2012 Jeep Compass  -  $22,620


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,620
Base Invoice: $21,931
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr Latitude
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 23 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: FWD 4dr Latitude
Transmission: 
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16V I4 dual-VVT engine

Pros

An affordable crossover SUV; fuel efficiency comparable to hybrids; spacious interior for passengers or cargo; top government ratings in crash tests


Model Highlights

For 2012, there are three trims available: the base Sport, Latitude and Limited. Four-wheel drive versions come with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that offers 172 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque. All Compasses come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission. An automatic continuously variable transmission with manual shift override control is optional. Front wheel drive is standard on both trims while 4-wheel drive is optional. A 2.0L 4-cylinder engine making 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque is available only on the Sport with front-wheel drive.

The Compass offers 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. The rear seats split 60/40 and fold forward to expand cargo space. 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.

Freedom Drive I returns for 2012, with its active all-wheel drive that can be locked into 4-wheel drive at the push of a button. The optional Freedom Drive II system features low-range gears, tow hooks, skid plates and a one-inch suspension lift for more serious off-roading.

Active front head restraints are standard across the lineup, as are side curtain front and rear air bags, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes with brake assist, electronic stability control with roll mitigation, traction control and hill start assist. Supplemental front seat-mounted side air bags and rear passenger air bags are optional.

Standard equipment on all trims includes 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, air conditioning and auxiliary audio jacks. Accessories such as a power driver-seat height adjustment, reclining rear seats and stain-repellent upholstery are available. All of these features are standard on the Limited, which adds 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, satellite radio and a 6-CD changer as standard.

There are a number of other packages available for both trims. Items that are available as options include heated seats, cargo cover, Bluetooth, remote start, flip-down tailgate speakers, subwoofer, sunroof, navigation system, digital music storage and a USB audio jack.


Model News

The 70th Anniversary, a special-edition one-off for 2011, is no longer available. Otherwise, the Compass is virtually identical to last year's model.


Value Writeup

The car-like 2012 Jeep Compass is the only crossover vehicle in the Jeep family, and shares a platform with the boxy Jeep Patriot. The Compass combines the utility of a compact SUV and the maneuverability and crisp handling of a small hatchback, with some added rugged Jeep character.

Inside, there is plenty of room for 4 passengers--5 in a pinch. The roof is tall, giving the interior an even-more spacious feel. Unique to the Compass are optional flip-down tailgate speakers, which many reviewers see as a big plus for the vehicle.

Its competitors include the Hyundai Tucson and the Suzuki Grand Vitara, but the Jeep brings with it some off-road prowess that others in this segment don't feature. Price is perhaps the Compass' strongest selling point, offering SUV practicality with four-wheel drive starting as low as $20,612.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
312.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
367.20 mi

Engine Order Code
ECN

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0/122

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000

Trans Order Code
DAV

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.76

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
6.12

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.2 qts

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
39.4 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
69.3 in

Height, Overall
65.2 in

Track Width, Front
59.8 in

Track Width, Rear
59.8 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
3082 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.
150 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
35.6 ft

Brake Type
pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.6 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V142000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 02, 2012

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,689

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 JEEP PATRIOT AND COMPASS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 17, 2011, THROUGH JANUARY 2, 2012. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY CONTAINING A DAMAGED ROLL-OVER VALVE.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF AN IMPACT OR ROLL-OVER, FUEL LEAKAGE COULD OCCUR, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER?S RECALL NUMBER IS M11. 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.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V120000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 03, 2013

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
20,532

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012 Jeep Patriot and Compass vehicles manufactured October 18, 2011, through May 7, 2012. Due to an incorrectly manufactured transfer tube, the transfer of fuel from the secondary side to the primary side of the fuel tank may be interrupted, causing the engine to stall.

Consequence
If the engine stalls while driving it may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank transfer tube free of charge. An interim letter was mailed to owners on May 30, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N17.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V233000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 04, 2013

Component
AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
254,396

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles manufactured May 6, 2008, through July 20, 2012. The affected vehicles have a software error which may result in a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the seatbelt pre-tensioners and/or side airbags.

Consequence
In the event of a rollover necessitating airbag deployment, the software error can lead to a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the side curtain airbag and/or seatbelt pre-tensioners. As a result, vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury in a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will correct the software free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall number is N01.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
18.5%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

2.0L DOHC 16V I4 dual-VVT engine

Continuously variable transaxle II -inc: Autostick auto trans, tip start

Front wheel drive

525-amp maintenance-free battery

120-amp alternator

Touring suspension

Rear stabilizer bar

Firm feel pwr steering

17" x 6.5" aluminum wheels

P215/60R17 all-season touring BSW tires

Compact spare tire

Bright side roof rails

Body color fascias

Lower bodyside accent cladding

Body color grille w/chrome accent

Halogen headlamps

Front fog lamps

Deep-tint sunscreen glass

Solar control glass

Fold-away heated pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Liftgate door w/fixed glass

Body color liftgate applique

Body color door handles

Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player

(4) speakers

Audio input jack

Fixed mast antenna

Premium cloth bucket seats

Driver seat height adjuster

Heated front seats

Active front head restraints

Front passenger fold-flat forward seat

60/40 folding rear seat

Sliding armrest

Full length floor console

Illuminated cupholders

Carpeted floor

Luxury front & rear floor mats

Tilt steering column

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Instrument cluster -inc: tachometer, outside temp display

Bright interior accents

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch feature

Speed sensitive pwr door locks

Pwr accessory delay

Speed control

Remote keyless entry

Remote start

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Air conditioning

Air filtration

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defroster

12-volt aux pwr outlet

115-volt aux pwr outlet

Passenger assist handles

Sliding visors w/vanity mirrors

Front dome light

Map/dome reading lights

Rechargeable/removable lamp

Illuminated entry

Folding flat load floor storage

Anti-lock front disc brakes/rear drum brakes

Brake assist

Electronic stability program w/roll mitigation

Next gen driver/front passenger advanced multistage airbags -inc: occupant sensors

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Front height adjust seat belts

Front passenger seat belt alert

Tire pressure monitoring warning

Child safety rear door locks

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
2.0L DOHC 16V I4 DUAL-VVT ENGINE
$0

 
2.4L DOHC 16V I4 DUAL-VVT ENGINE
$400

 
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSAXLE II
$0

 
24B CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
26B CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
17" X 6.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
18" X 7.0" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

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

 
P215/65R17 ALL-TERRAIN OWL TIRES
$140

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

 
BLACK
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRIGHT WHITE
$0

 
DEEP CHERRY RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
MINERAL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
RESCUE GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
TRUE BLUE PEARL
$0

 
COPPERHEAD PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY/LIGHT PEBBLE BEIGE INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
SUN/SOUND GROUP
$1,295

 
SECURITY & CARGO CONVENIENCE GROUP
$650

 
TRAILER TOW PREP GROUP
$250

 
ALTITUDE PKG
$495

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

 
PREMIUM SOUND GROUP
$650

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
MEDIA CENTER 430
$640

 
UCONNECT VOICE COMMAND W/BLUETOOTH
$475

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO W/1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION
$195


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