Interior upgrades for the 2011 Jeep Compass
include new soft touch front-door trim panels with a padded upper surface; a new
center armrest; a new Jeep steering wheel with integrated controls that allow
the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, available handsfree phone and
other vehicle functions while keeping their hands on the wheel; new cloth
interior with premium cloth bucket seats in the front; standard speed control on
all models; new backlighting of door switches, door locks, windows and power
The new 2011 Jeep Compass offers an array of clever
features consumers will appreciate whether commuting to work, driving in
challenging weather conditions, exploring new trails or out-of-the-way places.
Uconnect media center with iPod interface, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, navigation
with SIRIUS Travel Link, power sunroof, a premium audio system with nine Boston
Acoustic speakers, illuminated cup holders, liftgate speakers and fold-flat rear
seats are some of the available cool features that make the Compass the perfect
compact SUV, enabling consumers to enjoy any adventure.
The 2011 Jeep
Compass is packed with standard features that provide value and convenience for
drivers and passengers. Standard features include air conditioning, power
windows, power locks, power/heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry, aluminum
wheels, fog lamps, cruise control and sunscreen glass.
New for 2011 the
Compass offers an All-weather Capability Group option which includes Goodyear
17-inch all-terrain tires, all-season floor mats, daytime running headlamps,
engine block heater and tow hooks.
The 2011 Jeep Compass offers customers unsurpassed 4x4 off-road capability
with Jeep Freedom Drive II. The new Jeep Compass also boasts a retuned
suspension for 2011, with higher spring and damping rates, added rebound
springs, and an increased diameter of the rear sway bar. Despite these numerous
capability features, the 2011 Jeep Compass boasts unsurpassed 4x4 fuel economy
in its segment.
Jeep Compass is available in three drivetrain
configurations. In addition to the standard front-wheel-drive system, Jeep
Compass also is available with Freedom Drive I and the Freedom Drive II Off-Road
Freedom Drive I is an available full-time, active
four-wheel-drive system with lock mode designed to give drivers year-round
assurance with the ability to handle rough weather and low-traction conditions.
This active four-wheel-drive system is recommended for daily use, including
slick conditions that come with rain and light snow. Freedom Drive I also
features a lockable center coupling, giving drivers the ability to put the Jeep
Compass in four-wheel-drive lock mode to handle deep snow, sand and other
The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is an
available four-wheel-drive system that delivers Jeep Trail Rated capability in
Compass form. The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package includes a second-generation
continuously variable transaxle with low range (CVT2L) that engages when the
off-road mode is activated, 17-inch all-terrain tires and aluminum wheels, a
one-inch raised ride height, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks, fog
lamps and manual seat height adjuster. The available Freedom Drive II Off-Road
Package is recommended for moderate off-road situations that include steep
grades, occasional wheel lift and rock or log climbing.
The 2011 Jeep Compass' powertrain is designed to deliver
world-class performance in all weather conditions, fuel economy and refinement,
all at an affordable, value-packed price.
Compass features a standard
2.0-liter World Engine for the Compass and Latitude models that provides 158
horsepower (117 kW) and 141 lb-ft of torque coupled with the continuously
variable transmission (CVT2), and delivers unsurpassed 23 mpg in the city, and
29 mpg on the highway when mated to the five-speed manual transmission.
The proven 2.4-liter World Engine produces 172-horsepower and 165 lb-ft of
torque and is available on all models and standard on the Limited. This
2.4-liter World Engine has dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) on both intake and
exhaust camshafts, which helps optimize the torque curve at all speeds and
produces more power, better fuel economy and smoother, quieter operation than
engines without dual VVT. Dual VVT is a technology typically not available on
vehicles sold in the United States in the Jeep Compass' price class. The Jeep
Compass' 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a five-speed manual
transaxle in front-wheel drive configuration delivers unsurpassed 23 miles per
gallon (mpg) in the city, and 29 mpg on the highway.
Jeep Compass also
features a standard five-speed manual transaxle on the entry-level Compass and a
CVT that is available on the Compass and standard on the Latitude and Limited
models. The Compass' CVT2 is a second-generation CVT that Chrysler Group
engineers calibrated for pleasing engine response and precise ratio control.
CVT2 contributes to a fuel economy improvement of 6-8 percent compared with a
traditional four-speed automatic. The Compass CVT2 also improves vehicle
performance compared with a traditional automatic transaxle because of optimized
gear ratios, especially in the 30-60 mph range during passing maneuvers.
The 2011 Jeep Compass also provides up to 2,000 lbs. of towing capacity.
Jeep Compass Model Lineup
The 2011 Jeep Compass is available in
three configurations: Compass, Latitude and Limited. All are available with
front-wheel drive, the Freedom Drive I full-time, active 4x4 system or the
Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package full-time, active 4x4 system with low-range
The 2011 Jeep Compass is available in the following exterior
colors: Blackberry Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White
Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Clear
Coat Deep Charcoal Gray (limited availability) and Mineral Gray Pearl Coat (late
Built at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill.,
the new 2011 Jeep Compass models will begin to arrive in Jeep showrooms in
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