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Geneva is for the new 2014 Jeep Compass

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Exerpt from our employee news:

Another European debut at the Jeep stand in Geneva is for the new 2014 Jeep Compass . Equipped with a new six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission, Compass boasts an updated exterior and a new, even more refined and comfortable cabin. Thanks to the smooth shifting allowed by the new gearbox, the 2014 Jeep Compass delivers improved driving performance.
The new Compass also offers new safety features, including front-seat-mounted side air bags and ParkView rear backup camera, and a rich array of features for increased on-board comfort when driving in the city and on off-road trails.
Standard features include air conditioning, power/heated exterior mirrors, fog lamps, keyless entry, Cruise Control, a removable/rechargeable light, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill-Start Assist, anti-lock disc brakes and 60/40 fold-flat rear seat.
The new 2014 Jeep Compass will be introduced across Europe in the second half of 2013 in three different trim levels, including the already existing Sport and Limited and the all-new North mode

This is for Europe but likely very similar, except for diesel option, for North America
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unverferth said:
Wonder why the Compass survives and not the Patriot ?
To me...... at least the Patriot looks like a Jeep
If it isn't obvious by now; Jeep is going a different direction, design wise.

I hardly blame them. They really can't keep up with the MPG demands looking like the square-bodied machines of the 80s and 90s.
Demands of consumers and regulations have changed, and Jeep has to change or die, as it were. So they are.

That said, I hope the Wagoneer looks more 'retro'. lol
 

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Seagondollar said:
I agree with Mike. But most of the folks here can't deal with a paradigm shift like that (vs. a torque converter/discrete gears auto) without blowing their clutch on reality. I like CVTs and more cars are going to them.
I just found them to be loud & buzzy in the rental unit. And you waited to hear/feel the gear shift and wondered if there wasn't a problem with the tansmission.
 

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Stratuscaster said:
Maybe that's why the CVT operation never bugged me - I wasn't waiting to hear or feel the gear shift because I knew going in that there wouldn't be any.
My experience was exactly the same.

Appears like operator error to me, not the fault of the transmission if the operate doesn't know how it works or what to expect.

People need to educate themselves about the vehicle they are driving too. It's quite frustrating. There is nothing wrong with the CVT and it got a really bad rap.

Mike
 
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