Compass or Mini-Cherokee? You Be the Judge

October 25th, 2016 by

A blue 2017 Jeep Compass Longitude is driving with a city in the distance. Check one out at a Jeep dealer in Colorado.

Jeep introduced a new member to its rugged lineup back in 2007, and while the Compass may not have been what most Jeep enthusiasts expected, it has earned its badge of honor over the past ten years. As soon as it was introduced to the market for the 2007 model year, mid-size SUV buyers were drawn to its unusual appeal. Released the same year as the Patriot, both of these models were so similar in appearance, that they earned their very own “couple” nickname – Compatriot. It was hard for the everyday driver to discern what made these two crossovers unique from one another, which might be one of the reasons why Jeep made some major changes to the Compass for its tenth model year. The 2017 Jeep Compass is now available at your favorite Jeep dealer in Colorado, and it is certainly worth a second look.

Compass or Mini-Cherokee?

The second generation Jeep Compass was first unveiled in Brazil this September, and it will make its United States debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show next month. With the much anticipated arrival of the compact crossover looming, we thought it would be a good idea to informally introduce the 2017 Jeep Compass to drivers in the off-road capital of America. Jeep and the state of Colorado are the perfect pair for ultimate adventure, and Jeep dealers here in the Centennial State can’t wait to get behind the wheel of another iconic crossover from the brand.

The most striking and immediately apparent difference between the outgoing generation of the Compass and the new one, is its overall shape and exterior appearance. Resembling the larger Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models, the 2017 Compass looks like a shrunken down version of Jeep’s two best-selling SUVs. The all-new Compass is already appealing to drivers who want the look and feel of the Grand Cherokee, but not necessarily the added size that it brings to the table. Marrying the best of both worlds, Jeep has once again broken the mold, and has blown our expectations out of the water.

Redesigned From the Inside Out

The 2017 Compass represents everything the Jeep brand has been creating in this compact crossover for the past ten years. From a bold new exterior, to a luxurious well-appointed interior, the Compass is poised to become the best selling vehicle in its segment from the moment it hits showroom floors. Check out what the 2017 Compass is bringing to the table for buyers in this fast growing automotive segment.

  • Exterior: The exterior of the 2017 Compass is so drastically different from the previous model, it is impossible to ignore. With a bold and aggressive style, the Compass certainly accomplishes what it was sent out to do – make a big first impression. Featuring a seven slot signature Jeep grille, the front end is made perfect with chrome accents that demand the attention of every driver on the road. The design language of the new Compass is refined, yet it maintains the ruggedness that Jeep is known best for creating. Sleek roof rails come standard on all of the trim level options, and these are able hold up to 150 pounds of cargo. From 16-inch standard wheels, to a polished aluminum 18-inch option, the 2017 Jeep Compass can be as head turning, and commanding, as you want it to be. With all of the changes made to this version of the Compass, everyone will be left questioning whether you are indeed driving a Compass, or a mini version of the Grand Cherokee.
  • Interior: Designed to match the interior of the larger Grand Cherokee, the Compass exudes luxury with high-quality materials and features everywhere you look. With contemporary fabric options, accent stitching, stain chrome accents, and soft-touch materials, the 2017 Jeep Compass feels more like a luxury SUV, than a budget-friendly compact crossover. The interior of the Compass is more spacious, comfortable, and convenient than models from the crossover’s first generation. The seats are brand new, designed for ultimate comfort and support on even the longest road trip. Drivers can opt for a power sunroof, and bring the outside beauty of Colorado inside the cabin. Power adjustable seats, an automatic temperature control system, heated front seats, and a luxurious leather wrapped steering wheel, are all available on the new Compass. For drivers who want the best of the best, there is no limit to what you can accomplish with the 2017 Jeep Compass.
  • Capability: As a Jeep brand vehicle, it should come as no surprise that the 2017 Compass is capable of taking things off the beaten path. Thanks to features like Hill Descent Control, the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group, Hill Start Assist, and, of course, Jeep’s iconic 4-wheel drive system, there is nothing that the 2017 Compass can’t accomplish. Adapting to every terrain and environment, the new Compass is ready to push the limits, and redefine the compact crossover segment.

You Be the Judge

There is so much about the new Compass model that has Jeep dealers in Colorado excited. You have to see it for yourself to truly understand all that it has to offer. With five different trim level options, new available packages, and a whole new attitude – the 2017 Jeep Compass is the surprise crossover of the year. The base Sport model starts at just $19,795, keeping it an affordable option for drivers who don’t want to spend over $20,000 on a new car. For those who value the high-end amenities and ultimate capability, the High Altitude Compass is the perfect choice, and starts well below $30,000.

The Faricy Boys is the number one Jeep dealer in Colorado, offering a great selection of brand new 2017 Jeep Compass models in stock. You can head down to The Faricy Boys, and discover for yourself all that this compact crossover has going for it. Even after checking it out in person, sitting behind the wheel, and taking it for a test drive, you may be left scratching your head over whether it is truly the Compass, or the most luxurious Grand Cherokee. The only way to know for sure is to take it for a test drive with The Faricy Boys. We promise, you won’t be disappointed!