Whenever Jeep discontinued its previous models, the question was whether Off-road would resurrect either models or only one. Now, we have the answer, and even though one is the loneliest number, its clear 4×4 put twice as much effort in the Compass’ replacement unit.
The 2017 Jeep Compass is an all-new model, sporting a peek that’s significantly closer to the present Cherokee and Grand Cherokee than the model that came up before it. It’s still rocking the seven-slot entrée that stands as a hallmark of Jeep design, but the whole deal is significantly more natural than before.
The inside is no longer a monochrome, hard-plastic penalty field, too, which is nice. It looks, again, like a hybrid of the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, with a multitude of physical buttons and pulls resting below the U-Connect infotainment system. Depending on the model, the drivers get either a 3. 5- or 7-inch information display nestled between the gauges.
In phrases of power-train, options are limited in the US. There is just one available engine a 2. 4-liter, that puts out one hundred and eighty horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. In case the buyer prefers front-wheel drive, they can choose a six-speed automated or six-speed manual tranny. Move to a four wheel drive drive-train, and the automated transmission gains three added gears for a sum of nine. The manual is accessible on the 4×4, as well. The four-banger is capable of reaching up to 40 mpg.
If going rough-road is on your to-do list, there’s a new Trail hawk configuration available. Gowns the most rugged lean, offering the same baubles that are available on other Trail hawk models, like tow hooks, chunkier four tires, a minimal range with a 20-to-1 crawl ratio, an increased ride height and better approach, break over and departure angles.
Unlike the last Compass, there’s some actual technology in the new one. There are three options for U-Connect touch-screen sizes 5. 0 or 8.4 inches. The latter two systems come with Apple Car Play and Google android Auto Smartphone connectivity.
Presently there are a number of active and passive burglar alarms on offer, too. Offered features include forward crash warning, autonomous emergency braking system, lane departure warning, sightless spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a back-up camera.