Chrysler has officially unveiled the changes to the 2011 Jeep Compass, which gets new styling that has been borrowed from the larger Grand Cherokee.
"With the new 2011 Jeep Compass, we've applied the premium design cues of our award-winning new Grand Cherokee," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Combined with new interior appointments, and refinements to the suspension and steering systems, Jeep Compass provides consumers the ultimate combination of styling, capability, fuel economy, efficiency, safety and value in the important compact-SUV segment."
The front of the 2011 Compass gets a new hood, front fenders, fascia, new grille and new headlamps that make the new Compass look far more attractive than the 2010 model. The rear end of the Compass is also updated with a new fascia and LED taillights.
Under the hood the 2011 Compass is available with either a 158-hp 2.0L or 172-hp 2.4L. The Compass now gets up to 29 mpg on the highway when it is equipped with the five-speed manual transmission.
For the first time, the Jeep Compass can be equipped with a Trail Rated package, the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package. The package includes four-wheel-drive, a second-generation continuously variable transaxle with low range, 17-inch all-terrain tires and aluminum wheels, and a one-inch raised ride height.