September 16, 2009 , Frankfurt, Germany - The Jeep® brand continues to tread in the compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) market with the Jeep Compass, delivering fun, freedom, utility, quality-proven turbo-diesel and petrol engine options and Jeep 4x4 capability at a terrific value.

Compact and nimble, Jeep Compass brings a sense of adventure to the compact SUV market, combining the packaging and functionality of an SUV with the performance, handling, fuel consumption and price of a compact car. Compass and its stablemate, Patriot, are the Jeep brand’s first fully independent suspension vehicles for comfortable on-road ride and handling and fun-to-drive characteristics.

Jeep Compass is designed to deliver world-class performance and fuel consumption. Two fuel-efficient engine options power the Jeep Compass. A quality-proven 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine offers competitive fuel-efficiency and is paired to a six-speed manual transmission. The 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine produces 103 kW (140 hp DIN) and 310 N•m (229 lb.-ft.) of torque with fuel consumption as low as 5.4 L/100 km.

A 2.4-liter World Engine provides class-leading power thanks to dual Variable-valve Timing (VVT) and an intake manifold design with flow control valves. Combined, these features produce more power, better fuel economy and a smoother, quieter operation than engines without them. The 2.4-liter World Engine delivers 125 kW (170 hp DIN) and 220 N•m (162 lb.-ft.) of torque with fuel consumption as low as 6.8 L/100 km.

Jeep Compass includes Freedom Drive I™, a full-time, active four-wheel-drive system. This four-wheel-drive system features a lockable Electronic-controlled Coupling (ECC), giving Jeep Compass drivers the ability to handle rough weather conditions and low-traction surfaces.

Jeep Compass is designed for customers who want fuel-efficiency, four-wheel-drive capability, and an attractive price point. With modern interior and exterior styling, traditional round Jeep headlamps and seven-slot grille, muscular body-side flares, trapezoidal wheel openings, strong stance and sweeping roofline — the Jeep Compass design broadens the global appeal of the Jeep brand.

JEEP COMPASS AT A GLANCE 

Breakthrough Jeep® conquers new territory

  • Jeep Compass is a fun-to-drive compact Jeep 4x4 that delivers fun, freedom, utility and capability, interior flexibility and high-level of standard safety features — all at a great value
  • Jeep Compass combines the packaging and functionality of a sport-utility vehicle with the performance, handling, fuel-efficiency and price of a compact car
  • Compact and nimble, Jeep Compass is sized for world markets

Modern, urban design appeals to a new class of entry-level Jeep buyers

  • Jeep Compass is a modern-styled Jeep that broadens the global appeal of the Jeep brand by targeting new buyers who previously may not have considered the brand
  • Jeep Compass offers the credibility, reliability and prestige of the Jeep brand
  • Quality-proven 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine offers great fuel-efficiency, loads of torque-on-demand and an available Diesel-particulate Filter (DPF)

Versatile interior features and flexibility, including:

  • Flexible 60/40 split, fold-flat rear seats with recline feature
  • Front-passenger seat that folds forward to create a table-like surface
  • Removable, carpeted-load floor
  • Dual-purpose, self-recharging removable LED interior lamp mounted in the headliner above the cargo area that snaps out of the bezel to serve as a flashlight
  • LED illuminated cupholders
  • Standard stain-repel seat fabric

Innovative technology, including:

  • Uconnect™ Navigation
  • Uconnect Multimedia
  • Uconnect Phone
  • iPod® Control
  • Nine Boston Acoustics speakers, including subwoofer and two articulating liftgate speakers
  • Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)

Safety and security features include:

  • Side-curtain air bags
  • Seat-mounted (thorax) side air bags
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Brake Assist
  • Hill-start Assist (HSA) (with manual transmission)
  • Electronic-roll Mitigation (ERM)
  • ABS with rough-road detection 
  • Brake-traction Control System (BTCS)
  • Driver and front-passenger active head restraints
  • Tire-pressure Monitoring (TPM)