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2009 Jeep Compass Sport 4x4

The Good :)   Low price small suv with lots of versatility.  Smooth transmission.  Off roading capability.

The Bad :(   Exterior looks wimpy and has lost the rugged appeal of a Jeep.  Doors do not open fully in the rear. 

2009 Jeep Compass Review

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PRICING

INVOICE

RETAIL

Base Pricing

$18,973

$20,215

26E   Quick Order Package  Includes vehicle with standard equipment, continuously variable transaxle II, 115v auxiliary power outlet, deep tint sunscreen glass, driver height adjuster seat, front passenger forward fold flat seat, illuminated entry, interior removable/rechargeable lamp, keyless entry, luxury front and rear floor mats, map/dome reading lamps, passenger assist handles, foldaway power mirrors, 1-touch driver power windows, rear 60/40 split recline seat, speed control, speed sensitive power locks and stain repel cloth bucket seats.

$2,935

$3,225

25E   Quick Order Package   Includes vehicle with standard equipment, 115v auxiliary power outlet, deep tint sunscreen glass, driver height adjuster seat, front passenger forward fold flat seat, illuminated entry, interior removable/rechargeable lamp, keyless entry, luxury front and rear floor mats, map/dome reading lamps, passenger assist handles, foldaway power mirrors, 1-touch driver power windows, rear 60/40 split recline seat, speed control, speed sensitive power locks and stain repel cloth bucket seats

$1,934

$2,125

ASC   Rallye Group 

$1,806

$1,985

REQ   AM/FM Stereo w/6-Disc CD/DVD/MP3 Player

$319

$350

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2009

Exterior:

    * Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replaces Light Khaki Clear Coat
    * Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat replaces Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat
    * Mold-in-color liftgate appliqué on Sport model
    * Body-color liftgate appliqué on Limited model

Interior:

    * New instrument panel, door trim panel and center console
    * Soft touch door armrest and center console with split lid for added storage space
    * New chrome accents on the Compass Sport HVAC vents and shift bezel
    * New chrome accents on the Compass Limited HVAC vents, shift bezel, instrument panel, door spears and cluster rings
    * Carpeted load floor replaces vinyl load floor
    * LED-illuminated cup holders
    * Large front and rear floor mats standard on Sport “E” and Limited models
    * uconnect tunes and uconnect gps available
    * uconnect tunes standard on Limited model
    * Universal Customer Interface (UCI) standard with uconnect

Powertrain/Chassis:

    * 2.4L CVT PZEV powertrain option available on FWD CVT model
    * Improved engine compartment and floor silencers plus revised exhaust tuning (including larger resonator)
    * Revised suspension tuning for a more comfortable, smoother ride

ENGINE: 2.4-LITER DOHC 16-VALVE I-4 WITH DUAL VVT
Availability Standard
Type and Description
 
Four-cylinder inline, tuned intake manifold with Electronic Active
Charge Motion Control valves dual counter-rotating balance
shafts
Displacement 144 cu. in. (2360 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.46 x 3.82 (88 x 97)
Valve System Chain-driven DOHC, 16 valves, electronically controlled dual
VVT, direct-acting shimless mechanical bucket tappets
Fuel Injection Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction High-pressure die-cast aluminum block with dry iron liners, 
cast-aluminum cylinder head, cast-aluminum ladder frame, 
forged steel crankshaft
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Power (SAE net, estimated) 172 bhp (129 kW) @ 6,000 rpm (72 bhp/liter)
Torque (SAE net, estimated) 165 lb.-ft. (222 N•m) @ 4,400 rpm
Maximum Engine Speed 6,500 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity 5.0 qt. (4.7L) SAE 5W/20
Coolant Capacity 7.2 qt. (6.8L)
Emission Controls Single catalytic converter, FWD, Dual catalytic converter, 4WD 
Dual heated oxygen sensors and engine features
Smog-forming Pollution 0.9 g/mile (0.56 g/km)(c)
Maximum Gross Trailer Weight 1000 lbs. (450 kg) 2000 lbs. (900 kg) with Trailer Tow Group
Estimated Fuel Economy 
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy)
(2009 EPA Standards) 23/28 — 2WD with 5-speed manual transaxle
21/25 — 2WD with CVT2 
22/27 — 4WD with 5-speed manual transaxle
21/24 — 4WD with CVT2
 
DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES(d) 
Wheelbase 103.7 (2635)
Track, Front 59.8 (1520)
Track, Rear 59.8 (1520)
Overall Length 173.4 (4404.8)
Overall Width 69.3 (1760.7)
Overall Height 65.2 (1631.7)
Overhang, Front 34.5 (877.0)
Overhang, Rear 35.2 (892.8)
Approach Angle with P215/60/R17 Tire 20.1˚
Breakover Angle with P215/60/R17 Tire 20.3˚
Departure Angle with P215/60/R17 Tire 31.4˚
Ground Clearance with P215/60/R17 Tire 8.1 (206.7)
Approach Angle with P215/65/R17 Tire 20.6˚
Breakover Angle with P215/65/R17 Tire 21.0˚
Departure Angle with P215/65/R17 Tire 32.2˚
Ground Clearance with P215/65/R17 Tire 8.4 (213.7)
Aero (CdA) 10.6—2WD; 10.7—4WD
NAFTA Curb Weight, lb. (kg) Sport 2WD—3071 (1404)
Sport 3223—(1462)
Limited 2WD—3177 (1450) 
Limited 4WD—3329 (1520)
Weight Distribution, percent F/R 57/43—2WD; 56/44—4WD
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal. (L) 13.6 (51.5)—2WD; 13.5 (51.1)—4WD

Leg Room 40.6 (1032.1)
Shoulder Room 54.6 (1387.0)
Hip Room 52.3 (1328.7)
Seat Travel Driver—10.2 (260); Passenger—10.2 (260)
Recliner Angle Range  Driver—up to 88˚
Passenger—76˚ fold-flat/88˚ non-fold-flat
SAE Front Seat Volume Index, cu. ft. (cu. m) 52.2 (1.478)
Rear 
Head Room 39.9 (1013.8)
Leg Room 39.4 (999.7)
Knee Clearance 1.7 (44.1)
Shoulder Room 54.0 (1371.9)
Hip Room 51.0 (1294.5)
SAE Rear Seat Volume Index, 
cu. ft. (cu. m) 49.1 (1.391)
SAE Interior Volume, cu. ft. (cu. m) 101.3 (2.87)
Cargo Volume Indexes 
Rear Seats Up, cu. ft. (cu. m) 22.7 (0.643)
Rear Seats Folded, cu. ft. (cu. m) 53.6 (1.519)
EPA Interior Volume Index, 
cu. ft. (cu. m)  124 (3.512)
Liftover Height 30.5 (773.6)
Cargo Volume with Front Passenger Seat and
Rear Seat Folded, cu. ft. (cu. m) 60.7 (1.719)
Minimum Cargo Width at Liftgate Opening 38.5 (976)
Minimum Cargo Height at Liftgate Opening 25.0 (634)
Maximum Cargo Width at Liftgate Opening 45.3 (1150)
Maximum Cargo Height at Liftgate Opening 26.7 (681)
Distance Between Wheelhouse Interior Trim 38.0 (966)
 
BODY AND CHASSIS 
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
Construction Unitized steel body
 
SUSPENSION 
Front Independent MacPherson strut, coil spring over gas-charged
shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear Multi-link independent with coil springs, link-type stabilizer bar,
gas-charged shock absorbers
 
STEERING 
Type Rack-and-pinion with hydraulic power assist
Overall Ratio 16.4:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 17-in. wheels and tires—35.6 ft. (10.8 m)
 8gas-charged shock absorbers

What’s New for ‘09
 18-in. wheels and tires—37.2 ft. (11.3 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 17-in. wheels and tires—2.88
 18-in. wheels and tires—2.76

BRAKES 
Availability Standard on 4x2 Sport
Front 
Size and Type 11.5 x 1.0 in. (294 x 26 mm) vented disc with 2.2 in. (57 mm)
single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area 223.52 sq. in. (1442.12 sq. cm)
Rear 
Size and Type 9.0 x 1.38 in. (229 x 35) drums 
Swept Area 78.1 sq. in. (503.6 sq. cm)
Power Assist Type 10-in. (254-mm) single-diaphragm vacuum
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Standard
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Standard


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