2016 Jeep® Compass ­– the Most Capable Compact SUV Delivers Style and Exceptional Performance in All Weather Conditions and Fuel Economy of Up to 30 Miles Per Gallon

  • Unsurpassed Jeep® capability offering Trail Rated 4x4 capability with Freedom Drive II Off-road Package
  • 2016 model year debuts a lineup with added standard content
  • New 2016 Jeep Compass Sport SE Package delivers a one-of-a-kind style and value for consumers
  • Popular Compass High Altitude Package continues for 2016, providing drivers a unique style while delivering exceptional value
  • Jeep Compass offers more than 30 safety and security features
August 31, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -  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 2016 Jeep Compass continues to set the standard in the compact-SUV segment.
For 2016, the Jeep Compass fine-tunes the model lineup to offer features customers desire with value they appreciate.
The 2016 Jeep Compass will be available in two trims – Sport and Latitude. To add even more value for the 2016 model year, new standard equipment includes Uconnect handsfree and SiriusXM Radio (with a one-year subscription). 2016 Compass Latitude models also get the addition of automatic headlamps as standard equipment. Mojave Sand is a new exterior color for 2016.
A new-for-2016 Sport SE Package will be available in fourth quarter 2015 on Jeep Compass Sport models. With a distinctive style and features customers appreciate, the Compass Sport SE Package is an excellent value for the compact-SUV buyer. The Compass Sport SE Package includes: leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls; heated cloth mesh front seats; 18-inch Mineral Gray aluminum wheels; Mineral Gray grille rings, fog lamp bezels, roof rails, rear fascia, Sport SE badge and liftgate brow when equipped with ParkView rear backup camera and bright exhaust tip.

The popular High Altitude Package continues in 2016 and is available for 4x4 models with the six-speed Powertech automatic transmission. The Compass High Altitude Package includes leather seating, power sunroof, automatic headlamps, power six-way driver seat and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels.
Delivering the packaging and interior flexibility of an SUV with the performance, handling, fuel economy and price of a compact car, the 2016 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.
For 2016, 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 2016 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 Freedom Drive II Off-road Package delivers a 19:1 overall crawl ratio.
The 2016 Jeep Compass also provides up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.
Jeep Compass model lineup
The 2016 Jeep Compass is available in two configurations: Sport and Latitude. Both 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.
2016 Jeep Compass Sport
The 2016 Jeep Compass Sport 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: 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, Uconnect handsfree, SiriusXM Radio (including one-year subscription) 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 aluminum wheels (17-inch aluminum wheels are standard on 4x4 models) and powder-coated roof side rails.
Available for 2016 Compass Sport models is the Sport SE Package. With a distinctive style and features customers appreciate, the Sport SE Package is an excellent value for the compact SUV buyer. The Sport SE Package includes: leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, heated cloth mesh front seats, 18-inch Mineral Gray aluminum wheels, Mineral Gray grille rings, fog lamp bezels, roof rails, rear fascia, Sport SE badge and liftgate brow when equipped with ParkView rear backup camera, and bright exhaust tip.
The 2016 Jeep Compass Sport model optional powertrains include the 2.4-liter I-4 DOHC 16-valve dual VVT 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.
2016 Jeep Compass Latitude
In addition to the features that are standard on the Sport, the 2016 Jeep Compass Latitude standard features include: CVT2 transmission, automatic headlamps, 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.
The High Altitude Package, available on the 2016 Compass Latitude model, includes leather-trimmed seats, power six-way driver seat, power express open/close sunroof, 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels and 225/60R17 BSW All-season tires.
Available options include 2.4-liter I-4 World Gas Engine producing 172 horsepower (129 kW) and 165 lb.-ft. (224 N•m) of torque, Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II four-wheel drive systems, six-speed Powertech automatic transmission, ParkView rear backup camera, including the Uconnect Media Center 430 AM/FM/CD/DVD, automatic temperature control, 6F24 six-speed automatic transmission, automatic temperature control, projector headlamps, Security and Cargo Convenience Group, Sun and Sound Group, Uconnect 230 or Uconnect 430 CD/DVD/MP3 HDD radio with iPod connectivity, Garmin Navigation, Premium Sound Group with nine speaker audio system with liftgate speakers, navigation with SiriusXM Travel Link, 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels and the Trailer-tow Prep Group.
The 2016 Jeep Compass is available in the following exterior colors: 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, True Blue Pearl Coat and Mohave Sand Pearl Coat.
Built in America at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill., the 2016 Jeep Compass models will arrive in dealer showrooms in the third quarter 2015.
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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