 158 2.0L four-cylinder engine which is mated to a CVT. The Jeep Compass is rated at 23 mpg in the city and up to 29 mpg on the highway.Read more Read less
The 2010 Jeep Compass remains unchanged from 2009. Last year in 2009, Jeep made several major changes to the Compass, to include improved sound insulation in the floor and engine compartment, as well as a revamped exhaust resonator to help reduce road noise.
An affordable crossover SUV; fuel efficiency comparable to hybrids; spacious interior for passengers or cargo; top government ratings in crash tests
The car-like 2010 Jeep Compass is the only crossover vehicle in the Jeep family and shares a platform with the boxy Jeep Patriot. For 2010, the Compass combines the utility of a compact SUV and the maneuverability and crisp handling of a small hatchback, with some added rugged Jeep character. Its competitors include the Hyundai Tucson and the Suzuki Grand Vitara, but the Compass has a better fuel-efficiency rating, at 23 mpg city, 29 mpg highway. Price is perhaps the Compass' strongest selling point. MSRP starts at $19,350. Inside, there is plenty of room for four--five passengers in a pinch. The roof is tall, giving the interior an even-more spacious feel. Unique to the Compass are optional flip-down tailgate speakers, which many reviewers see as a big plus for the vehicle.