2017 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4 Review & Test Drive

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In order to meet all customers' needs and preferences, the all-new Jeep Compass offers eight powertrain combinations, including two petrol, two diesel engine options and two gearboxes - the nine-speed automatic and the six-speed manual.

In Europe, the Compass range is powered by one petrol and two diesel engines. The petrol engine offering includes a 1.4-liter MultiAir2 Turbo engine with Stop&Start delivering 140 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm in combination with the six-speed manual gearbox and 4x2 configuration, and the 1.4-liter MultiAir2 Turbo engine producing 170 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and torque of 250 Nm at 2,500 rpm, paired to the nine-speed automatic transmission and 4x4 configuration.

The diesel engine range comprises the efficient 1.6-liter MultiJet II with Stop&Start delivering 120 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 320 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, paired to the six-speed manual gearbox and 4x2 configuration, and the 2.0-liter MultiJet II with Stop&Start delivering 140 horsepower at 4,000 rpm - when paired to the nine-speed automatic gearbox - and 140 horsepower at 3,750 rpm -with the six-speed manual transmission -, both produce 350 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm and come with the 4x4 configuration.

A higher output version of the 2.0-liter MultiJet II with Stop&Start - delivering 170 horsepower in combination with the nine-speed automatic transmission and 4x4 configuration (including the Trailhawk specific low range mode) - completes the diesel offer available on the all-new Compass.

A 2.4-liter Tigershark petrol engine with MultiAir2 delivering 184 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 237 Nm of torque is available in the Compass lineup sold in extra EU markets (Russia, Africa and the Middle East) together with a low output, 150 horsepower version of the same engine, both paired to the nine-speed automatic gearbox and 4x4 configuration.

The all-new Jeep® Compass offers an unmatched combination of attributes that includes legendary and best in class 4x4 off-road capability, contemporary and authentic Jeep design, excellent on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom and a full array of advanced user-friendly connectivity and safety technologies.

The new vehicle represents a key addition to the Jeep portfolio as it allows the brand to tackle the compact SUV segment, an extremely important and growing segment worldwide, that is expected to grow by almost 20 percent to 7.5 million in 2020. In Europe alone, this segment counts over 1.6 million today and is expected to achieve more than 2 million units by 2020.

To address different customer needs across the region, the all-new Compass offers two petrol and two diesel engines for a total of eight different powertrain combinations and four different configurations: Sport, Longitude, Limited - the top-of-the-range trim in terms of refinement, standard technological contents and equipment - and Trailhawk, offering best-in-class Trail Rated 4x4 capability through specific standard features designed for customers demanding the most in terms of off-road capability.

With the introduction of the all-new Compass, the Jeep brand completes its offering in Europe, covering every single SUV segment. The new model will provide a compelling proposition to European customers, by combining the legendary Jeep off-road capability with a distinctive design and a variety of user-friendly technologies that ensure a safe, comfortable and connected everyday driving experience.

Jeep Compass will be available in Jeep showrooms of major European markets including Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and Poland in July. Introduction will gradually follow in other markets to be completed by beginning of next year with the launch of the right-hand-drive version.

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