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Jeep Compass news — Point of departure - 2007

things are afoot. McDonalds sells salad, Clarkson is growing biofuel… and Jeep
has released a front-wheel-drive model.

sort of. The Compass, which goes on sale in the UK in May, is Jeep’s softest
SUV yet.

comes equipped with what Jeep is calling Freedom Drive - a four-wheel-drive
system that directs power through the front wheels for 90 per cent of the time,
only switching to all-wheel drive when things get really slippery.

similar to the Intelligent Four-Wheel-Drive system on the new Vauxhall Antara, Freedom Drive
promises hatchback-like handling and better economy.

Jeep reckons that the Compass will return 43mpg - a heady statistic for the
brawny American firm.

Compass shares a platform with the upcoming Jeep Patriot, and is available with
a VW-sourced 2.0-litre six-speed manual diesel engine or 2.4-litre petrol unit
with a five-speed manual or auto ‘box.

start at £17,990.

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