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Just when people thought the news about the 2017 Jeep Compass couldn’t get any better, the company has released details about its engine. At the recently completed 2016 LA Motor Show, Jeep shared additional information about the Compass’ powertrain and technology that will make it top the Renegade and rival the Volkswagen Tiguan. Jeep buyers worldwide will be able to choose from five engines, two diesel and three petrol, and three different gearboxes.

The 2017 Jeep Compass’ entry-level petrol engine is the same 138 bhp 1.4-liter MultiAir 2 turbo used by the Renegade, the new Compass’ smaller sibling. The company hasn’t indicated which engines will be available in the UK, but many insiders think it will be the 1.4-liter. U.K. buyers will be able to pair that engines with one of three gearboxes. On 4×2 models, the standard will be the six-speed manual and buyers have the option to choose a six-speed automatic transmission. The 4×4 models will all have a nine-speed auto box. In other markets around the globe, buyers can also choose the 2.0-liter Tigershark unit or the 2.4-liter MultiAir 2 destined for the US market. The 2.4-liter engine should sport plenty of power, and you can find out for yourself in a few months at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

Jeep’s two diesel engines being offered on the 2017 Compass include the 1.6-liter MultiJet engine that comes mated with a six-speed manual transmission and a 4×2 drivetrain and the 2.0-liter MultiJet. Those selecting the 2.0 liter MultiJet engine can have it as a 4×4 model that comes with a nine-speed gearbox or choose one of the cheaper 4×2 versions that are available.

The 2017 Compass will have a five inch infotainment screen as standard equipment. However, buyers will also have the choice to upgrade it to either a seven-inch or an 8.4 inch display. The seven and 8.4 inch versions feature touchscreen interfaces that have built-in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 8.4 inch option has multi-touch gesture support allowing users to tap, pinch or swipe it just like they would a smartphone.

The 2017 Jeep Compass will be offered to buyers in four different trim levels. They are the Sport, Limited, Latitude and the Trailhawk. The Trailhawk models will come with the enhanced permanent 4×4 setup which offers a terrain selection system with five modes. They include hill descent control, Rock Mode, as well as a low range setting. The 2017 Compass will also have unique new bumpers that provide better approach and departure angles, tow hocks, skid plates and a ride height that’s slightly raised.

The 2017 Jeep Compass will be built at the new Jeep plant located in Pernambuco, Brazil. The price of the vehicle in the Brazilian market will be the equivalent of about $30,000. There is no word yet from the company about what the 2017 Compass will cost when it is released in the UK and other worldwide markets. Using the Brazilian pricing model, it appears that the 2017 Compass will be very affordable. That means you can go wherever your adventurous mind and versatile, nimble Jeep Compass takes you without having to bust your budget.


Jeep is celebrating its 75 anniversary this year, and the company is determined to make a big splash. To that end, the company did not wait for the Los Angeles Auto Show to begin unveiling some of the surprises it has in store. Instead, Jeep recently revealed two new models of its Renegade that are sure to excite the automotive world. The company unveiled its Renegade Deserthawk and Altitude on an unsuspecting public. And not only is Deserthawk an awesome name, the vehicle bearing the nameplate is an incredible automobile.

These new special edition Renegades, the Deserthawk and the Altitude, reflect the long-beloved Jeep vehicles’ attitude. Rugged yet stylish and featuring technologically advanced engineering. The result is a new generation of Jeep Renegade that’s sure to get heads turning and tongues wagging as people rush to their dealerships to purchase the new vehicles. And the company isn’t finished yet. Jeep will release two more special edition Renegades when the Los Angeles Auto Show begins next week. These incredible new versions of the Renegade is just what the automotive public have come to expect from one of the world’s most iconic brands. To test drive one of the most iconic brands, head on down to Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

The Renegade Deserthawk is similar to the popular Jeep Trailhawk, but it comes with the exclusive desert theme paint color. Plus it has black painted wheels, several unique body panel decals, along with rock rails and equipment designed specifically for trailering. It also has a 4×4 system, which includes low range, ground clearance of 8.7 inches and as much as 8.1 inches of available wheel articulation. This vehicle has all the capability Jeep Renegade lovers want and is good looking to boot. Beginning in January, Jeep will sell a limited quantity of the Deserthawks for $28,140 each.

Then there’s the Renegade Altitude, Jeep’s other special edition. The Altitude is similar to the Renegade Latitude but with a powerful-looking, attractive all-black motif, metallic accents and the choice between 1.4-liter or 2.4-liter engines. This special edition Renegade will cost a very affordable $22,390 and is primed to hit dealerships in later November. It may take a lot of wrapping paper and a big tree, but this could be the perfect Christmas present for that extra special person on Santa’s nice list.

After 75 years of automotive excellence, Jeep continues to innovate. This year, just like many others in the past, the company is providing automotive enthusiasts with beautiful, powerful, stylish, technologically advanced vehicles that allow them to go wherever life takes them, off road or on. The new special edition Renegades, both the Deserthawk and the Altitude, continue in the legendary Jeep tradition of fun, durable, innovative automobiles. They build on the great Jeep Renegade reputation and are taking it to a whole new level.

The Los Angeles Auto Show will serve as a launching pad for a number of other Jeep automobiles. What the Renegade Blackhawk and Altitude show is that these new vehicles will continue in the Jeep tradition of quality automobiles that are affordably priced and perfect for any situation.

A peak at the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica


Designed with style, family safety, comfort, improved handling and fuel-efficiency in mind, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is poised to make the minivan hip and cool again. Its striking new design features a lowered floor, raked windshield and 20-inch wheels. The auto manufacturer increased the wheelbase and track width, made the grille and the taillight graphics more horizontal, curved the windshield and laid it further back. Plus, there’s lots of chrome and character lines running over front wheels and down behind the rear ones. It’s all part of the mission to transform the minivan to meet modern needs.

Throughout its 197.3 cubic feet of interior space, the 2017 Pacifica is covered in soft-touch materials that appear hand-sewn and are available in a range of two tone and monochromatic interior color schemes. Press a button to travel further back than ever and move forward to fold the Stow ‘N Go seats. That’s just one of the 37 innovations in the newly redesigned 2017 Pacifica. Add that to the company’s 78 other innovations in minivan technology over its five generations of minivans, and it’s no surprise Chrysler is still the leader in the minivan sector.

There’s even a plug-in variant, which is an 80 MPGe hybrid version of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. Plus it has over 100 safety features, much more than any other brand. They include advanced lower-extending and longer-inflating side-curtain airbags that provide additional protection in wrecks with rollovers or multiple strike points. There are specialized child seats and a removable center seat that helps provide seating for eight and a Stow ‘n Vac integrated vacuum. The all-wheel drive model has package-protected all-new architecture.

The exterior of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica uses high-strength steel, exotic materials like magnesium in cross-car dash beams, aluminum sliding doors and a liftgate inner panel. Hydrofoam load beams are incorporated into the crash box of the engine compartment, the frame rails better integrate the Stow ‘n Go wells, and all those things increase the new, larger Pacifica’s torsion by 30%. Those changes reduce the weight of gas-only versions by 200 pounds and play a significant role in making the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica’s ride and handling the best in its class, which is why you must check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

The 3.6-liter Pentastar engine’s new intake camshafts with two-step valve lift, friction reduction and cooled exhaust-gas recirculation have created a five percent improvement in engine efficiency. The 287 horsepower engine is now four pounds lighter, and overall drag is reduced by three percent. The new and improved standard TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission improves fuel economy, while earlier torque-converter lockup is achieved by programming active noise cancellation through the stereo. These upgrades result in fuel economy that’s best-in-class.

The new, more stylish 2017 Chrysler Pacifica replaces all Dodge and Chrysler minivans and will be offered in LX, Touring, Limited as well as Limited Platinum badge trims. The Touring grade has leather, rear entertainment and a variety other cool options. With the new upgrades, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is enough to make anyone walk away from the gas-guzzling SUVs that attempted to replace the minivan.




The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit will soon be in a showroom near you, and it’s stunning. This isn’t your parents Jeep Grand Cherokee. The newest version of this iconic Jeep has changed dramatically. Those changes are manifested in the way it looks inside and out, its engine and powertrain and its level of luxury as well as its price. So to prepare you to enjoy the new generation of this classic Jeep model, here are five things you and every other Jeep lover needs to know about the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit.

1. More Luxurious

One of the first things people notice when they climb into the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is how luxurious it is. It begins with wall to wall high-quality Nappa leather covering most surfaces. For those not impressed enough, they can also add the Signature Leather-Wrapped Interior package. That will see the door panels and seats covered in supple, gorgeous quilted leather and the dash and center console wrapped in soft, thick leather. Add suede headliner, acoustic glass, soft carpets and a premium Harman Kardon 19-speaker audio system with three subwoofers, and it’s easy to see why many feel this is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit done right. To see any Jeep in its glory, head to Chapman Chrysler Jeep and take on for a spin.

2. Many Options Under The Hood

The impressive 295 horsepower Pentastar 3.6 liter, V6 engine comes standard on the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. When equipped with four-wheel drive it delivers a respectable 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. However, buyers also have the option to get their Summit with a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 with 360 horsepower or a 240 horsepower, 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V6 with 420 lb-ft of torque which gets 21 MPG in city driving and 28 MPG when it hits the highway.

3. New Nose

The new nose is one of the first things people notice as they approach the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. It now has a new lowered chin as well as a revised Jeep grille, which creates a unique new front fascia. Add its standard 20 inch web-spoked wheels and all-season sport-oriented tires, and the face of the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit is transformed and more beautiful than ever.

4. Comes With Everything

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit comes with everything mentioned before plus height-adjustable air suspension, active safety software and hardware, heated and cooled seats, as well as a panoramic sunroof. All of that comes at a high price. The base price is $51,390. If you opt for the fully equipped model with four-wheel drive and the EcoDiesel engine, that can run you as much as $68,165.

5. A Whole New Level

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was fully committed to taking the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit to a whole new level of power, comfort and performance. This vehicle is FCA’s answer to the Range Rover. But a growing number of buyers are choosing Range Rover. The luxurious 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is designed to recapture those buyers.

Fiat Chrysler unveils 2017 Jeep Compass SUV


Fiat Chrysler has unveiled the 2017 Jeep Compass, the vehicle that replaces both the original Jeep Compass and the Patriot. FCA officially released images of the small SUV recently at its assembly plant in Goiana, Brazil. The 2017 Jeep Compass is a vehicle that will be available in markets all over the world. While many global Jeep customers are already familiar with the Jeep Compass name, other markets that had been used to the Jeep Patriot will be hearing the Jeep Compass name for the first time. Fortunately the Jeep brand has always been known for producing durable, dependable, fun to drive, good-looking automobiles, so customers new to the Compass name know what to expect.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has built the new Compass on a larger version of the Small-Wide platform that has been used with great success on the smaller Jeep Renegade. The immediate challenge for the 2017 Jeep Compass is for a single vehicle to replace the original Jeep Compass as well as the Jeep Patriot in the minds and hearts of Jeep customers. What makes replacing the Patriot and the original Compass interesting is that although both vehicles were subjected to endless derision, they did sell amazingly well, particularly over the past two years. But FCA seems confident the snazzy looking 2017 Jeep Compass will do just fine. If you want to see the Jeep Compass in action, you should really consider taking one for a spin at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

Many buyers loved the Patriot and the original Compass because they combined an affordable low price with the ruggedness, quality engineering and daring visual design elements people have come to depend on Jeep brand vehicles to provide. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants customers to know the 2017 Jeep Compass is both affordable and quintessentially Jeep in its design, visual appearance and performance. And as the recently released pictures show, it is a rugged-looking yet very attractive automobile. One that’s versatile enough for off-roading yet stylish enough for classy date nights and everyday use.

While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has revealed that the 2017 Jeep Compass for the international market has already begun production in Brazil and the 2017 Compass for the North American market will be produced in Mexico, the company has not revealed a lot of information about the powertrains of the vehicles. The company did say the 2017 Jeep Compass comes with 17 fuel-efficient powertrain options designed to meet the needs of consumers in over 100 countries worldwide. Aside from the photos, Jeep lovers and the automotive media will have to wait until November at the Los Angeles Auto Show for the 2017 Compass’ domestic debut.

People in the know postulate that the 2017 Jeep Compass will use Jeep’s stalwart 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and it will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission for the American market. However, Jeep has several other four-cylinder engines they could use for the Compass. One of them is Jeep’s turbocharged 2.0-liter “Hurricane” four that’s slated for the 2018 Wrangler. The company has said the Compass has “best-in-class 4×4 off-road capability”. So it will have “Trail Rated” badges when it debuts in early 2017.