Recalculate- Follow a New Direction in an All-New 2017 Jeep Compass.

Staff and customers of Central Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat have been raving about the changes that Jeep has made to the Compass model. It has been recently released mid-year and is tagged as the 2017 New Compass. The redesigned model has body lines & features that reflect the influence of the brand flagship, the Grand Cherokee. With a more rigged yet aerodynamic stance and flared fender lines, the New Compass casts a new light on the mid-size 4X4 crossover market.
This new Compass is available in four model levels, Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, & Limited, with each having areas of focus that appeal to the individual drivers interest & needs. The power train’s vary slightly across model levels but are basically the 2.4L MultiAir in-line 4cyl. engine with the standard 6-speed manual on the Sport model vs. the 9-speed automatic standard on the Latitude, Trailhawk & Limited.

All-new 2017 Jeep® Compass Limited and 2017 Jeep® Compass Trailhawk

The available Jeep Active Drive 4X4 system & the Active Drive Low 4X4 (Trailhawk only) system means you can be equipped to head off road at a moment’s notice. Running into snow, sand or mud in your travels is no problem given the inclusion of the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system. It’s just a simple twist of a knob to choose Auto, Snow, Mud/Sand, or sport modes. The steering, suspension and stability systems on the New Compass help to deliver an impressive and smooth ride for the driver & all passengers.
The 2017 New Compass does not hide all its’ amenities underneath the hood or under the vehicle. The interior has well designed technology for driver & passengers including features for comfort, safety and connectivity. Standard six speaker or optional nine speaker audio will soothe you after a hard day’s work or rock your weekend when fitted with the optional 12-channel amp & booming subwoofer.
Feel the wind as the dual-panel panoramic roof brings in the sun by day or lets you bask in the moon’s glow at night. All this as you ride comfortably on premium cloth or luxurious leather seating throughout. Cargo capacity ranges from 27 cu. ft. behind second row seating to nearly 60 cu. ft. of space with second row folded.

Heading out on a family road trip? Standard backup camera, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and forward collision warning with active braking help make the New Compass a bubble of safety.
The safety, comfort, technology, and efficiency of the 2017 New Compass from Jeep may lead you to the decision that it’s the perfect fit for you and your family. The confident stance, the bold design lines, the assurance of the 4X4 systems will set a bar that all your neighbors will then have to reach high to match.

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Toyota Invests Over $375,000 in New Flying Car

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Chevy’s “Unbranded” Ad Wins Nielsen’s Automotive Tech Ad of the Year

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Toyota Partners with Universities to Research How to Improve Electric Vehicle Batteries

Meet the Toyota Research Institute — this institution was founded back in 2015 and has been diligently hard at work ever since, striving to transform your Toyota driving experience and capabilities all behind closed doors. These bright and innovative men and women have been successfully using Artificial Intelligence and other advanced sciences to help research auto safety, especially pertaining to self-driving cars, and increasing access to mobility for those who have lost the ability to drive, among other advancements. But today, their newest challenge involves reinventing and improving the electric vehicle battery. And to accomplish that feat, the Toyota Research Institute has teamed up with some of the country’s brightest and most noteworthy universities in the hopes of discovering a solution.  Electric (more…)

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