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    Default I took the new Jeep Compass for a spin

    One of my direct reports came to work this morning with a new Jeep Compass demo. Me being no Jeep fan or knowing much about Jeeps, was quite keen to drive it. It is the 1.4 turbo 4x4 with all the bells and whistles and 9 speed auto.
    Comparing it to my new Tiguan, I was quite impressed. Very nice engine, although a bit noisy, very good performance and a super smooth gearbox. Build quality seems very good and the drive is nice. Quite good looking as well, a huge improvement on the old one. Well priced as well.

    Might just be a winner here for Jeep.
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    Default Re: I took the new Jeep Compass for a spin

    2.4 Liter turbo?

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    Default Re: I took the new Jeep Compass for a spin

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    2.4 Liter turbo?
    1.4l turbo
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    Default Re: I took the new Jeep Compass for a spin

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    One of my direct reports came to work this morning with a new Jeep Compass demo. Me being no Jeep fan or knowing much about Jeeps, was quite keen to drive it. It is the 1.4 turbo 4x4 with all the bells and whistles and 9 speed auto.
    Comparing it to my new Tiguan, I was quite impressed. Very nice engine, although a bit noisy, very good performance and a super smooth gearbox. Build quality seems very good and the drive is nice. Quite good looking as well, a huge improvement on the old one. Well priced as well.

    Might just be a winner here for Jeep.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    2.4 Liter turbo?
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    Default Re: I took the new Jeep Compass for a spin

    I'm glad you enjoyed your drive in an Indian-built Fiat. That's not a Jeep, though.
    For going over stuff:
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    Ex:2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi

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    Default Re: I took the new Jeep Compass for a spin

    Didn't even know there was a new one out. Have to say it does look way better than the previous one.
    Ross

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    Default Re: I took the new Jeep Compass for a spin

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Jy raak blind oom..
    1.4 liter turbo? Polo engine?

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    Default Re: I took the new Jeep Compass for a spin

    1.4 MULTIAIR II 170HP 4X4 AUTO9
    DIMENSIONS
    Height (mm)
    1644
    Length (mm)
    4394
    Track: Front (mm)
    1550
    Wheelbase (mm)
    2636
    Width (mm)
    2033
    ENGINE CHARACTERISTICS
    Compression ratio
    10.0 : 1
    Engine Capacity (cc)
    1368
    Fuel Type
    Petrol
    Max Power (hp)
    170
    Power (@ rpm)
    5500
    Torque (@rpm)
    2500
    Torque (Nm)
    250
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    Default Re: I took the new Jeep Compass for a spin

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    1.4 liter turbo? Polo engine?
    Possibly the same one as in the Renegade. SWAMBO has the Renegade with 1.4T and the 9 speed automatic.
    Engine is qoute noisy and in the Renegade the geerbox can be harsh. Possibly with the Compass they have figured / tuned it better

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