For 2009, Jeep Compass features an all-new redesigned instrument panel, center console with split lid for added storage space and door trim panels.

The all-new instrument panel features a smoother look while chrome accents brighten the new round heating, ventilation and air conditioning vents, shift bezel, door spears and cluster rings. The center console and door trim panels feature padded armrests for added comfort. New LED-illuminated cupholders make it easier to place beverages in the right spot at night.

Side-curtain air bags, Brake Traction Control, driver-controlled three-mode Electronic Stability Program, Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation and Anti-lock Brake System with rough-road detection are all standard.

To reduce noise and give the 2009 Jeep Compass a quieter ride, engine compartment and interior floor insulation has been added. Revised suspension tuning also gives Compass a comfortable, smoother ride.

In addition to its front-wheel-drive configuration, Compass also has an available full-time, active four-wheel-drive system. It features a lockable center coupling, giving drivers the ability to handle rough weather conditions and low-traction surfaces.

Large wheels and 27- to 28-inch outer diameter tires, combined with the Jeep Compass’ suspension design, contribute to 8.4 inches of ground clearance.

Base model estimated mpg: 23/27

Estimated starting price: $17,600


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