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By Brad L on
2007 Jeep Compass Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Purchased Compass ~1 week ago after looking at many other small SUVs. Traded in a Toyota Prius as I needed 4WD for northeast winter driving. The pricing was acceptable, being less than most SUV models. The engine seems strong for a 4 cylinder. Lots of safety equipment as standard equipment. Like the lock in 4WD option and the manual shift. On the negative side, however, I'm disappointed in fuel economy averaging only about 23 mpg highway. The vehicle is truly a compact SUV. Not much leg room in rear seating area. Very limited cargo space. Several blind spots w/ solid head rests in rear seats. Front cup holders are inaccessible. Build quality is suspect with lots of hard plastics.
Standard side curtain air bags, traction control, and ESP (stability control). Lock in 4WD. Manual shift. Leather heated seats. 18" wheels provide ample clearance. American made and a Jeep!
Gas mileage is disappointing for a 4 cylinder. Replace solid rear seat head rests with type used in front seats. Equip with gas fill compartment latch. Move front cup holders so that they are easily accessible. Design rear cup holders to be folded up/hidden. Standard equipment to include roof rack cross bars.