2017 Jeep Compass

Pros: Fantastic off-road capabilities when properly equipped; decent interior space for the size; numerous options for personalization

Cons: Interior materials and overall refinement don’t match most class competitors; mediocre acceleration; high noise levels

CG Says: Jeep Compass is unchanged for 2017. Compass is reasonably comfortable and, in some situations, can be more useful than other SUVs in its class. It also offers serious off-road equipment that few other compact SUVs can match. However, it is noisy in the cabin, lacking in power, and a bit unrefined. The 6-speed automatic transmission does a lot of good in the powertrain department, though. If you desire a Jeep Grand Cherokee but don’t want to spend that kind of money, the Compass is a good alternative. But, if you don’t fall into that camp, there are better choices in this segment. A redesigned Compass is expected to be on sale in early 2017. Confusingly, both the soon-to-be-discontinued Compass and the new-generation Compass are registered as 2017 model-year vehicles.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Sport: $19,795
4WD Sport: $21,795
Sport SE: $22,040
4WD Sport SE: $24,140
Latitide: $24,195
4WD Latitude: $26,195
High Altitude: $25,400
4WD High Altitude: $27,400
75th Anniversary Edition: $25,520
4WD 75th Anniversary Edition: $26,920

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder (front-wheel drive only)
Horsepower
158
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-30

Optional Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
172
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT or 6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-28