The 2017 Jeep Compass is way, way better than the old one
The 2017 Jeep Compass replaces both the old Compass as well as the Patriot.
It slots between the Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee, and its exterior perfectly matches that.
The model you see here is the Trailhawk, which is meant for more rugged driving situations.
The Trailhawk adds features like tow hooks, chunkier tires and a low range with a 20-to-1 crawl ratio.
Every Compass is powered by a 2.4-liter I4 engine good for 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.
With a 4x2 drivetrain, the buyer can select either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.
Move up to a 4x4 drivetrain, and the options change to a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic.
This four-banger is reportedly capable of up to 30 mpg on the highway.
Pricing and availability are still to be confirmed.
Keep on scrolling to check out way more pictures of Jeep's latest on-and-off-road offering.