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The next Jeep Compass is official

by David Zatz on

2017 Jeep Compass

Jeep today released photos of what it calls the 2017 Jeep Compass, without any details except that it will have a variety of engines, be sold around the world, and be shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The new Jeep should be available in the United States in the first quarter of 2017. We had expected the next Compass to carry a 2018 model year, and suspect that the 2017 Compass label is incorrect, since there is already a 2017 model-year for the current model.

New Compass Trailhawk

There are few surprises after a recent reveal; the next Compass will sit on the same basic chassis as the Renegade, but may be larger. The engine choices may be the same in North America (1.4 turbo without AWD, 2.4 four with AWD); or it might use the new Hurricane four-cylinder, though this seems unlikely at the moment. A ZF nine-speed is likely to be the only transmission in North America.

2018 Jeep Compass

For more information and photos, including a picture of the hatch, see our 2018 Jeep Compass page.  Update: we now have videos, new photos, and some specs.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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