We’re Driving the 2017 Jeep Compass Next Week. Have Any Questions About It?

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Jeep has Invited JK-Forum to Test Its All-New Compass. We Invite You to Send in Your Questions.

Jeep vehicles are designed to go just about anywhere, but we don’t have to go far to experience the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass. Early next week, we’ll be making the short drive from Austin to San Antonio, Texas to do it.

As is usually the case, we’ll probably get to pick one vehicle from the full lineup – Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk trim lines – for the first leg of the event. Whichever one we get our hands on will take us through the on-road segment of the media drive. That’ll give us a chance to test out the fully independent suspension’s ride quality and the get-up-and-go from the 180-horsepower/175-lb.-ft. 2.4-liter Tigershark I4. We’re curious to see how it is rowing our own with the six-speed manual, but if we happen to get a 4X2 Compass with the six-speed automatic or a 4X4 model with the nine-speed auto, so be it.

In order to experience as much of the Compass lineup as possible, we’ll probably go for a non-Trailhawk model for the on-road portion. We know we’ll be driving a Trailhawk during the off-road segment at a local ranch. There, we’ll be able to engage the Active Drive Low 4X4 system, switch the Selec-Terrain tech to Rock mode, and put the 17-inch off-road tires and Hill-descent Control to work. If this media launch is anything like the Renegade event we attended a few years ago, perhaps we’ll get a chance to take a third Compass on the way from the ranch back to our hotel.

We have plenty of questions before the big event and we’re sure you do, too. Feel free to ask us your questions at the bottom of this post via Facebook or in the dedicated forum thread below. Also, if there’s a particular Compass trim line you want us to drive during the on-road portion of the event, let us know.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum, Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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