Jeep has unveiled the new and redesigned Compass for the 2011 model lineup. Available in three configurations: Compass, Latitude and Limited, the 2011 Jeep Compass lineup are available with front-wheel drive, the Freedom Drive I full-time active 4×4 system, and the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package full-time active 4×4 system with low-range capability.
The 2011 Jeep Compass features a standard 2.0-liter World Engine for the Compass and Latitude models, which provides 158 horsepower (117 kW) and 141 lb.-ft. (191 N•m) of torque coupled with the continuously variable transmission (CVT2), and delivers unsurpassed 23 mpg in the city, and 29 mpg on the highway when mated to the five-speed manual transmission.
For the Limited version, the Compass comes standard with 2.4-liter World Engine produces 172-horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque. This 2.4-liter World Engine, which is also available on all models, has dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts, which helps optimize the torque curve at all speeds and produces more power, better fuel economy and smoother, quieter operation than engines without dual VVT.
Jeep Compass also features a standard five-speed manual transaxle on the entry-level Compass and a CVT that is available on the Compass and standard on the Latitude and Limited models. The 2011 Jeep Compass also provides up to 2,000 lbs. of towing capacity.