2017 Jeep Compass Review

When you start looking for your next SUV, you’ll want something that’s versatile. Something that can navigate rocky terrain and haul cargo, all while offering optimum safety and comfort. If that’s the case, you’ll want to look at the 2017 Jeep Compass.

In this review, our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR), will examine all the specs our customers in the Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge areas care most about. That way, you’ll have no doubt how capable this vehicle is.2017 Jeep Compass Review

Creature Comforts on the Go

If you’re going to take your car on adventures, then you’ll need something comfortable enough for a long drive. The 2017 Jeep Compass comes with 104.4 cubic feet of passenger space, including 41 inches of headroom and 40.6 inches of legroom for drivers. With that kind of space, you’ll never worry about being cramped.

For extra style, Katzkin black leather seating by Mopar® is available for all surfaces. Settle back comfortably in your seat while enjoying the many small conveniences equipped in your compass, such as the auto dimming rearview mirror with microphone. When surrounded by so many creature comforts, you’ll almost feel like you never left home.

Quality Entertainment

A bit of extra enjoyment is important on long road trips, too. The Jeep Compass comes with a mobile device output so you can access your phone while driving. And you can do so safely using the Uconnect® voice commands with Bluetooth® to make hands-free phone calls and access music.

SiriusXM® Satellite Radio is also available for added radio and streaming options. All are going to sound excellent on your 4-speaker audio system!

Tow-Capable Performance

Under the hood of the 2017 Jeep Compass, drivers will find a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine. This powertrain has been optimized with dual overhead camshafts that simplify intake and exhaust and allow the Compass to generate 158 horsepower, all while maintaining 30 highway/23 city MPG.1

With all that power, the Compass was still built with towing in mind. When engine power is combined with its Touring Suspension and rear stabilizer bar, the SUV can haul up to 2,000 pounds.2 However, if that hauling capability still isn’t enough to pull all your cargo, you can store even more in the 23 cubic feet of cargo space. Flat load floor storage has also been included.2017 Jeep Compass Review

Jeep Protection You Expect

Even with all these added features, the Jeep Compass is still made for safety. No matter where you’re sitting in the vehicle, you’ll have the protection of the advanced airbag system, which incorporates multistage front airbags, side curtains, and driver knee airbags.

To make your off-road fun even safer, a suite of technologies has been added. To keep you on track, Electronic Stability and Speed Control have been added, as well as Hill Start Assist. When towing, you can also make use of the available ParkView® rear camera. With this, you’ll be able to see the view behind your Jeep Compass.

Experience the 2017 Jeep Compass for Yourself

In the Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge areas, there’s plenty of all-weather adventure to be found. But when the time comes to strike out on your next excursion, you’ll need to be behind the wheel of a capable and safe SUV. If you’d like to experience the 2017 Jeep Compass for yourself, all you need to do is contact our team at Marino CJDR. Schedule your test drive today.


1. EPA-estimated MPG with 2.0L engine and 5-speed manual transmission, 4X2. Actual mileage may vary.
2. When properly equipped. See dealer for details.