Getting an interior updated for 2009, the Jeep Compass compact four-door SUV gains a revised dashboard, new door-panel trim and better sound insulation, while sport trims get revised suspension tuning for a smoother ride, more stable handling and more overall comfort. Motivated by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine generating 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque, the Compass comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, a continuously variable transmission is optional, and both front- and four-wheel drive are available. Jeep Compass EPA-estimated fuel mileage achieves 23 mpg city/28 mpg hwy. With seating capacity for five passengers, the Compass provides comfortable seating in both the front and rear seats, and can carry a modest amount of cargo: 22.7 cubic feet of space behind the backseat and 53.6 cubic feet with the seats folded. Among the most important safety features are stability control, antilock disc brakes and airbags, including full-length side curtain airbags as standard.