There are iv models: base of operations Sport, volume-selling Latitude, trail-rated Trailhawk together with luxe Limited, amongst the Sport FWD model starting at $20,995 together with the Limited all-wheel-drive (AWD) version listed at $28,995. No longer the cheapest Jeep inwards the lineup, the 2017 Compass similar a shot comes amongst to a greater extent than touchstone equipment, including push-button start, cruise control, a backup camera, keyless entry, an electrical parking brake together with a 5-inch touchscreen good arrangement amongst Bluetooth together with vocalism commands on all models. Further elevating the Compass from its minimalist, hard-plastic by are novel optional upgrades such equally a 2-pane powerfulness sliding sunroof, a powerfulness elevator gate, 19-in alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, heated forepart seats, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control and Uconnect 7-in together with 8.5-in touchscreen infotainment amongst Android Auto and Apple Car Play connectivity. The 2017 Compass also gains parity amongst class competitors amongst modern security technology, including vii airbags, equally good as adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic detection, lane-keep aid and forward-collision mitigation as options. And yes, yous tin plow off the steering-correcting business office of the lane-keep aid if it becomes annoying.
Updated from the previous Compass is a port-injected 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, boosted 8 horsepower together with 10 lb-ft of torque for 2017, although you'd live difficult pressed to notice the difference. Low-end grunt amongst either the novel Aisin 6-speed automatic (on FWD models) or ZF-designed 9-speed auto (on AWD versions) is decent cheers to wide-ratio gearing, but ane time underway, throttle reply for passing or merging is solely adequate. Although fairly tranquillity at idle together with when cruising, the 2.4-liter was a tad raucous when pressed difficult at higher revs. H5N1 sprint to lx mph takes a fleck over ix seconds, which agency the Compass volition barely continue ahead of a Toyota Corolla. Standard amongst automatic transmission, Engine Stop Start shuts off the engine at stoplights to relieve fuel together with therefore automatically restarts the engine when the driver lifts a pes off the brake pedal. ESS was a footling balky inwards the 9-speed automatic Limited 4x4 nosotros drove, amongst a noticeable bump together with lurch if yous were also quick coming off the brake to the accelerator, together with wide-open throttle shifts were non crisp. The Aisin 6-speed automatic inwards a FWD Latitude proved to live much improve on both counts.. H5N1 6-speed manual volition also live sold, but none were available during this drive. Jeep claims these together with other measures boost fuel economy: The AWD 2.4-liter automatic is rated at 22 miles per gallon inwards the metropolis together with thirty mpg on the highway, upward 2 to 5 mpg over a similar 2016 model. We saw an observed 25 mpg inwards mixed driving of an AWD automatic Compass over city, province together with interstate roads inwards Texas Hill Country.
Compared to the outgoing model, the 2017 Compass offers improved on-road ride together with treatment together with unmatched (for this cost together with size class) off-road moxie. New Koni frequency-selective shocks produce a credible undertaking tamping downward high-speed chop over fossil oil route surfaces. Most Compass models only receive got a tire-repair kit nether the cargo floor, therefore yous mightiness desire to cheque the box for an optional compact spare. Steering is quick together with precise amongst a low-cal endeavour but lacks feedback. Brakes are improved, too, switching from the previous fade-prone front-disc/rear-drum setup to 4-wheel discs. Overall, the Compass feels tight, amongst a quiet, rattle-free, squeak-free structure. This is truthful fifty-fifty when traversing uneven off-road terrain.
The compact-utility segment has grown tremendously inwards recent times, but none of the competitors tin top Jeep's AWD legacy or hardware. Ten years, ii owners together with ane bankruptcy subsequently the kickoff one, Jeep finally equally an all-new, road-to-roof Compass inwards showrooms. Even if yous never programme on putting a bicycle off-pavement, the Compass is compact plenty to move good equally an urban SUV. No longer is it the cheapest exceptional on the menu, but it's yet a adept value. The 2017 Jeep Compass is worth taking a expect at.