Ultimately the 2017 Jeep Compass seems poised to do exactly as Jeep intended—appease the faithful and bring in fresh blood. With the compact CUV market expected to grow 20 percent globally by 2020, Jeep paid special attention to their replacement: the new 2017 Jeep Compass. Bridging the capability gap between the Renegade Trailhawk and Cherokee Trailhawk, the Compass Trailhawk gets a few unique pieces to make it more capable off-road than your standard Compass. The latter gets the Jeep Compass Trailhawk. The first-ever Jeep Compass Trailhawk is no different.
2017 Jeep Compass First Drive – Autoblog
The only thing the 2017 Jeep Compass has in common with the model it replaces is its nameplate. Thing is, even with the new Compass, Jeep still has two SUVs of similar size in its lineup. Check out the series of Short Cut videos below to see the Compass Trailhawk tackle some substantial off-road obstacles.The new Compass replaces not only the previous Compass but also the related Patriot . None of those things are true of the 2017 Compass. A six-speed auto is optional on front-drive Compass models, but we weren’t able to try that combination.
First Drive: 2017 Jeep Compass
As it stands, the 2017 Jeep Compass is both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Renegade and Wrangler obviously occupy the former, and the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, future Grand Wagoneer, and now the Compass all fall under the latter. The brand’s designs follow two distinct languages, Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, and all present and future Jeep models fall under one of those two umbrellas. Two new design languages, now fully fleshed-outYou’re probably able to tell at this point, but the Compass contains way more Grand Cherokee design than Wrangler, and that’s certainly not a bad thing. (Brian Leon)As far as tech options go, the Compass follows standard FCA procedure, though something new is afoot for this model.
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