2007 Jeep Compass Long-Term Road Test


2007 Jeep Compass: Take Your Pick

October 11, 2007

2007 Jeep Compass Limited

Jeep Patriot Limited -- Photo courtesy of Chrysler LLC

I remember hearing a while back that Chrysler/Jeep hadn't always intended to produce both the Compass and Patriot. The two Caliber-clone designs were shown to a focus group. The Compass was overwhelmingly preferred by women and the Patriot preferred by men. At that point, they decided to sell both.

After driving a Patriot last night (the gauges have the same compass points by the way), I walked away realizing that the only reason to pick a Patriot over a Compass is styling. So let's hear it, what do you prefer?

To make it easier, here's some multiple choice options.
1) Compass all the way! The Patriot looks like the deformed child of a Cherokee.
2) I'm a Patriot type of guy! The Compass needs directions to a crusher!
3) Neither. Give me a real Jeep, not some Caliber mini wagon thing.
4) Doesn't matter. The Compass and the Patriot are the greatest vehicles ever made and we should all be so lucky to own them

James Riswick, Associate Editor

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