Editor's Note: Shoppers going to the Jeep website will notice that a " 2017 Jeep Compass " is already available for purchase, however, it is a refreshed version of the current-generation vehicle. This article discusses the new-generation Jeep Compass, also listed for model year 2017.
Jeep continues to sop up all the glorious compact SUV gravy w
People love Jeeps. All sorts of people have been snatching up all sorts of Jeeps over recent years. Through ups and downs across the various brands in FCA’s repertoire, anything with the Jeep brand slapped on it seems to be a sure-fire sales winner.
Truth be told, this new Compass is dramatically better than its predecessor, and, thanks to it
San Antonio, TX – The Compass is dead. Long live the Compass.
I would posit this new Compass is the best-looking Jeep in the lineup (leaving the iconic Wrangler aside, of course).
The Jeep Compass (along with its mechanical twin, the Patriot) has occupied the bottom rung of the Jeep ladder since coming on board about a decade ago. Al
Like the yucky, dated bathroom or kitchen in a TV renovation program, the Jeep Compass has been gutted to its core, redesigned, and rebuilt as part of a much-anticipated switch into something more modern for 2017.
You definitely won’t lose this one in the Home Depot parking lot.
The marketing pitch is familiar: pick the right trim grade
If I owned Jeep, the first thing I would do is change the Compass’ name.
If you don’t need a larger vehicle, why haul one around all the time?
The vehicle that previously wore this badge was a mediocre little thing, a plasticky lump based on the Dodge Caliber. Overall, its most notable attribute was that you could get it for cheap. Othe
Earlier this year a certain premium brand launched its new mid-sized SUV. The product folks and media releases boasted greater off-road capability of the hot new machine, and the brand attempted to prove these claims by allowing us to drive it around on a carefully cultivated off-road course at someone’s farm.
It should be no surprise that when
After years of decreasing sales, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has revealed that they will stop building the compact Dodge Dart this September. The move comes as the automaker will spend $350 million to retool the Dart's current Belvidere, Illinois plant to assemble the hot-selling Jeep Cherokee instead. The shift of Cherokee production means that
The all-new Jeep Compass will be unveiled later today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and we've got the photos and details of the new compact CUV for you. After lacklustre sales and reviews of the outgoing model, Jeep is hoping that the completely redesigned crossover will point in the right direction this time.
The new Compass rides on the same p
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 142,959 cars and CUVs due to an issue with the wiring for the front impact sensors. The issue can cause the airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to fail to deploy in certain types of crashes. If they safety devices failed to deploy, it could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.
Customers with the ve
If you’re a little confused by GMC’s SUV lineup lately, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. GMC has been rejigging things, so everything has changed. Well, they’ve changed by a few millimetres here and there, at any rate.
The new Terrain is indeed smaller, but not by much – it’s simply more trim. And it’s substantially sleeker-looking too.
With a family trip planned from the Niagara Region to Ottawa and back, I dutifully booked the Equinox I had been asked to review. No 600 horsepower sports car for this trip. No limo-like flagship sedan. No ultra-luxury sport utility vehicle. Nope, for this Canadian getaway to our capital city during this, our 150th year, my brood would do the journ
Smarter than the average bear, yours truly. So, when asked to make the annual pilgrimage from the Toronto area to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show this year – a journey that’s notoriously fraught with driving conditions of pure winter misery – I sought to find a vehicle that would meet several criteria.
When called on fo
The Easter Jeep Safari is an off-roading event that has been held in Moab, UT, every year for the last 51 years. It's nine days, dozens of trails, and nearly 2,000 vehicles. Most of which are Jeeps. While Jeep doesn't organize the event, for the last 15 years they have been bringing some very interesting concepts to show off to their most loyal fa
Fiat Chrysler has just started production at a new Jeep plant in Goiana, near Brazil's eastern coast. To celebrate the new plant, Jeep has used the opportunity to introduce the all-new Compass. While the introduction is short on details, Jeep did state that the new compact SUV will come with up to 17 different powertrain options when launched. We w
It all started with the goal of testing a full menu of reasonably priced compact SUVs, one of the fastest growing segments in Canada. Originally, given the mid- to high-$20k starting price of many of these call-them-what-you-will high-riding hatchbacks (crossovers, CUVs, but we’ve stuck with SUVs), we thought that gathering a group of these vehicle