Jeep Compass News

  • 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk off-road

    Just what is Trail Rated? For years, Jeep has separately branded its most off road-oriented models. Years ago, it was the Up Country package. Today, it's the Trail Rated badge, which is affixed to all Wranglers and certain versions of Jeep's Renegade, Compass, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee. Yes, it's a marketing effort, but Trail Rated Jeeps do have the goods to back up their badging—and that's important here, since the rest of the Compass lineup is decidedly pavement-oriented with their street tires and limited ground clearance. If you define "off-road" as more than a gravel trail...

  • 2017 Jeep New Compass Trailhawk
    10 things you need to know about the 2017 Jeep Compass

    Brush away some Wagoneer nostalgia and you'll find that Jeep's lineup is the most complete it has ever been now that an all-new Compass has arrived for 2017. Slotting in between the boxy, petite Renegade and the still rather awkward Cherokee, the Compass may have what it takes to become the brand's...

  • 2017 Jeep New Compass
    2017 Jeep Compass makes US debut at LA auto show

    Jeep in September gave us our first look at its 2017 Compass, the replacement for both the existing Compass as well as the Patriot. Jeep presented the new compact SUV for the first time at its plant in Brazil, not only to celebrate the plant's achievements but also underscore the new global focus...

  • 2017 Jeep New Compass
    2017 Jeep Compass first look

    There’s a new Jeep Compass arriving in showrooms in the first quarter of 2017, and it will replace not only the aging current model but also the Patriot. Jeep says it retained the Compass name since it’s more recognized around the globe. The automaker is making little secret of its...

  • 2017 Jeep Compass/Patriot replacement spy shots
    2017 Jeep Compass/Patriot replacement spy shots

    Jeep is currently conducting public road trials of prototypes for its new compact crossover SUV that will replace both the Compass and Patriot. The new SUV will be positioned between the subcompact Renegade and small Cherokee and make its debut late this year at a special ceremony at Jeep’s...

  • Pietro Gorlier shows off the Mopar '12 300
    Mopar Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Four Custom Vehicles

    Mopar is turning 75 this year, and to celebrate, it's showing custom versions of the Chrysler 300, the Fiat 500, the Jeep Compass and the Dodge Dart.

  • 2011 Jeep Compass live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

    Earning the nickname of Grand Cherokee’s little brother, for good reason, the new 2011 Jeep Compass comes with new styling and several new standard features to better position itself in the fuel-efficient crossover segment. While the previous model looked downright frumpy, the new 2011 Jeep Compass has a look that exudes toughness and quality. Combined with a retuned suspension with stiffer springs, damping, and rear anti-roll bar for a more controlled highway ride, the latest Compass is sure to be a hit. The vehicle is on sale now so head over to our sister site TheCarConnection for...

  • Fiat six-speed dual clutch transmission
    Fiat Group Dual Clutch Transmission Set For U.S. Market Deployment

    While its bigger models will benefit from fuel saving eight-speed automatic transmissions, Chrysler’s smaller car portfolio will get a range of more advanced dual clutch transmissions that offer even better efficiency. Thanks to parent company Fiat and its own ‘C635’ six-speed dry...

  • Jeep Patriot and Compass receive interior updates for 2009
    Jeep Patriot and Compass receive interior updates for 2009

    The two smallest SUVs in Jeep's lineup, the Compass and Patriot, are getting all-new interiors for 2009 to help boost sales and fix problems with the previous models' design and materials. The two vehicles are the only ones in Chrysler's lineup that will be getting the upgrades for the 2009 model...

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