What We Need – 2017 Jeep Compass vs Mazda CX-4
The 2017 Jeep Compass is heading to the US and many people are hopeful that the Mazda CX-4 will do the same, although at the moment it is exclusive to China. It does have a lot to offer and people would like to get their hands on it in the US. But if it did which of the two would you choose?
The 2017 Jeep Compass offers up some superb looks on the exterior and it looks similar to the Jeep Grand Cherokee but it doesn’t have the huge price tag. It offers up the seven slot grille, which of course is the signature of Keep, chrome accents and a rounded hood and aggressive lines. It comes packed with features and these include 16 inch alloys, Halogen headlamps, deep tint sunscreen glass, solar control glass and premium fog lights.
The Mazda CX-4 is an equally attractive vehicle with the Kodo design language; it offers a shield shaped grille from the CX-9 and a back bumper that is very beefy looking. The haunches are powerful looking and more so when you take the 19 inch wheels into account.
The 2017 Jeep Compass is available as standard with the 2 litre four cylinder engine and this offers up 158 horses along with 141 of torque. You can get it with five speed manual, however if you go for the Lattitude trim you get the CVT transmission with the 2 litre engine. Other versions come with front-wheel drive. There is also the 2.4 litre four cylinder version on offer and this gives out 172 horses and 164 torque, with all-wheel drive being standard and FWD optional. The Sport trim offers the five speed manual, while other trims offer the six speed auto.
The Mazda CX-4 offers the 2 litre and 2.5 litre Skyactiv gas four cylinder engine. The 2 litre is offered with the six speed manual or automatic and also FWD or all-wheel drive. The 2.5 litre comes with the automatic gears and all-wheel drive.
So if the Mazda CX-4 does make it to the US, would you choose it or would you go for the 2017 Jeep Compass?