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Compass2011 Compass Revealed
Posted by trevorj on 2010/12/3 6:51:36 (1390) reads

LeftLaneNews.com recently published some spy photos of the 2011 Jeep Compass.

... we now have several very clear images of precisely what the next Jeep Compass will be. It is incredibly clear that Jeep is hoping to borrow some of the successful DNA from the all-new 2011 Grand Cherokee with the new front fascia, particularly the slatted chrome grille. The hood was also redesigned, rounding out a completely new front-end.

Although the side profile has remained the same – as to be expected from a mid-cycle refresh – the rear of the vehicle was also cleaned up. The tail lamps are now much cleaner in their design and convey a higher sticker price than the outgoing model. Likewise, the bumper design is much more in line with the premium style of the big brother Grand Cherokee, and not as gimmicky as the 2010 Compass’.

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Renegade
Posted: 2010/12/5 22:31  Updated: 2010/12/5 22:31
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 Re: 2011 Compass Revealed
Still hideous. I'll be glad when they stop making those things. Why they can't come up with a trail-capable 2-seater the size of an early CJ is beyond me.

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Ingela
Posted: 2010/12/3 13:22  Updated: 2010/12/3 13:22
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 Re: 2011 Compass Revealed
Yikes! I hope is drives better than it looks.
It looks like an aesthetics disaster from 15 years ago. The Aztek comes immediately to mind.

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MarkH
Posted: 2010/12/3 12:36  Updated: 2010/12/3 12:36
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 Re: 2011 Compass Revealed
Looks like a Prius that humped a Vibe. Eewwwwwwwwww!

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bkcurtis
Posted: 2010/12/10 15:14  Updated: 2010/12/10 15:14
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 Re: 2011 Compass Revealed
Mark,

Normally, I'm in agreement on most of your comments, but I have to disagree on the new Compass. The new front end design is a 100% improvment over the previous generation.

Looks as if it might be leading the Compass to be a 'Trail-Rated' model.

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/09/rumormill-2011-jeep-compass-to-get-big-price-increase-trail-ra/2#comments

If only they would do away with the KJ looking front end on the Patriot and drop a Phoenix 6 in, I would buy the Patriot in a heartbeat. Right now, for me though, the Compass has leaped ahead of the Patriot.

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AferVentus
Posted: 2010/12/3 7:08  Updated: 2010/12/3 7:08
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 Re: 2011 Compass Revealed
Looks like the ORIGINAL Commander concept of the early '00s.....

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RUBICON
Posted: 2010/12/3 11:24  Updated: 2010/12/3 11:24
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 Re: 2011 Compass Revealed
I am all for redesigning the Compass but I think Jeep is making a mistake. I think this weakens the design language of the new WK2. The WK2 is an awesome design, but it doesn't translate well to this econobox with the odd-looking D pillar kink.

Personally, I think they should have just killed the Compass off and increased the Patriot production.

...perhaps offer a more rugged (ie. slightly lifted, more agressive tires, stripped interior) version of the Patriot alongside the current trim levels.
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