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LA 2016: All-new Jeep Compass makes US debut

LA 2016: All-new Jeep Compass makes US debut image

Nica Onate / Jeep | November 21, 2016 07:19

2017 Jeep Compass makes North American debut with 183 PS

The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass has recently made its North American debut at this year's Los Angeles (LA) Auto Show.

Starting with the exterior, the 2017 Jeep Compass features a premium, sculptural design aesthetic, with a wide stance and exceptional glass-to-wheel proportions. It also gets a redesigned seven-slot grille and a traditional clamshell hood with a double break line and center bulge.

Rear quarter of the 2017 Jeep Compass

Meanwhile, the available Gloss Black painted roof adds a unique, premium appearance. It is also equipped with a dual-pane sunroof that provides the largest opening possible, connecting Jeep drivers and passengers to the outdoors and open-air freedom.

At the rear, it features a unique LED tail lamps, with slim and rectangular shape. For added consumer convenience, it is also equipped with a power liftgate.

Inside, the 2017 Jeep Compass features sculptural surface elements and precise technical detail. The trapezoidal center stack bezel houses the 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreen displays. Meanwhile, the driver's cockpit is equipped with a 3.5- or 7-inch LED driver information display (DID) instrument cluster.

A peek inside the 2017 Jeep Compass' interior

The available full-color 7-inch DID displays information that the driver may configure for easier access while driving. The steering wheel comes with integrated audio, voice and cruise control buttons which enables drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and attention focused on the road ahead. It also has a mesh side pocket in the front passenger footwell that can hold a notebook or tablet device, and an inventive multi-level rear cargo floor.

A total of five engines is available for the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass specifically, three gasoline and two diesel. North America's model gets the 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine, which produces 183 PS and 237 Nm of torque and has an average fuel consumption of 13 km/l.

The 2017 Jeep Compass making a splash at the LA Auto Show

It is then paired to three available transmissions: 9-speed automatic gearbox for range-topping 4x4 models, six-speed manual transmission (4x2 and 4x4 models), and an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission for 4x2 Compass models.

Other amenities include: four new Uconnect systems, Traffic and Guardian Connected ServicesForward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and seven standard air bags.