2017 New Jeep Compass Review

When the Jeep Compass first hit the market, it impressed drivers with its exceptional handling and off-road capability, as well as its efficiency and comforts. Since then, it has seen many permutations, each growing better and better.

When you live in Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport, you’re bound to go off-road or drive through some poor weather. Our team at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is here to show you why the 2017 New Jeep Compass is the perfect SUV for just that.

Head Off Road with Ease

Without the right drivetrain backing you up, it can be especially nerve-wracking trying to navigate slippery or loose roads. However, when you’re behind the wheel of an SUV as capable as the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass, you shouldn’t have to worry too much.2017 New Jeep Compass Review

Where your standard all-wheel drive system might be useful on slippery roads, the Compass takes this a bit further with Selec-Terrain™. This system adapts to road surfaces as you go, so that you’ll have optimal gripping and handling no matter where you’re heading.

Furthermore, the Compass is designed with a rugged AWD suspension, so your vehicle shouldn’t incur any undue wear from your more adventurous driving.

If you plan on driving up some tricky inclines, don’t worry! Hill-start assist will give you the extra push you need to make it to the top.

2017 Jeep Compass: Performance Specs

As you might expect, it takes a pretty powerful engine to back up such an excellent drivetrain. Plus, the Compass engine isn’t just powerful in terms of speed. Rather, it’s the blend of horsepower and efficiency that make it so formidable.

The available 2.4L MultiAir® inline four-cylinder found under the hood of the Compass can generate up to 180 horsepower. However, thanks to start/stop optimization, it maintains first-rate gas mileage, too.

The start/stop feature allows the Compass to turn the engine on an off autonomously while idling. With the help of this feature, the Compass can maintain 31 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.1

Stay Safe Even When the Roads Aren’t

With your powerful engine and adaptable Selec-Terrain™ system, the Compass was made for off-road driving. Still, a little bit of extra security is always nice, and this SUV includes plenty of additional safety features.2017 New Jeep Compass Review

For example, if you’re going down an incline or driving across a slick road, maintaining speeds may be a challenge. With the added speed controls, though, this should be no problem at all.

Then, when you need to come to a complete or sudden stop, rain brake support will wick away all the moisture from your brake discs. That way, your car shouldn’t be in danger of skidding through your stop.

Get Behind the Wheel of the 2017 Jeep Compass

If you have a thirst for adventure, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t satisfy that desire. Get behind the wheel of a versatile vehicle, such as the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass, and you’ll have all the power and safety you need.

At Friendly Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’re happy to let all Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport driver take the Compass for a spin. Schedule your test drive today!


[1] Actual mileage may vary. For more information, please visit: www.jeep.com/fuelefficiency.