Jeep automaker manufacture has unveiled a new and redesigned Compass for the 2011 model line up with available in three configurations Compass, Latitude and Limited. The 2011 Jeep Compass lineup are available with front-wheel drive, the Freedom Drive I full-time active 4×4 system, and the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package full-time active 4×4 system with low-range capability.
The new 2011 Jeep Compass features a stunning new sophisticated design, with cues coming directly from the brand’s premium icon, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. Coupled with a host of interior refinements, and improved ride and handling characteristics in all conditions – courtesy of upgraded steering and suspension systems – the new Jeep Compass offers a unique blend of premium styling, capability, efficiency and value that is unmatched in the compact-SUV segment.
Mike Manley, President and CEO — Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC Said “With the new 2011 Jeep Compass, we’ve applied the premium design cues of our award-winning new Grand Cherokee,” and also said “Combined with new interior appointments, and refinements to the suspension and steering systems, Jeep Compass provides consumers the ultimate combination of styling, capability, fuel economy, efficiency, safety and value in the important compact-SUV segment.”
The 2011 Jeep Compass features a standard 2.0-liter World Engine for the Compass and Latitude models, which provides 158 horsepower (117 kW) and 141 lb.-ft. (191 N•m) 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.
For the Limited version, the Compass comes standard with 2.4-liter World Engine produces 172-horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque. This 2.4-liter World Engine, which is also available on all models, 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.
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 2011 Jeep Compass also provides up to 2,000 lbs. of towing capacity.
Planned to arrive in Jeep showrooms in December 2010, the new 2011 Jeep Compass models is available in various 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 availability).