2014 compass w/6 speed automatic a ok
for all to know. the 6 speed automatic with 2.4 engine is a ok. not the gutless pos that the cvt was. we enjoy our 2014 compass real auto transmission. highway mileage was 27.9 mpg.
we bought used 2011 with cvt and traded it back to the dealer in one day. even my wife stated that it robbed the engine of power
not sure if anyone has the definitive answer about 4wd lock. maybe jeep doesnt know either. i queried jeep and about it and got the following answers to questions:
Thank you for contacting the Jeep Customer Assistance Center.
According to available information the answers to the questions posed in
your email are listed below:
Q1. 4WD Lock should not be active above 35 MPH. 4WD Lock should only be
active at speeds below 35 MPH.
Q2. No, the 4WD Lock indicator light should not turn on if the 4WD Lock
switch is activated at speeds above 35 MPH.
Q3. Yes, the 4WD Lock indicator light should turn off if in 4WD Lock and
the vehicle speed is above 35 MPH.
i engaged 4wd lock at 65 mph and the 4wd indicator lights on the instrument panel. therefore answer to question #2 is wrong. also, the 4wd indicator stays on at speeds above 35 mph, so the answer to question #3 is wrong.
the 2014 manual states that it can be engaged at any speed. not sure what that means regarding 4wd lock being active at what speed? maybe there is some confusion between 4wd lock and esc. esc has a 35 mph restriction.
as an engineer i might just have to wait until winter and find a nice icy patch or lake to test whether 4wd lock stays on at speeds above 35 mph.