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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Sport
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 27 $21,006 $21,695
4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 26 $22,633 $23,445
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $20,612 $21,045
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $18,967 $19,295
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 27 $23,424 $24,295
4WD 4-Door Limited 21 26 $25,051 $26,045
FWD 4-Door I4 (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,967
$21,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,295
$22,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$322 / month
$378 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Jeep Compass looks pretty good—and its combination of versatile interior, mild off-road ability, and reasonably good gas mileage make it even more attractive—but it simply fails to feel cohesive, responsive, or refined. The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 53.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.3 108.2
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.8
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 26.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 181.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 45.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 66.3
Liftover Height (in) 30.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 22.7 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 53.6 73.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 38.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 1.0 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.4 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code TTU NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code TTU NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3082 3360
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 141 @ 5000 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code ECN NA
Displacement 2.0/122 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 158 @ 6400 179 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.94
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Type 5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.20
Trans Order Code DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 2.92
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Compass Toyota RAV4
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Coil spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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