2014 Jeep Compass Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Jeep Compass performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Jeep Compass Video Transcript
Experts were less than enthusiastic about the interior of the 2014 Jeep Compass, but how do they feel about its power and handling. Hi! I am Jim Sharifi with US News Best Cars. In this video we will take a closer look at what professional reviewers say about the Compasss performance.
The base Jeep Compass comes with a 2L 4-cylinder engine that generates a 158 horsepower. It gets an EPA estimated 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway which is comparable to other compact SUVs. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard and a 6-speed automatic is optional. A continuously variable transmission or CVT can be ordered with one of the two optional 4-wheel drive systems. A 172 horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder engine is also available.
Test drivers agree that the 2014 Compasss engine isnt powerful or refined enough to compete with top ranked compact SUVs and even the optional 172 horsepower engine fall short of their expectations. While some reviewers say that the Compasss new 6-speed automatic transmission is better than the available CVT. They still note that it doesnt make the best use of the engines power. A few experts note that the Compass has decent road manners for a small cross-over but most reviewers describe the Compasss ride is harsh and uninspiring. They also think that a large turning circle makes the Compass difficult to maneuver in small spaces.
Most experts agree that models equipped with 4-wheel drive are more suited for true off-road use, but some off-road SUVs in the class offer better capabilities.
To learn more about the 2014 Jeep Compass check out our videos on its interior and other important features and consider competing the others like the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester.Read more
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