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Unread 04-02-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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2014 Compass FD1 FD2 Future

Just wondering the future plans for the Jeep Compass? Posted this at "my jeep compass" but things are pretty quiet there.

I saw they have made available (April 2013) a true 6 speed automatic transmission, Hyundai 6F24 gear ratio 4.21 to 0.77 but only with FD1.

Does anyone know if they will scrap the CVT with the FD2 and use the 6F24 tranny for the FD2 say by mid 2013 or end of 2013?

My calculations if correct? Show the 6F24 would provide a gear of 4.21 x 4.12 or 17.34 which compares favorably with the current FD2 with CVT of 19.1.

FD1 with CVT was 14.4.

Still looking for reasonable gas mileage 4x4 capable of light off roading to hiking trail heads (Colorado) but no CVT. Of course would want to do the RRO or Masterkit1 lift with 29inch tires.

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Unread 04-02-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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I thought 2014 was the last year for Compass/Patriot. Then it goes to a Alfa platform that will probably flop.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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it all depends, sales for the patriot at least have never been higher. part of me feels like the new cherokee is the really the replacement of the patriot/compass line... the dementions are very similar it seems like, and why have 3 cars of all the same size?

but I really really hope that they upgrade the patriot/compass and use a similar body style (I prefer the patriot) and use the cherokee's v6 and awd system. which uses an actual transfer case and low range from what I understand. if they did that, I would buy it in a heartbeat, but they will not drop the CVT off the FDII MK's unless they do another refresh or redesign.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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The Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Wrangler all had solid sales during the March. The Compass set a sales record for the month of March with its sizeable 28 percent increase, while the Patriot recorded its best March sales in five years. Wrangler sales were up 3 percent while the Jeep Grand Cherokee charted its best sales month so far this year.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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Yes, it could be down the road there will be one model (hope not) for the Jeep Patriot/Compass, next level model would be Jeep Cherokee(Liberty), then the top of the line Jeep GC. I am doubtful the gas mileage would be all that great with a 3.6 litre engine 21 versus the 2.4 at 27 highway.

For my purposes perhaps a FD1 with a lift, bigger tires and skid plates would be satisfactory? Not sure if the FD2 gets a beefier suspension? I see the FD2 has a 140 alternator, hill descent, brake control, and trail rated.

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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:31 PM   #6
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That 140 amp alt is the main reason i have fd2.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #7
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That 140 amp alt is the main reason i have fd2.
Oh ok, if you are not pulling my leg, how so?
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #8
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For the stereo. Easier than trying to build an alternator or installing an expensive one. One thats designed to work with the car seemed like the easy way to go. Now they cant blame me if other electrical components fail because I haven't changed anything.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #9
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For the stereo. Easier than trying to build an alternator or installing an expensive one. One thats designed to work with the car seemed like the easy way to go. Now they cant blame me if other electrical components fail because I haven't changed anything.
Oh ok now I see. Do you know if your FD2 has beefier suspension. I am aware of the front control arm ball joint issues of the past. Have they been rectified for 2013 forwards?

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Unread 04-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #10
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I dont know how it compares. It was creaky when new. Gotten better over time. Only 18k now.
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