2017 Jeep Compass

Jeep has a rich tradition of crafting vehicles more than capable of handling off-road challenges dating back to World War 2. After the war, servicemen and women loved the Jeeps so much the manufacturer decided to make some back home for everyday use. 75 years later, the Jeep brand is still synonymous with quality and performance capability.

The 2017 Jeep Compass is the newest vehicle in the manufacturer’s line. Arriving in dealerships in spring of this year, the Compass delivers affordability, aggressive styling, and the legendary performance capabilities befitting the Jeep brand.

Furthermore, what makes the Jeep Compass an interesting buy is the diversity of models offered. Below is a closer look at what you will receive with each trim option, its price, and more.

Jeep Compass Sport

The Jeep Compass Sport is a good foray into the brand for new buyers or those wanting some Jeep features at an affordable price. Starting at $19,940, the Compass Sport has an enticing price point, making it more affordable than other SUV options like the Chevrolet Trax.

With the Jeep Compass Sport, you receive the 2.0 DOHC 16V I4 engine. The engine delivers 158-horsepower output, which is suitable for your everyday commutes while also providing a boost should you need to climb up steep inclines. Moreover, the I4 engine achieves excellent fuel efficiency with its 30 highway mpg.

To give this model the responsive feel Jeep is known for, it comes with a five-speed manual transmission. This transmission allows you to customize your drives to your style. Speaking of your drives, with SiriusXM Satellite Radio and the Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth Stream Audio system, you have unlimited access to all the music you want.

Jeep Compass Sport SE

While the base offering of the Jeep Compass Sport delivers impressive styling, if you prefer a more refined look the Jeep Compass Sport SE is the right fit for you. This model comes with sharp exterior paint choices such as Redline 2 Coat Pearl and Black Clear Coat to achieve a look you won’t find with comparable models.

Enhancing its profile is the mineral gray interior accents. This provides a bold contrast while also achieving durability with the heated sports mesh and vinyl cloth front seats. To up the game further, Jeep equipped this model with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

On the performance side, you receive the same engine offered in the Jeep Compass Sport. However, due to the change in styling, you’ll notice a dip in fuel economy with this model earning 26 highway mpg. With a starting price of $22,185, this model offers a good amount of styling perks to make it worth the cost if luxury styling is your preference.

2017 Jeep Compass Latitude

The next step up in the offerings is the 2017 Jeep Compass Latitude. This model comes with a multitude of convenience equipment such as remote keyless entry. Moreover, you will enjoy the ample space in the Latitude’s interior, where you have up to 53.6 cubic feet of cargo space to transport items.

Similar to all Compass models, you have your choice between front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive systems. If you opt for the FWD you’ll pay around $24,340 whereas if you want the 4×4 system you’ll pay $26,340. However, considering how much capability you receive with 4×4 system, the modest increase in price will be well worth it.

2017 Jeep Compass High Altitude

If you crave rugged capability and exceptional design, the 2017 Jeep High Altitude is a good choice to consider further. This model features touches of elegance such as the 17-inch aluminum wheels with granite painted pockets, a power sunroof, and heated leather-trimmed front seats. Starting at a price of $25,645, you’ll receive a luxury look without the high cost.

Performance wise, there isn’t much that distinguishes this model from the other two. The Jeep High Altitude does generate a bit more of a power punch with its 172-horsepower output, giving it a good mix of power and efficiency–it earns up to 26 highway mpg. Overall, the Jeep High Altitude is perfect if you want to elevate your drives in style and performance.

2017 Compass 75th Anniversary Edition

To commemorate Jeep’s 75 years of being the primer SUV brand, Jeep wanted to pay homage to the vehicle that began it all for them–the Willys MB. You will find elements of Jeep’s heritage sprinkled throughout this model including its badging.

This model comes with the standard 2.0 DOHC 16V I4 engine offering. This engine achieves 172-horsepower and has enough power to tow up to 1,000 pounds. The perfect pairing with this engine is the six-speed automatic transmission. Along with a seamless driving experience, this model delivers good performance with a fuel economy of 27 highway mpg.

This anniversary model will be sought after by Jeep enthusiasts looking to add to their collection. Best of all, with a starting price of $25,665–for the front-wheel-drive option–this model is affordable.

With each of these models, you also receive great equipment options found in other Jeep models such as Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist. What’s more, if you elect for the 4×4 system, you can choose to add the available Freedom Drive II Off-Road group. This system combines the best of Jeep’s durable handling on a wide variety of surface conditions to give you peace of mind your Jeep can tackle some of the most demanding environments.

Our Take

Overall, the Jeep Compass offers a diverse array of choices concerning its model selections. This allows you to pick out the best one for you based on your styling preferences, performance needs, and budgetary concerns. Because of this versatility, it makes owning a Jeep brand vehicle more affordable.

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