Re: Compass vs Patriot Prices?
The Compass comes standard with fog lights, the Patriot does not. That's a $115 option.
Base prices in Canada:
Compass Sport 4dr Front-wheel Drive - $17,995 MSRP
Compass Sport 4dr 4x4 - $19,995 MSRP
Compass North Edition 4dr Front-wheel Drive - $20,495 MSRP
Compass North Edition 4dr 4x4 - $22,495 MSRP
Compass Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive - $22,995 MSRP
Compass Limited 4dr 4x4 - $24,995 MSRP
Patriot Sport 4dr Front-wheel Drive - $16,995 MSRP ($1,000 less)
Patriot Sport 4dr 4x4 - $18,995 MSRP ($1,000 less)
Patriot North Edition 4dr Front-wheel Drive - $19,595 MSRP ($900 less)
Patriot North Edition 4dr 4x4 - $21,595 MSRP ($900 less)
Patriot Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive - $22,695 MSRP ($300 less)
Patriot Limited 4dr 4x4 - $24,695 MSRP ($300 less)
Really, how many people buy a base model with VINYL seats and NO AIR CONDITIONING? C'mon, really here Jeep. I'd like to see sales figures because I would bet that 80%+ of Compasses and Patriots are North or Limited 4x4 (in Canada anyway). The price difference is then either $300 or $900. The Patriot's "Tire & Wheel Group" option is $600, that gives you basically the same rims that are standard on the Compass. Let's not forget to mention the CVT in the Patriot with the Crawl Ratio option is an extra $400 more than the regular CVT. So in the end they're pretty much going to cost the same as long as you get aluminum rims, Air Conditioning, etc.
Personally I think they should have called the Patriot a Cherokee because that's such a well-known nameplate. I guess they didn't want to confuse buyers because they already have the Grand Cherokee. Outside North America the Cherokee name is still used.