Press Kit: 2015 Jeep Compass

2015 Jeep® Compass ­– the Most Capable Compact SUV Delivers Style and Exceptional Performance in all Weather Conditions

  • 2015 Jeep® Compass delivers legendary Jeep capability, fuel economy of up to 30 mile per gallon (mpg), style and value
  • Unsurpassed Jeep capability offering Trail Rated 4x4 capability with Freedom Drive II Off-road Package and exceptional ride and handling performance in all weather conditions
  • Jeep Compass offers more than 30 safety and security features
  • 2015 Jeep Compass Altitude and High Altitude packages provide a unique style while delivering exceptional value for customers
Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2014 - With unmatched Jeep® capability in all weather conditions, fuel economy of up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg), a distinctive design and features customers value, the 2015 Jeep Compass continues to set the standard in the compact-SUV segment.
For 2015, the Jeep Compass fine-tunes the features customers desire with the value they appreciate.
The popular Altitude Package continues and for 2015 is available on 4x2 or 4x4 models. The Altitude Package features a unique “blacked out” theme, with a distinctive black gloss finish around the trademark seven-slot Jeep grille and headlamps, black roof rails and a black step pad, sport mesh cloth and vinyl seats, heated front seats and 18-inch black aluminum wheels, delivering a unique style and exceptional value.
A new-for-2015 “High Altitude” Package is available for 4x4 models with the six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission. The High Altitude Package includes leather seating, power sunroof, power six-way driver seat and 17-inch bright aluminum painted wheels. The Altitude and High Altitude packages are available in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations.
New for 2015, navigation is now an option on the Latitude model, Eco Green Clear Coat replaces Rugged Brown, and a new dome light replaces the removable, rechargeable flashlight.
Delivering the packaging and interior flexibility of an SUV with the performance, handling, fuel economy and price of a compact car, the 2015 Jeep Compass also boasts more than 30 safety and security features, including standard front-seat-mounted side air bags, side-curtain air bags for all rows, electronic stability program (ESC), electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist (with manual transmission), four-wheel anti-lock brakes, LATCH child seat anchors and available ParkView rear backup camera.
The Jeep Compass offers an array of clever features consumers will appreciate whether commuting to work, driving in challenging weather conditions, or exploring new trails or out-of-the-way places. Uconnect media center with iPod interface, SiriusXM Radio, navigation with SiriusXM Travel Link, power sunroof, a premium audio system with nine Boston Acoustic speakers, illuminated cup holders, liftgate speakers and fold-flat rear seats are some of the available features that make the Compass the perfect compact SUV, enabling consumers to enjoy any adventure.
The 2015 Jeep Compass is packed with standard features that provide value and convenience for drivers and passengers. Standard features include air conditioning, power/heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry, fog lamps, cruise control, illuminated cup holders, outside temperature display, electronic stability control, front driver and passenger active head restraints, electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist, front-seat-mounted side air bags, anti-lock disc brakes, 60/40 fold-flat rear seat and sunscreen glass.
For 2015, the Jeep Compass continues to offer an All-weather Capability Group option, which includes Goodyear 17-inch all-terrain tires, all-season floor mats, daytime running headlamps, engine block heater and tow hooks, making the Compass the most capable compact SUV off-road and in all weather conditions.
Segment-leading capability
The 2015 Jeep Compass offers customers unsurpassed Jeep 4x4 off-road capability with Jeep Freedom Drive II four-wheel-drive system.
Jeep Compass is available in three drivetrain configurations. In addition to the standard front-wheel-drive system, Jeep Compass also is available with Freedom Drive I and the Freedom Drive II off-road package.
Jeep Freedom Drive I 4x4 is an available full-time, active four-wheel-drive system with lock mode designed to give drivers year-round assurance with the ability to handle rough weather and low-traction conditions. This active four-wheel-drive system is recommended for daily use, including slick conditions that come with rain and light snow. Freedom Drive I also features a lockable center coupling, giving drivers the ability to put the Jeep Compass in four-wheel-drive lock mode to handle deep snow, sand and other low-traction surfaces.
The Jeep Freedom Drive II 4x4 off-road package is an available four-wheel-drive system that delivers Jeep Trail Rated capability in Compass form. The Freedom Drive II off-road package includes a second-generation continuously variable transaxle with low range (CVT2L) that engages when the off-road mode is activated, 17-inch all-terrain tires and aluminum wheels, a one-inch raised ride height, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks, fog lamps and manual seat height adjuster. The available Freedom Drive II Off-road Package is recommended for off-road situations that include steep grades, occasional wheel lift and rock or log climbing.
The 2015 Jeep Compass also provides up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.
Jeep Compass model lineup
The 2015 Jeep Compass is available in three configurations: Sport, Latitude and Limited. All are available with front-wheel drive, the Freedom Drive I full-time active 4x4 system, or the Freedom Drive II off-road full-time active 4x4 system with low-range capability.
2015 Jeep Compass Sport model

The 2015 Jeep Compass Sport model is powered by the 2.0-liter I-4 World Gas Engine which produces 158 horsepower (117 kW) and 141 lb.-ft. (191 N•m) of torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Standard features include: new acoustic laminated front windshield glass, front-wheel drive, front-seat-mounted side air bags, advanced multistage front driver and passenger air bags, front-seat-mounted side air bags, all-row side curtain air bags, front driver and passenger active head restraints, electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, brake assist, Hill-start Assist, anti-lock front disc and rear drum brakes, air conditioning, power-heated fold-away exterior mirrors, body-color exterior door handles and liftgate brow, illuminated keyless entry, Sentry Key engine immobilizer theft-deterrent system, illuminated cup holders, floor mats, outside temperature display, tilt steering column, speed control, rear 60/40 split folding seat, fold-flat rear seat, cruise control, projector fog lamps, deep tint glass, rear window wiper/washer, 16-inch steel wheels and powder-coated roof side rails.
The 2015 Jeep Compass Sport model optional powertrains include the 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve dual VVT I4 engine which produces172-horsepower. Optional transmissions include the CVT2 transmission, the six-speed Powertech automatic transmission or the CVT2L transmission with the Freedom Drive II off-road package that delivers a 19:1 overall crawl ratio.
2015 Jeep Compass Latitude model
In addition to the features that are standard on the Sport model, the 2015 Jeep Compass Latitude standard features include: CVT2 transmission, heated cloth front seats, driver seat height adjuster, 60/40 rear seat recline, power windows, power door locks, keyless, illuminated entry, remote start,
115-volt power inverter and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and speed controls.
Optional transmissions include the six-speed Powertech automatic transmission or the CVT2L transmission with the Freedom Drive II off-road package that delivers a 19:1 overall crawl ratio.
Garmin Navigation is available as an option on 2015 Jeep Compass Latiitude models.
2015 Jeep Compass Limited model
The 2015 Compass Limited model offers the standard features of the Compass Latitude model as well as: 2.4-liter I-4 dual overhead cam engine that produces 172 horsepower (129 kW) and 165 lb.-ft.
(224 N•m) of torque mated to the 6F24 Powertech six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, leather-trimmed front and rear seats, heated front seats, power six-way driver seat with manual lumbar adjust, leather-wrapped parking brake handle, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), AM/FM/six-disc CD/DVD/MP3/HDD radio, SiriusXM Radio, auto-dimming rearview mirror, bi-function projector halogen headlamps, 18-inch aluminum wheels with Firestone tires, automatic temperature control, universal garage door opener, bright exhaust tip and bright accent on rear fascia.
Optional transmissions include the CVT2L transmission with the Freedom Drive II off-road package that delivers a 19:1 overall crawl ratio.
The 2015 Jeep Compass is available in the following exterior colors: Eco Green Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat and True Blue Pearl Coat.
Available options include Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II four-wheel drive systems, 2.4-liter I-4 World Gas Engine producing 172 horsepower (129 kW) and 165 lb.-ft. (224 N•m) of torque, ParkView rear backup camera, 6F24 six-speed automatic transmission, automatic temperature control, projector headlamps, Security and Cargo Convenience Group, Sun and Sound Group, Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, Uconnect 230 or Uconnect 430 CDDVD/MP3 HDD radio, Premium Sound Group with nine speaker audio system with liftgate speakers, navigation with SiriusXM Travel Link and the Trailer-tow Prep Group.
The Altitude Package, available on the 2015 Compass Sport model, includes cloth sport mesh low-back bucket seats, Altitude gloss black accents, heated front seats and 18-in. black aluminum wheels.
The High Altitude Package, available on the 2015 Compass Latitude model, includes McKinley leather-trimmed bucket seats, power six-way driver seat, power express open/close sunroof, unique 17-inch aluminum wheel and 225/60R17 BSW All Season tires.
Built in America at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois, the 2015 Jeep Compass models will arrive in dealer showrooms in the third quarter, 2014.
Jeep Brand
Built on more than 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep® is the authentic SUV brand that delivers legendary off-road capability, interior refinement, high-tech features and versatility to people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a broad portfolio of vehicles that continues to provide owners with a sense of safety and security to handle any journey with confidence. Jeep Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program that is available to the entire Jeep 4x4 lineup, is filled with benefits and exclusive perks to deliver Jeep brand owners the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support. The legendary Jeep brand's off-road capability is enhanced by a global electrification initiative that is transforming 4xe into the new 4x4 in pursuit of the brand’s vision of accomplishing Zero Emission Freedom and added 4x4 capability. All Jeep brand vehicles will offer an electrified variant by 2025.

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