Jeep Compass, Patriot To Get Upgraded Interior For 2009

The Jeep Compass (the Jeep MK platform for the ladies) and Patriot (the Jeep MK platform for the boys) will be getting revised interiors with softer lines for 2009, according to a first look at some Mopar dealer catalogs scanned by the Chrysler forum fan-boys at Allpar. Gone are most of the hard-edged "plastic box"… » 8/04/08 9:20am 8/04/08 9:20am

Hey Corvette Z06! My Compass Will Totally School You...Or Not


Not to be outdone by the Corvette Z06 GM sent round the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix road course by the folks from the General, some putz took his Jeep Compass out on the track — you know, to see how it's done. Unfortunately, he didn't crash into a barricade as he slowly made his way through a few of the turns.… » 8/31/07 4:45pm 8/31/07 4:45pm

Jeep Stops Head-Bobbing: LaSorda Pissed At Everyone, Sends Marketing…

Apparently Tom LaSorda's got some serious rage going on today. We're assuming it's about the terrible head-bobbing ads for the Jeep Compass and not just random displays of bravado in the face of what'll more than likely be a terrible Valentine's Day tomorrow. The ads, which were criticized by both the ad pundit class… » 2/13/07 5:19pm 2/13/07 5:19pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Jeep Compass, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You're the type of person who thinks "Jeep" is a cartoon character named Eugene from the 1930's Popeye comic strip. You're someone who doesn't give a rat's ass what other people think about them and wants an inexpensive and useful vehicle to go from one place to the next — sometimes even… » 8/29/06 2:01pm 8/29/06 2:01pm

Ad Watch: Yup, That's One Head-Bobbin' Jeep Compass

There are four ads for the Jeep Compass featuring bobblehead dolls head-bobbing at each other. Each of the four make an attempt at being funny, and then just as quickly, they each fail. On top of that, they're just creepy as hell, and there's no real explanation for who, what, why, where...and to be honest, we… » 8/04/06 2:09pm 8/04/06 2:09pm

Chrysler's UAW Rank-and-File May Feel Their Temp-erature Rise In…


Chrysler's been hyping the new third shift being added to the Toledo, Ohio plant to boost production of the Liberty-platform Dodge Nitro SUV. And no wonder — they're hiring the 750 added workers in Toledo from the pool of UAW workers sitting around in the job bank. That's the type of news that makes the UAW very… » 6/16/06 10:34am 6/16/06 10:34am

Jeep Annnounces Pricing for 2007 Compass

The first of the new, soft-roading Jeeps just got its pricing on. Chrysler Group released the MSRPs of Jeep's hairpin turn off the trail (and into the cul-de-sac), the Compass. Riding the same platform as the Dodge Caliber, the base 2WD Compass, which gets the corporate 172-hp, 2.4-liter world engine and five-speed… » 4/04/06 3:05pm 4/04/06 3:05pm

The Truth About Jeep's Faulty Brand Compass

We were introduced to Jonny Lieberman by a girl who could rebuild the top end of a motor and suck a golf ball through a coffee straw. We highly recommend her. In fact, our first meeting occurred in mixed company in a bar where women removed their clothes on a stage. Needless to say, Jonny's good people. It's also… » 3/30/06 1:43am 3/30/06 1:43am

Spy Photos: Dodge Nitro & Jeep Compass

Jonathan of How Bourgeois has the eye of a hawk and a quick finger on the shutter button. He caught the Jeep Compass and Dodge Nitro rolling around in minor disguise, tentatively taking baby steps out into the wild world of Metro Detwa. Jonathan also notes the low-profile tires on the Nitro and posits that it could… » 3/28/06 6:18pm 3/28/06 6:18pm

USAT: Will Patriot and Compass Dilute Jeep Brand?

Man, when the graph-meisters at USA Today start getting all up in your grill about the new cute-non-utes you're attempting to grow the brand with, you might start to wonder if you'd made a bad decision. But not Jeep! John Plecha, director of the marque's marketing says, "We're not watering down the brand. We know what… » 3/20/06 9:30pm 3/20/06 9:30pm

Jeep Needs Women: The New Compass Crossover

Chrysler rolled out the Compass this past Monday in Detroit to a media-savvy crowd who couldn't hide their puzzlement. What did the wagon up on stage have to do with the Jeep brand? (The non-sequitur appearance of actress Angie Harmon — who can Law our Order anytime — distracted some from the puzzle, at least… » 1/12/06 1:08pm 1/12/06 1:08pm

Spy Photos: More on the 2007 Jeep Compass

With the Dodge Caliber on its way down the pike, it's fitting that American Car Fans would uncover some spy shots of its badge-engineering mate, the Jeep Compass. Taken during cold-weather testing in Northern Europe, the shots indicate a vehicle similar to the concept unveiled in Frankfurt last September — albeit… » 1/03/06 8:44am 1/03/06 8:44am