2017 Jeep Compass & Patriot Replacement’s Interior Exposed

Jeep was transferring a truckload of camouflaged prototypes of their upcoming compact crossover and we were there to nab some spy shots including of the interior.

Slotting between the new Renegade and existing Cherokee, Jeep’s new compact model will replace both the existing Compass and Patriot using one of those names, as the brand’s global chief recently revealed.

“We’ve got two very good names, two well-established names with Compass and Patriot that continue to perform very well,” he said. “It will be one of those names — which one, we’re going to have to wait and see.”

The insides of the compact model have a similar no-frills styling and simple layout as the larger Cherokee with a large infotainment screen flanked by air vents on either side dominating the center console.

On the outside, as far as we can tell, the Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) brand appears to have gone for a more refined and discreet look compared to the rugged Renegade and flashier Cherokee, with a traditional face akin to the Grand Cherokee, and a slightly raked tailgate and roofline at the back.

Under the skin, it will ride on a stretched and widened version of FCA’s “Small Wide 4×4” architecture from the Renegade and the related Fiat 500X, offering both front wheel- and all-wheel drive variants which are believed to be paired to either a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder or an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four, possibly available with a six-speed manual and nine-speed automatic. Some markets may also get diesel options.

Like the Renegade, it will be offered in a trail-rated Trailhawk version sporting a longer suspension travel, tougher bodywork, disconnecting four-wheel drive and nine-speed automatic transmission, plus added features such as the Selec-Terrain traction management system.

Full production of the new model is expected to kick off early next year at two plants, in Pernambuco, Brazil and Toluca, Mexico.
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  • Jay

    looks like they stuck with styling of the compass, I actually preferred the patriots style but meh..

    • BqWsRe

      Patriot was much better than the Compass.

      • Jay

        I agree with you. would’ve bought one if it had a more powerful engine.

        • BqWsRe

          Yes, but the new Patriot should remedy that along with a new 9-speed gearbox. Be worthy of the Patriot name.

          • Jay

            Except if it looks like a compass, which would be a no-go for me..

          • BqWsRe

            Agree. Last one was ugly and not very Jeep-like.

            This one already looks better. Just hope they nail the details and it drives like a Jeep. Loved the Grand Cherokee I drove not long ago.

  • Ben S

    i like the proportions and stance of the exterior, but not crazy about what i can see of the dash.

  • Archknight77

    They can’t bring this to market fast enough, I see Jeep having an issue of keeping up with demand for this model. Based on the interior, they actually listened to what customers wanted and they got it right.

  • Gerald Michael

    Still looks like the design around the D-pillar is too derivative of what we see with pretty much every crossover out there already. Time will tell.

    • BqWsRe

      Everyone copies the Jeep that’s why.

  • DMJ

    Looks good, I hope they have it in Europe with the 1.6L diesel.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I’d go with Compass. Patriot is too “Freedom Fries” to me. Plus Patriot makes me think of Bill Belichick and cheating.

    • BqWsRe

      You are that type of person.

      I would go with Jeep Patriot. Obviously it is a strong, recognizable name around the world. Jeep is an American identity and that sells Jeeps around the world. Jeep came from World War II and the military, sorry hippies. Compass sounds like one of those plastic battery-operated children’s toy cars at Walmart.

      Are you insecure about Tom Brady and The Patriots winning 4 Superbowls and being super successful? Lol The won last year again, no cheating required. That had to hurt you…

  • 69prince boy

    This will sell like hotcakes

  • Grumpy

    Looks like a baby Grand Cherokee. Like it.

  • BqWsRe

    Looking like a baby Grand Cherokee, which is a great thing. With the Grand Cherokee getting an extensive refresh next year, it will slot in nicely.

    Looking forward to the new Jeep Patriot.

  • Alex Magana

    Why all the brand new vehicles are with this ugly and stupid paintjob?! Damn they ruin the whole Car Specialities!