2011 Detroit: 2011 Jeep Compass tries to be a baby Grand Cherokee

2011 Detroit: 2011 Jeep Compass

Chrysler Group LLC has been receiving a lot of press coverage since their bailout about a year ago. And rightfully so since their claims of departure from cheap, poorly made automobiles have been coming true with products such as the new Jeep Cherokee and the Dodge Durango. As part of their efforts to continue with this trend, the 2011 Jeep Compass was revealed at the North American Auto show.

Although not an entirely new car, the Jeep Compass receives a boatload of changes to emphasize that Chrysler is finally making proper automobiles. Prices have jumped up just a bit—up from $15,365 to $19,295 for base models. But considering how cheaply made the previous Compass was and the progress that Chrysler has made, the price jump will be justified by better driving dynamics and build quality.

Visually, the Compass receives a facelift to mimic the awesome new Grand Cherokee. Engines remain the same with the World-Engine 2.0L Inline-4 for the standard engine as well as the equally ‘global’ 2.4L Inline-4 for the top spec engine with the options of either a new Chrysler CVT transmission or a 5-speed manual.

Follow the jump for the live high-res gallery from the auto show floor.

2011 Detroit: 2011 Jeep Compass:

2011 Jeep Compass:

– By: Chris Chin