2017 Jeep Compass
For the 2017 model year, Jeep gave the Jeep Compass an entire new look and lineup and customers have been loving it. The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is a modern compact crossover SUV that is small enough to comfortably drive and park in crowded big cities, but also large enough and capable enough for those that like to pack up all of their camping gear to go on an overnight off-roading camping adventure.
Engines and Trims
The 2017 Jeep Compass lineup consists of four trims, two engines, and two drivetrains. The Compass Sport is the base trim, the Compass Latitude is next in the lineup, then there is the off-roading beast, the Compass Trailhawk, and finally there is the trim that is a perfect mix of capable and luxury, the Compass Limited.
2.4L I4 MultiAir Engine
The Compass Sport and Compass Latitude both come standard with two-wheel drive, but drivers can upgrade the vehicle to four-wheel drive if they wish. Both trims are equipped with a 180-horsepower 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir engine paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. This engine gives the Compass Sport and Latitude a fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and a combined city/highway average of 25 mpg.
2.4L 14 MultiAir Engine w/ ESS
The Compass Trailhawk and Limited come standard with four-wheel drive and a 180-horsepower 2.4L I4 MultiAir engine comes with engine start-stop, a technology that helps conserve fuel when the vehicle is stopped, like at a traffic light or in traffic. TheCompass Trailhawk and Limited are both equipped with an AutoStick transmission, which is a driver interactive transaxle shifter that provides clutchless manual shifting. Due to the extra weight of the four-wheel drive system, the Compass Trailhawk and Limited have a slightly lower fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
The 2017 Compass has all of the modern features consumers expect in today’s market. The Compass comes standard with a 5-inch touch screen, six speakers, a USB port in the first and second rows, and Uconnect 3, which is FCA’s built-in infotainment system. The Compass Trailhawk and Limited trims are equipped with an 8.4-inch touch screen and Uconnect 4, and buyers can opt to upgrade the Uconnect system to Uconnect 4C NAV, which has a built-in navigation system.
Comfort and Space
The driver and the passengers remain comfortable in the Jeep Compass as it has a spacious cabin and comfortable materials. Front seat passengers have 41.8 inches of legroom and second-row passengers have 38.3 inches of legroom. The Compass comes standard with cloth seats, and the Compass Trailhawk comes standard with premium cloth seats and the Compass Limited is fitted with leather seats. The trunk area in the Compass (behind the second-row seats) there is 27.2 cubic feet of cargo room, and for extra convenience when carrying cargo, the second-row seats are 60/40 split fold seats, so users can easily fold them flat to make room for big items. If all three of the rear seats are folded flat there is 59.8 cubic feet of space.
Like all other Jeep models, the Jeep Compass has the iconic seven-slot grille and the exterior of the Compass looks like a combination of
the Grand Cherokee and Cherokee. The Compass comes standard with 16-inch black steel wheels, but there are a variety of wheel size options from the factory, including 17-inch and 18-inch wheels. Standard lights are halogen quad headlamps and variable intermittent windshield wipers. Buyers also have the option of nine exterior colors.
The Compass Trailhawk stands out more from the pack than any other Jeep model because it has more protective exterior equipment than the other models. Like the other three Trailhawk trims on the Jeep lineup, the Compass Trailhawk has two red tow hooks in the front and one red tow hook in the back, and these are helpful in case the vehicle gets stuck while off-roading. To protect the vehicle’s most important components protected there are protective skid plates on the vehicle’s transfer case, front suspension, transmission and fuel tank.
Pricing and Warranty
The 2017 Jeep Compass Sport has a starting MSRP of $20,995. The Jeep Trailhawk is a very affordable compact crossover and has a starting MSRP of $28,595.
All Jeep models are backed by a 36,000-mile or three-year limited basic warranty and a five-year or 60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. Additionally, buyers are offered complimentary roadside assistance for 60 months or 60,000 miles.