2017 Jeep Compass Review

Highly versatile and value packed, the 2017 Jeep Compass arrives on the scene with plenty to offer small SUV seekers in the Richmond, New Baltimore, and Detroit areas.

In the following review, we’ll go over the Compass’ performance equipment, inner space, and onboard technology to help you decide whether it’s the right SUV model for you.

The Jeep Compass Offers Generous Inner Space

The Jeep Compass is considered a compact SUV, but you’ll be surprised when you open its doors and hop in, as this petite SUV is one of few to offer adult-friendly space at all seating positions.

Headroom and legroom seating measurements of 40.7 inches by 40.6 inches upfront are matched by competitive dimensions of 39.9 inches by 39.4 inches in the backseat, commendable space for passengers to get comfortable, even with 5 on board.

The Compass’ rear seats recline and the rear seatback split folds, allowing you to further adapt the SUV’s interior when you need more room for carrying cargo over passengers.

Performance Equipment Options

The 2017 Jeep Compass offers a strong array of performance options to match your driving needs. If you’re seeking a good balance between power and efficiency, you’ll be pleased with the standard 158-horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder engine that offers a smooth and energetic ride.

For a Compass with more power, the larger 2.4L four-cylinder engine with 172 horsepower is a willing match. A five-speed manual comes standard with the base engine while 3 transmissions, including 2 continuously variable transmissions and a six-speed automatic are available.

Two 4-wheel drive systems are offered in the Compass lineup. The first, Freedom Drive I®, backs your vehicle with the added confidence of power delivery to all four wheels for all-weather travel. The second, Freedom Drive II®, provides the multiplied torque required for an impressive slow crawl ratio, making no trail off-limits.

2017 Compass Media Technology

You’ll connect with more than just nature behind the wheel of the Jeep Compass. That’s because there’s four Uconnect®-powered levels of infotainment technology available, starting with the standard Radio 130 package. Radio 130 comes with Bluetooth® connection that allows you to access your phonebook while in the car and make calls handsfree.

It also features intuitive voice command technology that further simplifies managing volume and your media source options. You just speak a command out loud and the system carries your request out accordingly.

The highest package, Radio 430N, features an expansive 6.5-inch touchscreen and rapid-response Garmin® GPS Navigation system with bold, clear graphics that makes getting where you need to go straightforward and easy.

Finding a Compass Near You

Offering impressive cabin space, versatile performance options, and top-notch technology, the 2017 Jeep Compass is one talented compact SUV. Need a little direction on where to go to test drive a Compass in the Richmond, New Baltimore, or Detroit area?

You can count on Dick Huvaere’s Richmond CDJR, your total resource for new Jeeps! We have a vast inventory of Compass SUVs in stock and a dedicated team of Jeep experts ready to lead you to the Compass trim and package that’s right. Schedule your Jeep Compass test drive with us today!


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