2013 Jeep Compass | new car review

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 by

Quick Review

GoodGood Pevious generation Grand Cherokee look-alike with a much lower price tag
BadBadFlimsy interiors, CVT transmission
SpecsSpecs2.4 liter Inline 4 Cyliner engine, 172 hp, 224 Nm, CVT transmission
PricePriceSports @ AED 99,000 (US$ 26,939) and Limited @ AED 114,900 (US$ 31,265)
RatingEditors Rating Two Star

2013 | a desperate product extension

Why does Compass even exist? This urban cross over is well out of line with first thoughts that come to mind when one thinks of .

2013 Jeep Compass

Looks

The 2013 Jeep Compass is a small, car like, urban cross over from a brand known for making rugged, go anywhere SUVs. Jeep designers have desperately tried to inject muscularity with a touch of sophistication in the Compass exterior design, with some success.

Feels

Inside, the 2013 Jeep Compass borders on flimsy and cheap. Cheeky use of soft and hard plastic surfaces dot the passenger cabin. Front seats are comfortable and rear seats come with reclining backrest, if you can spot the pull cord that is. Designed to seat 5 adults, the Jeep Compass has sufficient space inside the passenger cabin and boot.

Engineering

The 2013 Jeep Compass comes with a 2.4 liter 4 Cylinder engine and CVT transmission. Compass rides on 17 inch rims and a full size spare sits under the floor panel in its boot. Bluetooth phone connectivity and cruise control are available. 4WD lock lever hidden under the flimsy center armrest and a traction control switch on the dashboard give hints of its off road-ability.

What’s on offer?

Two variants are offered – Sports @ AED 99,000 (US$ 26,939) and Limited @ AED 114,900 (US$ 31,265). Leather seats and sunroof differentiate the two.

5 years or 100,000 km warranty comes as standard. First service is required at 1000 km and every 10,000 km thereafter.

Summing it…

The word Compass has implicit off road connotations. The least Jeep could have done was to think of a suitable name for this sissy, urban .

2013 Jeep Compass Specifications and Features

Note: Information collected from Jeep dealer in Dubai, UAE. Please re-check details and prices at the time of purchase with your local dealer. Promotions and incentives offered vary during the course of the year.

 

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