2009 Jeep Compass Values
Select a 2009 Jeep Compass trim level
2009 model year changes
As it turns three years old, Jeep's 2009 Compass will see changes mostly in its interior, where a new center console features a split lid for extra storage space. New door trim gets extra padding and soft-touch plastic, and the instruments now feature LED gauges. Revised air vents, illuminated cupholders and a carpeted cargo floor are now standard. A 30-gigabyte hard drive for music storage is a new option. Improved sound insulation in the floor and engine compartment, as well as a revamped exhaust resonator, should help reduce road noise. Sport models have a revised suspension for improved ride and handling. Finally, front-wheel drive Compass models equipped with the continuously variable transmission (CVT) are now certified as partial-zero emissions vehicles (PZEV).
Maneuverability and handling; convenience and utility; lots of safety features; value for money; fuel efficiency compared with that of small SUVs.
Special features for 2009
The car-like 2009 Jeep Compass combines the utility of a compact SUV and the maneuverability and crisp handling of a small hatchback, with some added rugged Jeep character. The Compass has better fuel-efficiency than most SUVs its size, at an EPA-rated 23 mpg city, 28 mpg highway. It also stands out for its standard safety features, including side curtain air bags and electronic stability control. Price is perhaps the strongest selling point, though; at a base price that's equal to that of many small economy cars, the Compass is an impressive alternative.