In celebrating the brand’s 70th anniversary, Jeep is rolling out special edition models for each of their SUVs. That’s right, all you Jeep-loving folks out there! Jeep has a special edition model coming out for the Compass , Grand Cherokee , Liberty , Patriot , and Wrangler SUVs.
All the anniversary models will be rolled out to dealerships by the first quarter of this year and will come in three different color finishes: Bronze Star, Bright Silver, and Black.
All upgrades on each of the models will only be limited to the interior set-up, which means that if you’re looking for something different on the exterior – with the exception of a few special badges and a new set of wheels - and what’s under their hood, then you’re going to be disappointed.
In any case, the anniversary editions do come with a lot of upgrades, which should make up for everything that was left status quo elsewhere.
Details on the Jeep Compass 70th Anniversary Edition after the jump.
Exterior and Interior
The Jeep Compass 70th Anniversary Edition has a bunch of special edition amenities in its exterior and interior. These include a 70th Anniversary badge, a set of 18” wheels, Dark Slate seats with perforated leather inserts embossed with the Jeep logo to go with a Chestnut accent stitching and piping, Berber floor mats and cargo area with Chestnut binding, a unique dark green cluster overlay, Chestnut stitching in the steering wheel, and another 70th Anniversary logo on the Compass SUV’s radio screen.
No performance upgrades were given to the Compass, which means that this special edition model will come with the same powertrain as the standard version. There’s a 2.0-liter World Engine that produces 158 horsepower and 141 lb/ft of torque coupled with the continuously variable transmission (CVT2) and a higher-spec model that’s powered by a 2.4-liter World Engine that produces 172-horsepower and 165 lb/ft of torque and has dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts.
2007 Jeep Compass
The price tag for this special edition Compass has been tagged at $24,970.
The compact SUV market is as competitive as any segment there is in the industry so the 2011 Compass already has its hands full with the Toyota Rav4 , the Hyundai Tucson , and the Ford Escape . It’s a good thing that this Jeep Compass 70th Anniversary Edition has some nice additional digs that come with it.
- New interior features look amazing
- Special Edition means not a lot of people can have it
- More luxurious feel than standard version
- No performance upgrades
- Price tag doesn’t come cheap
- Apart from the badge, nothing in the exterior screams ’special edition’