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2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot Get a New Six-Speed Automatic

Jeep has announced the upgrades to the 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot models. The biggest news for the new model year is the introduction of a new six-speed automatic transmission, which should significantly reduce the noise, vibration and harshness from the previous models. The six-speed automatic can be mated to either a 158-horsepower 2.0L or 172 horsepower 2.4L engine. Both engines can also be mated to a five-speed manual.

The exterior of the 2014 Jeep Compass has been updated. At the front of the Compass Latitude and Limited models the grille has been enhanced with a plated upper grille trim and mold-in-color Billet Silver grille texture. The halogen headlamps now have a black inner bezel on the Sport and Latitude models, and the Limited models sport projector halogen headlamps with a black inner bezel and chrome fog lamp bezels. The Compass also features painted mirror caps, taillamps with a new "smoked" inner bezel, a plated chrome insert on the tailgate trim applique, new available 18-inch aluminum wheels on Limited models, and a new plated chrome insert with recessed "Jeep" badge on the tailgate trim applique for models equipped with the available rear backup camera.

The 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot models will begin arriving in showrooms in the second quarter of 2013.

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