Last post on Jan 16, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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Jeep Compass, SUV
Oct 07, 2007 (8:51 pm)
Do you have the 4 wheel drive turned on? That would definitely lower your gas mileage. Also, doing a lot of stop-and-go driving versus highway driving hurts too. If it's a brand-new vehicle, I wouldn't expect to get the sticker's advertised gas mileage until the engine gets broken in after a few thousand miles. Keeping your tires properly inflated and performing regular maintenance helps with gas mileage too. You might also try using your air conditioner less often. Hope this helps answer your question.
Jul 25, 2011 (8:23 pm)
I read your post and cant believe that no one else that has the same problem and has not come forward! I have the same problem when I bought my 2007 Compass Sport 4x4. I want to give you some background on my jeep.
I purchased my 2007 with 63k miles on it, CVT II Automatic transmission 2.4L engine.
My 1st tank of gas I got 14.5mpg(this was 87 Octane).
After the 1st tank I switched to 89 Fuel and changed the air filter(the filter was dirty).
2nd tank got 19.98mpg. Not knowing how much the air filter played into the equation I switched the 3rd tank to 87 Fuel again. Mileage dropped to 17.5mpg.
Clearly better grade fuel will help to improve mpg.
I would also suggest checking your spark plugs and check the myjeepcompass forum. There is a fix in the forums that claims to reset the gas pedal with the CVT transmission and improve fuel economy within a 1-2 tanks of fuel. I have not checked the data on weather or not this works yet but will shortly.
Hope this helps.
#15 of 15 a face-lift and mild interior upgrades
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 16, 2013 (9:23 am)
"With sales off 16 percent for 2012, the Compass gets the most attention in the form of a face-lift and mild interior upgrades, but both soft-roaders share the vital change: the switch from a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) to a conventional torque-converter automatic with six ratios."
2014 Jeep Compass Debuts at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show