FCA has debuted its new 2017 Jeep Compass, which features 4×4 capability, on-road driving dynamics, fuel-efficient powertrains, and updated styling.
“Our all-new 2017 Jeep Compass enters an extremely important and growing segment worldwide, and does so with an unmatched list of attributes…” says Mike Manley, head of Jeep Brand for FCA Global. “Built around the world for customers everywhere, Jeep Compass raises the bar in the compact-SUV segment.”
Available in four different trim configurations — Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk — the exterior of the 2017 Jeep Compass features a clamshell hood with a double break line and center bulge, LED tail lamps, a power liftgate, headlamp bezels with a black outline, and a grille set in a Gloss Black field. A Gloss Black painted roof and a dual-pane sunroof is also available.
The vehicle’s interior showcases 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreen displays. The center console integrates the functional features of the Jeep Compass, including gear-shift selection, electronic parking break, engine stop-start controls, climate and volume control knobs, and media charging and connectivity ports within a cubby bin.
The driver’s cockpit features a 3.5- or 7-inch LED driver information display instrument cluster, and a Jeep steering wheel with integrated audio, voice, and speed controls. Mesh side pockets can also be found throughout the vehicle.
The 2017 Jeep Compass offers four new Uconnect systems for North America, which includes features such as enhanced processing power, faster startup times, and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics. Apple CarPlay, Android Audio, SiriusXM Radio, Travel Link, Traffic and Guardian Connected Services, are also available.
Two advanced 4×4 systems — Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low — are offered for the vehicle. Both systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain program, providing up to five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud modes, plus a Rock mode on the Trailhawk model).
A total of five engines – three gasoline and two diesel – will be offered, depending on the market worldwide. In North America, the 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine will power the Compass, delivering up to 30 miles per gallon.
In an effort to optimize engine output, the 2017 Jeep Compass is the only compact SUV to offer a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The vehicle also offers more than 70 available active and passive safety and security features, including Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control, with electronic roll mitigation, and seven standard air bags.
The 2017 Jeep Compass will be manufactured in Brazil, China, Mexico, and India for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world.
The Jeep lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Renegade, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.