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A lot to offer for the price
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By notimeforh8
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2012 Jeep Compass SUV Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased this vehicle for lifestyle and utility, for carrying bikes and sports gear and light hauling from the nursery or hardware store. This base Sport FWD with CVT has a lot to offer for the price. Among the standard power options, it also has cruise control, ipod jack, fog lights, heated mirrors, dark tinted glass on the rear windows, good looking 17 inch alloy wheels, fold flat rear seats and roof rails. Since I primarily haul bikes, I purchased the factory cross bars and then added bike racks. Nearly every other comparable vehicle has these options (if available at all) only on much higher end models that cost many thousands more.


Best Features

Roof rack, heated mirrors, dark tinted rear glass


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Great small family vehicle
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ek900
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Vehicle

2012 Jeep Compass SUV Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The birth of our son got the clock ticking on my wife's Mini Cooper, and about a month ago, we traded it on a Jeep Compass Sport (FWD, 5spd., 2.4L engine). While the Jeep was a great value, it really compares well to similarly-sized SUVs (Ford Escape, Subaru Forrester). It isn't a performance vehicle, but some of its features are really well thought out. The rear cargo light/flashlight has already come in handy, and the two-level storage in the armrest is very nice. It also also has done very well with gas. We've averaged over 26 mpg for the first 2,000 miles, better than we expected. This little Jeep is not the most refined car we've ever owned, but it is an impressive package.


Best Features

Great cargo capacity in a small package. Well thought out inetrior design. Styling is not SUV generic. Priced below most competitors.


Worst Features

The engine is no powerhouse, but the gearing really doesn't help. 3rd to 4th seems particularly overspaced. The shifter itself is actually quite good, but the ratios could be improved. The standard Firestones also seem like too much of a "compromise" tire. They aren't very grippy.


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