2009 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
As follows are the assessments after 60 days for Compass sport 5spd 4x4 north: Average fuel mileage ( without Air cond running ) 28mpg, 80% highway at 74mph, 20% city. 5 speed tranny good but requires work for reverse with clutch. Engine good and quiet, no rattles or noises, no false starts. No faults detected, interior build better than other models such as 08 Liberty. Great ride handling, good sound insulation. Tested 4x4 on muddy access trail, no undercarriage hits, good ground clearance for model. All in all a very good purchase for the dollar and only real 4x4 offered with 5spd in this price range. Easy to reach zones for cleaning since my co-pilots are my pets.
Selectable 4 wheel drive center diff lock, no other competitor offers in this price range with 5 spd tranny, fog lights, trip CPU ( cargo conv group ), great gas mileage for SUV used to have an 03 Liberty so gas bill down by 40 to 50 %!
More powerful engine, Chrysler should consider adding the Caliber 2.4 TURBO block or a small V6 for this truck. May not be suitable for towing heavy trailers ( large boats and construction trailers or large generators )