2007 Jeep Compass Long-Term Road Test


2007 Jeep Compass: Magellan Makes a Voyage

August 31, 2007

Magellan Maestro 6040 in Jeep Compass

Our Magellan Maestro 4050 navigation system has made a voyage to our Jeep Compass. With its crisp graphics and easy-to-use software, I've finally found something about the Compass I like. I didn't get to try out all the bells and whistles, but it did get me home from an afternoon appointment. When I disagreed with its set course, it quickly recalculated without fuss.

I especially like how you can remove it from its cradle for programming. Many windshields are pretty far away (the Compass' especially), so the ability to hold the thin unit in your hand and type in an address like you're using some sort of Star Trek gizmo is pretty nifty. It sure beats leaning over the dash trying to poke at some distant screen. If I had one request it would be to make switching to North-up orientation easier.

Also, is it strange that the Jeep Compass doesn't come standard with a compass? (It comes in the Premium Sound Group) I know the Jeep Patriot doesn't come with Tom Brady riding shotgun, but I feel Jeep dropped the ball with that one.

James Riswick, Associate Editor @ 9,386 miles

For more info on aftermarket navs system, check out Portable Navigation System Roundup.

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