2017 Jeep Compass LA Auto Show Update: Now A Compact SUV Worthy Of Buying

Nov 18, 2016 07:29 AM EST | Mariechris Felipe

The 2017 Jeep Compass debuts at LA Auto Show Update with only one goal To correct its predecessor's mistake and finally be a compact SUV worthy of buying. it successfully did with added visual interest and powerful new mechanics. While the new compass is renewed, the Jeep Patriot bids farewell and will not be available in the US anymore.

Aesthetically, the 2017 Jeep Compass presents an evolutionary design based on its predecessor. The most notable changes are the renovation of the front with new headlights and a redesigned grille, the roofline, the new C-pillar and rear window is closer, according to Car and Driver.

Inside, an information screen can be seen with 3.5 inches meters but can be replaced by a seven-inch version completely digital. In addition, a screen for the infotainment system, available in five, seven, and 8.4 inches offers compatibility with Apple and Android Auto can play.

One engine will be available in the United States. A 2.4-liter engine Tigershark four-cylinder engine with 180 hp and 240 Nm of torque to be associated with three different transmissions. It includes a manual six-speed gearbox in the 4x2 and 4x4 versions, a six-speed automatic transmission for front-drive models and nine automatics for AWD. Regardless of the selected transmission for the 2017 Jeep Compass, 100 percent of torque can be sent to a single wheel thanks to the Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low, according to Auto Blog.

If a comfortable yet powerful driving is not achieved through the plain Compass, an off-road version can be sought with the 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk. This version has a slightly more aggressive and robust appearance thanks to a new suspension system that allows an angle of 30 degrees, a separation angle of 24 degrees and departure angle of 34 degrees, more than enough to cope almost any obstacle. Other highlights of the Trailhawk is the Rock Mode, drag ratio of 20:1 and hill descent control.

We'll have to wait a little longer to find out when exactly the 2017Jeep Compass will go on sale, and for detailed fuel economy numbers. What's sure right now is that the new Compass looks and perform a lot better than its predecessor and increase in sales can be expected.

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