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The 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk is the perfect vehicle whether your journeys take you off road or on. It’s an off-road version of a compact crossover. Powered by a Tigershark inline four-cylinder 2.4-liter engine combined with a 9-speed transmission, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk with its 8.5 inches of ground clearance can ford creeks, zip through hill and dale and tow up to 2,000 pounds. It does all you expect a Jeep 4×4 to do and looks good doing it.

The second generation Compass combines elements from both the old Compass and the Patriot into an excellent compact crossover. Slotted between the midsize Cherokee and the subcompact Renegade, the design of the 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk with its wide mesh grille featuring seven slots and wrap-around headlights is like the Grand Cherokee. The vehicle also has a split fascia that flares out to black clad pronounced wheel arches, recessed fog lights, two tow hooks in the front and another in the rear. It also has skid plates in the front and rear, 17-inch wheels and off-road tires. This not only gives it buffed up off-road looks, it enables it drive through water that’s 19 inches deep.

The 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk is perfect for off-road duty. Even with just three wheels on the ground the vehicle’s active drive system moves power to the other wheels and keeps it going over rocks, stumps and rough terrain. The Trailhawk’s hill-descent control allows it to move effortlessly through pedal-free crawls over steep angles. It also does well in normal driving. Even with its complex four-wheel drive system, the Compass still gets an EPA measured combined 25 miles per gallon. Plus, it has good headroom and with the 60/40 folding seats, there’s enough cargo area for the kids and all their sports gear. To get a better idea of how much room you get with a Jeep Compass Trailhawk, check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

This Jeep’s cabin controls, which includes its steering wheel controls and info display, are logical and very easy to use. Its 8.4-inch touch screen with hexagonal icons gives the 2017 Compass Trailhawk a real Jeep feel. The infotainment system, which uses voice commands, works well overall. There is also a “Cold Weather Group” which includes a windshield wiper de-icer that costs $195, remote start for $395 and a dual pane sunroof for $1,295. Overall, the Compass is a very refined Jeep, but by adding the Trailhawk, it retains its rugged Jeep bona fides.

The 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk is perfect for people that need a vehicle to handle the double duty of traveling on and off road. It’s an excellent compact crossover that is available for a very affordable base price of $28,595. The vehicle gets a respectable 22 miles per hour in the city and 30 miles per hour in highway driving. With its 2.4-liter four-cylinder and nine-speed automatic transmission, many people compare it to the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and the Subaru Outback. But what really sets the 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk is how well it performs off-road. This vehicle truly has an authentic Jeep soul


With the arrival of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid, American moms and dads finally have the affordable, fuel-efficient, plug-in hybrid, large and powerful enough to haul big families and all their gear. This vehicle has room for 7, elevated seating, all the safety features and creature comforts you need, yet it handles surprisingly well and looks great. Its electrically bolstered powertrain takes it from 0 to 60 in a respectable 7.8 seconds. This isn’t a vehicle for drag racing. It’s a safe, comfortable, roomy, technologically-advanced family vehicle.

The platinum version of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV comes with the convenience and safety of Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Park Sense, Blind Spot Monitoring as well as Rear Cross Path Detection. This makes maneuvering this large minivan through thick traffic and into tight parking spots much easier. Plus, its middle seat entertainment system features dual 10.1″ touchscreen monitors that can flip up or down to entertain children and adults in the rear seats making long trips more fun. To see how fun they can be, take one for a test drive at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

Its rear liftgate and dual sliding doors equipped with foot trigger is a godsend for busy shoppers with arm loads children and groceries. Plus, the roomy interior is thoughtfully and carefully engineered and has exciting features. The main cockpit has every needed control at the driver’s fingertips. And the easy-folding 3rd row seats make creating even more room a breeze.

The hybrid Pacifica has a 110 volt AC outlet conveniently located behind the 2nd row seats and a 3rd row USB port. Its 3-pane panoramic glass roof is the interior’s true centerpiece. The primary infotainment console has all the features and technology options you need and they can be easily displayed for front and rear passengers at a glance using the hybrid information screen.

This beauty has Andriod Auto, Apple Airplay and all the other connectivity and technology users want. It even displays what the electric motor, internal combustion engine, primary traction battery and the entire powertrain is doing at all times. Plus, the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid can go 33 miles using the battery alone. Turn on conventional hybrid-electric mode and it averages 34 miles per gallon or an 84 MPGe, according to its EPA rating, and leaves a 31% smaller environmental footprint.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid uses its 16 kWh battery and two powerful electric motors most of the time. It draws power from its rooftop solar panels for zero emission driving. Its J1772 EV charging port can use a 120 or a 240 volt EVSE to recharge its battery in 2 hours using a 30-amp circuit Level 2 EVSE or 14 hours with a Level I EVSE with 120 volts.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid is also the safest automobile in its class. It’s overall crash safety rating gets 5 stars thanks in part to having large crumple zones. Plus, its eligibility for $7,500 in US federal tax credit makes it even more affordable without factoring in fuel savings. Overall, it’s a great family vehicle.