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2014 Jeep Patriot and Compass ditch CVT for six-speed auto

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Jan 7th, 2013 at 2:15PM

It was reported in Automotive News a few months ago, but a new report on Allpar.com adds some details to news that the 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot will get a six-speed automatic to replace the CVTs they currently use. According to a tip provided to Allpar, the 2014 models will begin production in March and be on sale sometime in the summer. The Jatco-sourced CVT in use until now – Jatco is owned by Nissan and Mitsubishi – has been often criticized, and many won't be sad to see it go. The incoming six-speed automatic is said to be an all-wheel-drive cog-swapper that's the work... Read More

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