New compass jeep 2017
New Jeep Compass 2017 review
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Jeep is so popular right now that it can literally invent a vehicle segment. The Patriot that this new Compass also replaces was better-looking but was otherwise similarly unsatisfying. The old Compass design set a low bar that the Compass hurdles over with ease. To us, the aesthetic is attractive, occupying a safe middle ground on the fertile soil between the adorably cartoonish Renegade and the somewhat techno-futuristic Cherokee. The styling also hides a much improved interior resembling that of, you guessed it, the Grand Cherokee, as well as better interior packaging than can be found in either the Renegade or the Cherokee, the latter of which is somewhat tight inside despite its generous exterior dimensions.
The all-new Jeep Compass has been completely redesigned inside and out. The crossover features a new engine, new transmissions, new all-wheel drive systems, and new infotainment and safety technology. The new Compass is the replacement for the outgoing Compass and discontinued Patriot models. The outgoing Jeep Compass is also a model and carries over with no significant changes. For the model year, the Jeep lineup starts with the old and inexpensive Patriot, and the vastly more modern Renegade. Next is the old and new Compass models, which will likely only share dealer lots for one model year before the old one is discontinued.
Despite some grumbling from fans, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA division has embraced crossovers with car-like features as it aims to fill every conceivable utility-vehicle niche. The redesigned Compass replaces not only the previous-generation hatchback model, but also the related Patriot utility vehicle. The outgoing Compass and Patriot had different styling but were mechanically similar, sharing a platform with the long-gone Dodge Caliber hatchback. In contrast, the Compass rides on a stretched version of the architecture used by the smaller Jeep Renegade crossover and its sibling, the Fiat X. Its grille and headlights seem to be influenced by the much larger Grand Cherokee, as were those of the previous Compass. But other aspects of the design, particularly the wheel wells and steeply-raked windshield, bear more of a resemblance to the Cherokee model and the squarer SUV shape of the departing Patriot. While Jeep plans to offer 17 powertrain configurations worldwide, just one engine will be offered in the U.
Every single automaker is benefitting from this boom. This redesigned Compass arrives at the perfect time, then. My Brazilian counterparts had plenty of good things to say about this crossover after a preliminary test late last year. And following a drive of the U. The brand-new Compass throws out everything from the old model — a vehicle based on the truly dreadful Dodge Caliber, remember — and starts fresh with new bones and a new attitude. But one look at this Compass and similarities to the Grand Cherokee are immediately obvious.
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The Compass is a little bigger than a Jeep Renegade but a little smaller than a Cherokee , placing it up against some seriously impressive rivals.,