The 2017 Jeep Compass offers a low price and above-average off-road capability when properly equipped, but beyond that, there is little to recommend it. Even those off-road chops come with a caveat because the Freedom Drive II package sticks you with the woeful continuously variable transmission (CVT). Truth be told, the 2017 Jeep Compass trails the compact crossover competition in virtually every critical area.
With a replacement likely coming next year, the Jeep Compass carries forward unchanged for 2017.
The 2017 Jeep Compass can be an inexpensive way to get a Jeep that looks more expensive than it really is. But read on to learn why we think other rival crossover SUVs bring a lot more substance to the table.