2007 Jeep Compass: Liftgate Speakers
September 13, 2007
Like its platform sibling, the Dodge Caliber, the Jeep Compass can be had with an optional audio system with flip-down speakers mounted in the liftgate. When the speaker box is lowered (pictured), the speakers point directly outwards.
It might seem gimmicky. And maybe it is.
But editor James Riswick and I field-tested the system and, yes, the sound is both louder and clearer for bystanders when the speaker box is lowered. Now you can even further annoy other tailgaters as you endlessly loop Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part II" song.
Actual audio quality of the Compass' system, in case you're wondering, is pretty good. The 368-watt Boston Acoustics system has two tweeters in the dash, a 6x9-inch speaker in each door, a cargo area-mounted subwoofer and two 3.5-inch speakers in the rear liftgate's flip-down box.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor