For 2017 Jeep is replacing the long-suffering Compass and Patriot with an all-new and considerably more capable model dubbed “Compass” around the world. (In 2017 the “new Compass” will be sold at the same time as the 2017 old Compass, 2018 will be a full model year for the new Compass.) The new model sits between the sub-compact Renegade and the compact Cherokee. In a way that makes the Compass a competitor to the RAV4, CR-V, Equinox, and Escape as well as the CH-R, HR-V, Trax and Juke.
As with the Renegade and Cherokee, the Compass gets the latest transverse mounted AWD system from the Jeep parts bin featuring a true center locking coupling and software designed for off-roading. Combined with the only skid plates in the segment and 19-inches of water fording ability, it’r pretty easy to say that the Compass is the most capable SUV/CUV this size.