Compass: mpg, $$$ Pricing and gas mileage for the new 2017 Jeep Compass (as opposed to the old 2017 Jeep Compass, which is still at dealers) has just been released. Every Compass uses a 2.4 liter engine (the older model had a 2.0 as well). The best mileage, an impressive 23 city/32 highway, comes with the six-speed manual transmission and front wheel drive. Going to the all wheel drive version, though, doesn’t hurt much — stripping off 1 mpg from both numbers. Automatic buyers can find two transmissions. Front drivers get a six-speed, yielding 22 city, 31 highway — the same as the AWD manual. As for AWD automatics, they have nine speeds and yield a respectable 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway. The base price of the old 2017 Compass was $19,940; the new Compass Sport starts at $20,995, but comes much better equipped. Add $1,500 for AWD. Buyers stepping up to the well-equipped Latitude, which is probably going to be the volume seller, will pay $24,295 whether they want FWD or AWD. Moving up to the Limited adds $4,700 to the ticket — and AWD is the only option ($28,995). The Compass Trailhawk is the only truly off-road-capable car in the set, as the bearer of serious skid plates (and various aids to mobility). This Compass starts at $28,595 and, as one would expect, is AWD only. All prices exclude the mandatory $1,095 destination charge. The Compass has reportedly started production, but shipping from Toluca, Mexico will start next week. The top model is a fully optioned Limited — $34,695.