The 2010 Jeep Compass offers Jeep’s famous rugged nature and good looks, both of which are backed up by a competent 2360 cc (2.4 L) inline-4. The engine itself is the byproduct of a global alliance of automobile manufacturers who wanted to build affordable yet powerful inline-4 cylinder motors to power a variety of vehicles, such as the Jeep Compass. This marks the second time in recent history that Jeep has adapted a non-trail rated power plant for use in a vehicle that carriers the brand’s name, but the 2.4 L Global Engine is more than up to the task of powering either the 4×2 or 4×4 Jeep Compass.
Capable of producing 172 horsepower at 6000 rpm and delivering a peak toque rating of 162 foot pounds at 4400 rpm, the Global Engine found in the 2010 Jeep Compass does require a lot of revving to get the most out of it. Most Jeeps are famous for their easy driving nature, which makes the rev-happy Global Engine found in the Compass a little harder for some to get used to, especially if they plan on doing any off-road traveling. Customers who do take the time to learn how to shift manually will discover that the power band offered by the 2.4 L Global Engine is quite broad, ranging from around 3100 rpm to nearly 5000 rpm before the torque begins to fall off perceptibly.
Two of the features that make the 2.4 L Global Engine found in the 2010 Jeep Compass attractive are the lightweight aluminum construction and the fact that the engines were designed to be easy to work on. Lightweight engines translate to lighter vehicles that perform better and are cheaper to manufacturer and transport, while being easy to work on is an absolutely critical feature for a Jeep as nobody wants to be stranded in the wilderness with a broken down vehicle that requires special tools to facilitate even the simplest of repairs.