The Compass is a compact SUV produced by Chrysler, under the Jeep badge. This model originally came in 2006 and its production will be ended soon. Although this SUV was accepted well, it will be probably replaced by new model, which company prepares as a replacement both for Compass and Patriot model. Although it was expected that production will end with 2016 year models, now it looks like that it will be prolonged for one year more, so we could see 2017 Jeep Compass also. However, those are just a rumors for now, so you should take it with big reserve.
2017 Jeep Compass specs
Since this will probably be the last year of production, it is hard to expect something special. The 2017 Jeep Compass will come with the pretty much same characteristics as current model. It will be basically the same model as refreshed one that came in 2011. It will come with the same Cherokee-like outside look, which is also characterized by several unique details. The 20117 Compass will be available in three trim levels – Sport, Latitude and Limited. There are also two sub-trims called Altitude Edition and High Altitude Editions, which are some kind of enchased variants of Sport and Latitude trims, respectively.
The 2017 Jeep Compass will be also full of safety features such as antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags, all as standard features. When it is about engines, things will also remain unchanged. Base model will be powered by 2.0 liter I-4, which has max output of158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque. Optional engine for 2017 Jeep Compass will be 2.4 liter inline-four, which is good enough for 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be paired with 6-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Jeep Compass replacement
As it was mentioned several times so far, Chrysler prepares an all-new model which will come as replacement for Compass and Patriot models, so 2017 Jeep Compass should be the last one. New model will belong to the class of compact SUVs and it will stand belong Renegade and Cherokee models. The testing model has been spotted, but we still don’t know most of the details. We can see that it comes in company’s new design language and that it uses many solutions of Renegade. Rest of details will be known in the future. It is expected to come somewhere in 2017.