2007 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Jeep Compass - Road Test Specs

2007 Jeep Compass SUV

(2.4L 4-cyl. 4x4 5-speed Manual)


Model year2007
StyleLimited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)
Base MSRP$21,740
As-tested MSRP$23,575


Drive typeFour-wheel drive
Engine typeinline4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2360cc (144 cu-in)
Valvetrainsingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)172 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)165 @ 4,400
Transmission typeFive-speed manual


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, mutlilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typepower steering
Tire brandFirestone
Tire modelFirehawk GTA all season
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP215/55R18 94T
Tire size, rearP215/55R18 94T
Wheel size18 X 7.0
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontfront ventilated disc - rear disc
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.7
0-60 mph (sec.)10.2
0-75 mph (sec.)15.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.5 @ 81.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)128
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)60.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.72
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.5
@ Full throttle (dB)74.9
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThe Compass can only muster 2,500 rpm from a stop, so the acceleration is at first leisurely. By 40-ish mph, the tach swings up to 6,000 rpm and stays there throughout the quarter-mile run. I'm still not used to CVTs — they feel and sound like an automatic that's slipping. Loud!
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsYikes! The first stop from 60 mph caused the Compass to veer out of its lane by about a half-car width (to the right). The third stop was its best, and even after five stops there was little fading and it tracked straight.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsEven with ESP off, the skid pad test easily tickles the non-defeated limits of the system. The brakes were continually pulsing to correct for understeer. In the slalom, the Compass feels light and chuckable, but just when it starts to get entertaining, the non-defeat stability system puts a lid on it.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (°F)88
Wind (mph, direction)3 N

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)23 City 26 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,413 (3,417 as tested)
Length (in.)173.4
Width (in.)69.3
Height (in.)64.2
Wheelbase (in.)103.7
Track, front (in.)62.0
Track, rear (in.)62.4
Turning circle (ft.)39.7
Legroom, front (in.)40.6
Legroom, rear (in.)39.3
Headroom, front (in.)40.9
Headroom, rear (in.)39.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.1
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)21.9
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)60.7


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years/36,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional Side airbags
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsbraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot Available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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