2017 Jeep Compass

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Jeep Compass highlights

Customer rating


  • Lots of interior space for a small vehicle
  • Highly capable off-road
  • Refreshed for 2017


  • Limited on power
  • Ride might be too firm for some
  • Interior feel is lacking

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 25 highway, 22 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)

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Fresh new looks with off-road ability

In 2017, the Jeep Compass underwent a refresh, introducing a fully redesigned model with a sturdier chassis and a more streamlined powertrain lineup. The new Compass mirrors the aesthetic of its Jeep stablemates and boasts improvements like advanced driver aids, a sophisticated infotainment system, and the new Trailhawk trim for more off-road performance.

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What is new for the 2017 Jeep Compass?

  • The Compass is available in a variety of new trims, including the All-New Latitude, All-New Limited, All-New Sport, and All-New Trailhawk.
  • Compass trims have been upgraded with Leatherette Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Rear View Camera, Smart Key, Parking Sensors, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Panoramic Sunroof, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, Power Hatch/Deck Lid, and Beats Audio System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The 75TH Anniversary Edition trim now comes with Cloth Seats and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The Latitude trim now comes with Remote Start as standard equipment.

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Jeep Compass

1. Off-road Trailhawk trim 

The Trailhawk trim stands out for its exceptional off-road capabilities. Exclusive features include 17-inch wheels, a raised suspension, and a unique Selec-Terrain system, making it adept at heading off the beaten path. It's a good choice if you're an adventurer seeking a compact SUV with genuine off-road prowess. 

2. Range of features 

The 2017 Compass showcases a completely revamped design, both externally and internally. The new styling cues offer a contemporary look, while the interior benefits from an improved layout and technology, including the available 8.5-inch Uconnect® touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity. The Latitude trim adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, while the Limited trim gives you heated front seats with leather upholstery throughout. 

3. Plenty of cargo space 

The redesigned Compass makes the most use of its space, offering 27.2 cu-ft of cargo space that expands to nearly 60 cu-ft with the rear seats folded. The cabin is roomy enough to accommodate tall passengers comfortably, balancing comfort with a small footprint. In the front, there's 41.8 inches of legroom with 38.3 inches in the back. 

4. User-friendly technology 

The 2017 Compass is equipped with Jeep's intuitive Uconnect infotainment system, making connectivity and navigation a breeze. The system's user-friendly interface, combined with smartphone integration, enhances the overall driving experience. Additionally, the Compass offers a range of driver assistance features for added convenience. 

5. Practical engine 

The 2017 Jeep Compass is equipped with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine across all trims, delivering balanced power. This engine produces 180 horsepower, offering enough zest for daily commutes and highway cruising. Whether navigating city streets or embarking on longer journeys, the engine's consistent power delivery ensures an enjoyable driving experience. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2017 Jeep Compass is a spacious and convenient car for different kinds of weather. Customers like the gas mileage and the size of the car.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Jeep Compass an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Jeep Compass 18th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Jeep Compass features and specs

Sport 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Leather Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 40.6"/R 39.4"

Head room

F 40.7"/R 39.9"

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Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.


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