2012 Jeep® Compass – The Most Capable Compact SUV

Offering fuel economy of up to 29 miles per gallon (mpg) highway and unsurpassed 4×4 off-road capability in the compact-SUV segment, the 2012 Jeep® Compass features a sophisticated design, with cues coming directly from the brand’s premium icon, the legendary Jeep® Grand Cherokee.

Coupled with a tasteful interior and refined ride and handling characteristics that excel in all conditions, Jeep Compass offers a unique blend of premium styling, capability, efficiency and value that is unmatched in the compact-SUV segment.

“The 2012 Jeep Compass is our offering in the compact SUV segment and is an impressive part of the Jeep line-up in the region,” said Jack Rodencal, Managing Director, Chrysler Group Middle East.

“It follows on from a long SUV tradition for the iconic brand, resulting in a modern and particularly agile SUV.  Packed full of useful added value comfort and safety features, the Compass also hits the mark among those customers who have the highest expectations of Jeep vehicles and is a good entry-level introduction to the brand.“

Delivering the packaging and interior flexibility of an SUV with the performance, handling, fuel economy and price of a compact car, the 2012 Jeep® Compass also boasts more than 30 safety and security features, including standard electronic stability program (ESC), electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist (with manual transmission), side-curtain air bags for all rows and available front-seat-mounted side air bags.

The 2012 Jeep® Compass offers an array of clever features consumers will appreciate whether commuting to work, driving in challenging weather conditions, or exploring new trails or out-of-the-way places. Uconnect® media centre with iPod interface, navigation, 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 2012 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, 17-inch aluminium wheels, fog lamps, cruise control, illuminated cup holders, a removable/rechargeable light, outside temperature display, electronic stability control, front driver and passenger active head restraints, electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist, all-row side-curtain air bags, anti-lock disc brakes, 60/40 fold-flat rear seat and sunscreen glass.

Segment-leading Capability

For Middle East customers, the 2012 Jeep® Compass is available in Freedom Drive I Off-Road configuration.

Jeep® 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 or sand. Freedom Drive I also features a lockable centre coupling, giving drivers the ability to put the Jeep Compass in four-wheel-drive lock mode to handle sand and other low-traction surfaces.

The 2012 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.

The 2012 Jeep® Compass is available in the Middle East with the proven 2.4-litre World Engine producing 172 horsepower (129 kW) and 165 lb.-ft. (224 Nm). This 2.4-litre World Engine has dual variable-valve timing (VVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts, which helps optimise the torque curve at all speeds and produces more power, better fuel economy and smoother, quieter operation than engines without dual VVT.

The Jeep® Compass as sold in the region uses a CVT to get the power to the ground. The Compass’ CVT2 is a second-generation CVT that Chrysler Group engineers calibrated for a pleasing engine response and precise ratio control. CVT2 contributes to a fuel economy improvement of 6 to 8% compared with a traditional four-speed automatic. Calibration improvements to the 2012 Jeep® Compass’ available CVT2 provide drivers with better launch acceleration, smoother deceleration when coasting from 25 mph (40 kmph), improved pedal responsiveness and reduced engine revolutions per minute (rpm) when accelerating at mid-throttle.

The 2012 Jeep® Compass also provides up to 2,000 lbs. (907 kg) of towing capacity.