#1: So sayeth Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of the Jeep Compass; "First thou pushest the Holy Turn Signal Lever. Then the car shall wink the turn signal indicator lamps five times. Five shall be the number of the winks and the number of the blinking of the lamps shall be five. Six shalt not blink, neither shalt it blink four, excepting that it then proceedeth to five. Seven is right out. Once the number five, being the number of the blinks, be reached, then movest thou the steering wheel in the direction of thine lane change, which, being empty of other cars in thine sight, shall be thine new lane to driveth in."
#2: Well, they are apps in the technical sense but they are the stock apps put there by FCA and that I know of there is no way you can add any other apps, no app store or anything like that.
#3: I don't know what voice commands are supported but there has got to be a section in the manual that describes them. I think you can also ask it to give you the list of valid commands?
#4: My understanding of the emergency braking feature was that the ECU monitors and "notices" how quickly or abruptly you remove your foot from the gas pedal, and how short the time span is between suddenly letting off the gas and mashing the brake pedal, and uses that information to determine when to provide maximum braking pressure for an emergency stop. Its in the manual somewhere. I don't know about your model but mine does not have any sort of "brake for you to prevent you from running over a person in a crosswalk" capability.
#5: It totally depends on how you define "ok". "Ok" to FCA? Probably technically not, in the face of warranty issues with say a prematurely failed clutch. "Ok" in the real world? Absolutely. Why would they give you the receiver if its not technically OK to tow? -> "Intended for mount of a bicycle rack only" is probably what the lawyers would have against you. There are hitch receiver kits for all manner of tiny under-powered or weak-transmissioned (CVT) cars, they all have the disclaimer that their intention is only to facilitate the installation and use of something light like a bicycle carrier and that they are not responsible for any damages if you use their kit to tow your fishing boat with your prius. Towing a tiny 200 lb utility trailer falls into a grey area of "don't ask, don't tell, just do what you need to do." If you don't suck at using a clutch it will be perfectly fine, just don't tell the dealership service department you like to tow your boat with it.
Last edited by arudlang; 04-10-2018 at 07:47 PM.