All-New 2017 Jeep Compass First Drive

Feb 28, 2017 11:10 AM EST | Ileen Jasmine

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Most fans are loving the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass. Not only is it stylish, it packs a lot of power for a crossover, too.

It is very well improved compared to the previous model. The 2017 Jeep Compass no longer has the cheap interior and boxy styling of the previous one.

It now boasts a design based on the flagship Grand Cherokee model. Aaron Turpen from New Atlas recently tried and tested the new Compass.

In his report, Turpen said he was impressed with the overall capability. It is just the right size for small families.

The 2017 Jeep Compass also offers a wide range of capability from everyday clear weather to offroading. On the outside, it boasts a rounded and well-defined front fascia.

It is bordered by thin headlamps which show how techie this crossover is. It also has strong fenders.

All of these changes in the appearance, yet the new Compass still carries the Jeep branding with its slotted grille design. And of course, who could take away the high stance?

Down below, there is added tire clearance. Inside, the wheel wells are accented by black edges that scream off-road capability.

As for what's inside, the new Compass is now equipped with high-quality materials. It's built with soft-touch plastics and gives the passengers a more user-friendly experience. Its dashboard looks quite nice, and seating is made comfortable for those long hours of travel.

As for the cargo space, the 2017 Jeep Compass is rated at 27.2 cubic feet or 770 liters with the rear seats up. When the rear seats are folded, the cargo space improves to 59.8 cubic feet or 1,693 liters.

As expected, prospect buyers have can choose between a front-wheel and four-wheel drive models. There are also four trim levels offered such as the Trailhawk, Limited, Sport and Latitude.

As for what's under the hood, the 2017 Jeep Compass carries a 2.4-liter four-cylinder "Tigershark" engine for every model in North America. It can produce up to 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.

All in all, the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is a great family ride with off-road capabilities for any adventure. It is definitely something to consider when buying a new crossover.

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