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New Jeep Compass AWD Rated 30 MPG Highway

New Jeep Compass AWD Rated 30 MPG Highway

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.

VehicleCity RatingHighway Rating
2017 Jeep Compass AWD22 mpg30 mpg
2017 Honda CR-V27 mpg33 mpg
2017 Toyota RAV4 AWD22 mpg28 mpg
2017 Ford Escape AWD (1.5)22 mpg28 mpg


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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. Andrew_L
    AWD and 30 MPG is very good
    Wow ... that is impressive gas mileage. Will be interesting to see the sales results of these....

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    Quite impressive. They will sell boatloads of these.

    Still wondering when they will kill off the Patriot.
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