2011 Jeep Compass 2.2 CRD 1With the launch of the new Jeep Compass, the brand is structured to their offering. Two series omitted, replaced the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot Jeep Cherokee. We were on sea trials. It is a game not without risk: since June 2011 with the wants a say Jeep Compass Jeep available in Germany in the future a stronger say in the compact SUV. The multi-annual sale after a stop in Europe now is at the same time the newly launched version of the venerable Jeep Patriot and Jeep Cherokee to replace. Exist to ensure success in the Tiguan, Kuga and Co. to be able, Jeep uses a comprehensive model of care, improved processing, a new Mercedes engine and a completely redesigned front in the style of the current Jeep Grand Cherokee.
2011 Jeep Compass 2.2 CRD 2The Jeep Compass Grand Cherokee with front
The new front is to give the compact SUV a richer, sophisticated appearance. In parallel, the interior was refurbished. New board fittings, new controls, new steering wheel, new seats – the revision goes beyond that of a conventional facelift out clearly.Automation and it is also the all-new diesel engine for Europe. The 2.2-liter diesel Mercedes comes from ex-partners and developed depending on the version up to 163 hp, the torque is 320 Newton meters. The Common Rail Diesel replaces the previous, approved by VW supplied diesel pump nozzle. Also new two entry-level versions, which are exclusively offered with front-wheel drive are: bringing the two-liter petrol World Engine is at 156 hp (from 25 200 €), the reduced-power CRD diesel to 136 hp at constant torque of 320 Newton-meter (from 27,300 Euro).
Jeep Compass now with Mercedes diesel
2011 Jeep Compass 2.2 CRD 3The superior drive concept comes along with the new 163-hp diesel (from 29 400 €) with the already familiar 2.4-liter gasoline engine (from 27,300 Euro), which continues to have with the CVT continuously variable automatic transmission.For the relaunch of the chassis of the Compass was adapted to European requirements and designed firmer. The all-wheel drive is achieved via an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch in the transfer case, in the everyday life of the Compass as front-wheel drive is underway. For moderate off-road excursions is also one Bergan and downhill driving aid on board, the wheel can also block with a switch in order to achieve a 50-50 split.2011 Jeep Compass 2.2 CRD 4Jeep Compass with strong competition
With 4.45 meter length of stays in the Belvidere / IL-built Jeep Compass compact SUV in the class and therefore also in the German volume manufacturers heavily occupied segment. Additional arguments for the smallest Jeep to deliver significantly increased towing capacity (now 2.0 tons) and the economical engine of the 163-hp diesel is in the EU mix with 6.6 liter satisfied. Performance is increased compared to the previous model. The sprint from zero to 100 now 10.6 seconds, top speed lies at 201 km / h (each CRD 4×4). The European versions will be as usual at Jeep in two trim lines (here: Sport and Limited) are supplied, which is already in the sports version of a number of facilities from air conditioning to the DVD sound system on board. The Limited also receives among other things, an automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a better sound system and 18-inch alloy wheels.2011 Jeep Compass 2.2 CRD 5So goes the new Jeep Compass
On the space has not changed, the facelifted version of the platform is still the same. The class usually means plenty of legroom in the rear seats and even ordinary space above their heads. A giant room, the Compass, but he also tweaks not among the poor. Much effort has been spent on noise insulation, which is reflected also in visible insulation measures for example in the spare wheel. Nevertheless, the four-cylinder diesel, known from several Mercedes car, a dominant theme in the road noise. He logs on to pithy word, but never overly loud or boomy. The advent of a 163-horsepower engine deserves the attribute “sporty” even just above idling speed, the four-cylinder sets over backward. The other hand, permits a delay shifting and economical driving in high gears. Available exclusively the (precise switchable) Six-speed manual gearbox, an automatic system does not come into range. The chassis and steering tuning succeeded. The Compass can also drive demand for attention along winding country roads, in very bad ground, he is somewhat stuckerig.
2011 Jeep Compass 2.2 CRD 6The promised better processing is palpable. While there are still plenty of hard plastic in the dashboard area, but that does not nearly as dull and cheap as its predecessor. On the interior feel of the European competition but the Compass is also in the new version does not quite match. Conclusion: The new Jeep Compass is a an element of risk, rather than as a replacement for Patriot Cherokee and it can only conditionally. For this he is unlike the previous one SUV that you can buy, not despite, but because of its design. The noticeably improved processing, which make very handsome features and the powerful and torquey diesel engine on him to create affordable alternative in the compact SUV – especially since the price is right.

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