2017 Jeep Compass Release Date, Info & Specs

Apart from its affordable price tag, there is little to covet from the fresh 2017 Jeep Compass given the perfection of its traditional rivals. Some of its highlights include an attractive price, optional flip-down tailgate speakers, comfortable front seats, and an above-average off-road capability. Its release date should be expected before this fall.

New add-ons for 2017 include satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and standard automatic headlights for the Latitude trim.

2017 Jeep Compass front view and grile

To be quite frank, the Compass has nothing new to offer for the 2017 model except subtle changes that don’t count a thing in comparison with its rivals. However, it is expected to continue as a steady seller for Jeep despite the obvious shortcomings. And with its baby looks, rock-bottom starting price, and the alluring Jeep nameplate, the Compass will certainly prove to be an enduring appeal for its customers.

2017 Jeep Compass side angle, red color

Opting for the available Freedom II off-road package will give you that off-road oomph you wish for. But the new-found capability doesn’t lack its downsides, as you will have to contend with the poor fuel economy ratings and a fairly cold Continuously Variable Transmission system. You could do away with the latter con if you choose either a six-speed auto or a five-speed manual.

2017 Jeep Compass rear angle and tailpipe

True, the Compass lacks many desirable features and technologies than its competitors, but it offers an affordable price tag that even some of its most formidable competitors cannot keep up with. Some of its rivals include the 2017 Ford Escape, 2016 Hyundai Tucson, the 2017 Honda CR-V, and the 2017 Mazda CX-5.

Available Trims & Jeep Compass

The five-passenger 2017 Jeep Compass crossover is available in two essential trims: Sport and Latitude trims, and two sub-trims: Sport SE and the High Altitude Edition.

2017 Jeep Compass Exterior Review & Spy Shots

2017 Jeep Compass - Spy Shots
2017 Jeep Compass – Spy Shots

The base Sport offers foglights, a tilt-only steering wheel, an auxiliary audio jack, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a CD player, satellite radio, manual accessories, cruise control, air-conditioning, a larger 2.4L engine, and roof rails.

2017 Jeep Compass white color, side angle, alloy wheels

Options include body-color trim, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, full power accessories, and keyless entry and ignition.

Adding an upgraded vinyl and cloth upholstery, heated front seats, integrated audio controls, matching gloss-gray body trim, 18” wheels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel is the Sport SE package.

Picking the Latitude trim gets you a height-adjustable driver seat, an optional navigation system, a 6.5” touchscreen display, an upgraded upholstery, reclining rear seatbacks, a 115-V power outlet, heated front seats, chrome exterior accents, and silver exterior trim.

2017 Jeep Compass rear front, black color

Offered exclusively on the Latitude is the High Altitude Edition package. It comes fitted with an automatic climate control, a towing package, 18” wheels, manual power lumbar, a six-way power driver seat, a sunroof, 17” wheels, and leather upholstery.

2017 Jeep Compass side view, headlights and aloy wheels

Both the latitude and the Sport SUVs trims have the option of getting the All Weather Capability Group which comes with an all-season floor mats, an engine block heater, daytime running lights, tow hooks, and 17” wheels. The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group offers a brake-lock differential, a simulated low-range gearing, an engine oil cooler, a height-adjustable driver seat, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, and a heavy-duty alternator.

2017 Jeep Compass Engine Specs

Rated at 158 hp and 141 pounds of torque is the 2017 Jeep Compass’ base 2.0L four-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual is the default transmission setup for the Sport trim, while the CVT is standard for the Latitude trim.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the five-speed manual Compass stands at 23/30/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 22/26/24 mpg with the CVT.

Next up is the optional four-cylinder 2.4L engine rated at 172 horsepower and 165 pounds of torque. With the engine expect it to return fuel economy ratings of 23/29/25 mpg with the front wheel drive Compass, and 21/28/23 mpg with the 4WD version.

2017 Jeep Compass engine

During our test drive, this Jeep Compass – Patriot replacement sauntered from 0-60mph in a lackluster 9.4 seconds with the 2.4L engine.

Safety features include front and rear disc brakes, side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, and antilock disc brakes.

Although disappointing, the Compass managed to scoop only three stars out of the possible five stars during government crash testing.

2017 Jeep Compass Price & Release Date

Once released, the Compass will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $19,595. We should expect the refreshed 2017 Jeep Compass during the 4th Q of this year.

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2017 Jeep Compass interior, steering wheel and dashboard

2017 Jeep Compass leather seats, lcd screen and gear shift knob

2017 Jeep Compass front angle, grille and headlights

2017 Jeep Compass trunk

2019 Jeep Wrangler

Potential 2019 Jeep Wrangler Release Date

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler should mark the start of a new era for the brand. The Jeep Wrangler is a legendary brand which started off back in the 40s. The modern version of the car started its production in the 2000s, actually in 2007 and they are mostly dubbed JKs. Well this is the modern equivalent and is what the fans have been used to getting. But after a few updated and refreshes the company has decided to change some things a bit. This is still in the realm of rumors so an exact release date is still not clear.

The newly planned 2019 Jeep Wrangler is going to come by next year. In fact it will probably go on sale a bit earlier than the marking for the brand says. The vehicle is most likely going to appear in showrooms first at some major events along the year before making its mark. Nevertheless, hard-core fans are often the hardest ones to satisfy and so is the case with this one.

It is imminent that the time for a change has come, but how much they actually need to change is still a question. Much of the car is dated now so a big overhaul would be good for a modern buyer. But purists would disagree. Let see what our review says about all of this.

What is the Estimated Price of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler?

The estimated prediction for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is that it is that the company will update it in a modernistic fashion. This means that the vehicle will probably enhance the price. It will most certainly go beyond the current base MSRP. But the question remains by how much. All in all, the current set of Wrangler models start with a price of $23,895.

If we  look at the newest price, we expect that it stats somewhere at more than $24,000. In that case the JL versions will have the about $26,000. As far as the Unlimited ones goes they are $32,000 and if you add all the optional equipment you might stand paying around $50,000.

Rumors About the 2019 Jeep Wrangler

The rumors about the 2019 Jeep Wrangler were going about for some time now. There were a lot of things pitted for this car already. Some of them included a complete overhaul of the style of the car, while others suggested that the model would improve on its fuel economy. The later one is particularly hard to do as it would also mean sacrificing a lot of its off-road potential. This is why some of the rumors about the Jeep Wrangler were not really true to start with.

Now with some more information in hand, we can firmly say that this vehicle is ready for production. The update is needed and modernistic the brand is imminent. The sales are still not bad but they could be better. Attracting a new base of audience could be paramount for the brand to grow and develop. All in all, the coming vehicle should do the brand justice. We think that the rumors that the vehicles has been getting are very much beneficial for it and would make for a great new vehicle.

What Exterior Changes is the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Making?

When designing the 2019 Jeep Wrangler the designers have to watch for a lot of things. First of all, they have to satisfy both the old and the new fans. It is highly important to retain the old base while building up a new one. It will probably mean that the vehicles will go through a lot of changes. But it also means that they have to retain the signature elements of the car.

The seven slot grille is probably the part which has to be retained. We also feel that the windshield also has to be kept. The squarish look of the vehicle is a staple of the Wrangler models. But they still need to make it more aerodynamics. We are thus hoping to see some rounded edges. This is no doubtedly going to help with retaining the old fashioned look while at the same time helping with the aerodynamics.

The bumper is going to be redesigned. The same thing goes for the back one as well and they are planning to place a wholly plastic one. Expect to see a Renegade-like rear part. This also leaves room for the X-marked gas cans in the rear which the vehicles are known for. A staple of the Wrangler has always been a removable hard top or a canvas protection. This time we are going to get a non-removable one integrated. This is dramatically changing the part of the car which many people regarded as an important one.

This is of course not the end of the changes for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler. Based on the current pictures, a lot of it is still kept secret. There is no doubt that the changes introduced here will be very much welcomed and there are clearly some issues that will be addressed this way. All in all, we are keeping on the lookout for added information which we hope to see.

New Color Options

The modernized version of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler will most likely introduce new color options. Whether this is a good idea or not, attracting a new fan base can only happen with some modern additions. Color options are always intriguing to people and having to choose from a new set is fun for the younger crowd. There are no confirmation which color pallet to expect. There is no doubt that the current setup is going to feature a complete change. In fact, we are hoping that they will add some truly different ones. Expect to get this announcement somewhere close to the release date.

Will the Dimensions of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Change?

For now there is no word on changing the dimensions of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler. This kind of an idea was first introduced when they announced the new Wrangler. It had a good basis as they were planning to improve the aerodynamics while keep the off-road capability of the car. But this is easier said than done.

There is no way to do that without changing the properties that the brand has established. In that case, we are probably going to see the same size of the car. The length is 164.3-184.9 inches, depending on the trim. The wheelbase will also be between 95.4 and 116.0 inches. The width is 73.7 inches and the height is 72.6 inches. All in all, the vehicle will do a great thing for keeping the current properties which are staple for the brand.

Newest Additions to the Interior of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler

There is not much available for the interior of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler. But as rumors say, there are some things that we can expect. One things is for the new fans and that is to introduce the new technology. The second one will appease the old fashioned congregation which means that you will be able to wash down the interior of the car with a garden hose. Mix in the modernistic touch and some old fashioned utility and you will get the formula for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler.

The technological side will probably include such additions as a FCA’s 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system. The base models will use a 5.0 Uconnect system. Also possible additions are Bluetooth, satellite radio, navigation, third-party applications, and an optional 8.4 Uconnect system. The carpet is also easily removable allowing easier cleanup.

What is the Powertrain of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Like?

There are a ton of rumors for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler that we are possibly getting. A very plausible option is the addition of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and will give enough power to the vehicle. An expected return is 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. With this engine it is highly likely that we are getting a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, which will replace the old one. However, perhaps even bigger news is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel. This one can make 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and will be combined with a ZF eight-speed automatic.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

With this kind of an engine setup, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is going to have exceptional specs. There is no reason to think that the car will change so much with the current setup but undoubtedly a performance of about 7.5 seconds to reach 0-60 mph is highly plausible. Also expect somewhere around 110 mph top speed.

2019 Jeep Wrangler Fuel Economy Ratings

Improving the fuel economy of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is probably the most important piece of news for most of the people. They are paling to do it and the new type of engine will help. Also, new aerodynamics will be very much appreciated. This brings us to a better usage than the current 17 mpg in the city, 21 mpg on the highway and a combined rating of 18 mpg.

2017 Jeep Patriot Release Date, Review and Info

Apart from its rock-bottom price tag, there is little to covet from the 2017 Jeep Patriot especially considering the perfection of its rivals in its segment. Some of the defining features for 2017 include an affordable price, optional flip-down tailgate speakers, cozy front seats, and improved off-road capability offered by the Freedom Drive II package. Its release date should be expected during the second half of 2016.

2017 Jeep Patriot exterior, headlights

For 2017, buyers shouldn’t expect to see the previous top-of-the-range Limited model, therefore, only two remaining trim models are available for the 2017 Patriot. Other novelties include a rearview camera, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, ad a new Sport SE package.

Despite all the grey areas the Patriot has been manifesting for the last couple of years, it has continued to surprise many with its selling records. This might be partly attributed to the affordability that comes with the model or the ever endearing Jeep name. Either way, it all depends on your priorities and your ability to forgo things like air-conditioning, and power windows.

2017 Jeep Patriot side angle, alloy wheels

The 2017 model despite its evolutionary cycle hasn’t relinquished its defining off-roading ability particularly when equipped with the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group. This, however, isn’t a free add-on and comes mated to a disappointing CVT. Despite the benefits that a CVT comes with in newer models, as long as it is equipped on the Patriot or its Compass sibling, poor fuel economy ratings are a guarantee. Hopefully, you can opt for the six-speed automatic but, in doing so, you’ll be jeopardizing the off-road ability that comes with the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group.

2017 Jeep Patriot front view, headlights and grille

There are plenty of other alternative models on offer in the same segment that offer pleasant off-roading capability than the Patriot they include the 2017 Jeep Renegade, 2017 Mazda CX-3, and the 2017 Honda HR-V.

Available Trims – Jeep Patriot

The 2017 Patriot is offered in a five-seating configuration available in two trims: Sport and the Latitude trims. Furthermore, both come with sub-trims: Sport SE package for the SE, and a High Altitude Edition for the Latitude trim.

2017 Jeep Patriot Interior Reviews & Exterior Colors

The Sport comes equipped with cloth upholstery, manual exterior mirrors, 16” steel wheels, a tilt-only steering wheel, roof rails, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, crank-down windows, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary audio jack, manual locks, tinted rear windows, cruise control, foglights, and a four-speaker sound system.

2017 Jeep Patriot steering wheel, leather seats and dashboard

Available options for the Sport trim includes power accessories, automatic headlights, six CD/DVD changer, black alloy or steel wheels, upgraded exterior trim, remote keyless entry, mesh and cloth upholstery, tow hooks, improved ride height, and a leather wrapped steering wheel.

The Latitude comes equipped with a leather wrapped steering wheel, a 115-V power outlet, reclining rear seatbacks, a height-adjustable driver seat, 17” alloy wheels, air-conditioning, and integrated radio controls.

Options available include a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics speakers, unique 17” alloy wheels, power driver seat, leather upholstery, chrome exterior wheels, a sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote ignition, and a luggage cover.

2017 Jeep Patriot side view, alloy wheels

Other extras available for both the Latitude and Sport trims include a rearview camera, Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, tow hooks, engine-block heater, a rearview camera, a 6.5” touchscreen navigation system, all-season floor mats, Garmin navigation system, an oil cooler, a height-adjustable driver seat, hill descent control, and an upgraded CVT with low-range mode.

2017 Jeep Patriot Engine Specs

Under the hood of the new 2017 Jeep Patriot is an engine galore. To start off with, the base trim comes equipped with a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 158 hp and 141 pounds of torque. It is only available with the FWD and a default five-speed manual transmission system.

The other is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 165 pounds of torque and 172 horsepower. Also, it is offered with a FWD system and a five-speed manual transmission.
With the CVT, expect EPA estimates of 22/26/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the 2.0L Patriot, and 23/30/26 mpg for the manual version.

2017 Jeep Patriot engine

During our real-life test drive of the 2017 Jeep Patriot with Freedom Drive I and a six-speed auto sauntered to 60 mph from standstill in 9.4 seconds. On the other hand, the Freedom Drive II – equipped Patriot did the same in 10.3 seconds.

Expect 2,000 pounds maximum towing capacity when the Patriot is fully equipped.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Patriot

2017 Jeep Patriot exterior, alloy wheels

Getting a 2017 Jeep Patriot will cost you an MSRP starting from $17,595 for the base model, according to our mule. The Sport SUV will probably be released during the second half of this year.

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2017 Jeep Patriot headlights

2017 Jeep Patriot exterior, rear view, taillights

2017 Jeep Patriot trunk

2017 Jeep Patriot black color

2017 Jeep Patriot rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Jeep Patriot gear shift knob