One crossover utility vehicle stands high above the rest with genuine Jeep capability, iconic Jeep design and a high level of luxury. The 2012 Jeep® Compass Limited delivers all of that, and is the only Trail Rated® vehicle in its class.
It’s no surprise that people are doing double takes when they see the 2012 Jeep Compass (MSRP $19,295); its new look was inspired by that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Just having that premium style sets the Jeep Compass apart from other crossovers, but the talents of this Jeep go more than metal skin deep. Like the Grand Cherokee and other Jeeps, the 2012 Compass offers a luxurious, top-of-the-line Limited model, and, like all Jeep models, the 2012 Compass offers the choice of full Trail Rated capability.
The 2012 Jeep Compass Limited model (MSRP $24,295) offers the choice of standard front-wheel drive, the available Freedom-Drive I™ full-time, active four-wheel drive system or the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package with low-range capability. With Freedom Drive II™, the Jeep Compass offers the most capability in its segment while remaining comfortable and easy to drive.
All 2012 Jeeps come with standard Electronic Stability Control. The Jeep Compass gives you even more peace of mind with standard Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill-Start Assist and side-curtain airbags that cover all rows.
Power for the 2012 Jeep Compass Limited comes from a proven partner on road and trail, a 172-hp 2.4-liter engine. Equipped with sophisticated dual Variable-Valve Timing (VVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts, the Compass 2.4-liter engine delivers smooth and responsive performance in every day driving. A new, second-generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT2) helps make the Jeep Compass an even smoother performer for 2012. Rather than set gear ratios, a CVT continually varies the transmission ratio, always properly matching to the vehicle’s performance needs. “Second generation” means newly calibrated for even more responsive performance, making the Compass feel more energetic at low- and mid-range speeds.
In line with Jeep tradition, the Limited version of the Compass delivers more luxury – in this case, leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats and a six-way power driver’s seat. Automatic temperature control and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror add more comfort and convenience while the 18-inch aluminum wheels and bright exterior accents give the Compass Limited a decidedly upscale look. All that comes in addition to standard details that make the Compass Limited a cut above other crossovers including outside the temperature display and even a removable/rechargeable flashlight mounted right in the headliner.
Standard infotainment in the 2012 Jeep Compass Limited comes through the AM/FM/six-disc CD/DVD/MP3/HDD Radio, which also includes SIRIUS Satellite Radio with a generous one-year trial subscription. Accessing the audio is easy with buttons on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, and even easier with the available Uconnect® Voice Command with Bluetooth® system. For the most music enjoyment, the Premium Sound Group fills the Compass with powerful sound from nine Boston Acoustic speakers. The package’s tailgate speakers will be a hit at tailgate parties.
The biggest question you need to ask before choosing a 2012 Jeep Compass Limited will be whether you need one of the two available four-wheel drive packages. For many people who just need to navigate through difficult weather conditions such as snow, Jeep Freedom Drive I full-time, active four-wheel drive does the job effectively. An electromagnetic-controlled coupling monitors wheel slippage and instantly transfers power to the axle that can use it most. When 4WD isn’t needed, the Freedom Drive I system runs in front-wheel drive to improve fuel economy. For the highest level of traction, such as in sand or deep snow, you can activate “lock” mode to lock the center coupling. You won’t find such a useful feature on the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 4WD models.
If heading off the pavement figures into your plans, go for the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package. With it, the 2012 Compass earns its Trail Rated badge with such features as 9.1 inches of ground clearance, 17-inch all-terrain tires (including a full-size spare tire), skid plates for under-vehicle protection, tow hooks and foglamps. Trail Rated for the Compass also means Jeep has tested and approved the vehicle’s capabilities for steep grades, wheel lift and rock or log climbing.
Come in and see true Jeep styling, luxury and capability that separate the 2012 Jeep Compass Limited from ordinary crossovers.