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First Drive: 2011 Jeep Compass

by Rex Roy (RSS feed) on Dec 17th, 2010 at 11:57AM

What A Difference A New Face Makes The needle is finally pointed in the right direction. The original 2007 Jeep Compass was the first production Jeep that wasn't. Beyond its "Jeep" badge and trademark seven-bar grille, the Compass was a compact crossover derived from the front-wheel-drive Dodge Caliber, a product that lacked the hardware and personality to provide the foundation for a genuine Jeep. Hampered by ungainly styling, modest power and no transfer case, the Compass never achieved much success on trails or in showrooms. Compass sales always lagged behind the Caliber and its... Read More

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