The 2017 Jeep Compass crossover was completely redesigned inside and out and takes over for the outgoing Compass and the discontinued Patriot. It's got a much nicer, and roomier, interior, looks like a baby Grand Cherokee with the distinctive seven-slot grille and is highly capable off-road with its select drive modes. Deery of Ames Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM located at 1700 SE 16th St., Ames, IA has several pre-owned Jeep Compass in stock. Call 515-808-5308 to set up a test drive.

Power and Capability

Two engines are available in the 2017 Jeep Compass; the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 158 horsepower with 141 lb-foot torque, and the upgraded the 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4 with 180 horsepower and 175 lb-foot torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that has an estimated EPA rating of 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. A six-speed manual transmission is available in the Sport and Latitude trims. All-wheel drive models come standard with the nine-speed automatic transmission that has an estimated EPA rating of 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.

While the 2017 Jeep Compass is the perfect SUV for commuting to work each day and toting your kids to school, it shines while trail riding. Jeep has a reputation for capable off-road vehicles, and they have not disappointed with the 2017 Jeep Compass crossover. Two four-wheel-drive systems are available for the Compass, and the Selec-Terrain system allows drivers to quickly switch through Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud modes. The Trailhawk, the trail-rated version of the Compass, also has Hill Descent Control and Rock-Crawling mode with a 20:1 crawl ratio.


The 2017 Jeep Compass offers four Uconnect systems with three different screen sizes to choose from; 5-inch, 7-inch, or 8.4-inch. The system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Drivers won't miss a beat with the easy-to-see standard 3.5-inch, or available 7.0-inch, LED driver information display. And with winter on the way, you'll be happy to know that 2017 Jeep Compass comes with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

Other notable features include alloy wheels,​ child safety door locks,​ electrochromic interior rearview mirror,​ fog lights,​ keyless entry,​ automatic temperature control, parking sensors, front dual zone air conditioning, leather steering wheel with mounted controls,​ Tachometer,​ telematics system,​ tire pressure monitor, ​traction control,​ vehicle stability control system,​ wireless and voice-activated phone connectivity, and so much more.


As you can see, the 2017 Jeep Compass has a lot to offer. It's really the best of both worlds. You get a plethora of choices when it comes to standard and available features without the high price tag of purchasing a new vehicle. If you live in surrounding areas of Ames, Ankeny, Des Moines, Boone, Marshalltown, and Fort Dodge, it's just a short drive to Deery of Ames Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM located at 1700 SE 16th St., Ames, IA. Stop in to check out our current inventory of 2017 Jeep Compass crossovers, or call 515-808-5308 to set up a test drive.