2014 Jeep Compass Debut at NAIAS

By Staff Contributor.

With unmatched Jeep® capability in all weather conditions, fuel economy of up to 30 miles per gallon and a refined design, the new 2014 Jeep Compass continues to set the standard in the compact-SUV segment.

The 2014 Jeep Compass is dubbed the Most Capable Compact SUV with a New Powertrain on road or off road. The 2014 Jeep Compass delivers a new six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission, refreshed exterior and interior design, unsurpassed 4×4 off-road capability in the compact-SUV segment and fuel economy of up to 30 mpg highway.

“Jeep Compass provides consumers with a combination of fuel economy, safety, value and, of course, Jeep capability, in such an important compact SUV segment,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “For 2014, Jeep Compass buyers will enjoy their driving experience even more, courtesy of an all-new 6-speed transmission and a refined interior and exterior design.”

2014 Jeep Compass Limited
Delivering the packaging and interior flexibility of an SUV with the performance, the 2014 Jeep Compass also boasts more than 30 safety and security features including:

  • Standard front-seat-mounted side air bags
  • Side-curtain air bags for all rows
  • Electronic stability program (ESC)
  • Electronic roll mitigation
  • Hill-start Assist (with manual transmission)
  • Four-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • LATCH child seat anchors
  • Available ParkView rear backup camera.

The Jeep Compass offers an array of clever features consumers will appreciate including:

  • Uconnect media center with iPod interface
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Navigation with SiriusXM Travel Link
  • Power sunroof
  • Premium audio system with nine Boston Acoustic speakers
  • Illuminated cup holders
  • Liftgate speakers
  • Fold-flat rear seats giving more cargo space for all your gear

Standard features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Power locks
  • Power/heated exterior mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • Fog lamps
  • Cruise control
  • Illuminated cup holders
  • Removable/rechargeable light
  • Outside temperature display
  • Electronic stability control
  • Front driver and passenger active head restraints
  • Electronic roll mitigation,
  • Hill-start Assist
  • Front-seat-mounted side air bags
  • Anti-lock disc brakes
  • 60/40 fold-flat rear seat
  • Sunscreen glass

For 2014, the Jeep Compass continues to offer 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, making the Compass the most capable compact SUV off-road and in all weather conditions. It also provides up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.

2014 Jeep Compass Limited

Jeep Compass

The 2014 Jeep Compass is available in three configurations: Sport, Latitude and Limited. All are available with front-wheel drive, the Freedom Drive I full-time active 4×4 system, or the Freedom Drive II Off-road full-time active 4×4 system with low-range capability.

2014 Jeep Compass Sport

The 2014 Jeep Compass Sport model is powered by the 2.0-liter I-4 World Gas Engine which produces 158 horsepower and 141 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Standard features include: new acoustic laminated front windshield glass, front-wheel drive, front-seat-mounted side air bags, advanced multistage front driver and passenger air bags, all-row side curtain air bags, front driver and passenger active head restraints, electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, brake assist, Hill-start Assist, anti-lock front disc and rear drum brakes, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, power-heated fold-away exterior mirrors, body-color exterior door handles and liftgate brow, illuminated keyless entry, Sentry Key engine immobilizer theft-deterrent system, illuminated cup holders, removable/rechargeable flashlight, floor mats, outside temperature display, tilt steering column, speed control, rear 60/40 split folding seat, fold-flat rear seat, cruise control, projector fog lamps, deep tint glass, rear window wiper/washer, 16-inch steel wheels and bright roof side rails.

2014 Jeep Compass Latitude

In addition to the standard features of the Sport model, the 2014 Jeep Compass Latitude standard features include: 6F24 PowerTech six-speed automatic transmission, heated cloth front seats, driver seat height adjuster, fold-flat front passenger seat, 60/40 rear seat recline, 115-volt power inverter and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and speed controls.

2014 Jeep Compass Limited

The 2014 Compass Limited model offers the standard features of the Compass Latitude model as well as: 2.4-liter I-4 dual overhead cam engine that produces 172 horsepower and 164 lb.-ft. of torque mated to the new 6F24 six-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, leather-trimmed front and rear seats, leather-wrapped parking brake handle, power six-way driver seat with manual lumbar adjust, EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center), AM/FM/six-disc CD/DVD/MP3/HDD radio, SiriusXM Radio, auto-dimming rearview mirror, bi-function projector halogen headlamps, 18-inch aluminum wheels (with Firestone tires), automatic temperature control, garage door opener, bright exhaust tip and bright accent on rear fascia.

2014 Jeep Compass Limited

The new Jeep Compass is available in the following exterior colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat, Rugged Brown Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat and Winter Chill Pearl Coat.

Available options include Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II four-wheel drive systems, 2.4-liter I-4 World Gas Engine producing 172 horsepower (129 kW) and 165 lb.-ft. (224 N•m) of torque, ParkView rear backup camera, 6F24 six-speed automatic transmission, power sunroof, Security and Cargo Convenience Group, Sun and Sound Group, Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, Uconnect 230 or Uconnect 430 CDDVD/MP3 HDD radio, a Premium Sound Group with nine-speaker audio system with liftgate speakers, navigation system with SiriusXM Travel Link and the Trailer-tow Prep Group.

Thrilled that the 2014 Jeep Compass models will be built in America at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Il and will begin arriving in dealer showrooms in the second quarter of 2013.

(Note: All vehicles provided by manufacturers for comparison test purposes. Some photos provided by Jeep.)