New 2017 Jeep Compass Is Fun To Drive But It’s Not Flawless

The new generation of the Jeep Compass slots right between the Cherokee and the Renegade models, filling a major gap in Jeep’s range, but can it deliver the goods?

Customers in the US will be able to choose between front- and all-wheel drive versions of the new Jeep, with the latter offering two available 4×4 systems: the regular Jeep Active Drive and the Trailhawk-specific Active Drive Low which features a 20:1 crawl ratio and five different drive modes.

Unlike other regions, the US-spec Jeep Renegade comes with one engine option only, the 2.4-liter petrol four-cylinder with 180 horses and 175 pound-feet (237 Nm) of torque.

2WD models can be fitted with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission while AWD models get the nine-speed automatic gearbox as well as the aforementioned manual.

How does the new Jeep Compass fare against the established competition? KBB’s latest review video delivers their verdict.

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  • Six_Tymes

    Hey KB, might as well just name your reviews: Sarcastic Car Reviews

  • dumblikeyou2

    “But It’s Not Flawless”
    Um, what model from FCA ever was????

  • CAN’T WATCH THIS GUY. HIS MUGGING FOR THE CAMERA CREEPS ME OUT.

    • SamBamm

      At least he is entertaining to one person; himself.

  • Gerald Michael

    Excellent outward visibility? Out the front, sure, but the back third is one big annoying blind spot.

  • Six Thousand Times

    So, as you might expect, Jeep went to extra trouble making it a decent off-roader. You wouldn’t take a Rogue off of a dirt road. The 2.4 litre Tigershark is a turd, though.

  • Jack Mavro

    More FCA junk

  • pcurve

    this is a nice looking car. But then again, 200 was a nice looking car too.

  • smartacus

    nobody in their right mind would put their hard-earned wages into that depreciating FCA money pit.

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