The 2017 Jeep Compass is an all-new vehicle that slots between the tiny Jeep Renegade and larger Jeep Cherokee. It replaces the old Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot. It shares its platform and many components with the Jeep Cherokee, but it manages to have a completely unique personality.
In this video, our friends from The Fast Lane Car (TFLcar) take the 2017 Jeep Compass on to Box Car trail in Moab, UT. This event happened at the same time as our friend Charlene Bower filmed for her annual event and a portion of one of our newest shows, EMpowered Women!
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One of the most compelling aspects of the 2017 Jeep Compass is its ability go to places where many other crossovers could never hope to go.
Check out the little brother of the 2017 Jeep Compass, the Jeep Renegade taking on a tough trail!
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As many Jeep fans are starved for details about the upcoming Jeep (JL) Wrangler, the Jeep Safari Concept may offer a few tantalizing clues. The grill and front bumper certainly look like they belong on the next Wrangler, but there’s a lot more to the Jeep Safari Concept than hints to the JL, it is a slick and absurd idea rolled into a great looking rig.
The roof is a translucent plastic-like material and it supports a faux drone that sits over the rear on its own launch pad.
The “windoors” are clear plastic vinyl laid over custom aluminium brackets. Zippers line the window section and the rear doors are rear-hinged (suicide-door-style) and give a great opening to the rear seats. By the way, the two rear seats are similar to the front seats, but they are canted slightly outward for better safari viewing pleasure.
Here’s some of what was added to the Jeep Safari Concept:
- 35″ BFG Mud Terrain KM2 tires
- Spray-in bed-liner on the floor
- Jeep Performance 2″ lift and Fox shocks
- Underhood air compressor
- Custom cold intake and beefed up brakes
- Front and rear Dana 44 axles
- Front and rear (modified) bucket seats from a Fiat 500 Abarth
- iPad center display/infotainment system
… and, by the way; the one thing that excited many journalists was the front windshield which is raked 3-degrees. We think this is off of the Jeep Wrangler JL. Still, like the steering wheel, which was sourced from a Fiat 500X, it may be something else.
This year’s TFL coverage of the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari is brought to you by Blackforestgear.com. Check out their web site for unique Jeep soft tops and other fun Jeep wheeling gear.
It’s a fun vehicle to drive, even if the future clues prove false!