Thanks to the EPA’s website, we now know the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass will offer some impressive fuel economy. Part of the reason for the impressive fuel economy stems from the nine-speed automatic transmission sourced from supplier ZF.
So far the official EPA ratings have only surfaced for one variant of the new Compass, the all-wheel-drive version that features FCA’s 2.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder with 180 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. For now the 2.4-liter is the only engine option on the new Compass, so only the front-wheel-drive fuel economy remains a mystery.
Nonetheless, the EPA has rated the AWD version at 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, which prove fairly impressive for an AWD crossover. With the current competitive set, only the new Honda CR-V bests the Compass handedly. Jeep’s own Renegade features the same engine and transmission combination but only achieves 29 mpg on the highway in AWD format. It’s not entirely clear how the larger Compass is achieving slightly better returns.
The new Compass shares its platform with the Renegade, but on a variant that’s about eight-inches longer than the smallest Jeep. This Compass is designed to slot between the Renegade and Cherokee, though there’s no question this Compass and the Cherokee are awfully close in size.
We’ve compiled a chart below to compare the Compass fuel economy to its closest competitors.
|Vehicle||City Rating||Highway Rating|
|2017 Jeep Compass AWD||22 mpg||30 mpg|
|2017 Honda CR-V||27 mpg||33 mpg|
|2017 Toyota RAV4 AWD||22 mpg||28 mpg|
|2017 Ford Escape AWD (1.5)||22 mpg||28 mpg|