2017 Jeep Compass Review

Towns in central southern Pennsylvania—like Cassville, Mt. Union, and Huntingdon—have a mystifying combination of highways and scenic dirt roads. The versatility of these roads begs for a vehicle like the 2017 Jeep Compass that can handle them in style.

This review of the 2017 Jeep Compass will lay out all the important details you need to know. So, without further ado, let’s get started by looking at how the Jeep Compass performs.compass

Performance Specifications

The standard 2017 Jeep Compass has a 5-speed manual transmission and is powered by a 4-cylinder 2.0L engine and a front-wheel drivetrain. This vehicle puts out a respectable 158 horsepower and 141 lb-ft of torque.

For combined efficiency and power, the new Jeep Compass offers the 2.4L Tigershark Multiair® 2 engine. This available engine comes equipped with a class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission and puts out up to 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Combine this amount of power with its EPA-estimated 22 city/30 highway MPG and off-road geared equipment and there’s virtually nowhere you can’t get to in this vehicle.

Jeep Compass Off-Road Adventure-ability

As a recipient of Jeep’s Trail-Rated® badge, the 2017 Compass is equally as enjoyable on and off the pavement. Standard and available features allow for customization depending on the adventures you plan to take, whether they’re to the supermarket or to the top of Blue Mountain.

The available Jeep® Active Drive 4×4 System works with your engine to keep efficiency high while providing 4×4 capability. Switch between two- and four-wheel drive to save gas when 4×4 isn’t needed.
Excellent handling and gripping from systems like this one have earned the Trailhawk® trim level the title of the “most capable compact SUV in its segment” *. When properly equipped, this trim level pushes the boundaries of off-roading.

Jeep Compass Safety & Security Features

Jeep goes above and beyond to include several advanced safety features in the standard trim of the 2017 Jeep Compass like the Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System. This system actively prevents car theft by using engine immobilizer and encoded ignition technology.compass

Other available advanced safety and security features can up protection and prevention even more. Systems like LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking work preemptively to assist you and minimize damage in instances of unpredictability.

Other available features like Rain-Sensing Wipers and Automatic Headlamps anticipate your needs by automatically activating the windshield wipers and headlamps, so you have one less thing to worry about while you’re driving.

Test Drive the 2017 Jeep Compass

Though we couldn’t possibly cram all the features and aspects of the 2017 Jeep Compass into this brief summary, we hope that we could give you a better idea of how this compact SUV can complement your lifestyle in Cassville, Mt. Union, or Huntingdon.

Drivers in these areas should reach out to us at Price Motor Sales for more information on this model and to schedule a test drive.


* Most Capable Compact SUV Ever is based on historical U.S. unibody C-SUV segment competitors as identified by the 2016 CY WardsAuto Small Cross/Utility Vehicle SUV Segment (1985-2017). 4×4 capability is based on Jeep® Compact vehicles offering a low-range power transfer unit with a 20:1 crawl ratio and 4×4 low-range capability. This claim excludes all over FCA US LLC vehicles.