2011 Jeep Compass Values

Offered in base, Latitude and Limited trim levels, the 2011 Jeep Compass presents itself as more upscale compact crossover while continuing to be sold for a modest price. The 2011 Jeep Compass most notable design change is the adaptation of new headlamp housings and grille that replicates the refined character of the flagship Grand Cherokee. Inside an new interior fitted with a redesigned steering wheel and soft-touch materials, standard features on all 2011 Compass models include air conditioning, 12-volt power outlet as well as power windows. Front-wheel drive is standard on every trim level of the 2011 Jeep Compass with optional all-wheel drive capability. For moderate off-roading, a full-time, four-wheel drivetrain known as Freedom Drive II will be available for the first time on the Jeep Compass. While exterior and interior styling has been altered, the inline-four powerplant choices of the 2011 Jeep Compass is carried over from the previous year. On two-wheel drive base and Latitude models, a 2-liter four-cylinder is equipped to deliver 158 horsepower fitted to either a five-speed manual or CVT. Also featuring CVT or five-speed manual transmission choices, the 2011 Jeep Compass Limited, four-wheel drive Latitude offers a 172-horsepower 2.4 liter powerplant that bumps out 165 foot-pounds of torque. The larger 2.4 liter engine is optional on the lower trim levels 2011 Jeep Compass.

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The 2011 Jeep Compass gets a styling update for 2011, with sharper front end lines looking much like those on the Grand Cherokee. All sheetmetal from the windshield forward has been updated, with new front and rear fascias as well. Jeep also fitted more sound insulation as well as suspension improvements, helping to create more of a solid and quiet feel on the road, and greater off-road capabilities have also been added to go along with the more rugged look. 2011 also sees a long list of added standard features as well as an interior redesign.

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An affordable crossover SUV; fuel efficiency comparable to hybrids; spacious interior for passengers or cargo; top government ratings in crash tests

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The car-like 2011 Jeep Compass is the only crossover vehicle in the Jeep family, and shares a platform with the boxy Jeep Patriot. For 2011, 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 Jeep brings with it some off-road prowess that others in this segment don't feature. Price is perhaps the Compass' strongest selling point, with MSRP starting at $19,995. 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.

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