2007 Jeep Compass Long-Term Road Test


2007Jeep Compass Limited: Who sits like this?

December 10, 2007

Over the weekend I folded our Jeep Compass's rear seats flat to haul some cargo. When returning them to their upright position I discovered that their seatback recline angle can be set to multiple positions, including this one. This position is less than 90 degress relative to the seat bottom (that's my handy T-square for 90-degree reference). Who sits like this?

I've been known to love a vertical seatback when driving, but less than vertical? In the rear seat? Come on. I'm not sure what the point of this postion is, but it made me laugh. Anyhow, after a few yanks and shoves I found a seatback angle better suited for humans.

Oh, and there's this:

This seatbelt trim cover has fallen off. It won't go back on properly without some persuasive physics. And since this poor car has already been on the receiving end of persuasive physics on several occasions, I don't think I'll bother.

It's also too slow.

Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor @ 13,464 miles

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