2017 Jeep Compass vs. 2011 Jeep Compass – In Images
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Will be sold in 100 markets across the globe.
Jeep has unveiled the all new 2017 Jeep Compass today, ahead of motorshow debuts in Los Angeles and Sao Paulo in the coming months. It will go on sale in 100 markets across the globe from early 2017.
Here’s pictorial comparison between the 2017 Jeep Compass and the outgoing model.
The styling of the new Compass is more or less similar to the new Grand Cherokee, but with few contemporary bits. Compared to the outgoing Compass, it features a wider grille with gloss black trim, smaller headlamps with LED DRLs, separate turn indicators mounted beside the foglamps, and a rugged bumper design. From the front, it looks bolder and more off-road ready than the 2011 Compass.
The new Compass is 4416 mm long, 1819 mm wide, 1,645 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,636 mm. Interestingly, it is 49 mm shorter in length and 18 mm lower, but 5 mm wider than the 2011 Jeep Compass. Ground clearance has been raised by 9 mm.
The profile has a new window line accentuated by chrome that runs all the way to the rear windshield, and has a re-positioned rear door handle. The rear end features wraparound LED horizontal taillamps and dual exhaust pipes.
The interior design is quite different from the outgoing Compass. The styling borrows cues from the Jeep Cherokee, instead of the Wrangler in the old Compass. The next gen model is claimed to feature premium materials with a distinct finish.
Boot volume of the new Compass has significantly reduced. The outgoing model had a volume of 650L, which can extended to 1,515L with the seats down. However, the new Compass (Brazil-spec) has a 410L cargo volume that can be increased to 1,191L with the rear seat folded flat.
The 2017 Compass comes with a host of new creature comforts such as an 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen system, configurable TFT screen in instrument cluster, keyless entry with start/stop button and Beats 9-speaker audio system with subwoofer.
Engine and Gearbox:
Jeep has confirmed that the Compass will be produced in 17 different engine and gearbox combinations, which will include a range of petrol and diesel units sourced from the Renegade.
The Brazilian model will offer the option between a 2.0L Tigershark Flex petrol/ethanol engine with a 6-speed AT and 2.0L Multijet II diesel with a 9-speed AT. The diesel variant is exclusively equipped with Jeep’s 4WD Active Drive Low system.