The steering is crisp and direct, the ride is plush yet controlled, and the braking is strong and assured. Count the Compass as in the latter category, compact division. On dry pavement, it channels up to 100 percent of available engine power through the front wheels, but it is continuously variable in response to driving conditions and, when needed, can direct as much as 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels. All controls and switchgear are straightforward in design and easy to reach. Vehicle Details The contemporary interior of the 2009 Jeep Compass seats four to five adults.
The F150 has earned its title as one tough truck to be reckoned with. Sharing much of its mechanicals with the Jeep Patriot, the four-cylinder Compass is designed for buyers who seek on-road comfort and convenience with a dash of Jeep off-road heritage Jeep purists will likely find more to like in the Patriot, with its more traditional Jeep styling and off-road abilities. Ford has applied its expertise in driving dynamics to the best-selling automobile in the world, and the result is a pickup truck that is responsive, confident while towing and tough and capable off-road. All models offer an optional 5. Cargo capacity ranges from 22. Ford F150 is available in more sizes than you can shake a rather big stick at it looks the part and has a stupidly large engine to haul its huge weight around. F150s are full of excellent features, from top-notch Ford F150 parts to Ford F150 accessories.
Manufacturers don't bring out performance figures for trucks, but if on-the-road experience counts for anything, you don't have to hide from anyone in this thing. And there are just enough styling features front end, trapezoidal wheel flares to identify it as a Jeep. Those are just few of the Ford F150 parts that contribute to the overall performance of the Ford F150. In the ever-expanding compact crossover category, the Compass faces a significant amount of competition, some of it from within its own family. Split rear seatbacks and a fold-flat front seat increase hauling options. Consumers have shown a definite penchant for smaller, more fuel-efficient crossover utility vehicles, which bodes well for the 2009 Jeep Compass. The body tells you that this is a car-based, street-oriented vehicle not a truck-based off-roader.
The seats are cloth in the Sport and leather-trimmed in the Limited version. So, cinch yourself into this unit and you are going to find out real fast what makes pickups the favorite of folks with lots of stuff to do. The available Boston Acoustics premium sound system nine speakers, 458 watts includes a pair of speakers mounted on the lift gate that do dual duty; open the hatch and you can swing down the speakers to provide the soundtrack to your next tailgate party. Cousin to Dodge's Caliber, the Compass shares many of the interesting interior options available in the Caliber. To see what consumers are currently paying for Jeep Compass models in your area, we suggest you click on the Fair Purchase Prices link. One reason for the popularity of crossovers is that many people are discovering they can have the added traction of all-wheel drive wrapped in the comfort and roadability of a car, not a truck.
These include adjustable foot pedals a plus for smaller drivers and a keyless entry keypad that allows you to easily lock or unlock the vehicle if you don't have your keys or electronic key fob. The 2009 Jeep Compass design hits a nice note, closer to the former than the latter. The lineup includes the Regular Cab, a single row of occupant seating and rearward-swinging access doors that reveal a behind-seat storage area up to 13 inches wide , the Super Cab a two-door extended cab version featuring a second row of seating accessed by two rearward-swinging doors , and the Super Crew a crew cab that features two rows of seating and four forward-swinging full-size doors. Some surprising options are also available, making the F-150 suitable for a far greater range of people and yes, even city dwellers. So is a very worthwhile mirror package that contains heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, plus a neat auto-dimming interior rearview mirror. The upper end of the Compass price range is fairly close to the entry level of three established crossovers: , and. Jeep describes its designs as falling into two categories: Jeep Classic and Jeep Modern.
With the manual transmission, steep grades may require downshifting to maintain speed. Timing may not be everything, but it certainly counts for something. Drivers must deal with rear quarter blind spots created by the wide rear pillars. A high, beveled beltline and trapezoidal wheel openings add an updated take on traditional Jeep design. The 172-horsepower engine works well in the Compass platform and returns above-average gas mileage. Other stand alone options include Freedom Drive 1 four-wheel-drive system, 2.
Limited models add more power and luxury features including leather-trimmed heated front seats and the uconnect tunes audio system which includes a 30 gigabyte hard drive. A reverse sensing system, which is especially useful if you opt to mount a camper shell on the truck, is also available. The engine is a little loud at full throttle and, as with any small displacement engine, passing takes planning. Seen in this light, the compact Compass' fuel economy numbers look very respectable. Jeep's variation on the theme starts with a familiar face.
Ford F150 provides an entirely unique driving experience in a full-size pickup. The seven-slot grille, clamshell hood and round headlamps immediately mark the Compass as part of the Jeep clan. The 2009 Jeep Compass is close kin to the Dodge Caliber, and the two vehicles share the same basic shape, with a laid-back windshield and a curving roofline. Though it's offered in both front and all-wheel-drive models, Jeep expects many buyers to opt for all-wheel drive, especially in snow-belt states. Jeep's Freedom Drive I is a full-time, fully-automatic all-wheel drive system, requiring no input from the driver. Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels in place of 17-inchers are also standard on Limited. The 2009 Jeep Compass is offered in Sport and Limited models; in both trim levels, front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optionally available.