Due to discontinuation of Jeep Patriot car model in the mid of this year, the automaker is planning to find its replacement. The new model will arrive in the market as 2017 Jeep Compass. There are still a few details regarding the new model, consumers are anticipating that it will feature impressive redesigns. The car was last refreshed in the year 2011 and it will be designed on the same platform with Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X. The new Compass car model is expected to become one of the most affordable SUV in the auto market today. It will be offered in three trim levels. These include Compass Latitude, Compass Limited, and Compass Sport.
2017 Jeep Compass – Changes and Updates:
The upcoming Jeep Compass adopts a luxurious SUV platform and resembles its predecessor. However, it comes with quite larger dimensions than the previous model including length, width, and wheelbase. The exterior chassis is built using high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum materials to enhance the car’s aerodynamic power and fuel efficiency. The 2017 Jeep Compass will be offered with a more angular body which translates to elegant exterior appearance. Other exterior features include larger bumpers, seven-slot chrome grille, LED headlights, fog lights, and LED taillights. Expect better air intakes at the lower side of the front end for better engine cooling. The new Compass will ride on massive 22-inch alloy wheels thereby enhancing the vehicle’s road stability.
The new Jeep Compass will be offered with a spacious and luxurious cabin featuring top-notch technological equipment. The interior space has been enlarged with sufficient headroom and legroom for a comfortable sitting of up to five passengers. Most of the interior decorations feature wood trimming while the seats adopt premium leather upholstery. Additional interior features for the 2017 Jeep Compass are sunroof, HD touchscreen display, Automatic Climate Control, 4-speaker sound system with satellite radio, compatible USB port interface, Bluetooth smartphone and audio integration, CD/MP3/MP4 player among others. Some of the driver assistance and safety features include integrated navigation Control System, traction control, stability control, child safety locks, rear view camera, parking assist, emergency braking assist, premium air bags and also safety belts.
2017 Jeep Compass – Engine and Transmission:
There are two powertrain options that are likely to be offered for the upcoming 2017 Jeep Compass. The base engine will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit, which is rated to produce up to 158 hp. It will be also paired to five-speed manual or automatic transmission. So, those who want more power may opt for the optional 2.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel motor capable of producing up to 172 hp. The diesel engine will be mated to either Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) or six-speed automatic transmission. Expected fuel economy figures ranges at 20 mpg for city drives, 36 mpg for highways. The acceleration time from 0 to 60mph will be in 9,5 sec. While top speed is 112 mph.
2017 Jeep Compass – Arrival Date and MSRP:
The Jeep has not yet provided details regarding the car’s release date and pricing. However, there are high chances it will enter the market towards the end of this year. Finally, the 2017 Jeep Compass will have manufacturer’s suggested retail price at around $20,800.