Following a droned-out 10-year production run, the 2017 Jeep Compass receives the makeover it desperately necessary
What’s going on?
There’s an all-new 2017 Jeep Compass that was just revealed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. In contrast to prior updates to the outgoing model, which surpassed 10 years old, the 2017 version is really an all-new auto.
So the new 2017 Jeep Compass is in fact new. What’s new about it?
It begins with a significantly-required exterior redesign, which heavily mimics its larger midsize sibling, the Cherokee, but with much better touches. For instance, the Compass utilizes a Grand Cherokee-like grille and headlight design and style, rather than the oddball setup on the standard Cherokee.
The 2017 Jeep Compass also sports a new two-tone paint theme, implying the Cherokee and Renegade somehow came together to give birth to the Compass.
The interior also receives a significantly needed overhaul, with a new design all about with a perceivable boost in construct top quality materials and functional design forms.
Ok, so what powers it?
If you have been guessing a bunch of Fiat-sourced 4-bangers are the mills on offer, you’d be right. Worldwide, the 2017 Jeep Compass gets the selection of up to 5 powertrains, based on what portion of the planet you reside in. In America, the only engine selection will be a Fiat-sourced two.4L Tigershark MultiAir2 4, serving up 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of twist.
Thankfully for the car-liking lot, a six-speed manual is optional for two-wheel and 4-wheel-drive models. The automatic four-wheel drive Compass gets the class-leading ZF-sourced nine-speed automatic, whilst the base two-wheel model gets a typical Aisin six-speed auto.
Will it be any good?
As well early to tell. But we’re guessing this will wet the appetites of those already into the likes of the Subaru Forester and possibly as far as the Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Alltrack. The 2017 Compass promises not to be shy on kit either, with Jeep’s patented Active Drive and Active Drive Low systems as normal.
Being a crossover, it will most likely sell by the millions.
Watch the 2017 Jeep Compass get revealed in Los Angeles, thanks to FCA’s PR team:
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