According to early reports, the 2017 Jeep Compass will present to automotive consumers with a full redesign. There are very few details regarding what will be updated, modified and redesigned on and within the vehicle at this time. What is known is that the forthcoming vehicle will find itself based upon the very same platform of both the Fiat 500X and the Jeep Renegade. This is welcomed news its fans, that have made it the company’s second most affordable vehicle behind the Renegade since the discontinuation of the Jeep Patriot (which will occur within the middle of next year).
2017 Jeep Compass – Engine and Performance
Industry rumors indicate that the new offering of the 2017 Jeep Compass will be afforded more credibility in regards to off-road capabilities. This is said to be due to the fact that the vehicle’s power train will be intelligently coupled with an automatic nine speed gearbox as well as an all-wheel drive system. It has also been reported that under the hood of the latest addition to the Jeep portfolio will be garnered from a duo of engines that are currently in use via the company. The first of which will be a gasoline powered turbo charged 2.0 liter engine capable of an output of upwards of 160 horsepower. This engine is said to bear the name, Tigershark and is said to be of the next generation of the company’s power units. The second power option will be in the form of a turbo diesel, four-cylinder 2.4 liter engine that will have 172 hp. The specifications of the engine are reported to be fairly similar to those of the vehicle’s current engine.
2017 Jeep Compass – Exterior and Interior Design
The last refresh for the Jeep Compass occurred within the model year of 2011, which fervently increased the vehicle’s success. Although there is no information currently available regarding the exterior of the vehicle, there are a wide number of industry experts that contend that Fiat Chrysler will afford it with a classic Jeep aesthetic. There are others that speculate that the exterior of the new model variant will deliver consumers with a quirkiness that is more reminiscent of a marriage between the Cherokee and the Renegade. Per [unofficial] reports, the current front grille that is best described as “old fashioned” with chrome accents will be retained. The grille continues to appear quite captivating with its HID lamps aside it. The ground base of the sport utility vehicle will present as larger while the vehicle will now sit atop 22 inch Stars Spoke alloy wheels.
There are a number of industry rumors that strongly contend that the 2017 Jeep Compass will be larger than ever before. With that being said, both the driver and their five passengers expressly comfortable. The windows of the sport utility vehicle are said to be covered via Privacy Black Glass that will afford it with a bold appearance from the exterior. Also within the interior, consumers will discover that it hosts an improved entertainment system as well as an updated audio system.
2017 Jeep Compass – Release Date and Price
It is speculated that the 2017 Jeep Compass will be released by the middle of next year and carry a base price tag of $22,000.