The 2017 Jeep Compass is trying to be all things to all men (& women!). Firstly, Jeep have styled it on the Grand Cherokee, in fact, it’s more than styled on it, it’s a miniature version. We also know that it will be replacing the current generation Compass and Patriot, which by all accounts is no bad thing – the Patriot isn’t popular in anyone’s standard.
It’s being marketed and developed to sit between the Renegade and the Cherokee, which is a strong market, Jeep better have this right otherwise they’ll sink with the Compass.
2017 Jeep Compass Release date
Some dealerships are offering the option to spec your 2017 Jeep Compass now, but officially it isn’t launched until the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. From there, we will see the full rollout to American dealers in the early part of 2017.
2017 Jeep Compass release date: early 2017
2017 Jeep Compass Price
Of course, options are many, but the base model should sit around the $27,000 – $28,000 level when it hits the showrooms.
2017 Jeep Compass Redesign and changes
The new 2017 Jeep Compass really is that; all new.
It has taken on the look of the Cherokee (which is no bad thing), this is something that we see from a lot of manufacturers now – look at Range Rover for example; the big flashy model gets miniaturized to the lower end model, it’s a great marketing ploy providing that the original vehicle doesn’t look like a sack.
2017 Jeep Compass Video
2017 Jeep Compass Specs
The Compass has been built upon a stretched Renegade platform, this means that front wheel drive will be standard, but there will be an all-wheel drive option (which we think will be popular).
As regards motor choices, well … it looks as though the U.S. will get two choices of motor, the 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo or a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder naturally aspirated, although it must be said that no motor choices and specification have yet been confirmed by Jeep.
2017 Jeep Compass Equipment
Worldwide though, it seems as though Jeep have gone a little crazy; there will be 17 different powertrain options depending on the market & geography.
We do know that the Compass will have a 9-speed auto transmission, although some have hinted at a manual as well, we don’t think that’s going to happen though to be honest.
As for the rest of it, expect to see a reasonably high level of equipment and technology as standard; all the usual suspects will be there – touchscreen infotainment, Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi and of course a myriad of safety systems.