• Aug 1, 2008
Click above to enlarge the 2009 Jeep Compass and Patriot interior

Chrysler has taken a beating from both consumers and the media regarding the poor quality and materials inside the majority of its products, particularly the Jeep Patriot and Compass. Recognizing the problem, Chrysler made the announcement earlier this year that it would be seriously revamping both model's interiors in short order, and judging by these leaked images from the 2009 Mopar Accessory brochure, they weren't lying.

Looking at the pictures from the brochure, the model with the gray and black interior is the refreshed version, while the beige picture (with heated seats!) seems to be the new '09 dash with the pre-2009 door panels. The dash is all new and looks to be a step-up, while the leather seats have been revised and look more upscale than before. Perhaps the greatest difference will be the door panels, which featured hard plastics, chintzy buttons and switches that were directly in the way of where your arm should go. The new 2009 interior puts these items in recesses, which was sorely needed. We'll reserve final judgment until we get to see and feel the updates in person. Thanks for the tip, TJ!


[Source: Allpar Forums]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      They forgot to put a cover on the glove box.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, they didn't. It has always had one...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, I gotta get my eyes checked. I'm seeing bright red spots on that second photo. Weird.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Brent: Yes I was.

        @Uncle Evan: Click on your username, log in, and you will be able to upload an avatar.
        • 6 Years Ago
        that is just an illustration that the seats are heated...
        How were you able to put the viper logo in the response box?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not perfect, but progress nevertheless.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not perfect but progress nevertheless
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am surprised .. very nice.

      These look very different; I was expecting to see something that would look basically the same, but the feel and details would be improved.

      This is a big change; really shows they are diving right into making things better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it, they're a huge improvement over the last one.
      I personally like the Patriot, it's more sharp and good looking than the Compass, but I respect those ones who like it.
      I think it's better a little improvement than a huge change even we want an excellent interior, they don't have the resources to apply expensive-ish materials.
      Compact and fuel efficient cars will be the strength of Chrysler, and every automaker these days.
      Good luck Chrysler!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why can;t they do something with those headrests. Please make them fabric covered or something. To me the rubber-plastic crap just makes the whole interior feel that more cheap, even with leather seats. Also I speak from experience, when the car is hot they burn your head and neck and your hair just sticks to them. Also they get really bad static. Replace them!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks really good, i have an 07 Caliber SXT i actually like the interior, but there's always room for improvement. Hope they do something like that to the 09 Caliber
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why does the vehicle with the beige interior have a different arm rest compared to the black one?
      I don't like the old arm rest since it looked like 4 years olds
      assembled it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not perfect but progress nevertheless
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think both vehicles are killing the Jeep brand entirely. Where's my Wrangler pickup?
        • 6 Years Ago
        If it weren't for these 2 models Jeep would be heading to extinction like it's competitor Hummer. I don't see the need for 2 though so I'd like to see the Compass go. It doesn't fit the Jeep family line up stylingwise. The clumsy looking Commander can also go kick rocks as an optional 3rd for the GC can easily replace that..
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice improvement. Glad to see they're not sitting on their asses. Let's see what they do for the Avenger and Sebring updates. Also, anynews on a Caliber update?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Avenger and Caliber likely won't have interior changes for 2009.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I like how they put the dash and center console at such a steep angle in the picture, you can't tell what it really looks like. Low resolution hides any ability to discern texture and consistency.

        Have to wait and see in person I guess...
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