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2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot get available PowerTech six-speed auto, modest changes

The 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot are here, and as expected, the big news is the availability of a six-speed automatic transmission on certain models. The transmission, sourced from PowerTech (a subsidiary of Hyundai) will attempt to address the noise, vibration and harshness issues suffered by older CVT-equipped models by using noise-resistant gears. It has a long sixth gear to improve fuel economy, but Jeep hasn't revealed the mileage numbers for the auto-equipped models yet. The new automatic will be available as an option on the Sport trim of both spec, and as standard on Latitude... Read More

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    Official: 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot get available PowerTech six-speed auto, modest changes
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    The 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot are here, and as expected, the big news is the availability of a six-speed automatic transmission on certain models. The transmission, sourced from PowerTech (a subsidiary of Hyundai) will attempt to address the noise, vibration and harshness issues suffered by older CVT-equipped models by using noise-resistant gears. It ...

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    Official: Jeep sets all-time sales record in 2012
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    Last year was good to Jeep. Chrysler has announced its trail-rated brand set an all-time global sales record in 2012 by moving 701,626 units. That number easily surpasses the previous record set in 1999 when Jeep sold 675,494 models. All told, the brand saw a 19-per cent sales increase worldwide over 2011, and much of that swell can be traced directly to ...

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    Report: 2014 Jeep Patriot and Compass ditch CVT for 6-speed auto
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    It was reported in Automotive News a few months ago, but a new report on Allpar.com adds some details to news that the 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot will get a six-speed automatic to replace the CVTs they currently use. According to a tip provided to Allpar, the 2014 models will begin production in March and be on sale sometime in the summer. The ...

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    Review: 2012 Jeep Patriot
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    Left In The Weeds, But Okay With That Seventy years ago, the Jeep Patriot would have been amazing. In 1941, the year the original Jeep was drawn up, the power windows, air conditioning and automatic transmission in this Patriot Latitude were features only available in cars like Packards. The Patriot has features and dynamic capabilities unheard of back ...

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    Official: 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition gets even more patriotic
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    While it may be the day after Remembrance Day in Canada, but the patriotic folks at Jeep are honouring American Veterans Day with a new special edition version of its 2013 Patriot. Appropriately enough, the Freedom Edition comes in only red, white or blue, and boasts a rather large star graphic on the hood and rear quarter panels. Unique 17-inch wheels ...

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    Report: Jeep Cherokee and Grand Wagoneer to return
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    Big changes are in store for the Jeep brand, bringing in models from both the Dodge and Fiat brands, according to an Automotive News report. In addition to new powertrains aimed at improving fuel economy, it appears that Fiat models will underpin new vehicles that will replace some less-capable offerings from the iconic off-road brand. The biggest change ...

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    Confirmed: Dodge Dart SRT in the works, as Compass, Town & Country set to die off
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    Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has shed a little light on the future of a few Chrysler products, including the Jeep Compass, Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Dart. While speaking at the Chrysler Belvidere Assembly Plant, Marchionne said both the Jeep Patriot and Compass will continue to be build at the facility through 2014, at which point it ...

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    New York: Jeep climbs to higher Altitude with murdered-out special editions
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    We know what you're thinking: You'd love to buy a new Jeep, but only if it were more... black. Fortunately, dear friend, the Chrysler division has answered your prayers with a raft of special editions called Altitude. The name was selected by online poll, and the vehicles were previewed by a series of "production-intent" concepts at successive auto ...

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    Report: Chrysler planning Dodge Avenger successor after all?
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    Don't cry for the Dodge Avenger just yet. According to USA Today, Chrysler is set to introduce new midsized sedans to replace both the Chrysler 200 and the much-maligned Dodge Avenger. The vehicles will be built on a version of the same platform that underpins the 2013 Dodge Dart. That news runs contrary to word that the Avenger is headed to the great ...

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    Fiat platform to underpin three Jeeps
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    The Jeep product portfolio will undergo some major changes in the next few years, starting with the addition of a new subcompact crossover and a flagship, seven-passenger Grand Wagoneer. Still, Jeep assures the world that even with these changes, the automaker will still stand true to its off-road heritage. That seven-slat grille has to stand for ...