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2014 Jeep Compass Video Preview

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After six years, the Jeep Compass is finally worth considering, and it only took one major change to make it happen: ditching the CVT.

For 2014 Jeep has replaced the CVT in the Compass with a six-speed automatic transmission in all models. This both increases fuel economy and lowers the revs while cruising on the highway. In return there will be much less noise inside the cabin from the powertrain. Other upgrades include an acoustic windshield and more noise insulation.

Both the 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines remain the same, but the EPA ratings will increase to 30 mpg on the highway for some models. The Compass will still be available with Jeep's Freedom Drive II system, which the company says will provide true off-road capability. Skid plates and other heavy-duty hardware will also available.

Inside the Compass the upgrades continue with new available options such as Saddle Brown perforated leather with accent stitching. For the exterior, the Compass now features a Billet Silver textured grille on Sport and Latitude models. The Limited models are upgraded to projector headlights with black and chrome bezels. Out back the taillights get a new smoked inner bezel.

For more information be sure to read our full preview of the 2014 Jeep Compass here. You can also check out all the latest news from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show here.

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