The 2012 Jeep Compass is a great choice if you want a smaller crossover that still has plenty of options and great fuel economy. New for 2012, this crossover is now available in three different trim levels. The continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) has also been recalibrated for better performance. There are also new soft touch surfaces with chrome details and a new steering wheel with speed controls.
The interior of the 2012 Jeep Compass is refined and surprisingly spacious. The Compass is a perfect choice for any adventure going individuals as well as someone who is looking for an affordable family vehicle. Innovation and use of space has been well developed in this car: illuminated cup holders, a spacious centre console with an armrest, fold flat seats, heated front seats, reclining rear seatback and plenty of cargo space in the trunk area.
The exterior of the 2012 Jeep Compass has part of the Jeep ruggedness but with an urban flare. The front grille is the signature Jeep look, the front fascia and protective lower accent classing, to the subtle chrome accents on the signature 7-slotted grille. Halogen lights, a rear spoiler, unique rear door handles and a tailgate that opens up to speakers for a tailgate type shindig. There are many colours to choose from to add pizzazz or subtle tones.
The 2102 Jeep Compass has plenty of models that will make sure you get what you want and for the right price. There are currently eight trims models: Sport 4X2, Sport 4X5, North 4X2, North All Season 4X2, North 4X4, Limited 4X2, North All Season 4X4 and Limited 4X4.
There are two engines types for 2012:
2.0L VVT DOHC: horsepower 158 and 141 pound-feet of torque
2.4L: horsepower 172 and 165 lb-ft of torque
The fuel economy is:
4X2, 2.0L, 5-speed manual: city 9.1 (31) and highway 6.8 (42).
4X2, 2.0L, CVT Transmission: city 9.0 (31) and highway 7.3 (39).
4X2, 2.4L, 5-speed manual: city 9.0 (31) and highway 7.3 (39).
4X2, 2.0L, CVT Transmission: city 9.6 (29) and highway 7.4 (38).
4X4, 2.4L, 5-speed manual: city 9.2 (31) and highway 7.2 (39).
4X4, 2.4L, CVT Transmission: city 9.9 (29) and highway 7.5 (38).
There are over 30 safety and security features that make sure that the 2012 Jeep Compass is one safe ride. Confident handling is possible because of anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and electronic roll mitigation to name a few. Occupant protection is possible because of standard front seat active head restraints, advanced multistage air bags, child protection door locks, latch child seat anchor system, energy-absorbing steering column, available front seat side-mounted airbags, seat belts and side curtain airbags. Safety systems that protect your vehicle and its contents include: belt alert, remote keyless entry, Sentry Key, tire pressure monitoring and variable intermittent wipers.
You will be impressed with the 2012 Jeep Compass. It is a smart little car that can get the job done if it be carting around the family or rumbling down a dirt road on the way to a great camping site. This is a great compact SUV, it Ranks 14 out of 20 Affordable Compact SUVs by USNews.com.