What’s It Like to Go Off-Road in the 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk?

The second generation Jeep Compass has arrived, and the American SUV maker has put in every effort to make it more than the accessibly-priced model it was in its first generation. And while the first-generation Compass sold quite well, it didn’t quite match up to the off-road abilities of some of its other Jeep brand brethren. All that has changed.

The 2017 Compass is the first time a Trailhawk trim has been introduced to the brand’s second-smallest CUV. Like the Cherokee, it comes with a 2.4-liter Multiair four-cylinder making 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque—plenty of power for most. A variety of transmissions are available, including a six speed manual, six speed automatic, and the nine-speed automatic, which is available on all 4×4 models, including the Trailhawk.

Aside from the redesigned front fascia and additional ground clearance, the Compass Trailhawk also comes with Selec-Terrain traction control, enabling it to crawl rocks with the best of the Jeep brand’s off-road offerings. Many reviewers, including Autoblog and The Fast Lane Car have spoke highly of their experiences in this model, saying it more than lives up to the brand’s reputation.

Want to learn more about the new Compass? Our Jeep brand dealership in Oklahoma City, OK would be happy to fill in the blanks. Contact us at your convenience.

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