2015 Jeep Compass
The 2015 Jeep Compass has been living on borrowed time for many model years; yet this somewhat ill-conceived vehicle has, over time, become much closer to what would have made it the sort of resounding success it could have been when first introduced nearly a decade ago.
In recent years this model has morphed from an odd econobox Jeep hatchback into a kind of mini-Grand Cherokee—tripling its sales and giving it a lease on life it's still enjoying in its ninth model year.
But the 2015 Compass remains in showrooms, including all the updates it's received over the years. Today, it offers a presentable interior, a smooth powertrain, and predictable handling, making it much more in tune with what buyers expect from a small crossover.
The 2011 exterior updates went a long way to downplay the exterior awkwardness of the original 2007 design. The rounded front end--using actual Grand Cherokee light units, no less--still clashes somewhat with the angular roof and chopped-off rear, but from the front, it now looks presentable. A Billet Silver textured grille dresses up the Sport and Latitude trims, while Limited models get projector halogen lamps with black and chrome bezels.
Then, on the inside, Jeep's interior........
Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options