Hi, I'm new to this forum, but am NOT new to Jeep. We've had 5 so far, starting with a new 1999 Cherokee Sport 2 door. Our last one was a 2011 Patriot with the Freedom Drive II off road package.
I've been looking at the new Compass, and love the size and features. We found a lease deal on leftover 2019 Latitudes for $239/month.
I drove 3 identically optioned 2019 Compass Latitude 4x4's yesterday. All 3 were amazingly different:
-One rode worse than the other two. It just handled the bumps better. They all started with 31 PSI in every tire, identical Firestones. I drove them all down the same streets within minutes of each other. They all had out-of-round tires from sitting too long, which eventually went away.
-The stereo sounded worse in one than the other two, even though the stereos were all identical, set identically (Bass, treble & mid-range at zero, speakers perfectly centered). I set that on every test drive.
-One had an engine knock, after it was fully warmed up.
-The heated seats didn't heat well on two, but worked fine on one. I know how they're supposed to work, as our Patriot had them.
-The power lumbar in one driver's seat didn't deflate well.
-The battery never charged fully in one, even after it ran for 30 minutes. It wasn't dead when we started.
-One had an abrupt lurch when you tried to accelerate too fast from a red light. The auto-stop definitely had issues.
Unfortunately the one that I liked the best, had the engine knock. It's been a long time since I drove a brand new car that knocked.
I drove 6 new Subaru Foresters in June. They were all identical.
What's up with the build quality on the new Compass?
Last edited by cbasta; 10-05-2019 at 11:14 AM.