It was the year 2007 when the Jeep Compass was first introduced to the market. Its basic design is that of the compact crossover SUV. As a concept vehicle, it was unveiled much earlier on 2002 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Since its introduction tot he market this SUV has garnered steady sales and is continuously being improved to rake in even more profit for the company and, of course, to serve a larger consumer base. In particular, the Jeep Compass was given a facelift when 2011 came. This facelift included a revision of the interior to make the look and components more standardized and a tweak in the suspensions to improve its handling. The current 2011 version is much closer in look and design to the Cherokee but it is still distinctively different.
The engine that the Compass uses is actually the same engine that the Volkswagen Passat uses, which is a 2004 GEMA I4 engine that runs at around 172hp, which is quite a decent number. On the downside, the Compass currently has a low Euro NCAP safety rating, coming in at two stars out of a possible five due to the fact that the Compass is a relatively old model even after it was given a facelift in 2011.