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Unread 01-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Jeep Compass/Patriot replacement this year?

Hello, I'm currently in the market for a Jeep Compass but would like to know when the redesigned replacement will likely be released. If it's sometime this year (2012) then I may wait but would like some insight on what you think I should do. Are there any rumors on what it will look like? My only complaint with the current Compass is the engine. I plan on buying in the summer time but if the replacement is likely to come out sometime later this year then I may hold off. Hopefully someone can give me some advice on whether to wait for the replacement or not.

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Unread 01-05-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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Im thinking the Compass will stick around for awhile since the redesign of it just came out this year. But I could be wrong.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 11:15 PM   #3
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The Compass/Patriot replacement (Originally rumored to keep the Patriot name and styling, but, now that the Compass is outselling the Patriot after the redesign, it could go either way now) is currently slated for MY2013. Meaning we should start seeing prototypes soon and be able to buy them around September this year.

It, like the Compass and Patriot being based off the Caliber, will be based off the C-Wide platform that currently underpins the upcoming Dart, and will probably share roughly the same engine choices-your choice of a 1.4L turbocharged Fiat 4-cylinder (Same as in the 500 Abarth, good for ~160 HP), and 2.0L and 2.4L versions of the new Tigershark engine (updated version of the current World Engine that the Patriot/Compass currently use), which should come in around ~185 HP and ~220 HP, respectively (May be a little more, possibly as much as ~200/~240).

Transmission choices will, assuming they keep the same as the Dart, a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic and a 9-speed automatic.

The replacement will be available in a Trail Rates version, and, from what people who have seen the early platform mules say, ground clearance and approach and departure angles are better than either the current Compass or Patriot.

Pricing should be roughly the same, but expect MPGs combined in the high 20s/low 30s.
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