While Jeep prepares some interesting models to be officially displayed in Geneva in a couple of weeks, others are just waiting to be introduced on the United States market. One of them is the all-new Compass SUV, arriving locally next week.
The official replacement of the late Patriot, the 2017 Jeep Compass is now available in the AWD Sport version, priced at $22,090, while the mid-range Latitude adds another $1,500, for a total of $25,390. Next in kin is the Trailhawk with $29,690, while the top of the line AWD Limited sets you back at $30,990. All pricing include the destination fee.
As you probably knew already, Jeep builds most of its high-end models in Mexico, at Toluca factory, with the new Compass also to be manufactured there.
Besides the cool exterior with an evolutionary design and high-end features inside, the 2017 Jeep Compass is also coming with a good powertrain under the hood, which provides low fuel-consumption and CO2 emissions.
We are looking here at a 2.4-liter flat-four engine, with 180 horsepower and 247 Nm of torque, paired to a six-speed manual transmission, adding a six-speed automatic and a nine-speed automatic gearbox. As aforementioned, the fuel consumption is also exceptional.
This means just 23/32/26 mpg US in city/highway/combined, and that in the 2WD with the manual, becoming thus more fuel efficient than the ongoing model, and the most after the Renegade. On the other hand, the AWD manual variant burns out 22/31/25 mpg. Finally, the nine-speed automatic Compass is set at 22/30/25 mpg in the 2WD, and 21/29/24 mpg in the 4WD.