2008 Jeep Compass  -  $18,055


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $18,055
Base Invoice: $16,982
Destination Charge: $580
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 23 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: FWD 4dr Sport
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.4L DOHC 16V I4 dual VVT engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 Jeep Compass is powered by an economical 172-horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder engine and comes with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and in two different models--the low-priced Sport or the more luxuriously equipped Limited.

A five-speed manual transmission is standard on all models and a continuously variable (CVT) transmission, which now comes with an Auto Stick function that allows the driver to have manual control over a set of ratios, is optional.

The Compass offers a little more capability for rough roads and deep snow than some other crossover sport-utility SUVs; it has a ground clearance of 8.5 inches, along with a 21-degree approach angle and 32-degree departure angle--both good for negotiating steep inclines without scraping.

A unique feature set helps separate the Compass from other compact crossover sport-utility vehicles. The UltraFloor vinyl load floor is removable and washable, and the rear seats are split 60/40, folding forward to expand cargo space. What's more, the front passenger seat folds forward to create a table-like surface, or expanded cargo space for long items. Also, the center armrest slides forward three inches for shorter drivers, and it includes a cell phone flip pocket.

Side curtain air bags, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes with brake assist are standard across the line. The stability control system has electronic roll mitigation, which helps avoid situations that may lead to a rollover or loss of stability and makes advance corrections.

The available nine-speaker Boston Acoustics Premium Sound package comes with a subwoofer and includes two articulating speakers inside the liftgate that can be swiveled outward for entertainment during tailgate parties. Another unique option is the removable, recharging flashlight that's built into the headliner above the cargo area.

The Sport comes equipped with most popular features, such as air conditioning, a rear window defroster, and a four-speaker CD sound system. The luxurious Limited model adds dual folding power mirrors, tinted glass, leather seating, heated front seats, remote keyless entry, cruise control, an auxiliary power outlet, Sirius satellite radio, and the rechargeable lamp system.

Other major options on the Compass include chrome-clad wheels, a trailer-towing group (for a capacity of 2,000 pounds), the Boston Acoustics sound system, and a new navigation system.


Pros

Maneuverability and handling; convenience and utility; lots of safety features; value for money; fuel efficiency compared with that of small SUVs.


Model News

In its second model year, the Jeep Compass gets a wide range of changes to its lists of standard and available equipment lists for 2008. Most notably, air conditioning is now standard across the model line, and a navigation system is newly available on the top Limited model. A newly available Special Equipment Group "E" package brings stain-resistant fabric, carpeted floor mats, and cruise control, and a Safety and Convenience Group brings a garage door opener, an auto-dimming mirror, an information center, and an alarm system. Also, the Security and Convenience Group now includes the UConnect hands-free communication system, the Trailer Tow Prep Group now adds a full-size spare tire, and the Premium Sound Group adds Sirius satellite radio.

The Compass's engine and transmission have received some calibration changes to help reduce noise, and the CVT automatic transmission is now equipped with an Auto Stick function, which allows some driver control of the gear ratio.

The interior has been brightened up a bit with new chrome trim inside on the door locks, door handles, and radio knobs. Finally, there are also several color changes: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl replaces Black Clear Coat and Surf Blue Pearl replaces Marine Blue Pearl; Sunburst Orange Pearl is new.


Value Writeup

The carlike 2008 Jeep Compass combines the utility of a compact SUV and the maneuverability and crisp handling of a small hatchback, with some added rugged Jeep character. The Compass also has better fuel-efficiency than most SUVs its size, at an EPA-rated 23 mpg city, 28 highway, and also stands out for its standard safety features, including side curtain air bags and electronic stability control. Price is perhaps the strongest selling point, though; at a base price that's equal to that of many small economy cars, the Compass is an impressive alternative.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
312.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
380.80 mi

Engine Order Code
ED3

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4400

Trans Order Code
DD7

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.2 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
101.3 ft³

Front Head Room
40.7 in

Front Leg Room
40.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.6 in

Front Hip Room
52.3 in

Second Head Room
39.9 in

Second Leg Room
39.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.0 in

Second Hip Room
51.0 in

Wheelbase
103.7 in

Length, Overall
173.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in

Height, Overall
64.2 in

Track Width, Front
59.8 in

Track Width, Rear
59.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.1 in

Rear Door Opening Height
26.7 in

Rear Door Opening Width
45.3 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
38.0 in

Liftover Height
30.5 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
53.6 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
22.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3014 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Front Tire Order Code
TTU

Rear Tire Order Code
TTU

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P215/60R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.5 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x 1.0 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.6 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10E043000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 02, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
294

Summary
MARATHON IS RECALLING CERTAIN SEAT COVERS, BRAND SUPERHIDES WITH PART NUMBERS 593, 594, 578, 960, 228, 228-09, 267-08, 333, 625, AND 630, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE SEAT COVERS ARE MADE OF HEAVIER THREAD AND ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SEATS CONTAINING SIDE AIRBAGS. THE HEAVIER SEAT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH FULL DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAG IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Consequence
AN IMPROPERLY DEPLOYED AIRBAG COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.

MARATHON WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE SEAT COVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MARATHON AT 1-800-735-2769.

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET MARATHON SEAT COVERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON GENERAL MOTORS, FORD, CHRYSLER, TOYOTA, OR NISSAN VEHICLES. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L DOHC 16V I4 dual VVT engine

5-speed manual transmission

Electronic stability program w/roll mitigation

Front wheel drive

525-amp maintenance-free battery

120-amp alternator

Touring suspension

P215/60R17 all-season touring BSW tires

17" x 6.5" aluminum sparkle silver wheels

Compact spare tire

Pwr rack-&-pinion steering

Front disc brakes/rear drum brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/brake assist

Side roof rails

Body color fascias

Body color bodyside molding

Halogen headlamps

Fog lamps

Dual folding mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Liftgate door w/fixed glass

Accent color liftgate applique

Cloth low-back front bucket seats

60/40 folding rear seat

Sliding armrest

Full length floor console

Carpeted floor

Tilt steering column

Instrument cluster-inc: tachometer, outside temp display

Bright interior accents

Pwr accessory delay

Tire pressure monitoring warning

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Air conditioning

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers

12-volt auxiliary pwr outlet

Sliding visors w/mirrors

Folding flat load floor storage

Ultrafloor vinyl load floor covering

Cargo lamp

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/brake assist

Driver/front passenger advanced multistage airbags w/occupant sensor

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Rear door child safety locks

Electronic stability program w/roll mitigation

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
NORTHEAST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
2.4L DOHC 16V I4 DUAL VVT ENGINE
$0

 
2.0L DOHC 16V I4 DUAL VVT ENGINE
$-200

 
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSAXLE II
$1,100

 
25D SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
26D SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
24D SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
25E SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$2,125

 
26E SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$2,125

 
24E SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$2,125

 
P215/60R17 ALL-SEASON TOURING BSW TIRES
$0

 
P215/65R17 ALL-TERRAIN OWL TIRES
$140

 
P215/55R18 ALL-SEASON PERFORMANCE BSW TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
CLOTH-TRIMMED FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
MONOTONE PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
PREMIUM COST PAINT
$225

 
17" X 6.5" ALUMINUM SPARKLE SILVER WHEELS
$0

 
18" X 7.0" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
BOSTON ACOUSTICS SOUND GROUP
$795

 
SECURITY & CARGO CONVENIENCE GROUP
$695

 
TRAILER TOW PREP GROUP
$250

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

 
RALLYE GROUP
$1,985

 
AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$320

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
PWR SUNROOF W/EXPRESS OPEN & CLOSE
$800

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$250

 
DRIVER & FRONT PASSENGER SUPPLEMENTAL SIDE AIRBAGS
$250

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE ATTACHMENT SCREWS
$0

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

 
BLACK TIE GROUP
$0

 
MOPAR PROTECTION GROUP
$0

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