The Compass starts out with a 2-liter four cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and your choice of a five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The optional 172-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder comes with the manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
The larger engine is required with all-wheel drive. There are two such systems that can go into any Compass model:
The price leader of the group comes standard with foglamps, roof rails, air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system with satellite radio. Note that power windows and locks require the Power Value Group, which also adds heated mirrors, keyless entry, and body-color exterior trim. A touchscreen infotainment infotainment interface with audio storage is a standalone option, to which you can add a rearview camera. The Sport rolls on 16-inch alloy wheels, or 17s if you opt for the 2.4-liter engine.