What’s New – Jeep Compass vs Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Compass and the Jeep Wrangler are both superb vehicles and both have been updated, but what’s new?
The Jeep Compass is replacing the Patriot and the outgoing model of the Compass and in the US there is just one engine, the 2.4 lire four-cylinder that offers up 180 horses along with 175 torque. There may only be the one engine but there are three different choices of transmission and these are the six speed manual available in 4×2 and 4×4, the six speed automatic for front-wheel drive versions and the nine speed for the 4×4 versions.
The Jeep Wrangler is offered with the a choice of two body styles, the two door and the four door and both come with the V6 3.6 litre engine offering 285 horses and 260 torque. They are four-wheel drive and have the six speed manual as standard or you can go for the five speed automatic transmission. Choices of powertrain include many four-wheel drive systems, with ground clearances that range from 10 inches to 8.3 inches.
The Jeep Compass offers up a new sleeker design that the model it replaces and one of the biggest changes is with the front fascia. There are is new grille and new headlights, a roofline that is low slung, narrower windows in the back and a new C-pillar design. The interior has also been changed and it now takes on a modern look. It offers a 3.5 inch information display as standard or there is a 7 inch available. The large central display is offered in 5, 7 and 8.4 inches and this depends on the chosen trim. All come with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Jeep Wrangler offers only small updates as there is a 2018 model heading our way soon. New fog lamps and LED headlights have been added for 2017 and if you go for the Rubicon or Sahara these come as standard. The Sport S and Rubicon trims bring a cold weather package and this means heated seating, 17 inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA KO2 tires and heavy duty all weather floor mats, among others.
So would you go for the Jeep Compass or would it be the Jeep Wrangler that takes your hard earned cash?