You could enter into a brand-new Compass Sporting activity for $24,900, yet that's with the six-speed manual transmission that Jeep recognizes possibly simply 3 percent of Canadian purchasers will certainly select. It's truly just used to bring the cost down for much better marketing-- a stick-shift in an automobile as improved as the Compass does not have the gnarly cred of a Wrangler. That rate likewise just acquires front-wheel drive, which is readily available in both the Sporting activity as well as the North as well as will most likely represent simply 10 percent of overall sales, yet it's upgradeable to 4WD in each trim for an additional $2,500.
The front-wheel drive North version is readily available with a reliable six-speed transmission, yet all the 4WD variations (other than the hands-on Sporting activity) included Jeep's brand-new nine-speed automated. This is a transmission created to conserve gas and also the leading 3 equipments are all overdrives-- I never ever did coax the gears right into nine equipment, also at (a lawful) 120 kilometres a hr on a small downhill quality.
The 180-horsepower engine is not as effective as you would certainly assume at greater rates regardless of its 175 lb-ft of torque, and also the trip is a little loud, maybe due to loud tires, however it's excellent around community. The 4x4 Compass likewise has a pulling capability of 2,000 extra pounds, which is greater than various other lorries in the sector, a number of which typically aren't also tow-rated.
The manual transmission additionally somewhat boosts the total gas intake. Main numbers were not yet offered to the media, though journalism launch promotes "delivering up to a projected 7.8 litres/100 kilometres." I have no idea which cosmos this remains in-- the gas usage readout on my examination car revealed approximately 10.6 L/100 kilometres after around 200 kilometres of diverse driving.