• Piru avatar Piru Posted: 2/3/2012 5:06pm PST

    I really like the Jeep Patriot, but that crappy Nissan CVT is the only thing holding me back. They would have been better off putting a 4-speed automatic in. I know both the Compass and Patriot are selling fairly well, but a co-worker's wife bought a new Compass and it is very nice, but he doesn't like the feel of the CVT either.

  • fb_100001984887160 avatar fb_100001984887160 Posted: 2/10/2012 11:04am PST

    I honestly didn't know that Jeep sourced a CVT from Nissan. Their cars suck

  • fb_681687325 avatar Mark Posted: 2/21/2012 6:03pm PST

    This article has a mistake in it. The B-platform SUV is delayed a year to 2014 as the article contents state, but the headline is wrong. The Patriot and Compass are C-platform models and their replacement is not delayed. The latest information I have is that they are both being dropped and being replaced by a single new model (most likely similar looking to Patriot but maybe different name) that is a raised 4x4 modification of the new Dodge Dart (CUSW platform).

    The Liberty is also discontinued and will be replaced by a new platform DUSW model (an enlarged version of CUSW). It supposedly looks like an enlarged Compass or shrunken Grand Cherokee--name is unknown and might be called Liberty or Compass or Cherokee.

  • Peter Hawkins avatar Peter Hawkins Posted: 5/29/2012 11:02am PDT

    Well iI don't think that the title is bad. Three days ago The CEO of Chrysler gave an interview to a magazine and he confirmed that the Compass will be replaced in august 2014. Here is the link of the article (http://www.carnews.com.mx/?p=11225)

  • fb_681687325 avatar Mark Posted: 2/21/2012 6:08pm PST

    As for the B-platform, or "small wide" or "BUSW", it is coming to America first as the Fiat 500L and as the Fiat Sedici first--the Jeep will be a raised, ruggedised 4x4 version separate from the Compass/Patriot replacement but has been deferred so the Fiat models can stay on schedule.